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Our goal is to encourage and stimulate the innate curiosity of every ShanghaitTech student. Our coursework will promote creativity and creative confidence; we will teach critical-thinking and skills which leads to learning how to innovate. Our classes will combine material from a wide variety of disciplines. We will use  design-thinking, the arts, and other fields as our tools. For those who are interested in entrepreneurship, our courses will provide hands on learning about spotting business opportunities and the basics of entrepreneurial finance and operations. 

We will regularly sponsor activities with leading members of the Venture Capital community (both Chinese and international), entrepreneurs (including scientists who also teach at universities), lawyer, and representatives from large corporations to provide students with mentors and internship opportunities. 

Our activities will also seek to instill a sense of social responsibility. We will ask our students to devote their energies to doing good and doing well-looking towards entrepreneurial enterprise which help resolve some of society's most challenging problems such as caring for the elderly, urban congestion, education, etc. 

All of classes are small (20 to 30 students) with a high-degree of experiential learning. We don't have lecture classes only discussion, interaction and practice of the skills we are trying to teach. Our professors come from all over the world including professors who have taught at UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford. [Click here for sample classes in the Fall of 2014]

Every student who enters ShanghaiTech will leave with core skills and equipped with the ability to realize his or her own dreams-whether your goal is be a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, an entrepreneur, or a civil servant. 

We look forward to seeing you in our classes.     

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