USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry

USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry (ICCI) is jointly established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Southern California. With supports from all aspects of the society, ICCI aims to develop itself into a pilot of international collaboration in the field of cultural and creative industry.

Culture goes ahead of the rest for the development of a country and creativity plays a decisive role in it. Founded in 2015, ICCI is the outcome of the strong partnership between USC and SJTU that was forged more than a decade ago. ICCI serves as a significant part of the global strategy of SJTU as well as a pilot of higher education reform and innovation. Taking creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship as its core, ICCI is designed to foster interdisciplinary future industry leaders with creative spirit and thoughts that meet the needs of market and industry.

Located at China’s economic and financial center-Shanghai, SJTU is a comprehensive and national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China. It has 64 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and arts. Founded in 1896, SJTU is one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a world-renowned reputation in China. It boasts strong academic influence in the field of engineering, commercial science, and medicine. Through 120 years’ unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China. It is now sailing for the aim of becoming a world-class university. There are a number of famous alumni such as Li Shutong (a master of culture and arts), Lv Yan (a Chinese Hollywood Actress), Hong Shen (a dramatist), and Zhu Qizhan (a famous painter). SJTU has enjoyed a long-last high reputation for cultivating a large number of elites in the cultural and creative industry.

University of Southern California is located in Los Angeles, the cultural capital of the world. As an anchor institution in LA, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USC's diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

Shanghai is a world-famous international metropolis owning a long history, with convenient transportation facilities, safe and natty city environment, subtropical moderate climate, beautiful city scenery and well-educated elegant citizen. Working or living in Shanghai may give you an extraordinary teaching journey. Shanghai is a world-famous international metropolis owning a long history, with convenient transportation facilities, safe and natty city environment, subtropical moderate climate, beautiful city scenery and well-educated elegant citizen. Working or living in Shanghai may give you an extraordinary teaching journey.

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Key facts

  • 61 (QS Ranking 2016-2017)
  • Shanghai, P.R. of China
  • 1896
  • Total funding from the National Natural Science Foundation ranks first in China
  • Won 13 State Scientific and Technological Awards in 2011.