Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public university, founded in the lush hills of Nanshan District, Shenzhen. It is working towards becoming a world-class university excelling in interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world.
Led by University Council Chairperson Guo Yurong and University President Chen Shiyi, SUSTech has had the mission of reforming higher education in China since its launch in 2011. By taking a pioneering and innovative approach, it has been widely regarded as collectively moving the higher education sector forward to match the needs of China and its role in education on a global scale.In 2012, the Ministry of Education endorsed and acknowledged the university as a platform for experimenting with Chinese higher education reform.
Throughout the entire faculty and staff, there is an inherent belief that curiosity drives learning and research, enabling the world to become a better place. By recognizing its responsibility as an engine for economic development, the university encourages entrepreneurial activities among its faculty and staff.
With 26 academic programs now, and more commencing every year to meet the growing demands of future students, SUSTech offers an unparalleled learning and research experience, pushing at both the scientific and technological frontiers. With 550 faculty members, 3596 undergraduate students and 778 graduate students for the 2017-18 academic year, you can be sure you will be working on something innovative and have your talents cultivated.
As one of China’s newest pioneering research universities, SUSTech is strong believers in the pairing of learning and research. Undergraduates and graduate students receive incredible opportunities to work alongside faculty to tackle and explore fundamental and practical problems of research. With Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the center of the university’s ethos, every student can find their way to stand out.
By 2020, an additional six academic colleges will be established, including the Medical School, the Business School and the College of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Further to that, the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary research shall be enhanced by the establishment of 26 research centers.
With the vision of the leadership team and a globally trained faculty, SUSTech is resolute in its determination to fulfill its goal of being a world-class higher education research institution with broad societal impacts that advance science and technology in an increasingly global economy.