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The Sino-British College, USST (SBC)

Shanghai, China

5 Undergraduate programs
0 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Private
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Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
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About The Sino-British College, USST (SBC)

The Sino-British College (SBC) is an international university college in Shanghai, China, jointly established by the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), and nine British universities: The University of Bradford, The University of Huddersfield, The University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Salford, The University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam University.

SBC is based in a historic campus in the heart of the city of Shanghai. As of September 2012 there are about 2,000 full-time undergraduate students and more than 120 international students from 30 countries. Programmes are taught in the English language across the whole spectrum of Business and Engineering by over 100 staff from 15 different countries.



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Built almost a century ago, SBC's truly unique campus has classical European architecture, and is located right at the heart of Shanghai. The buildings include German, French and British design features, and the campus gardens are maintained with a combination of Chinese and European balance. Ever since the campus was built, it has been a place for distinguished learning and research. From here, its academic community is making increasing key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the local community, and will undoubtedly have a growing impact on the city of Shanghai and the nation.

Faculties include:

  • School of Business & Communication
  • School of Engineering

SBC's students and staff can enjoy one of the most convenient locations of any university in China, with restaurants, shops, cinema and transportation within minutes of the campus. For example, walking distances from the campus are: subway station - Shanxi South Road, Line 1 (3 minutes), bus stop (1 minute), cinema (1 minute), restaurants (1 minute), supermarket (1 minute), wet market (2 minutes) 5-storey electronics market (3 minutes), and hotels (2 minutes).

The Shanghai Library and the Harmony Hospital are located close to each other just 2 minutes by bus or taxi from SBC campus.

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport is 30 minutes by taxi and Shanghai Pudong International Airport is 60 minutes by taxi. Alternatively the bullet train brings arrivals from the Pudong International Airport to the city centre in about 30 minutes then visitors can transfer to subway or taxi to SBC Campus.

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Medium (1,001 to 10,000)

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