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Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a research-oriented public university founded in Shenzhen, China’s innovation center.

Leadership

Guo Yurong

University Council Chairperson

"The university has the firm goal of becoming a modern, world-class university with Chinese characteristics. With the unique spirit of innovation and hard work, SUSTech will certainly become a home for nurturing and cultivating outstanding talents."

Chen Shiyi

President

"SUSTech was born with a mission of reform, just like the city of Shenzhen. As a university, we seek to be innovative, to encourage development in Shenzhen, across the region and throughout China."

Faculty

From our inception, SUSTech has attached enormous importance to attracting high-quality talents to its faculty. Through our continuing efforts to introduce world-class educators, SUSTech is proud to have over 800 faculty members on staff, and we continue to expand its faculty with amazing talent from all over the world. Many of our faculty have been honored with selection into national or regional talent programs, and SUSTech is keen to nurture and cultivate its talented staff.

100%

Ph.D

90%

Have worked overseas

60%

From Top 100 University

Academics

SUSTech is proud of its unique dual-advisor system, which ensures that our students have every aspect of their lives are cultivated to maximize their university experiences. We believe that it is important that students are able to develop their personalities and be nurtured as potential future leaders with a global outlook.

Date of Student

4029

Undergraduate Students

1352

Master’s Degree Candidates

15

Countries International Students Come From

11:1

Student: Teacher Learning Ratio

Mission and Goals

Service

  • To serve the needs of innovation-oriented national development.
  • To serve the needs of building Shenzhen into a modern, international and innovative city.

Reform

  • To lead higher education reform in China and serve as a testing ground for building excellent research universities through innovation.
  • To serve as a model for reforming the education system and modernizing the national university system.

Goals

  • To be a world-class research university.
  • To cultivate outstanding and innovative talents.
  • To achieve internationally excellent research outcomes.
  • To support the sustainable development of Shenzhen, Guangdong and the whole country by advancing knowledge and promoting the application of science and technology.

Mission and Goals

Service Mission

  • Help Shenzhen become a modern, international and innovative city
  • Contribute to the innovative development of China

Reform Mission

  • become a test field for excellence in higher education reform in China.
  • Develop a modern Chinese university system

Educational goals

  • cultivate innovative talents.
  • develop an international high level research university.
  • create world-class academic achievements.
  • promote the application of science and technology, support the country, and promote sustainable development.

The Development Plan

By promoting the application of scientific and technological achievements and nurturing innovative talents, SUSTech shall provide a long-term platform for educational reform within a framework of sustainable development and support of Shenzhen.

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2015–2020
– Lay the Foundation

Start the benchmarking stage for the establishment of academic disciplines.

2020–2025
– Build Excellence

Become a distinctive, top-tier university in China, having made significant progress in higher education reform.

2025–2049
– Reach for Global Impact

Achieve development in all areas and enhance our global impact for a great SUSTech.

Academic Disciplines

SUSTech has learned from world-class research institutions spanning the globe and has planned its academic disciplines based on the major needs and strategic industries emerging around the Pearl River Delta region. With a major focus on science and engineering, SUSTech still has substantial research focuses in medicine, humanities and social services, to maximize the potential for new ideas across disciplines for new knowledge, new technologies and social development.

As SUSTech adapts and embraces the new challenges, the university continues to expand its academic opportunities for future leaders. With a strong emphasis on research, the growth in research centers and key laboratories will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Sustainable Campus

The SUSTech campus sits in the rolling hills of Nanshan District in the bustling city of Shenzhen, with the verdant green lawns reflecting the environmentally friendly policies of the university. The natural and tranquil environment combines perfectly with the modern style of Shenzhen and its convenient location. With the campus covering an area of nearly 2 square kilometers, there is plenty of room for students to cogitate and consider their research or relax and enjoy their lives on campus. With students transiting the campus on foot, by bike or utilizing our convenient electric shuttle buses, our commitment to environmental sustainability is strong. By placing ourselves among glorious greenery, we can partake in and protect the gorgeous flora and fauna that naturally occurs in Guangdong Province.