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University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
Established 1906
Type public university
Faculty 415
Staff 1,098
Undergraduates 12,098
Postgraduates 1,762
Location Shanghai,  People's Republic of China
Former names East China University of Technology
Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Technology.
Nickname 上海理工

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST; simplified Chinese: 上海理工大学) founded in 1906, is a public university in Shanghai, China. It is colloquially known as (simplified Chinese: 上海理工pinyin: ShàngHǎi LǐGōng).



The University of Shanghai Science and Technology was originally built by the Northern and Southern Baptists of the United States in 1906 known as Shanghai Baptist College and Seminary. The first president of the college was Dr. F.J. White. The first Chinese president was Dr. Herman C. E. Liu from 1928-1938. USST is the amalgamation of East China University of Technology and Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Technology. The former originated from Shanghai Industry School, set up on the original campus of University of Shanghai, also known as Hujiang University (1906- 1952) after the establishment of the People's Republic of China. The latter originated from Deutsche Medizinschule, created in 1907. Between 1960 and 1994, the school was known as 上海机械学院. In May 1996, East China University and Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Technology were amalgamated and established as USST. The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology today has become a key university in Shanghai.


The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) is a multidisciplinary university with emphasis in engineering (its main major), management, commerce, arts, science and medicine. In September 1998, according to the principle of “co-established by both central government and local government, mainly managed by Shanghai Municipality”, along with its jurisdiction transferred from the former Ministry of Machinery Industry to Shanghai Municipality, USST became a new-style municipal higher learning institute. In July 2003, due to the readjustment of universities in Shanghai, Shanghai Medical Apparatus and Instruments College and Shanghai Publishing and Printing Training School were put under the administration of USST. They were established respectively as its College of Medical Apparatus and Instruments, and Publishing and Printing College.

As of 2007, USST consists of 16 colleges, two departments, one center and 27 research institutes. There are 12,098 undergraduates and 1,762 graduates. It has established six disciplines (science, engineering, economics, management, arts and medicine), 19 specialties, 44 bachelor majors, one post-doctoral research station; three Ph. D conferring disciplines, 35 second-rate master conferring disciplines, and 10 engineering and MBA conferring disciplines. It also has formed key discipline of municipal level, three key disciplines of Shanghai Education Committee and seven key disciplines of the former Machinery Ministry.


The total number of its full time teaching staff is 1,098, 415 of which have senior technical and professional titles. There are 111 professors and 282 associate professors, including 50 Ph. D advisors and 280 master advisors. Since 2004, its annual publication of academic papers and books is 1,041. Twenty one of its teachers won the prizes of provincial/ministerial level.


USST has established inter-university relationships with 10 universities in Germany, America, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Russia and Hong Kong. It has established 13 joint international schools with foreign universities including New York Syracuse University (America), New York Queen College (America), MIT Sloan School of Management (America), University of North Dakota (America), Central Michigan University (America), Hamburg University for Applied Sciences (Germany), Montreal University (Canada), University of Central Lancashire (Britain) and Griffith College (Ireland).

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Coordinates: 31°17′42″N 121°33′1″E / 31.295°N 121.55028°E / 31.295; 121.55028



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