On April 29th, 1960, the 16th session of Shanghai Municipal People's Committee determined to establish Shanghai Spare-time Polytechnic University. In 1965, the school was renamed Shanghai Work-Study Technical School, which set up an example for full-time work-study program. Approved by CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, the name was changed back to Shanghai Spare-time Polytechnic University on December 5th, 1972. On July 25th, 1984, Shanghai Municipal People's Government decided to change the name of the school to Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, which became the pioneer of continuing education. On November 20th, 2001, getting the approval of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, theuniversity merged with Shanghai Donghu Vocational & Technical College to form the new Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, holding the banner of developing higher vocational education. For more than fifty years since its establishment, the university has been persisting in serving social development and economic construction, and striving for training technical and applied talents. So far, it has provided more than 90,000 various technical and applied talents for the modernization of Shanghai, represented by the national model worker and outstanding inventor Bao Qifan, Li Bin and etc. The university is honored as“Cradle of Model Workers”and“Further Education Platform for Senior Technical Talents”.