In accordance with the spirit of the document issued by the University Party Committee and the University Administration inOctober 2014, and in order to promote the university’s international exchanges and cooperation,strengthen and standardize theadministration ofinternational student education, after consideration the university decided to establish the Office of International Student Affairs of Shanghai Polytechnic University, which is responsible for the international student affairs of the whole university and provides related services. The Office of International Student Affairs and the School of International Exchange work together as one office.
The Office of International Student Affairs is an important window of the universityto implement internationalization strategy and carry outinternational exchanges and cooperation. The office is responsible for the international student affairs of the whole university, including recruiting international students, developing thematicwebsites for international student education, supervising international students’ daily activities, assisting international students with exit and entryformalities, coordinating teaching departments and organizing various education and training programs for international students; administers internationals student affairs under the guidance of higher-level international student affairs departments, Shanghai Municipal Government, and Exit-Entry Administration Bureau of Shanghai Public Security Bureau; leads the development of an overseas internationalexchange platform, coordinates related teaching departments toexpand andpromote the university’s various international exchanges and cooperation programs, and provides related services; assists related departments to organize overseas study and internship programs for teachers and students of the university, and provides related language training and consulting services for teachers and students.
Currently, 109 international students are studying for a degree at our university, accounting for 40% of theinternational student population. The enrollment of international students has maintained an average growth rate of 15-20%. The source countries of international students have expanded from Asia in early stages to Europe, America,Oceania and Africa, reachingmore than 40 in total. The first international students of our degree programs successfully graduated in June 2015 and received their bachelor’s degrees, and the first international students of our master’s programs enrolled in ouruniversity in 2015.