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|Address:||100 Guilin Road, Shanghai, P. R. China|
The Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) is located in the Shanghai metropolis of the People’s Republic of China. The sprawling campus of SHNU is spread across the two campuses of Xuhui and Fengxian with an area of over 1,620, 000 square meters (about 400 acres).
TRACING ITS ROOTS
SHNU was set up in 1954 with the name Shanghai Teachers Training College. Later in 1956, it was divided into two colleges, the Shanghai No.1 Teacher’s College and Shanghai No.2 Teacher’s College. After two years, these were again merged together to form the Shanghai Teacher’s College. Again in 1972, it was renamed as Shanghai Normal University with the amalgamation of four other institutions including the East China Normal University. Subsequently, it took on various names by amalgamating with various institutions, finally culminating in the formation of Shanghai Normal University.
FACULTY AND STAFF
SHNU has an impressive team of faculty members and academic staff including 2,845 teachers and researchers. These include 259 professors and 567 associate professors, 685 of whom are doctorate degree holders. Moreover about 597 part time teachers that include 5 specially employed academician-level professors and over 100 teachers from abroad are also employed in the university.
At present about 5, 065 postgraduates, 22, 302 undergraduates and 12, 404 night school students are pursuing their studies in SHNU.
SHNU is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities that include multimedia classrooms, equipped with wireless microphone, computers, projector, and central control systems, DVD media players, video cameras and interactive dialogue system between teacher and students.
Currently SHNU owns 1 national key discipline, confers doctorate degrees in 6 first-level disciplines,42 second-level disciplines, and runs 6 post-doctoral research stations, and grants master degrees in 29 first-level disciplines and 154 second-level disciplines and bachelor degrees in 84 disciplines, and has 2 self-run master’s degrees. The national key discipline of SHNU is
Comparative literature and world literature and computing science, Urban culture, and comparative linguistics are the three Shanghai E-research institute founded in SHNU.
There are 2 Shanghai Key Labs, and 1 Key Lab of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, 13 Shanghai Key disciplines, 15 Key Disciplines of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, and 3 Shanghai Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences of Universities in Shanghai,.
This prestigious seat of higher learning boasts of an impressive collection of 3.3375 million books on varied topics, about 100 electronic library data bases and 4 characteristic data bases. Moreover over 100,000 ancient books have been housed in the Shanghai University Ceramics Museum founded in SHNU, prompting the State Council of China to name it as the China National Key Protection Site.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND COLLABORATION
The Shanghai Normal University has collaborated with about 266 universities and reputed educational institutions in 37 countries and regions all over the globe. These include Harvard University, Brazil National Academy of Science, Waseda University, French National Academy of Science, etc. Moreover SHNU has facilitated the setting up of three Confucius Institutes overseas in Japan, Botswana and US to promote the learning of the Chinese language.
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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|Double Room||RMB 9000||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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