in Nanhui Science & Education Park in Pudong of Shanghai, Sipo
is the full-time private institute authorized by Shanghai government
in March 2003. According to the philosophy of Sipo (Everybody has
its potential, and it is Sipo’s pursuance to help every student
to succeed). Meanwhile, the institute attaches great importance
to the integration of theory with actual training and practice,
and with equal emphasis on the needs of society.
Professor Yang Jintu, Associate Chairman of Association of Chinese
Professional Education and Director of its Academic Committee, is
the chancellor of Sipo. Professor Pan Jiajun, is the president of
Sipo. Professor Gu Zhongjian,the former dean of Metallurgy Polytechnic,
who has special subsidy of State Council, is the vice-president.
Professor Yao Dawei, the commissioner and director of National Examination
Center of International Commercial Document, and the vice-director
of National Training and Examination Office of International Free
Forwarder, is the vice-President of Sipo. Professor Wu Xiufang,
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner of State Council,former associate
director of the Central Professional Education Institute and Professor
Cheng Yonglin, former director of Professional Education Institute
of Shanghai serve as the consultants of the institute. Professor
Yu Zhongwen, associate chairman of Association of Chinese Professional
Education, is the senior consultant of Sipo.
At present, Sipo has about 1300 students, and a faculty of 160,
including 70 full-time teachers, and 30 part-time teachers.
The overall investment of the institute amounts to 260 million
RMB, of which 14.5 million is made for teaching equipment and apparatus.
The campus space is about 33 hectares and the total floor area of
Sipo is close to 100,000 square meters. Students’ dormitory is able
to provide 4,000 beds for students and the Training Center 500 beds
for trainees. The buildings of Art Center, Movie Art, Hotel Management
Training Center, Trade & Logistic Training Center and Foreign
Language Center are to be completed in 2005.
Sipo has 5 subsidiary schools and one department. They are: Schools
of Art Design, International Business and Management, International
Nursing, Information and Control Engineering and Kong Xiangdong
Music Art, and the Dept. of Foreign Languages. The establishment
of some other subsidiary schools is undergoing, they are: Hotel
Management, Huashan Movie Art, Foreign Languages, Mechanical &
Electrical Engineering, Material Engineering, Soft Engineering.
Meanwhile, Sipo is developing 20 majors such as Economic Trade,
Information Technology, Nursing, Applied Art, Engineering Technology
and Foreign Languages, etc.
Sipo is in cooperation with not only about 50 domestic certificate
higher education institutes and companies but also 12 overseas universities
in U.K., U.S.A., Germany, Canada, Australia, Austria, Holland, Singapore,
and Malaysia. Introducing their advanced vocational appraisal courses
has been helpful for us for building up professional training and
practice center. Sipo is now one of the ‘grey collar’ vocation training
centers acknowledged by Shanghai municipal government, the computer
technology exam station in Nanhui Area under Shanghai Vocational
Ability Appraisal Center, the Shanghai E-commerce English language
exams. National Exam Center of International Commercial Documents,
Shanghai Training Station of International Free Forwarder and WTO
Fair Trade.Sipo has introduced several vocational qualification
programs as those in the field of IT, English and nursing, etc.
Sipo has also set up about 150 domestic and foreign testing programs.