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SICAS Interview with Mr. Ye Hong—Head of the Admission Office of Shanghai University (SHU)

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SICAS has always been committing to the cause of helping International students smoothly apply for Chinese universities and facilitate their stay in China. Characteristic of efficiency, accuracy and safety, SICAS has established reliable partnerships with more than 200 first-rate universities in China, including Shanghai University. On Feb 27, 2010, SICAS School Liaison Department staff members met with Mr. Ye Hong—Head of the Admission Office of SHU, during which he accepted an exclusive SICAS interview.

What follows is a transcript of the conversation which has been slightly condensed, and edited for clarity:

Host: First of all, thank you obviously for your time, Mr. Ye. Could you please give us a brief introduction of SHU?
Mr. Ye: Sure. Shanghai University is a comprehensive university with 23 schools and one independent department. It has 68 undergraduate programs, 131 master programs, 17 engineering master programs, 1 MBA program, 35 Ph.D. programs, and 11 post-doctoral programs. It has 4 national key disciplines, 4 key disciplines and 5 special disciplines of Shanghai Municipality. In addition, it has 2 national key labs managed by Ministry of Science and Technology and Shanghai Municipal Government, 1 key research base of sports sociology approved by General Administration of Sport of China, 1 key laboratory of Ministry of Education of China and 1 key laboratory jointly supported by Ministry of Education of China and Shanghai Municipal Government, 1 engineering research center of Ministry of Education of China, 1 special discipline center of Ministry of Education of China and 2 key research bases of humanities and social sciences under Shanghai Municipal government.

Host: What do you think appeal to foreign students?
Mr. Ye: Well, I suppose they have been fascinated by 3 factors: faculty, research and International exchange and cooperation.

Host: Sounds interesting. Please tell us more.
Mr. Ye: I'll begin with the faculty. Shanghai University has a highly qualified and experienced team of faculty. There are currently more than 2,500 full-time faculty members with 11 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Among all faculty members, 428 are full professors (16.97%) and 765 are associate professors (30.33%).

Host: Ah, powerful! And research?
Mr. Ye: Shanghai University boasts research excellence among top universities in China. Shanghai University has one national university Science Park, one high-tech development zone, and more than 100 various institutes and research centers. During the past five years, Shanghai University ranks among the top 20 and top 30universities in China with regard to research funding and number of research papers published by faculty and students on SCI、EI、ISTP respectively. Also, the number of applications for and granting of patents is among top 20 in China.

Host: What about International exchange and cooperation?
Mr. Ye: Shanghai University is also known for its vigorous international exchanges and cooperation. So far the University has established academic links and cooperation with dozens of foreign universities, including faculty and student exchanges. Currently, over 2,400 International students study in Shanghai University.

Host: What courses can International students study at SHU in China?
Mr. Ye: They can study non-degree courses at SHU taught in pure Mandarin, including Long-Term Chinese Language Class, Business Chinese, One-to-One Class, Summer Intensive Chinese Program and Short-term Chinese Training Program.

Host: Anything else?
Mr. Ye: All in all, SHU will be a perfect destination for International students to study in China. We look forward to excellent applicants from around the world to apply for SHU through SICAS!

Host: Thank you for staying with us, Mr. Ye.

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