Founded in 1954, SHNU boasts 11 disciplines from 19 colleges, more than 20, 000 undergraduates, 8, 000 postgraduates and over 1,100 overseas students. Until this year, SHNU has 9 first-degree disciplines of doctoral candidates, 33 first-degree disciplines of masters programs, 9 post-doctoral programs, 1 national key lab disciplines, 11 Shanghai municipal key disciplines, 11 Shanghai Peak and Plateau Programs, 4 Characteristic Disciplines Construction of Higher Education programs, 1 Comprehensive Reforms Trial of Undergraduate Majors of Shanghai, 3 Outstanding Teachers Training and Reforms programs of Education Ministry of China, 1 Neoindustrial Research and Practices program of China, 8 Undergraduates Trial Majors of Applied Science for Universities in Shanghai, and 18 Undergraduate Education Construction Programs of Shanghai. Moreover, 5 SHNU disciplines have been listed as top 1 perent of ESI.

SHNU also owns a series of key national science and social science labs as well as research centers. In recent years, SHNU has successfully been approved of 520 state-level programs.

Particularyly, SHNu also boasts a collection of over 3 million books, more than 100 electronic databases and about 120, 000 ancient books. The SHNU Ceramics Arts Museum is one of the ten most influential mueums of traditional culture and arts in Shanghai. The SHNU established cooperative education partnership with 7 universities in the USA, the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Russia and France. It has two Confucius Institutes in Japan Fukuyama University and University of Botswana in Africa. 

                                                   (Data by December, 2020)