Shanghai University of Sport (SUS), founded in 1952, is the first sport university established after the founding of People's Republic of China. SUS has been selected in 2017 on the first list of universities to enter the "Double First-Class Initiative", which aims to ultimately build a number of world class universities 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, knowledge renovation as well as the promotion and advancement of sports movement, physical fitness and sports culture.
Currently, SUS has more than 450 full time faculty and over 6000 students on campus, an area of 400 thousand square meters and 350 thousand square meters of floor area.
As one of the earliest sport universities authorized to confer doctoral degrees (1986), SUS has five doctoral programs, one under the first level discipline of Physical Educationand Sport, and four under the second level disciplines of Sports Humanities and Sociology, Kinesiology, Traditional Sports Science and Physical 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 master degrees in Physical Education, Psychology, Medical Technology, and Journalism & Communications, and as well as four professional master degrees in Sports, Public Administration, Arts, and News & Communications.
SUS has attracted worldwide distinguished scholars, coaches and referees for teaching, research and coaching, 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 cultivated many well-known coaches including: Shi Zhihao, Sun Haiping, Chen Zhonghe, Wang Yuefang, Sun Lian, Shen Fulin, Ma Liangxing, and so on.
In recent years, SUS has obtained three awards for National Science and Technology Progress, and set up 13 provincial level key Laboratories. In 2017, SUS initiated the construction of the Doping Control Laboratory jointly administered by the General Administration of Sport of China and Shanghai Municipal Government.
Over the years, SUS has yielded unique achievements, including China Table Tennis College--the only institution of higher learning oriented in table tennis; the National Sports Technology Park--the only sports technology park in universities; China Martial Arts Museum--the first of its kind with all-round exhibition of Martial Arts history and culture; Journal of Sport and Health Science--the only English Journal in Sports Science in Mainland China enlisted both by SCI and SSCI databases; ITTF Museum and China Table Tennis Museum--projects first introduced from international sports organizations; and Run Rui School, the experimental model of sports talent cultivation.
SUS has initiated and deepened collaborations with renowned international institutions and organizations, including the collaborations with International Handball Federation and International Associations of Athletics Federations, as well as the Chinese Associations including Basketball, Marathon, Athletic and Triathlon.
SUS enjoys independent recruitment of overseas students with the Chinese Government Scholarship and has established active and sound cooperation with more than 70 universities from 25 countries and regions in the world. And so far more than 1000 international students have graduated from SUS, coming mainly from the United States of America, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea and other countries and districts.
SUS has set up the ITTF European Branch in Luxembourg and established the joint master degree program in Physical Education with Macao Polytechnic Institute.