School of Physical Science and Technology offers academic and research programs covering areas such as physics, astronomy, chemistry, material science and technology, energy and environment science and technology, leading to baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree. University-wide multidisciplinary collaborative research is highly encouraged at the School. The School collaborates with various institutes of Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai Branch including but not limited to Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory and Shanghai Advanced Research Institute.