USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry (ICCI) is jointly established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and University of Southern California (USC). With supports from all aspects of the society, ICCI aims to develop itself into a pilot of international collaboration in the field of cultural and creative industry.
When culture leads, creativity triumphs. Located in the economic and financial center of China and taking the revitalization of the country and the nation as its own mission, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has cultivated numerous elites in politics, science, industries and arts, and has made great contributions to the country’s economics, science and technology, arts, and health care since founded in 1896. There are a number of famous alumni such as Li Shutong (a master of culture and arts), Lu Yan (a Chinese Hollywood Actress), Hong Shen (a dramatist), and Zhu Qizhan (a famous painter). This manifests the great contribution SJTU has made to the culture and creative industry. University of Southern California is located in Los Angeles, the cultural capital of the world. It has enjoyed a long-lasting high reputation for cultivating a large number of elites in the cultural and creative industry.
Founded in 2015, ICCI is the outcome of the strong partnership between USC and SJTU that was forged more than a decade ago. ICCI serves as a significant part of the global strategy of SJTU as well as a pilot of higher education reform and innovation. Taking creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship as its core, ICCI is designed to foster interdisciplinary future industry leaders with creative spirit and thoughts that meet the needs of market and industry.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Located at China’s economic and financial center-Shanghai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a comprehensive and national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China. It has 64 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and arts. Founded in 1896, SJTU is one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a world-renowned reputation in China. It boasts strong academic influence in the field of engineering, commercial science, and medicine. Through 120 years’ unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China. It is now sailing for the aim of becoming a world-class university.
University of Southern California
Located in Los Angeles and founded in 1880 by the Methodist Church, University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. USC is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). It is classified as “RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity)” by the Carnegie Foundation. USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Leventhal School of Accounting, School of Dramatic Arts, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Sol Price School of Public Policy, School of Pharmacy, School of Architecture and Viterbi School of Engineering respectively rank among Top 10 in USA.