Founded in 1954, SHNU boasts 11 disciplines from 20 colleges, more than 20, 000 undergraduates, 8, 900 postgraduates and over 1, 000 overseas students. Until this year, SHNU has 91 bachelor's degree programs, 9 first-degree disciplines of doctoral candidates, 33 first-degree disciplines of masters programs, 11 first-degree disciplines of doctoral 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 percent 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. Currently, SHNU owns the Teacher Eduction Center, a secondary institute of UNESCO, a National Field Observation Station, 1 National Language Promotion Base, 1 National Experts Service Base, 1 Key Research Base of Humanities and Literature Research Sponsored by China Ministry of Education, 1 National Lab of Philosophy and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education (trial), 1 Key Lab of Ministry of Education, 1 Collaboration Lab of International Cooperation of Ministry of Education, 3 Shanghai Key Labs, 1 Research Center of Chinese Traditional Culture and Heritage, 1 International Education Research and Development Base (sponsored by Ministry of Education), 1 Regional and National Studies Development Base (sponsored by Ministry of Education), 1 Policy and Regulations Cooperative Research Center (sponsored by Ministry of Education), 1 Shanghai Field Observation Station, 3 Shanghai Research Center of Technology, 1 Collaborative Innovation Center of Shanghai, 1 Pioneering Sciences Research Base of Shanghai, 1Shanghai Key Wisdom Bank, 2 Shanghai Research Base of Social Sciences Innovation, 12 Shanghai Research and Policymaking Base of Humanities and Social Sciences, 4 Shanghai E-research Institute for Universities, 1 Shanghai Wisdom Bank for Universities, 1 National Key Talents Cultivation Base, 1 Talents Development and Science Research Base of Humanities Disciplines, 1 Shanghai Online Education Base for Middle Schools and Primary Schools in Shanghai, and 1 Shanghai Outstanding News Communications Talents Base, etc. 

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 August, 2023)