Established by the Municipality of Shenzhen, the Southern University of Science and Technology is a publicly funded university in the Guangdong Province.
The SUSTech is a university dominated by science and engineering, combining part of characteristic humanities social sciences and management subjects.
The SUSTech cultivates quality talents with perfect personality, solid foundation, excellent ability, international view, social responsibility, innovative spirits and practical ability through the leading talent cultivation system on the basis of credit system, tutor system and college system and taking personalized, small class and international as features of talent cultivation.
The SUSTech has been determined as the experimental school of national higher education comprehensive reform. In April 2012, the Ministry of Education agreed to establish the school and give the school a great mission to explore the modern university system Chinese characteristics and training mode of innovative talents.
The Global Engagement Office (GEO) is responsible for forming and implementing a coherent strategy to promote the University’s international development and global profile.
SUSTech will adopt management mode of collegiate system for undergraduate students and create a wonderful college life for students by taking platforms such as college, Youth League Committee and communities as carriers.
The undergraduate admission of SUSTech adopts comprehensive evaluation enrollment mode based on national college entrance examination.The graduate admission of SUSTech currently adopts joint training mode.
The SUSTech Education Foundation consists of board of directors, board of supervisors and secretariat. The board of directors is the top of the power structure of the foundation; the board of supervisors is responsible to check finance and accounting information in accordance with law and regulations; secretariat is the standing administrative unit of the foundation, which is responsible to the daily work of the foundation under the leading of leaders in the board of directors.
What is College
The SUSTC adopts college as student education administration system, its purpose is to realize combination of liberal education and specialized education, to reach the goal of balanced education. College is core constituent part of comprehensive education implemented by SUSTC. It aims to serve students and tutors of different grades and majors, create student and teacher community with close communication between students and teachers and simultaneous growth of friends, promote multi-dimensional growth of students in the aspects of knowledge, emotion, morality and sociality.
The college regards students’ dormitory as physical space, students’ extracurricular time as expanding time, provides students with kind and conciliative living and studying environment, provides caring tutorship and holistic education, and promotes self growth and personality cultivation of students, by providing all-around learning activities and rich interest activities.
About Zhicheng College
Zhicheng Colleges was established in August 2015, and it’s one of the two colleges newly established by SUSTC. The Zhicheng from name Zhicheng College comes from famous quotation from Xunzi Conscientiousness:”the best thing for nourishing heart is sincerity and nothing more, keeping kindheartedness and adhering to morality”. The quotation means reaching Zhicheng by sincerely treating everyone and everything.
The college provides non-formal education, to coordinates with classroom education, promote academic and cultural activities, make students knowing arts and science, complements in major and cultivate personality, encourage students of different backgrounds to communicate and learn from each other, meet students’ personalized development needs and finally promote comprehensive development of students.
Currently Zhicheng College has 478 students, of which 165 for Grade 2014 and 313 for Grade 2015.
The first dean is Professor Xia Zhihong, world leading mathematician and astronomer.
Core Value of the College –Moral Education
Moral education is the core value of Zhicheng College. As a research university with science and engineering as main majors, SUSTC not only wants to cultivate scientific elites with extensive knowledge and innovation ability, but also wants to endow them with noble personality, firm principled stand and rich social wisdom. This is the value of the college.
Wishes of the dean:
Welcome to Zhicheng College, the big family we build together and your second home. You are our founding members. Here, please leave your merry songs and laughter, your life story, and your youth memory. The college belongs to all of you. Let’s work together, explore and strive to forge a college with Chinese characteristics, SUSTC characteristics and Zhicheng characteristics.
Zhicheng is the essence of being human. In this colorful world, Zhicheng is invariable law. Let’s treat each other with Zhicheng and compose history of the college together.
---Dean Xia Zhihong