Shanghai University of Electric Power is a full-time institute of higher learning jointly set up by the Central Government and Shanghai Municipal Government and mainly under the administration of Shanghai Municipal Government. Pingliang Campus, the main campus of the university, lies near Yangpu Bridge in the eastern urban district of Shanghai, overlooking Pudong from the other side of Huangpu River. The other campuses are respectively in Nanhui Science and Education Park and Changyang Road. At present, the whole covering area of the university is nearly 1,000 Chinese mu(about 667,000 ㎡), with over 1,000 faculty members and more than 10,000 full-time students, as well as a certain number of postgraduate students and international students. A large number of graduates are working on the mainstay posts of production, operation, and management in the electric power systems of China.
The university has developed its discipline system mainly focused on Engineering, with parallel development of Science, Liberal Arts, Management and Economics and with its major disciplines featured in Electric Power. There are 11 secondary colleges and two direct subordinating departments, with 40 undergraduate majors, five majors authorized to recruit and educate postgraduate students independently, four Shanghai Municipal Key Disciplines and five Shanghai Municipal Education Committee Key Disciplines.
The university has 12 research centers, composed of 56 labs. Among them is the ministerial key laboratory of Corrosion and Protection of Thermal Power Equipment from the State Power Corporation of China. The major, Power Plant of Thermal Energy Power and Environment Engineering, has been rated as the key cultivation of subjects for the Shanghai Educational Committee. The library of the university possesses a collection of more than one million volumes of books.
Under the guidance of school motto ragmatic, Applicable, Reasonable and Broad Vision, in the past 62 years, Shanghai University of Electric Power has successfully cultivated more than 60,000 excellent graduates for the development of Electric Power Industry. And now the university is developing towards a high-level, characteristic university of electric power.