Shanghai Municipal People's Government and General Administration of Sport of China signed an agreement to co-established China Table Tennis College of Shanghai University of Sport on 17th Sep, 2010. China Table Tennis College(CTTC) is a higher sports institute which is located in Shanghai University of Sport. It is by far the only institution of higher learning of table tennis in the world.
CTTC has five departments and one office. They are Teaching Department, Training Department, International Exchange and Training Department, Education of China National Table Tennis Team Department and a General Affairs Office. The college is mainly responsible for such tasks as cultivating table tennis talents (including undergraduate and postgraduate), outstanding table tennis players, scientific research of table tennis and international training and promotion.
CTTC has a first-class training hall, physical training center as well as teaching and scientific research facilities. It is an independent college of table tennis training, teaching and scientific researches as the characteristic. The college employs well-known table tennis coaches as training supervisors and has a high level table tennis team. CTTC also can provides students, athletes, coaches and researchers from home and abroad with quality training, learning and research conditions. It has a European Branch located in Luxembourg. According to the bilateral agreement, we will exchange players for training and cooperation every year.
The college practices responsibility system of the president under the leadership of the Council. The council is composed of Honorary Presidents and leaders from 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 CTTC etc.
The college sets up sports training direction (table tennis) undergraduate major and also recruits physical education training direction (table tennis) master’s graduate students and doctoral candidates.
CTTC aims to fully implement the party and the national education policy, to adhere to strategy of strengthening the nation with sports, to explore the new system and a new mechanism of sports and education combination, to cultivate high level table tennis talents and to spread table tennis’s culture. Theorientation of CTTC is to build a college as a collection of teaching, training, scientific research, competition and foreign exchange. CTTC also wants to be a world-class specialist school which contains all levels of education and persists in combination of formal schooling and regular training. We will perform the five major functions (higher education teaching, training of high level athletes, domestic and international training, scientific research and international cultural exchanges) to focus on cultivating table tennis elites with international horizons, outstanding talents, innovation spirits. We will gradually achieve three goals( the training base for athletes, coaches, referees and table tennis sports managerial staffsfrom home and abroad, a base of education and cultural exchange of table tennis, a demonstration base of combination of sports and education).