Established by the Municipality of Shenzhen, the Southern University of Science and Technology is a publicly funded university in the Guangdong Province. 

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.

History

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History    2007-2015

2007

March

The Report on the Work of the Government endorsed the plan for establishment of SUSTech.

 

 

2008

March

Planning Committee was founded, which was responsible for approval and establishment of the university and admission affairs.

 

2009 

January

Municipal Government of Shenzhen endorsed the campus planning and design of SUSTech.

June

Prof. ZHU Shiqing, fellow of CAS, was appointed as the Founding President of SUSTech.

 

 

 

2010

September

Groundbreaking ceremony of SUSTech Campus Development was launched.

December

The Ministry of Education issued University Code for SUSTech (14325) and approved the plan for establishing SUSTech

 

 

 

2011

February

First 45 freshmen were enrolled.

March 

The First opening ceremony was held.

April

Interim Management Measures for SUSTech (Draft) and Council Bylaws of SUSTech (trial) were endorsed.

May

Interim Management Measures for SUSTech was issued by the Municipal Government of Shenzhen.

July

Board of Trustees of SUSTech held its maiden meeting and approved Board of Trustees Bylaws of SUSTech and Bylaws of SUSTech

September

Inauguration of Zhiren Residential College.

December

The SUSTech Education Foundation was founded on the maiden meeting of its 1st Board of Trustees.

 

 

2012

February

The Advisory Committee of SUSTech was founded with 5 world-class academic authorities as members: Henry Yang, Chih-Ming Ho, Yu-Chong Tai, Chen Gang, Zhang Xiang, were on the committee.

April

The Ministry of Education endorsed the establishment of SUSTech

May

The Second Session of the 1st Board of Trustees of SUSTech was held in Shenzhen.

June

7 talents of SUSTC were included in the Young Overseas High-level Talents Introduction Plan released by Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee Head, the number of which tops sixth nationwide.

July

The First Session of Advisory Committee of SUSTech was held, electing YANG Zuyou, President of University of California, Santa Barbara, as Chairman.

September

SUSTech held the opening ceremony.

 

 

 

2013

August 

388 students of Grade 2013 registered

September 

Inauguration of Shuren Residential College, the second Residential College of SUSTech.

 

 

2014

January 

Dr. LI Ming took office as Chairman of the University Council.

March 

3,306 students from 15 provinces nationwide took our independent entrance examination.

June 

UNESCO signed MOU with the Municipal Government of Shenzhen to set up a category 2 center in SUSTC.

July

Signing ceremony was held for the Initial Written Proposal of Shenzhen International Friendship-city University League.

November 

Founding Ceremony and Inaugural Forum for Shenzhen International Friendship-city University League was held. Members from 28 universities globally delivered messages for accelerating global higher education cooperation and exchange.

 

 

2015

January

2015 SUSTech’s Commencement was held.

January 

Prof. CHEN Shiyi, fellow of CAS and former Vice President of Peking University, took office as the second President of SUSTech.

March 

The fifth session of the first Board of Trustees was held. XU Qin, Chairman of Board, issued the Letter of Appointment to Prof. CHEN Shiyi.

May

The sixth session of the first Board of Trustees was held, appointing WU Chuangyue and TANG Tao Vice Presidents of SUSTech. Bylaws of SUSTech and disciplinary planning were approved in principle.

May 

UNESCO signed trust fund agreements with Shenzhen to set up a higher education innovative center based in SUSTech.

July

The admission for undergraduate 2015 was closed, with 937 students enrolled, 329 more than that of 2014, increased by 54%.

August

Freshmen registered. Total number of students on campus has exceeded 2,100.

September 

2015 Opening Convocation was held with 3,000 teachers and students attended.

September

Department of Education of Guangdong Province, Shenzhen Municipal Government and SUSTech Signed the Agreement of the Co-construction of SUSTech to be a High-level University of Science and Engineering.

   

 

 

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