FACTS   AND  FIGURES

Founded in 2012, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is centered around the pillars of Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, as one of China’s research-oriented public universities.

At its core, it aims to promote the goal of “Establish a World-Class University, Rooted in China,” to maximize the benefits to Shenzhen, Guangdong Province and China as a whole. As a testbed for higher education reform, SUSTech is a pioneer for pilot programs for new and innovative education programs intended to cultivate and nurture innovative talents.

Vision

Research

Innovation

Entrepreneurship

Missions & Goals

Mission to Serve

Contribute to the innovative development of China

Boost the economic and societal progress of Guangdong

Help Shenzhen become a modern, international, and innovative city

Mission to Innovate

Pilot higher education reform

Become a testbed for excellent research university practice

Develop a modern Chinese university systemy

University Goals

To be a world-class research university:

Cultivate future leaders with a global outlook

Conduct high-quality research

Become an engine for the sustainable development of the region

SUSTech 2050

Lay the foundation (2015-2020)

Start the benchmarking stage for the establishment of academ

ic disciplines, with significant progress to be made in targeted

fields towards national leadership in higher education.

Continue our excellence(2020-2025)

Become one of the first-tier and distinctive universities in China

across multiple academic fields

Reach for global impact (2025-2049)

Achieve development in all areas and enhance our global

impact for a truly great SUSTech.

Rankings

Nature Index   Chinese Mainland

  • 55th
  • 44th
  • 28th
  • 26th

Paper Quality Evaluation in mainland ChinaThe Academic Ranking
of World Universities (ARWU)(by eol.com)

43th

National level

3rd

Provincial level

1st

Shenzhen(city level)

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

ACADEMIC
STRUCTURE
7
Academics Colleges
Schools
  • College of Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Medicine
  • College of Life and
    Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities and
    Social Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Innovation and
    Entrepreneurship

Faculty

690

Full-Time Faculty
Including teaching
and research fellows

27

Members of Chinese Academy
of Science and Chinese
Academy of Engineering
(full-time faculty: 11)

19

The Chang Jiang Scholars Program

63

Recipients of the
National“ Thousand
Talents Program”

26

International Fellow

24

The National Nature Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars

Students

Total: 4327

Master’s Degree
Candidates

4104

undergraduate
students

1338

2018 Undergrate

Students Number

Undergraduate 4104

Graduate Students Number

Postgraduate students and doctoral students 1338

8

countries international

students come from

Where are they from ?
Latvia Lithuania Hungary Bulgaria Ukraine Russia Vietnam Cambodia Kazakhstan Malaysia Zimbabwe
After Graduation from
Undergraduate Degree

97.6 %

98.19%

2016

employment rate

2017

employment rate

90%

99%

Over 50% continue to study in world well-known universities,
including Cambridge\Oxford\Yale\-
Caltech\Columbia\U-Chicago)
Employed by High-tech enterprises,
Huawei,ZTE,Tencent, DJI

Graduate rate is about 90%
and job place is about 99%

Admissions

6+3+1

By using the innovative “6+3+1”
admission evaluation model,
SUSTech has been successful in
attracting students from across
the country.

22

Students come from 22
provinces across China.

2%

Accepted students finish in
the top 2% of their
graduating high school
class.

18%

In 2018, 18% of graduating
students received an
exemption from taking the
postgraduate entrance examination.

Campus Life

6Residential Colleges

99Student Clubs

  • 24

    Athletic

  • 48

    Cultural

  • 11

    Liberal Arts

  • 12

    Scientific

Faculty

Total Number: 690

26members of CAS & CAE.
26International fellow.
56Experts selected under National Thousand
Talents Program.
19The Chang Jiang Scholar Program.
22

The National Nature
Science Fund for Dis-
tinguished Young
Scholars

74

The Thousand Talents
Program for Young
Professionals

5

National Science Fund
for Excellent Young
Scholars

7

Ten-thousand
talents program

6

The State Council
Special Allowance
Expert

5

Pearl River Talent Plan

18

Guangdong High-level
Personnel of Special
Support Program

351

Shenzhen Peacock
Talents Plan

42

Shenzhen High-lev-
el Talents Plan

Winning Team

2017-2018
2014-2017
12
12
NO.1
0.32
Pearl River
Talent Plan
Shenzhen Peacock
Talents
Plan 12 projects
in Guangdong Province
Total funding
0.32 billion Yuan
Vibrant Learning
Environment
1
12
English Instruction
638
558
125

Student: Teacher learning ratio (1:12 )

Courses offered in 2017/18
. Top language instructors and experts
(18 foreign instructors )
. To train students with academic English,
communication and analytical skills
. To help faculty to teach better in English
. To assist researchers in academic
publishing in English
Total
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Research

106

Domestic Patents
Awarded

2068

Academic
Papers Published

2

Shenzhen scientific
research award

2

National scientific
research award

2

Provincial level scientific
research award

Funding
in 2018
531
Research Projects
Total funding 0.71 billion RMB
National Nature Science Fund Funding Rate: 38.18%
(higher than the national average of 17.15%)
830
50
8
80
Academic Environment(2018)

Seminars

International
Conferences

Visits by Nobel
Prize Laureates

Visiting
academicians

Scientific Research Platform

· High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
· Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
· Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
· Dual beam system (SEM / FIB)
· Micro and Nanofabrication Facility

40  companies by the end of 2018

Entrepreneruship
——
University
Eco-System
Global Reputation and Impact
International Centre for Higher Education Innovation Shenzhen China(ICHEI-SHENZHEN)
The 10th UNESCO Category 2 Institute in Education
Project countries: Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Pakistan, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia

SUSTech students
studying abroad

10 19 25
2015 2016 2017

No. of program

43 257 349
2015 2016 2017

No. of program

Global Partnerships
Since January 2015
agreements
undergraduate exchange
program
Times Higher Education
Asia Universities Summit
First time to take place in
mainland China
. Shenzhen International Friendship-City
University League
. Global Distribution of Member Institutions
. Initiated by SUSTech
. 11 countries, 25 colleges and universities
90

Summer Program

20

Winter Program

41

27