On July 12, the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council announced that SUES was approved to add 2 master’s degree programs of first-class disciplines in Optical Engineering and Pharmacy. This was a big step forward for the disciplines of medical field at SUES.
The first-class discipline of Optical Engineering is based on national needs and the frontier of science and technology, focusing on three disciplinary directions and characteristics, such as optical imaging and information processing, laser processing and precision manufacturing, and functional materials and device physics, it serves the needs of optoelectronics, communications and materials, as well as cultivating high-quality talents with innovative applications and development of optical technology. The first-class discipline of Pharmacy meets national strategic needs, uses key applied basic research like intelligent drug formulation and intelligent manufacturing as a breakthrough, helps Shanghai's biopharmaceutical and life health industries, and trains talents who can make pharmaceuticals in different ways.
After this addition, SUES has further broadened the range of master’s degree authorized disciplines, offering 13 first-level degree master's programs and 8 professional degree master's programs that range six major fields, including engineering, management, science, art, law, and medicine. There are now almost 4,400 graduate students at these programs.