On September 17th, 2010,ShanghaiMunicipal People's GovernmentandGeneral Administrationof Sport of Chinasigned an agreement toco-build China Table Tennis College in Shanghai University of Sport together. China Table Tennis College is a higher sports institute built by theShanghaiMunicipal People's Government and the General Administrationof Sport of China, located inShanghai University of Sport. Up to now, the China Table Tennis College is the only sports collegethat focuses on promotingtable tennis.
The China Table Tennis College has five departments and one office. They areteaching department,training department,international communication and training department,department ofculturecultivation for the national team,andgeneral affairs office. The college is mainly responsible forsuchtasks as the cultivating of table tennis talents(including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and postdoctoral), the cultivating of elite table tennis players, the scientific research of table tennis and international training and promotion.
The China Table Tennis College has a first-class physical training center and training venue,as well asteaching and research facilities. The college is an independent collegefeatured bytable tennis training, teaching and scientific researches.Apart from our won talented faculty,theCollegealsoengageswell-knowntable tennis coaches as trainingsupervisors, and boastsa high level table tennis team. Therefore it can providestudents, athletes, coaches and researchersfromhome and abroadwithquality training, learning and research conditions.It has aEuropeanBranch located in Luxembourg. According to thebilateralagreement,China and Luxembourg will exchangeplayers for training and cooperation.
The college practices the Principal accountability system under the leadership of the Council. The council is composed of Honorary Presidents and leaders from the General Administration of Sport of China (GASC), Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Department of Science, Technology and Education of GASC, Table tennis and Badminton Center of GASC, Department of Physical, Health and Arts Education of Ministry of Education, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, Shanghai Municipal Development & Reform Commission,Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau, Shanghai Municipal Sports Bureau and the College etc.
The college has set up sports training direction (table tennis) undergraduate major and also recruits physical education training direction (table tennis) master’s graduate students and doctoralcandidates.
TheCollegeaims to fully implement the party and the national education policy,toadhere to strategyof strengthening the nation with sports, toexplore the the new system and new mechanismcalled“sports-education combination” ,tocultivate high level table tennis talents,andtospread the “national sport” culture. Thecollege orientation is to build our college as a collection of “teaching, training, research and development, training, competition and foreign exchange”. The collegeis tobecome a world-class specialist school containing all levelsandtopersist in combination offormal schoolingandregular training. We will perform the five major functions(higher education teaching and high level athletes training, domestic and international training, scientific research, international exchanges and cultural dissemination)to focus on cultivating table tennis elite with internationalhorizon, outstanding talent, innovation spirit. We will gradually achieve “three goals”——(1) tobecome the training baseforathleteshome and abroad, coaches and referees, table tennis sports management personnel ,(2) tobecome a base of “national sport”culture dissemination for education and cultural exchange,(3) tobecome a demonstration baseof“sports-education combination” in China.
The Collegecurrentlyhas 116 undergraduate studentsand25 postgraduate students.