Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) was founded in 1949, originally known as Shanghai College of Russian. In 1963, SISU became a national key institution of higher learning upon approval by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. In 1994, approved by the State Education Commission (SEC), the University adopted its present name and was selected as one of the first universities in Shanghai to be jointly funded and administered by SEC and Shanghai Municipal Government. In 1996, SISU was granted to be a “Project 211” university by SEC, which, as a national educational priority for the 21st century, was the State’s endeavor to help China’s top 100 institutions of higher learning and key disciplines to excel. The mission of SISU is to cultivate high-level foreign language professionals with multi-disciplinary knowledge and international expertise.
Currently, SISU has an enrollment of 6,557 undergraduate students and 3-year associate degree students, 1,400 postgraduate students, and over 1,000 international students. Part-time students registered with SISU total 25,00..View more