SHNU much treasures scientific research. In the past four years, the total number of research projects has reached 1756, among which 137 are at the national level and 312 at provincial or ministerial level. Besides, the research funding has increased every year, reaching 380 million Yuan during the last four years.

    From 2005 to 2008, SHNU faculty worked on 233 projects of liberal arts researches at provincial or higher levels, among which 48 by The National Philosophy and Social Sciences Foundation, and 216 projects of science and engineering researches, including 88 projects aided by National Natural Science Foundations and some sub-projects aided by “863” and “973” national projects.

Statistics shows that 67 research achievements by SHNU faculties won municipal or above level rewards from 2005 to 2008. In liberal arts, the awards are from National Research Awards for Educational Science, National Research Awards for Humanities and Social Sciences, Shanghai Research Awards for Philosophy and Social Sciences, Shanghai Research Awards for Educational Science respectively.

    In sciences and engineering, the research on Amorphous Alloy and Its Catalytic Function won the First Prize of Natural Sciences Awards of National Ministry of Education, and the Study of Cosmic Dynamics and Related Issues won the First Prize of the 2005 Shanghai Awards for Science and Technology Progress.

    From 2005 to 2008, SHNU applied for 287 patents of intellectual property, among which 108 patents have been authorized and 20 items of computer software registered.