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


Total approved projects: 1884

Total funding: 3.56 billion RMB

2019 approved projects: 565 projects for more than 1.4 billion RMB in funding

2019 NSFC Funding: 214 projects for 154.7 million RMB in funding

2019 NSFC Funding Rate: 31.74% (1st among universities in Guangdong with more than 100 applications)

2019 Nature Index Ranking: 89th (globally), 19th (China)

2019 Nature Index fractional count (FC) : 126.49

Disciplines in ESI Top 1%: 3 (Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering)

Scientific Achievements

In 2019, SUSTech scholars published over 2608 papers, with over 2119 SCI papers. 154 patents were issued.

SUSTech scholars have succeeded in many fields, resulting in their receipt of globally-recognized awards.


Associate Professor Wang Fei – 2018 Shenzhen Youth Science and Technology Awards

Associate Professor Gu Meng – 2019 Shenzhen Youth Science and Technology Awards

Chair Professor Li Fengliang – "Outstanding Social Scientist Award" of Guangdong Province

Chair Professor Hisao Ishibuchi – Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award

Professor Liu Junguo – The 15th Science and Technology Award for Chinese Youth

Chair Professor Jiang Xingyu & Associate Professor Liu Weishu –2019 Xplorer Prize

Associate Professor Li Guixin – 2019 Outstanding Young Scholars Awards (Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation)

Research institutions and platforms

Scientific research institutions and platforms are specific institutions responsible for scientific research in schools. They are essential bases for gathering and cultivating outstanding scientific and technological talents, deploying advanced scientific research equipment, conducting high-level academic exchanges, and producing high-level scientific research results. They occupy a core position in the school's academic system.


Since its establishment, SUSTech has built and is building 58 scientific research platforms at various levels, including one national research platform, 19 provincial and ministerial research platforms, 36 municipal research platforms, and two district-level research platforms. There are six scientific research institutions under construction. The Grubbs Research Institute, International Center for Mathematics, and Sifakis Research Institute of Trustworthy Autonomous Systems were all approved by the Shenzhen Nobel Prize Scientist Laboratory. The Shenzhen Institute of Quantum Science and Engineering is one of the ten basic research institutions approved by Shenzhen.

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Research Centers

In order to build a world-class scientific research base with facilities for technological exchange, SUSTech has integrated its own disciplines to build several interdisciplinary research centers, led by our leading scientists.
More than 20 interdisciplinary research centers will be constructed in phases. There are currently four research centers that have been built so far, with a number of research centers under construction.

Technology Transfer Center

The Technology Transfer Center works with the various departments of SUSTech to work with their advanced technologies, examining the market for their technologies and managing the intellectual property on behalf of the university and its departments. It promotes the development of common industrial, key, and forward-looking technologies, to build the special characteristics of SUSTech. The accumulated and large-scale innovative technology transfer platform within SUSTech promotes the close connection between the advanced technology and market forces.

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Research Administration

The Office of Research provides strategy and support to researchers across campus.

The Office of Research assists research teams in preparing for grant applications, regulatory requirements, working with symposiums and overseas conferences, and a variety of other matters that maximizes the benefits to both the research teams and SUSTech.


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School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship