Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)



Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), established in 1949, is one of the earliest institutions where China’s higher education in foreign languages took shape.

SISU is an internationally recognised, prestigious academic institution distinctive for its multidisciplinary, globalised nature, committed to preparing innovative professionals and future torchbearers for a wide range of international expertise to address the critical challenges of our times.

As a globalised and top-notch university in China, SISU has successfully developed a diverse and distinctive mix of disciplines with language and literature as its pillar. The university offers courses in 32 modern languages and a range of classical and constructed languages.

With a mission to “interpret the world and translate the future”, SISU has won an unparalleled reputation in linguistics, cultural studies, global and area studies in China, playing an active role in the country’s diplomatic decision-making.

SISU has now established partnerships with more than 360 universities and institutions from 56 countries and regions, and maintain close connections with international organizations including the United Nations and the European Union.

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