Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) is a multi-disciplinary university that encompasses such areas as engineering, management, economics, law, liberal arts, and science, with special emphasis on shipping technology, economics and management. SMU has a campus of 2,000 mu (or 133 hm2), more than 800 full-time teachers and over 16,000 full-time students.
China’s maritime higher education started in Shanghai. Early in 1909 in the late Qing Dynasty, the Shipping Section of the Shanghai Industrial College under the Ministry of Post and Communications was launched, signaling the inception of tertiary maritime education. In 1912 Wosong Merchant Marine School was established; it was renamed Wosong Merchant Marine College in 1928. Then in 1959 the Ministry of Transport (called Ministry of Communications at that time) created Shanghai Maritime Institute. Since 2000, the institute has been jointly run by Shanghai Municipality and the Ministry of Transport, with the former as the main administrative organ.
At present the university runs two post-doctoral research stations, one fir..View more