The Contemporary China Studies Programme is taught at Fudan University, one of the most prestigious, research-oriented universities in China. In the most recent QS ranking of world universities, Fudan University is ranked as the 1st university in Shanghai and 40th worldwide. There are 30.000 students at Fudan, including 5.000 international students.
The School of Social Development and Public Policy, which host the CCSP programme, is one of the global strongholds in teaching and research in the social sciences. Its international partners include Harvard University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Trinity College and many others. Ten percent of the School’s students are international students, from the US, Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Italy and the Nordic countries. CCSP lecturers have extensive experience doing academic research and teaching at prominent universities in China and abroad, such as Harvard University, University of Chicago, University of Washington-Seattle, and GeorgiaTech. Local business leaders and professional experts from various organizations are invited to present case studies.
With 30.000 students including 5.000 international students, Fudan is not only the best but also one of the biggest and most international universities in Shanghai. As an international student at Fudan, you have access to any of the student associations at the university, as well as to all its other facilities such as canteens, libraries and sports venues.
Location of Fudan University
CCSP is taught at the School of Social Development and Public Policy, which is located at Fudan’s main campus, also called Handan Campus. Handan Campus is located in the Yangpu District of Shanghai, just north of downtown Shanghai. It is the university’s original and main campus. It contains the majority of the university’s schools and departments. It is also home to the Guanghua Twin Towers, the tallest buildings that grace any university campus in China, and the place where some of your classes will be taught. Most Chinese undergraduates live in this campus as well. Various student canteens, sports facilities, libraries and of course the larger-than-life statue of Mao Zedong can be found at the park-like and leafy Handan campus.
How to get to Fudan?
The Handan Campus is easily reached by public transportation from every corner of the city. The Jiangwan Stadium Station and Guoquan Road Station are the nearest metro stations, on Metro Line 10, which connect Fudan directly with most places of importance in the city center, as well as with Hongqiao Airport and the Hongqiao hi-speed train station. It is about a 30 to 40 minutes commute to Shanghai city center. For more information about getting around in Shanghai, please refer to the Transportation section below.
Simone Filsoe Wendt
“Fudan University is ranked as the best university in Shanghai, which makes it popular among both Chinese and foreign students. Therefore, you are able to go to class with people from all over the world and this is really beneficial for your education and personal development in order to understand different cultures.”
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