The Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) (Chinese: 上海外国语大学) is an elite institution of higher learning in China. It's one of top eight foreign studies universities in China.
SISU has been one of the most acclaimed and influential universities cultivating intercultural professionals. SISU is known for being one of the earliest institutions where China’s higher education in foreign languages took shape. With a mission to “introduce the rest of the world to China” and “present China globally”, SISU has won an established reputation in linguistics, literary studies, comparative culture and diplomatic studies. Over the past 60-plus years, SISU graduates have been contributing to the economic and social development of China and to the promotion of friendly exchange with people around the world.SISU was among the first batch of schools admitted to the Project 211.
Like its rival Beijing Foreign Studies University, SISU is known for its strict admission selection. The Ministry of Education has designated SISU's English Literature a National Key Subject along with the English Literature of Peking University.