Embrace the World

SISU actively encourages a global vision by providing unique and valuable experience for students and researchers from all over the world to interact across national, cultural and linguistic borders.


s one of the country’s earliest universities to focus on international cooperation and exchange, SISU has made every effort to encourage exchange programs and visits at all levels as a key initiative for its going global strategy.

We have entered into partnerships with more than 440 universities, institutions and international organizations in 62 countries and regions, covering almost every country and region where the languages included in the University’s curriculum are spoken. In order to better fulfill the mission of promoting cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world, we have jointly established 10 Confucius Institutes to promote the teaching of Chinese in other countries.

SISU is a member of the United Nations MoU network, CIUTI and AIIC, and an academic partner of the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), the European Commission's Directorate-Generals for Interpretation and Translation (DG SCIC and DGT) and the UK China Humanities Alliance (UKCHA).


International exchange programs have been established in the target countries and corresponding regions with mutually recognized credit systems for SISU students in key discipline programs, non-universal foreign language programs, and interdisciplinary programs. Meanwhile, an array of postgraduate students are awarded financial aid every year from the China Scholarship Council and other funding sources to carry out research abroad, further expanding their academic scope and international exposure.

We have also taken measures to encourage its teaching staff to visit well-established universities in China and other countries to share achievements and experiences in higher education. In recent years, a number of SISU faculty members have received financial aid from sources including the China Scholarship Council and the Fulbright Scholar Program, with which they were able to participate as visiting scholars in academic exchange events hosted by some of the world’s top universities.

Furthermore, ever since the late 1970s, SISU has been recruiting international students. Now every year, students come from different countries to study in SISU for a short or long period of time. This has improved their understanding of Chinese culture, facilitated two-way communication and boosted international cooperation for SISU. The University has so far recruited over 30,000 international students from around 90 countries, boasting one of the largest international student groups in China.