Welcome to the Sino-British College
The Sino-British College (SBC) is an international university college, jointly established by the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) and nine leading British Universities: The University of Bradford; The University of Huddersfield; The University of Leeds; Leeds Beckett University; Liverpool John Moores University; Manchester Metropolitan University; The University of Salford; The University of Sheffield; Sheffield Hallam University.
SBC became a fully licenced university college on September 1st, 2006. It is the only Shanghai-based higher education institution to be awarded a license by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer full degree programmes taught entirely in English to multiple overseas universities (the so-called "1 to N Consortium Model"), either taught entirely at the Shanghai campus or with a period of study abroad. Graduates are awarded degrees from one of the partner British institutions.
SBC is based in a beautiful historic campus in the heart of the city of Shanghai. Currently, it has about 1,600 full-time undergraduate students and over 70 international students from about 20 countries and regions. Degree programmes are taught entirely in the English language across the whole spectrum of Business and Engineering by a highly qualified academic team comprising nearly 80 international staff from 15 different countries plus about 80 bilingual administrative staff many of whom have studied for international degrees.
In the summer of 2015, SBC hosted three graduation ceremonies for students graduating from Liverpool John Moores University (Engineering), University of Huddersfield (Events Management) and The University of Sheffield (Business Management). As the fifth cohort of SBC/USST students completing full UK bachelor's degrees entirely in English in Shanghai, the 2015 graduates have been recognised as having achieved great success both in terms of outstanding academic performance, social responsibility through their charity work and high employability with over 98% already employed or in Graduate programmes at excellent universities in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia etc.
The SBC team is committed to offering international degree education at the very highest level with continuing support from partner universities in both China and the UK.
SBC’s vision is to be renowned as an international hub and centre of excellence, attracting students and faculty from all over the world, with a reputation for developing socially responsible and innovative leaders capable of operating in different cultures.
Becoming a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is consistent with our Vision 2025, in that we will engage with networks, internationally, nationally and locally, in a way that reinforces our strategic positioning and links to the overarching themes for which we wish to be known, i.e. responsible leadership, enterprise and innovation and cultural empathy.
International Advisory Group (IAG)
The IAG is established to advise the College Executive on the implementation of, and any subsequent revision to, the College’s Vision 2025 strategic plan and to assist the College achieve and sustain a high profile in key networks.
The Sino-British College (SBC) was granted its licence in 2006 to offer British degrees taught in English at its flagship campus - envisioned as the "Model Campus of Learning" – established at the Fuxing Campus of the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.
(As of Autumn 2016)
Number of students: About 1,600 students including 74 international students from 21 countries and regions.
SBC currently has nearly 80 international faculty members dispersed among 3 academic Schools. Currently, the majority of Year 4 lectures are conducted by Fly-in faculty from partner universities with tutors from SBC. All USST modules are covered by teaching faculty from USST main campus.
Fields of study
SBC has three Schools as follows:
School of Business and Management
School of Engineering and Computing
School of Languages, Education and Cultures
NOTE: Facts at-a-Glance are updated periodically, using the most recent data available.
Built almost a century ago, SBC's unique campus has classical European architecture and is located at the heart of Shanghai. The buildings include German, French and British design features and the campus gardens are maintained with a combination of Chinese and European features. Ever since the campus was built, it has been a place for distinguished learning and research but it is also a place which is a resource for the local community.
SBC's students and staff can enjoy one of the most convenient locations of any university in China, with restaurants, shops, cinema and transportation within minutes of the campus. For example, walking distances from the campus are: subway station - Shaanxi South Road, Lines 1, 10 and 12, bus stops, bars and restaurants, theatre, hospital, public library and sports facilities.
The Shanghai Library and the Harmony Hospital are located close to each other just 2 minutes by bus or taxi from SBC campus, and the newly built Shanghai Culture Square is right across the Shaanxi South Road.
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is 30 minutes by taxi and Shanghai Pudong International Airport is 60 minutes by taxi. Alternatively the bullet train brings arrivals from the Pudong International Airport to the city centre in about 30 minutes then visitors can transfer to subway or taxi to SBC Campus.
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