|University Tier:||National Project 211|
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|Address:||No.550, Dalian Road,Hongkou District, Shanghai, China|
The Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) is a multidisciplinary and internationally recognized university located in the city of Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China. The university is spread across the two campuses of Hongkou and Songjiang Campus, encompassing a total area of 74.7 hectares. In 1996, SISU became one of the nation’s 100 key universities after passing the evaluation process of “Project 211” directed by the State Education Commission.
The motto of the university is “Integrity, Vision and Academic Excellence”.
TRACING ITS ROOTS
The roots of SISU can be traced back to December 1949 when the Shanghai Russian School was set up with its campus on Baoshan Road. It was the first ever foreign language school that was founded in China. Initially the only discipline that was taught here was Russian language and literature. In 1950, keeping in view the needs of the times, English language program was introduced and the school took on the name of Shanghai Foreign Language College. Simultaneously its campus was shifted to Tiyuhui Road East where the present Hongkou Campus of SISU is located. In April 1951, Vietnamese, Burmese, and Indonesian programs were introduced under the department of Oriental Languages and Literatures. By August 1952, Shanghai Foreign Language College became a full-fledged college offering programs in 5 languages, namely, Vietnamese, Burmese, Russian, English, and Indonesian. In September 1952, the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures of Shanghai Foreign Language College was transferred to Peking University, and the college was renamed as Shanghai Russian College. In 1956, with the approval of the State Council, the college was officially renamed as Shanghai Foreign Language Institute offering programs in English, French and German. In September 1963, the Central government declared the institute as a national key university and its administration directly went under the Chinese Ministry of Education. In 1994, with the approval of the State Education Commission, the Institute was officially renamed Shanghai International Studies University (SISU).
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN
SISU works as an advisory authority on China’s diplomatic strategies, language policies, and global public opinion of China with inputs from more than 50 research institutes and centers operating under it.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Though at SISU the focus of study is primarily on language and literature, of late the university has been funded to offer ten national featured specialties, besides the already existing three national key disciplines and one national undergraduate education platform for non-universal foreign languages. The university offers 25 language related programs. From 1983 onwards, new programs including international economic law, international accounting, international journalism, TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language), international trade, foreign affairs management, journalism & technology, etc. have been included. Moreover the Graduate Institute of Interpretation and Translation (GIIT) of SISU has bagged the top spot awarded by AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters, as the only Asian university among the 15 top professional conference interpreting schools in the world.
Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the People’s Republic of China, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2013. It is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world’s busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea.
For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. The city was one of five opened to foreign trade following the British victory over China in the First Opium War while the subsequent 1842 Treaty of Nanking and 1844 Treaty of Whampoa allowed the establishment of the Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession. The city then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became the undisputed financial hub of the Asia Pacific in the 1930s. However, with the Communist Party takeover of the mainland in 1949, trade was reoriented to focus on socialist countries, and the city’s global influence declined. In the 1990s, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city.
Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden as well as the extensive Lujiazui skyline and major museums including the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum. It has been described as the “showpiece” of the booming economy of mainland China.
Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate and experiences four distinct seasons. Winters are chilly and damp, and cold northwesterly winds from Siberia can cause nighttime temperatures to drop below freezing, although most years there are only one or two days of snowfall. Summers are hot and humid, with an average of 8.7 days exceeding 35 °C (95 °F) annually; occasional downpours or freak thunderstorms can be expected. The city is also susceptible to typhoons in summer and the beginning of autumn, none of which in recent years has caused considerable damage. The most pleasant seasons are spring, although changeable and often rainy, and autumn, which is generally sunny and dry. The city averages 4.2 °C (39.6 °F) in January and 27.9 °C (82.2 °F) in July, for an annual mean of 16.1 °C (61.0 °F). With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 34% in March to 54% in August, the city receives 1,895 hours of bright sunshine annually. Extreme temperatures within the municipality range from 40.8 °C (105 °F) on 7 August 2013, down to -12.1 °C (10 °F) on 19 January 1893
Shanghai has an extensive public transport system, largely based on metros, buses and taxis. Payment of all these public transportation tools can be made by using the Shanghai Public Transportation Card.
Shanghai is a major hub of China’s expressway network. Many national expressways (prefixed with G) pass through or terminate in Shanghai, including G2 Beijing-Shanghai Expressway (overlapping G42 Shanghai-Chengdu), G15 Shenyang-Haikou, G40 Shanghai-Xi’an, G50 Shanghai-Chongqing, G60 Shanghai-Kunming (overlapping G92 Shanghai-Ningbo), and G1501 Shanghai Ring Expressway. In addition, there are also numerous municipal expressways prefixed with S (S1, S2, S20, etc.). In the city center, there are several elevated expressways to lessen traffic pressure on surface streets, but traffic in and around Shanghai is often heavy and traffic jams are commonplace during rush hour. There are bicycle lanes separate from car traffic on many surface streets, but bicycles and motorcycles are banned from most main roads including the elevated expressways.
Shanghai has four major railway stations: Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, Shanghai West Railway Station, and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. Three are connected to the metro network and serve as hubs in the railway network of China. Two main railways terminate in Shanghai: Jinghu Railway from Beijing, and Huhang Railway from Hangzhou. Hongqiao Station also serves as the main Shanghai terminus of three high-speed rail lines: the Shanghai-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway, the Shanghai-Nanjing High-Speed Railway, and the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway.
Shanghai is one of the leading air transport gateways in Asia. The city has two commercial airports: Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Pudong Airport is the main international airport, while Hongqiao Airport mainly operates domestic flights with limited short-haul international flights. In 2010 the two airports served 71.7 million passengers (Pudong 40.4 million, Hongqiao 31.3 million), and handled 3.7 million tons of cargo (Pudong 3.22 million tons, Hongqiao 480 thousand tons).
|RoomType||Rates||Separate Toilet||Separate Bathroom||Broadband Internet Access||Landline||Air Conditioner||Other|
|Single Room||RMB100-160 per day||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Double Room||RMB60-75 per day||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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