Established by the Municipality of Shenzhen, the Southern University of Science and Technology is a publicly funded university in the Guangdong Province.
The SUSTech is a university dominated by science and engineering, combining part of characteristic humanities social sciences and management subjects.
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.
The undergraduate admission of SUSTC adopts comprehensive evaluation enrollment mode based on national college entrance examination, in which the college entrance examination achievement accounts for 60%, SUSTC autonomous ability test scores accounts for 30% (interview scores accounts for 5%), the high school proficiency test accounts for 10%, ranking from high to low based on candidate's "631" comprehensive score. Comprehensive evaluation enrollment mode has eliminated disadvantages such as "only scores statement", "college entrance examination decides one life" and "one-sided examination-oriented education" in traditional systems of examination and enrollment, which is conducive to selecting excellent students with subject expertise and innovation potential. The enrollment mode was firstly implemented by SUSTC in 2012, leading the reform process of national college examination system.
The new students’ enrollment of SUSTC strictly obeys the comprehensive evaluation enrollment mode and isn’t determined by college entrance examination achievement. We can see from the admission results that freshmen of SUSTC have higher score in ability test, excellent grade of high school achievement test, and good interview performance; their college entrance examination achievements can reach middle level of "985" universities. Only from the analysis of college entrance examination achievements, the average scores of freshmen from majority provinces ranking in top 2% of science students. Different from the way that only based on college entrance examination achievements, SUSTC will not enroll students who have high grades but without great ability test scores; the number is about 20% of all admissions. Meanwhile, SUSTC will enroll some students who have great ability test scores, high innovation ability, even though they do not have prominent college entrance examination achievements; the number is close to 20% of all admissions.