Shanghai University of Sport(SUS), founded in 1952, is one of the first sport universities established afterthe founding of People’s Republic of Chinaand began in 2001 to be jointly administered by the General Administration ofSport of China and Shanghai Municipal Government. SUS has been selected in 2017on the first list of universities to enter the “Double First-Class Initiative”, which aims to ultimately build a number of world classuniversities and disciplines in China by the end of 2050.
Upholding its motto of “Unification of Mind and Body, Integration and Competition”, SUS has been carrying out the philosophy of “lifelong development of teachers and students” and dedicated to talent cultivation, knowledgerenovation as well as the promotion and advancement of sports movement,physical fitness and sports culture.
Currently, SUS has more than 450full time teachers and over 6000 students on campus, an area of 400 thousandsquare meters and 350 thousand square meters of floor area.
As one of the earliest sportuniversities authorized to confer doctoral degrees (1986), SUS has fivedoctoral programs, one under the first level discipline of Physical Educationand Sport, and four under the second level disciplines ofSports Humanities and Sociology, Kinesiology, Traditional Sports Science andPhysical Education and Coaching. Besides, SUS has another three self-initiateddoctoral programs under the second level disciplines in Sports Management,Sports Engineering and Sports Rehabilitation). SUS also confers academic masterdegrees in Physical Education, Psychology, Medical Technology, and Journalism& Communications , and as well as four professional master degrees inSports, Public Administration , Arts, and News & Communications.
SUS has attracted worldwidedistinguished scholars, coaches and referees for teaching, research andcoaching, including academicians from American National Academy of Kinesiology,Yangtze Scholars, Shanghai Oriental Scholars, as well as senior officers,coaches, instructors and lecturers from international sports organizations,national sports teams, and international coach training. SUS has also cultivatedmany well-known coaches including: Shi Zhihao, Sun Haiping, Chen Zhonghe, WangYuefang, Sun Lian, Shen Fulin, Ma Liangxing, and so on.
In recent years, SUS hasobtained three awards for National Science and Technology Progress, and set up13 provincial level key Laboratories. In 2017, SUS initiated the constructionof the Doping Control Laboratory jointly administered by the GeneralAdministration of Sport of China and Shanghai Municipal Government.
Over the years, SUS has yieldedunique achievements, including China Table Tennis College--the only institutionof higher learning oriented in table tennis; the National Sports TechnologyPark--the only sports technology park in universities; China Martial ArtsMuseum--the first of its kind with all-round exhibition of Martial Arts historyand culture; Journal of Sport and Health Science--the only English Journal inSports Science in Mainland China enlisted both by SCI and SSCI databases; ITTFMuseum and China Table Tennis Museum--projects first introduced from internationalsports organizations; and Yun Rui School, the experimental model of sportstalent cultivation.
SUS has initiated and deepenedcollaborations with renowned international institutions and organizations,including the collaborations with International Handball Federation and InternationalAssociations of Athletics Federations, as well as the Chinese Associationsincluding Basketball, Marathon, Athletic and Triathlon.
SUS enjoys independentrecruitment of overseas students with the Chinese Government scholarship andhas established active and sound cooperation with more than 70 universitiesfrom 25 countries and regions in the world. And so far more than 1000international students have graduated from SUS, coming mainly from the UnitedStates of America, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea and other countries anddistricts.
SUS has set up the ITTF EuropeanBranch in Luxembourg and established the joint master degree program inPhysical Education with Macao Polytechnic Institute.