The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) is designated medium risk for its growing involvement in defence research.
USST describes itself as a ‘university with defence characteristics’. It has been under the joint supervision of Shanghai and defence industry agency SASTIND since 2016.http://www.usst.edu.cn/xxgk_392/list.htm
It is engaged in growing levels of defence research and holds second-class weapons research and development secrecy credentials, allowing it to undertake classified projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20190617094430/http://www.usst.edu.cn/2015/1024/c34a8438/page.htm In 2017, its spending on defence research reached RMB13 million (AUD2.6 million).https://web.archive.org/web/20190929094159/http://shlgwm.usst.edu.cn/4795/list.htm
SASTIND has designated areas with the fields of optics, energy and control science as defence disciplines at USST, indicating that the university’s defence research focuses on these areas.http://www.usst.edu.cn/xxgk_392/list.htm
In 2017, The university established a joint venture on terahertz radiation technology with subsidiaries of defence conglomerate Norinco Group.https://www.jfdaily.com/news/detail?id=127115
Major defence laboratories
USST is not known to have any labs dedicated to defence research. However, its joint venture with defence conglomerate Norinco Group, Tera Aurora Electro-Optics Technology, develops defence technology.https://www.jfdaily.com/news/detail?id=127115 The company’s products appear to be based on research by USST’s Terahertz Spectrum and Image Technology Collaborative Innovation Center (太赫兹波谱与影像技术省部共建协同创新中心).http://www.usst.edu.cn/2018/1211/c35a31486/page.htm
Designated defence research areas
- Control sciencehttps://web.archive.org/web/20190429110720/http://www.usst.edu.cn/xxgk_392/list.htm ； https://web.archive.org/web/20190809045039/http://kjc.zhengruixiang.com/2017/0323/c810a24650/page.htm
Defence and security links
In 2018, USST became a founding member of 上海市军民融合发展研究会 (Shanghai Military-Civil Fusion Research Institute).https://web.archive.org/web/20181214120100/http://www.sssa.org.cn/jmrhfzyjh.htm ; http://archive.ph/2019.11.18-120956/http://www.usst.edu.cn/_t2/2018/0403/c52a25044/page.psp ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190929094159/http://shlgwm.usst.edu.cn/4795/list.htm
Noteworthy international collaborations
USST works with more than 120 universities in over 20 countries such as the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia.https://web.archive.org/web/20190429110720/http://www.usst.edu.cn/xxgk_392/list.htm In September 2018, USST and Moscow State University established the International Joint Laboratory for Terrahertz Technology Innovation (太赫兹技术创新国际联合实验室).https://web.archive.org/web/20190404145127/https://www.jfdaily.com/news/detail?id=127115 ; https://web.archive.org/web/20191118121501/http://www.usst.edu.cn/2018/0118/c34a21874/page.htm USST runs Shanghai-Hamburg College (上海-汉堡国际工程学院), which carries out research and training on engineering.http://shc.usst.edu.cn/3944/list.htm The college primarily partners with Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.http://shc.usst.edu.cn/3945/list.htm ; http://shc.usst.edu.cn/2019/0402/c4005a137684/page.htm
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