Shanghai University (simplified Chinese: 上海大学; traditional Chinese: 上海大學; pinyin: Shànghǎi Dàxué) is a public, comprehensive university located in Shanghai, China. The university has named its President Chien Wei-zang since 1982, who is a well-known scientist in China. Chien is a senior academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the only lifetime university president of People's Republic of China.
Shanghai University is one of the nation's leading research universities. The university is amongst the list of Project 211 for top national universities. It is also the biggest institution of higher learning run by Shanghai Municipality.
Shanghai University has 28 schools and 2 independent departments, with 68 undergraduate programs, 131 master programs, 17 engineering master programs, 35 Ph.D. programs, 13 post-doctoral programs and 1 MBA program. The post-doctor stations covering Sociology, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Metallurgy, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Communication & Information Engineering, Control Theory. There are 4 key disciplines nationally standardized, 8 key disciplines provincially or ministerially standardized.