Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) is a multi-disciplinary university that encompasses such areas as engineering, management, economics, liberal arts and science, with special emphasis on shipping technology, economics and management.
The university runs two post-doctoral research stations (Transportation and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering), two primary-discipline doctoral programs (Transportation and Communication Engineering, Management Science and Engineering), 17 sub-discipline doctoral programs, 13 primary-discipline Master’s degree programs, 57 sub-discipline Master's degree programs, five specialized Master's degree programs, 45 Bachelor's degree programs, and 12 associate-degree programs. Currently, SMU has a full-time student population of over 20,000, of whom about 17,000 are undergraduate students and about 3,000 are graduate students. Of the over 1,000 full-time teachers, 146 are professors and 50 percent of teachers hold a doctorate degree.
During the academic year 2014-–15, there were over 640 international students studying at SMU on short-term or long-term programs.