Brief Introduction of SHNU
Founded in 1954, a key university in Shanghai, Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) is a comprehensive university with salient features of teacher training and particular strength in liberal arts. With over 40,000 students, SHNU has 18 colleges with 84 undergraduate disciplines related to 10 subjects covering philosophy, literature, pedagogy, history, law, economics, management theory, mathematics, engineering and agriculture. The university has 153 Master's degree programs, 42 doctoral degree programs and 6 post-doctoral research centers.
One of the earliest universities to provide Chinese language programs to international students in Shanghai, SHNU started to accept international students in 1965. SHNU is one of the authorized universities to accept international students sponsored by Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Scholarship, Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship and so on. SHNU has three Confucius institutes which were co-established by SHNU and the University of Missouri in America, Fukuyama University in Japan and the University of Botswana in Botswana. With a global view, SHNU has established cooperation and exchange relationships with more than 200 universities and academic institutions from over 30 countries, including Havard University in USA and Waseda University in Japan.
SHNU has two main campuses, Xuhui Campus and Fengxian Campus, covering an area of over 1.62 million square meters. International students in ICCS study and live on Xuhui Campus. Very close to Xujiahui, one of the most prosperous areas in Shanghai, SHNU boasts very convenient transportation in Shanghai. With excellent faculty, comfortable living environment and beautiful scenery, SHNU is the ideal place for international students to study Chinese language and culture.