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Shanghai International Studies University


Shanghai International Studies University


上海外国语大学(Shanghai International Studies University,SISU)创建于1949年12月,是中华人民共和国成立后兴办的第一所高等外语学府,是新中国外语教育的发祥地之一,是教育部直属并与上海市共建、进入国家“211工程”和“双一流”建设的全国重点大学。

The history of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) began in December 1949 with the establishment of the Shanghai Russian School affiliated to East China People’s Revolution University, as one of the earliest institutions where China’s higher education in foreign languages took shape.


Upholding the motto of “Integrity, Vision and Academic Excellence”, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) is an internationally recognized, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary and multicultural nature, committed to preparing innovative professionals and future global leaders for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times.


SISU has launched the “Multilingual+” Initiative, a pioneering educational reform strategy towards global studies to meet with the future “multilingual+” era. “Multilingual” means that our students should at least master two second languages, and owns brilliant intercultural communication abilities. “+” (Plus) refers to interdisciplinary education that “interconnects” different fields of disciplines and subjects with area studies as its core. We have been dedicated to providing our students with a humanistic and holistic education that enables them to think globally and innovatively and make practical use of their professional knowledge and skills for smooth cross-cultural communication.


Over the past seven decades, our graduates have been contributing to the economic, cultural and social development of China and to the promotion of friendly exchange with people around the world.