The School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) at ShanghaiTech University will lead the change in China's higher education reform by becoming a top academic research institution that is home to world-class research laboratories and faculty members. The school's Mission is to create a unique open and free academic environment that enables all researchers-young and senior-to achieve their full academic potentials. The school will serve as the cradle that trains future scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and industrial leaders in information sciences and technologies to play key roles in the ongoing economic transformation of China and the world.