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The Shanghai Maritime University is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary university that offers courses in science, liberal arts, law, engineering, management and economics. But as the name suggests, special emphasis is laid on shipping technology, economics and management.
TRACING THE ROOTS
This prestigious university traces its origin to the Shipping Section of Shanghai Industrial College founded in 1909. This also marked the beginning of maritime education in China. Over the years the college underwent changes, merged with different institutions and finally culminating in the establishment of the present Shanghai Maritime University in 1959 by the Ministry of Communications of the People’s Republic of China. A new campus at Lingang was inaugurated in 2008.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY AND FACILITIES OFFRERED
This seat of higher learning, at present offers 45 bachelor’s degree programs, 57 master’s degree programs, 17 doctoral programs, and 12 associate degree programs besides running 2 post-doctoral research stations. SMU also houses 1 state-level key discipline, 5 state-level specialties with special features, 9 provincial and municipal key research institutes and laboratories, 9 ministerial or municipal key disciplines, and 17 Shanghai municipal “educational heights”. The other facilities offered at the university are an aquatic training center, a newly-built 48-thousand-ton Yangtze handymax bulk carrier named Yuming ship , used for teaching and internship training, and another 10-thousand-ton container ship known as the Yufeng Ship for teaching and internship training.
DIFFERENT COLLEGES OF STUDY
The different colleges of study at the university are College of Ocean Science and Engineering, Merchant Marine College, Scientific Research Academy, College of Transport and Communications, College of Logistics Engineering (Sino-Dutch Mechanical and Electronic Engineering College), School of Economics & Management, Law School, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Information Engineering, and College of Foreign Languages.
TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS
At present a total of 20,000 full-time students are pursuing their studies in the various departments of the university. These include 17,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 postgraduate students. The students after passing out from the university are hired by shipping companies, port enterprises and government institutions. The demand of its graduates in different institutions has earned the university the name of “cradle of international shipping specialists”.
SMU has in its rolls over 1,000 full-time teachers. Out of these 141 are professors and 46 percent of the teachers are doctorates. Besides these more than 130 long-term and short-terms overseas visiting scholars are also teaching at the university. These foreign scholars are playing an increasingly important role in the university’s daily teaching and researches.
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION
The Shanghai Maritime University attaches great importance to international cooperation and has collaborated with more than 60 colleges and universities from different countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan Province of China, Japan, Korea, Hongkong, United States of America, Canada, Egypt, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Holland, UK, France, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey.
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).
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