The university is committed to engage with the development of Shanghai, China and the world by enhancing its academic strengths in political science and law. Embarking on a path of development featured by unique disciplinary strengths, innovation and excellence, the university aims to foster high-quality “application-oriented” talents with innovative thinking and global vision. The university prioritizes legal studies, but other subjects such as management, economics, literature, education and art have all been developing in a coordinated way. We make our efforts to promote the construction of 13 first-class disciplines, including Law, Political Science, Sociology, Marxist Theory, Public Management, Business Administration, Theoretical Economics, Applied Economics, Chinese Language and Literature, Foreign Language and Literature, Journalism and Communication, Psychology, Drama and Film and Television Science, aiming at building a first-class “application-oriented” university with a distinctive advantage in politic science and law.