Brief Introduction to Scientific Research of Schools of Science and Engineering
Schools of Science and Engineering in Shanghai University are mainly composed of College of Sciences, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Communication and Information Engineering, School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, School of Mechatronics Engineering and Automation, School of Computer Engineering and Science, School of Life Sciences and School of Civil Engineering. The outstanding research teams boast 9 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Research funding has increased rapidly in the last 5 years. In 2011, 166 The National Natural Science Foundation of China Projects were achieved. According to The National Natural Science Foundation of China funding statistics, the amount exceeded 7.3 million RMB in 2011, 273% up over 2006.
In the past 5 years, the total number of academic papers indexed by the three international Retrieval Systems (SCI, EI and ISTP) is rated approximately 30th of all domestic universities and colleges.
The number of applied and authorized patents has ranked around 20th of all domestic universities and colleges.
Research strength is built on excellence and develops steadily. Up to Sep. 2011, 4 disciplines rank top 1% worldwide, including Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science. Ferrous Metallurgy, Fluid Mechanics, Mechatronic Engineering and Sociology are 4 national key disciplines. 7 disciplines, such as Telecommunication Science, Operational Research and Control Theory, Radio Physics, Solid Mechanics, Material Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems and Environmental Engineering, are among the 9 Shanghai key disciplines. Key labs include 2 national key lab incubation bases by Shanghai Municipal and Ministry of Science and Technology, China, 2 key labs of Ministry of Education, China and 1 Engineering research centre, Ministry of Education, China.
Schools of Science and Engineering have established long-term cooperative relationships with universities in other countries. In 2011, these schools held nearly 200 important and influential international academic activities, including a number of international conferences, seminars, symposiums, cooperation projects and exchanges.