Shanghai Maritime University

Shanghai Maritime University
Type Public
Established 1909
President Prof Yu Shicheng (於世成)
Students 20,000 total
Postgraduates 2,500 graduate
Location Pudong, Shanghai,  People's Republic of China
Campus Urban & Suburban
Nickname 海大
Website 中文 en

Shanghai Maritime University (SMU; Chinese: 上海海事大学, 原名上海海运学院, 吴淞商船学校) is a public university in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Shanghai Maritime University is a multidisciplinary university with 6 fields of study: Engineering, Management, Economics, Literature, Science and Law. The university is one of the best Chinese universities for specialization in maritime, shipping and transport education.



SMU was established by the Ministry of Communications in 1959. Since 2000, SMU has been mainly administered by Shanghai Municipality and has been co-constructed by Shanghai Municipality and the Ministry of Communications.

Currently, SMU provides 35 programs leading to a Bachelor's degree and 12 programs leading to an associate degree. SMU has been authorized by the state to offer 30 programs leading to a master's degree and 7 programs leading to a Doctor’s degree. The courses of Communications & Transport Planning and Management, Industrial Economics, Power Electronics & Electrical Drive, International Law, Mechanical Design & Theory, Logistics Management & Engineering, Delivery Means Utilization Engineering and Port Machinery Electronics Engineering have been designated as key specialties by the Ministry of Communications and Shanghai Municipality. The specialties of Customs Logistics, International Trade & Economics and Maritime Law are classified as Shanghai’s key bachelor-degree disciplines for further development. In 2004, SMU got an “A” in the Undergraduate Teaching Evaluation by the Ministry of Education.

SMU has a full-time student population of near 15,000, of whom over 10,000 are studying for a bachelor's degree and over 2000 for a master's degree. For decades, SMU has been devoted to fostering qualified talents for shipping industry. SMU has provided the shipping enterprises, public institutions and government departments with over 40,000 graduates.

Shanghai government scholarships

Shanghai government offers some scholarships for international students at the university. Most of them are at graduate levels. Some of them are:[1]

The school offers a MSc degree in International Transport & Logistics as a branch of the World Maritime University.

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Coordinates: 30°52′23″N 121°54′07″E / 30.8731°N 121.902°E / 30.8731; 121.902

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