Suzhou Institute of Trade&Commerce is located in the north area of Suzhou International Educational Park, facing Shangfangshan National Forest Park in the south and the Shihu Scenic Area of National Taihu Lake Scenic Area in the north. The environment around the college is natural and absorbing.
In 2003, SITC was founded by merging two key national secondary vocational schools-Jiangsu Institute of Silk and Suzhou Institute of Trade. It is a public full-time higher vocational institute administrated by the Education department of Jiangsu Province. In 2007, the college won the outstanding award in the assessment of the work of Talents Cultivation in Higher Vocational Colleges carried out by the Ministry of Education. Furthermore, in 2011, it was authorized as a Demonstrative College of Higher Vocational Education by the Education Department of Jiangsu Province. Also, SITC is the leading unit of the“E-Commerce Vocational Education Group of Jiangsu Province”. Other honorary titles include Advanced Unit in Higher Vocational education of Jiangsu Province, Harmonious Campus of Higher Education Institute, Safe Campus, Advanced College in Teaching, Advanced Group in Graduates` Employment, and Advanced College in Ideological and Political Education, all of provincial level.
At present, SITC has 9 teaching units which embodies 37 specialties: School of E-commerce and Logistics, School of Accounting and International trade, School of Mechatronics and IT, School of Textile and Apparel and Arts and Media, School of Humanities and Social Science and Tourism Management (Teaching Department of Ideological and political theory), School of International Education, School of Further Education and Teaching Department of Sports and Military. The above mentioned initially form an associated multi-disciplinary system, of which the key specialties are management and industry, the famous brand specialties are fashion and art, the main specialties involve humanities, science, industry, economy, management and art.