SUSTech offers unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside the faculty to explore and tackle both fundamental and practical problems. 

The Global Engagement Office (GEO) is responsible for forming and implementing a coherent strategy to promote the University’s international development and global profile.

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 main duties of SUSTCEF is to accept the donations from the domestic and foreign associations, enterprises, trading companies and individuals, and establish the funding projects depending on the demands of the university and the wishes of the donors.


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Research is one of the three pillars of SUSTech, a state-run innovative university-led and managed by Guangdong Province, China. SUSTech aims to become a globally recognized high-level research university, an important base for China's major scientific and technological research and a world-class destination for first-rate innovative personnel.

Scientific research projects are the basis for supporting the training of high-quality talents. In 2012, SUSTech began to apply for science and technology planning projects. Since then, it has assumed a total of 239 projects of the country, Guangdong Province, and Shenzhen City, with funds totaling 134 million Yuan. These projects include:

Two key research projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation;
One outstanding youth project supported by National Natural Science Foundation;
One special project of Department of International Cooperation;
Four projects of preeminent youth fund of Guangdong Province; and
One peacock team project of Shenzhen City.

Research centers, laboratories, and other research platforms are at the core of SUSTech’s academic system. The university shall construct 26 interdisciplinary research centers in different stages, with three already operating.

The achievement of scientific research is also an important manifestation of scientific research strength. In the aspect of scientific research achievement, by the end of 2017, our school has published 3092 academic papers including 2595 journal articles, 431 conference papers, 66 academic treatises’ and authorized 66 patents.

There are 3 National Scientific and technological awards, two provincial and ministerial-level science and technology awards, and two scientific and technological awards in Shenzhen.

In 2016, the weighted papers of SUSTech us 44th China University Natural Index rankings, and the “Nature Index 2016 Rising Star List” supplement published by Nature in July 2016 revealed 100 high-quality scientific researchers in the world. Among the countries and institutions with the most significant growth in papers, SUSTech was ranked 62nd in the world, with the third highest growth rate in the world. In 2017, the weighted paper value of SUSTech in the Nature Index was 54.08 (November 2016 to October 2017), ranking SUSTech 28th among Mainland universities. In just three years, Southern University of Science and Technology has risen from 55th place in mainland China to 28th.

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