Introduction of school

School of Health Science and Engineering (formerly School of Medical Instrument and Food Engineering) was founded in 2003, which consists of Medical Instrument Department, Food Engineering Department, Machine Intelligence Institute and Biomedical Technology Institute. Dr. Wang Weiqi, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, has been the honorary president. The school has a teaching staff of over 160 people, with 29 senior professors and 52 associate professors, 93% of whom have a PhD degree. There are 7 national level talents who have obtained The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and Million Talents Project for New Century. More than 40 staffs are provincial level talents (e.g. Excellent Talents of the Ministry of Education for New Century).

The college has a complete cultivation system, covering undergraduate, master, doctoral, post-doctoral and continuing education. The school consists of a post-doctoral research station of Biomedical Engineering, 2 first-level doctoral disciplines (Biomedical Engineering and Food Science and Engineering), 3 first-level master disciplines (Biomedical Engineering, Food Science and Engineering and Medical Technology), 2 professional master disciplines (Biomedical Engineering and Food Science and Engineering) and 8 undergraduate disciplines (Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging Technology, Medical Information Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Medical Intelligence Engineering, Food Science and Engineering and Food Quality and Safety). There are nearly 2,400 students in the college, including 1,100 undergraduates, 1,100 masters, 140 doctors and 20 post doctors.

The college has a well-developed research and teaching platform with advanced facilities and equipment. In 2006, “Ministry of Education Modern Minimally Invasive Medical Equipment and Technology” was firstly listed as the engineering research center of the Ministry of Education in Shanghai. Afterwards, many research platforms and innovation centers have been established, such as “National Continuing Education Base for the Professional Technicians”, “Institute of Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology”, “Institute for Hazards and Control of Food Microbiology”, “Laboratory of Neurological Information and Rehabilitation Engineering”, “Shanghai Medical Engineering Teaching Center”, “Shanghai Cryogenic Biomedical Technology Service Platform”, “Shanghai Interventional Medical Engineering Research Center” and so on.

The college implements the fundamental task of values establishment and cultivations, plays a key role on research and innovation, cooperates very actively with the industry and community.

In recent years, the college has undertaken more than 100 national important scientific research projects, with an approved fund of more than 100 million yuan. It has won more than ten scientific and technological awards. More than 600 papers have been published in journals collected in SCI; nearly 200 invention patents have been authorized; more than 200 scientific research achievements have been transformed; more than 10 billion yuan of economic benefits have been created.  

In future, the college will be based in Shanghai, serving home and abroad, relying on the comprehensive advantages of USST. We have closely cooperated with our partners in America, Britain, German, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland and other countries. The college has launched a 2+2 international training project with Mongolian universities. A large number of medical device talents have been trained for Mongolia. The college invites more than 100 well-known scholars at home and abroad to conduct academic exchanges and cooperative research every year.

The college implements the fundamental task of values establishment and cultivations, plays a key role on research and innovation, cooperates very actively with the industry and community.