• Opening Ceremony Welcomes Incoming Students
    On September 14, ShanghaiTech held an opening ceremony for the entering class of 2018. The ceremony was attended by representatives from institutes affiliated to Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), ShanghaiTech faculty and students.  ShanghaiTech this year welcomes its fifth class of 422 undergraduates coming from 17 provinces and municipalities nationwide. The university also admitted it...
    2018-09-15
  • ShanghaiTech Holds 2018 Commencement
    On June 16, ShanghaiTech celebrated a momentous occasion, as the university's first class of undergraduates graduated, along with the third class of Master's Degree students and the first class of PhD students jointly cultivated by ShanghaiTech University and Chinese Academy of Sciences. University Council Chairman Zhu Zhiyuan presided over the ceremony, which was held in the Shanghai...
    2018-06-16
  • Four Years in a Blink of an Eye
    Four years ago, ShanghaiTech’s campus was a construction site. Today, it is a cutting-edge research university. Four years ago, a small class of incoming freshmen entered the campus, eager for opportunities and willing to take a chance on a brand-new school. Today, these students stroll on a beautiful modern campus and are preparing to continue their research at top universities across the globe....
    2018-06-16
  • In Their Own Words
    Back when ShanghaiTech’s first class of undergraduates visited for Campus Assessment Day back in 2014, there was not much of a campus to visit and ShanghaiTech was more of an idea than reality. Now, four years later but in what seems just a blink of an eye, ShanghaiTech’s senior class has made it from impressionable young freshmen to accomplished and promising graduates. In this first of a two p...
    2018-06-11
  • A Living Classroom
    It was past dusk and a group of ShanghaiTech students were prowling around in the dark at Shanghai’s Chenshan Botanical Garden using only their smart phones to light the way. Walking through a grassy area, they came upon a surprising sight. The two hedgehogs they found out on an evening stroll were probably just as surprised to see the students, who typically spend more time in the lab than in th...
    2018-03-25
  • A Whole New World
    These days, virtual reality is red hot, with Forbes proclaiming 2016 as “Year One for VR in China” as the sector picks up the pace and begins to grow here. With 阿里巴巴, Xiaomi, HTC, Chukong, Shanda, and Tencent embracing the technology, VR looks to have an exciting future in China. Technode reports that total VR investment in 2015 and 2016 reached 4 billion RMB ($593 million USD).As usual,...
    2018-03-25
  • Students Look Back on Study Abroad Experiences
    A famous line from a novel by Henry Miller reads, “One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.” For ShanghaiTech students who have returned from study abroad, it seems that their time abroad has been both an academic and personal journey.Half of ShanghaiTech students will have the opportunity to study abroad before graduation, in a summer school program or a s...
    2018-03-24
  • Putting STEM Skills into Practice
    A student leans over a worktable, sawing back and forth with a handsaw. Over the loud din, another student tells me she’s building a stool. Sawdust flies as beautiful, yet functional, wood pieces come together through the students’ patient and determined handiwork. The woodworking class is one of ShanghaiTech’s new offerings, a hands-on class to supplement the students’ current lab-heavy workl...
    2018-03-24
  • Life Sciences Course Heads Outdoors
    It was past dusk and a group of ShanghaiTech students were prowling around in the dark at Shanghai’s Chenshan Botanical Garden using only their smart phones to light the way. Walking through a grassy area, they came upon a surprising sight. The two hedgehogs they found out on an evening stroll were probably just as surprised to see the students, who typically spend more time in the lab than in th...
    2018-01-24
  • Nobel Prize Winner Steven Chu Gives ShanghaiTech Lecture
    On January 12, Steven Chu, the 1997 Nobel Prize winner in Physics and former US Secretary of Energy, visited ShanghaiTech delivered the ShanghaiTech Lecture on The role of nanoscience and electrochemistry in sustainability and biology to teachers and students as well as nearly one hundred high school students from eight middle schools in Shanghai who were specially invited.Professor Chu, who is al...
    2018-01-19
  • Inside Visual Computing and Virtual Reality Lab
    These days, virtual reality is red hot, with Forbes proclaiming 2016 as “Year One for VR in China” as the sector picks up the pace and begins to grow here. With 阿里巴巴, Xiaomi, HTC, Chukong, Shanda, and Tencent embracing the technology, VR looks to have an exciting future in China. Technode reports that total VR investment in 2015 and 2016 reached 4 billion RMB ($593 million USD).As usual,...
    2018-01-15
  • Italian Delegation Visits ShanghaiTech
    On December 7, a delegation representing Italian universities and industries visited ShanghaiTech. Headed by Professor Silvio Aime, Deputy Rector for Research and Director of Biotechnology Department, University of Turin, delegates included Francesca Natale, industrial Partnership Officer, University of Turin; Fuvio Uggeri, Research Center Director of Bracco Imaging; Luigi Ricciardi, CEO of Menari...
    2017-12-13