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Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the longest river in China. It is the largest Chinese city and "a city of skyscrapers". With a history of more than 700 years, Shanghai was once the financial center of the Far East. Its colonial legacy and international character give it a character of its own – a museum of East-meets-West and a mix of modernity and tradition. Today, Shanghai is the largest economic and transportation center in China. As the world third largest city with a population of 25 million, Shanghai is still on track to become the world metropolitan through the development of four international centers of economy, finance, trade and shipping. In April 2016, the State Council has approved Shanghai's development plan to develop into a Science and Technology Innovation Center with Global Influence. The most popular tourist scenes in Shanghai include the Bund, People's Square, Orient Pearl Broadcasting and Television Tower, Jin Mao Tower, Global Finance Center, and Shanghai Xintiandi, etc.

Tongji University, with a history of 110 years, is one of the leading unviersities directly under the State Ministry of Education in China. Tongji is a top tier university in China with its extraordinary strength in application of scientific findings and new technologies, especially in the field of environment and sustainable development. In 2011, Tongji University initiated China Green University Network (CGUN). In 2012, the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES), initiated by UN Environment and Tongji University was launched in Shanghai and Tongji has been selected as the Chair of GUPES. Tongji was the first university in Asia-Pacific region honored with ”Global Outstanding Sustainable Campus”.


















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