Founded in 1953, the Shanghai Publishing and Printing College at USST (the former Shanghai Publishing and Printing College), was the first educational institution linked to the publishing and printing industry in China. It is co-sponsored by the Shanghai Municipality and the General Administration of Press and Publication of the P.R. China. In the past 60 years, we have graduated more than 30,000 trained technicians and high-level senior management personnel for China's publishing and printing industry. SPPC was named a National Printing and Publishing Training Base in 2005,and recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Skilled Talents Training succesively in 2008,2010 and 2012 by the General Administration of Press and Publication of the P.R. China.SPPC won the Award of Excellence in Talents Cultivation Level Assessment for Higher Vocational Education in 2008 and has been ranked among the top 100 Key National Higher Vocational and Technical Colleges in 2010.
At present, the College consists of various departments, namely, Printing & Packaging Engineering, Publications & Communications, Printing Equipment Engineering, Arts & Design, Cultural Management, Film & Television Art, Basic Teaching, Sino-Foreign Cooperative Education and Further Education. The College adheres to the principle of employment-oriented, combining learning and working to serve the industry; with the accumulation and transmission for years, the College has formed 3 distinctive specialty groups, namely, "Printing and Packaging," "Publishing Media", "Art Design and Animation", which symbolize the integration of engineering, literature and arts.
The College places great emphasis on cultivating students’ professional skills, established the practice teaching system which consists of course experiment, production training and internship. The professional equipments are in full range, and experiment &training projects are extensive.
The College actively expands the international cooperation and communication, designating excellent teachers abroad for further study.
At present, there are more than 4600 full-time students and over 500 adult students in degree programs. Graduates from the college have proven to be more competitive in the vocational talent market and therefore are enthusiastically welcomed by employers. The success rate of our graduates seeking employment is consistently above 97%.
The College will further rely on its advantages in the industry, highlighting the principle of “Basing itself in Shanghai, making a contribution to society and facing the world”, promoting characteristics and innovating educational model, striving to create a "Trinity" national model vocational college, which will be the integration of National Printing and Publishing Training Base, Service Base of Shanghai Culture Creation Industry and International Advanced Media Technology Promotion Base; and it will provide the country with more highly skilled personnel in printing and publishing who have acquired international knowledge, humanistic quality, artistic visions and innovative perspectives.