Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public university founded in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone of China. It is intended to be a top-tier international university that excels in interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world.
Pioneering the future of education
Currently, Ms. Guo Yurong serves as Chairwoman of the University Council. Prof. Chen Shiyi, an internationally renown scholar in the field of fluid mechanics, is President of the University.
SUSTech launched in 2011 with a mission to reform higher education in China. Since then, it has been widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China's higher education forward to match the country's ever-growing role in the international arena.
In 2012, the Chinese Ministry of Education endorsed the establishment of SUSTech and acknowledged the university as a platform for experimenting with and catalyzing Chinese higher education reform.
An engine for economic growth and innovation
SUSTech believes that curiosity drives learning and research, enabling the world to be a better place. The university recognizes its responsibility as an engine of economic development, encouraging entrepreneurial activities among its faculty and students.
SUSTech has 17 existing academic programs, ranging from financial mathematics to environmental and water resources engineering. New programs are being offered continuously to meet growing demands. All together, SUSTech offers an unparalleled learning and research experience at the scientific and technological frontiers.
Currently there are around 300 faculty members, 3228 undergraduate students and 294 graduate students.
As one of China's pioneering new research universities, SUSTech believes that learning and research go hand in hand. The university offers unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside the faculty to explore and tackle both fundamental and practical problems.
Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are the three pillars for SUSTech to stand out with distinctive characteristics.
A long-term vision
In the next five years, six academic colleges will be established, which will include Sciences, Engineering, Life and Health Sciences, Medicine School, Business School, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Furthermore, 26 research centers will be established with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research.
Under a visionary leadership and with an outstanding faculty trained around the world, SUSTech is determined to fulfill its goal of building a world-class institution of higher education and cutting-edge research with broad societal impacts, contributing to the advancement of science and technology in an increasingly global economy.