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Business in Shanghai - University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
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|Restrictions:||Fairfield applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||Chinese, English||Housing Options:||Dormitory|
|Minimum GPA:||2.80||Class Eligibility:||Junior, Sophomore|
|Credit Type:||Transfer Credit||External Students:||No|
|Academic Area:||Accounting, Asian Studies, Brand Marketing, Business, Chinese, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Information Systems and Operations Management, International Business, International Studies, Management, Marketing||Language Requirement:||Any|
Shanghai is the most populous city in People's Republic of China. The city is located in eastern China, at the middle portion of the Chinese coast, and sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Due to its rapid growth over the last two decades it has again become a global city, exerting influence over finance, commerce, fashion, technology and culture.
Once a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to its favorable port location and was one of the cities opened to foreign trade by the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. The city then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became a multinational hub of finance and business in the 1930s. However, with the Communist Party takeover of the mainland in 1949, the city's international influence declined. In 1990, 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 now aiming to be a global finance hub and international shipping center in the future, and is one of the world's major financial centers.
Shanghai is also a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Pudong skyline. It is described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China.
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) is located in the north-east of Shanghai, between Huangpu River and Central Link, adjacent to the Fuxing Island and Gongqing Forest Park. The main part of the university, sitting at Jungong Road, Yangpu District, can be traced back to University of shanghai founded in 1906; the part, located at Fuxing Road, Xuhui District, was founded in 1907 from Deutsche Medizinschule. In May 1996, East China University of Technology (former Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering) and the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Technology merged to form University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. In 1999, Shanghai Institute of Optical Instruments joined USST. In July 2003, Shanghai Medical Instrumentation College and Shanghai Publishing and Printing College were incorporated into USST.
For the purpose of promoting its teaching and ability of serving the society through scientific research, USST has raised its annual research outlay to 0.13 billion Yuan including the following projects: “863” projects, “975” basic research projects, the key projects of the National Natural Science Foundation and projects of scientific research at ministerial or provincial level. USST National Science Park has been named, by Shanghai Economic Commission, as “Shanghai Creative Industry Concentration Zone”, which has gathered a number of advanced manufacturing-oriented R & D institutions and enterprises and has served as a platform combining production, learning and research together.
Students will take courses at USST's School of Business in the various business disciplines. Courses are offered in English and Chinese, with participation from Chinese students. Moreover, students are required to take a Chinese language course.
Students will live on campus in the international student apartments. Students register seperatly for the accommodation and are responsible to pay USST directly for the accommodation costs.
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