Scientific Achievements

Scientific Achievements

By the end of 2020, 12,284 academic articles had been published in internationally recognized academic journals, including 8,885 in SCI. Additionally, 629 patents had been certified. The University also received multiple scientific awards, including one national science and technology award, 7 provincial and ministerial science and technology awards, 15 Shenzhen science and technology awards, IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award, Gordon Bell Prize, Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award, Xplorer Prize and the Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award.

In 2020, SUSTech won 787 government-sponsored science and technology projects, with a total funding of 1.524 billion RMB, an increase of 19% compared with 2019, and 206 non-government-sponsored projects, with a total funding of 299 million RMB. In 2020, 4,247 articles were published, including 3,207 SCI papers. Additionally, 276 patents had been certified. The latest Nature Index Ranking (November 1, 2019-October 31, 2020) shows that SUSTech was ranked 46th globally and 13th in China. The Nature Index fractional count was 207.56. Chemistry, material science, engineering, and clinical medicine have been ranked among the global top 1% of Clarivate’s Essential Science Indicators (ESI).

In 2020,SUSTech published 16 papers in Nature and Science, including 8 as the corresponding unit.


  • Department of Biology Professor Hongwei Guo’s research teamDepartment of Biology Professor Hongwei Guo’s research team

  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering Associate Professor Weishu Liu’s research groupDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering Associate Professor Weishu Liu’s research group

  • Academician Xueming Yang and Associate Professor Tiangang Yang’s research groupAcademician Xueming Yang and Associate Professor Tiangang Yang’s research group

  • Academician Xueming Yang’s research groupAcademician Xueming Yang’s research group

  • Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Professor Yan Zheng’s research teamDepartment of Environmental Science and Engineering Professor Yan Zheng’s research team

  • Academician Dapeng Yu’s research groupAcademician Dapeng Yu’s research group

  • The Second Affiliated Hospital of SUSTech Professor Zheng Zhang’s research groupThe Second Affiliated Hospital of SUSTech Professor Zheng Zhang’s research group