SILC History

    Co-founded by Shanghai University (SHU) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 1994, SILC Business School (SILC) was the earliest Sino-Foreign joint business school in China. The School was founded in alignment with regulations of the Ministry of Education on Sino-Foreign Educational Cooperation. By bringing together the best of SHU and UTS, integrating high-quality education resources from abroad, and adhering to strict quality assurance measures, SILC becomes one of the leading cooperative educational institutions in China.

    In 2016, SILC was selected by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission as the pioneer for quality accreditation. Therefore, SILC is not only the first school to go through the accreditation process, but also the first Sino-Foreign joint business school to receive a national-level accreditation. In 2020, SILC acquired AACSB accreditation, becoming the first Sino-Foreign cooperate institution in China that received AACSB accreditation for undergraduate programs. SILC was one of the three newly ranked business schools in the 2021 Eduniversal Best Business Schools Ranking, and ranked 34th in China in 2022. The Master of Engineering Management Program was ranked top 10 among Sino-Foreign cooperative programs by MBAChina and the Manager in 2021. SILC was elected as the chair of the Sino-Foreign Joint Institutes Committee in 2022.

    SILC has a total of 139 full-time faculty members, including 24 international faculty members. Around 50% of the Chinese business faculty hold a doctoral degree from renowned overseas universities, and more than 50% are full professors and associate professors. Besides, SILC has a team of visiting professors from overseas universities.

    SILC is committed to cultivate business talents with international horizon, professional skills, innovation spirits, and global competency. In 2019 and 2020, the majors of Business Administration and International Economics and Trade were rated as the first-class major at a national level.

    SILC builds partnership with more than 100 overseas universities in Europe, America, Australia and Asia for student and faculty mobility programs, degree programs, and other forms of cooperation. Each year, SILC welcomes around 400 international students from 60 different countries and send about 300 students abroad for short-term and long-term study.

    SILC enjoys impressive employment rates over the years, approaching 100% despite the impact from the pandemic, with more than 21,000 alumni around the world. 20% of SILC graduates work in world top 500 companies right after graduation, including Philips, McKinsey, Alibaba, etc. Around 35% students choose to study abroad in top ranking universities such as Stanford University and Columbia University. SILC is also happy to see a growing employment from governmental bodies in recent years.

    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.