SILC History

    Co-founded by Shanghai University (SHU) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 1994, SILC Business School (SILC) was one of the earliest Sino-foreign joint business schools in China. The School was founded in alignment with Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools. By allowing establishment of Sino-foreign education joint ventures and programs, the Ministry of Education aims to introduce international high quality education resources, learn the philosophy, system, and operation of overseas universities, promote the reform of universities in China, and eventually build world-class Chinese universities.

    The School started to offer its first SHU undergraduate program, Bachelor of Economics (major in international economics & trade), in 1998. Two years later, the second SHU undergraduate program, Bachelor of Management, with two majors (Business Administration and Information Management & Information Systems) commenced. The two universities decided to take their cooperation to the next level. As a result, the UTS Bachelor of Business Program was introduced to the School from UTS Business School. Commenced in 2002, the Bachelor of Business Program is a UTS offshore program in accordance with UTS policies and standards. Students enrolled in the program are awarded a UTS bachelor’s degree upon graduation.

    The School is governed by a board composed of presidents of SHU and UTS, the deans of the School and UTS Business School, and other members. The dean is responsible for the operation of the School. The board is responsible for strategic planning and other significant decisions.

    In 2006, the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission selected it as the pilot school to receive quality accreditation, making it not only the first Sino-foreign joint business school to receive such accreditation by a state-authorized audit organization, but also the first school to go through the accreditation process. In 2009, the School was awarded “one of the ten best educational joint ventures” by China Education Web. In four consecutive years, between 2010 and 2013, the School was awardedten educational joint ventures with best brandby, one of the most prominent Chinese portal websites. In 2014, the School was awardedChina’s most influential educational joint ventureby Xinhua Net. In 2015, the School was awarded “Model School of Chinese-foreign Cooperation” by the Shanghai Municipal Government. In 2020, the School passed AACSB accreditation, and became the first undergraduate program level Sino-foreign cooperate school in China that has earned AACSB accreditation.

    Shanghai University (SHU)

    Shanghai University (SHU) is one of the top 40 Chinese universities, top 100 Asian universities, the premier university of Shanghai, and a member of China Project 211 Universities. It is a comprehensive university offering 86 undergraduate programs, 221 graduate programs, and 117 doctoral programs in various disciplines including science, humanities & social sciences, engineering, economics & management, art, etc.

    SHU was founded in 1922, and has been developed into a university with profound academic traditions and outstanding research facilities, embracing students from various countries with its global outlook. Just like the city of Shanghai, SHU has undergone dramatic changes in the past few decades,turning into a multicultural community with tremendous opportunities and resources.

    SHU has a total enrollment of 53,930 students including 19,989 undergraduate students, 16,581 graduate students, and 4,532 international students. There are currently 3,173 faculty members working for the university, including 760 professors and 1,107 associate professors. Based on the contribution of our top-level faculty and diligent students, SHU has achieved collaboration with 208 universities in 51 nations and regions, managing 5 Confucius Institutes with partners in North America, Europe, Asia, etc.

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

    With a total enrollment of over 46,000 students including more than 15,000 international students, UTS is one of the largest universities and leading universities in Australia. UTS is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities: a group of five prominent universities committed to working with industry and government to deliver practical and professional courses.

    UTS offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines such as architecture, built environment, business, communication, design, education, engineering, information technology, international studies, law, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy and science. UTS Business School earned AACSB accreditation in 2007.