Shanghai Ship and Shipping Research Institute (SSSRI)

Shanghai Ship and Shipping Research Institute (SSSRI), the biggest comprehensive communications technology R&D base in China, was founded in 1962. It was formerly a unit directly under the Ministry of Communications. In 2003 it was restructured as the science and technology corporation under the State Owed Assets Administration,State Council.

SSSRIs R&D effort covers development of new type ships, transportation technology, marine engine control systems, navigation safety, telecommunications, environment engineering, automation of industry process, intelligent traffic engineering, port facilities and energy-saving technology etc. Meanwhile, the SSSRI carries out certification, evaluation, development, design, manufacture and commercialization for new technique, new equipment and system engineering; besides, the institute engages in services such as technology consultation and project contracting and supervision.

The institute has been awarded certificates class A on environment impact assessment, environment engineering, surveyal design and engineering consultation, certificates class B on architecture engineering design, construction supervision and facilities installation and other qualified certificates such as highway system construction etc. The SSSRI passed ISO9000 certification in 1997.

The Institute currently has nearly 1000 staff, among which there are more than 700 technical staff and near half of them are senior rank holders including researchers, master or doctor degree holders, 4 experts with the “excellent middle-aged and young expert” title and 50-odd technologists with the National Specialist Allowance. The institute has been authorized by the State Council Academic Degree Committee to offer Master degree programs in 4 disciplines including communications system, traffic control engineering, naval architecture and marine engine engineering.

Since its establishment, the SSSRI has archived 1075 items of scientific research achievements and has been awarded 289 assorted prizes in invention, new products and science and technology progress at national, ministerial and Shanghai Municipal levels. Over the past decades, the SSSRI has been granted 28 patent rights.

With the opening of our state as the drive and the concept of “cooperative, practical, innovative, contributive” coupled with the progress in economic and ethics, the Institute has been awarded glorious titles such as “Model Unit”, “Red Flag Unit” and “Advanced Science and Technology Institute” etc. by State Council, Ministry of Communications and Shanghai Municipal Government.

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