The university established Shanghai Collaborative Innovation Centre for WEEE Recycling and 73 Science Park themed by science and technology, cultural creativity and intelligent manufacturing. Technology transfer working stations or industry-university-research working stations have been set up in Yangtze River Delta, developing extensive cooperative relationship with industries and enterprises, and providing professional technology service in the fields of Electronic and Automatic Control, Electromechanical Integration Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Environmental Engineering and New Materials, and etc.
Based on the university’s orientation and the goal of talent cultivation, the university develops the strategy of internationalization. In recent years, SSPU has established cooperative relationship with more than 80 universities and institutions in over 30 countries and regions. Bringing in overseas education philosophy, experience and resources, all-round international exchange and cooperation is carried out by means of Chinese-foreign cooperation education, international student education, visiting scholar program, program of student study and internship abroad, Outstanding Overseas Teacher Program, introduction of overseas vocational qualification certificates, Engineering education certification, academic exchange and etc. The university cooperates with universities of applied sciences of European countries such as Germany, Sweden, Finland and etc. in Engineering education. SSPU has some joint programs of Chinese-foreign cooperation education, such as Queensland College with TAFE Queensland Brisbane, Australia and 2 Sino-US programs with Broward College, US. Besides, Monita College was co-founded with Monita International Group, Hong Kong for joint education. Cross-Strait Conference on Higher Technical and Vocational Education co-sponsored by SSPU, Beijing Union University, Shenzhen Polytechnic and Taipei University of Technology, has a big influence on the vocational education on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Now the university is National Advanced Unit of Vocational Education, member of Association of Universities (Colleges) of Applied Sciences, and Vice Chair of Shanghai Association of Cooperative Education and Shanghai Association of Vocational Education. It is also Teacher Training Base of Tertiary Vocational Education of Ministry of Education, National Key Teacher Training Base of Tertiary Vocational Education, Shanghai Teacher Training Base of Tertiary Vocational Education, Training Base of Shanghai Double-Fame Project, Shanghai Teacher Training Base of Chinese-Foreign Cooperative Vocational Education, and Charity Education Training Center of Shanghai Municipal Charity Foundation. Since 2005, the university has been awarded the honor titles of Shanghai Civilized Unit, National Workers Pioneer, Shanghai Safety Unit, Shanghai Garden Unit and etc.
Today and in the future, the university will continue to carry forward its fine tradition and the university’s motto of “Living, Morality, Skill”, adapt to the new requirements of national and Shanghai economic and social development, and get involved into innovation-driven development and economic transformation and upgrading. The university will highlight ideological emancipation and guidance, highlight the university’s orientation and demand orientation, highlight distinctive features and quality improvement, highlight comprehensive reform of education and administration by laws, and make great efforts to realize the objective of developing a high-level multi-disciplinary university of applied sciences.