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.
“Top-tier research universities shall match top-tier humanities education.”
In order to become an international, high level and research-oriented world-class university, Southern University of Science and Technology has clearly defined and fully implemented humanities education as one of the most important components of our disciplines. The goal of the Center is to create and develop a humanistic environment in our university, to provide top-tier humanities education and a wide range of creative humanities practices both inside and outside of the campus. As a result, our graduates can not only master the professional knowledge of science and technology, but also have the spirit of humanities and the profoundness of thought, to meet the society’s demand and become talents with the ability of interdisciplinary thinking and creativity.
The Humanities Center is a first class affiliated institutional department of Southern University of Science and Technology. In order to develop the humanistic education in our school, the Humanities Center is structured with the principle of "simplification, high efficiency, innovation and openness”. The Humanities Center breaks through the traditional bureaucratic system and applies a innovative development system regarding to teaching and research and the faculty’s formation.
The Humanities Center establishes its teaching and research institutions and faculty in the form of “studio” which has comprehensive functions. The recent initial set up includes:
In the future we may set up new studio if development needs.
Southern University of Science and Technology implements the tenure-track system. The first positions in the Center include professors, associate professors, assistant professors and teaching lecturers. We welcome talents from both home and abroad who has a educational background of Humanities and possess a similar academic background, research interest and direction, and teaching methods with the above four studios in the Center. Our goal is to make the Humanities Centre a representative and exemplary field of humanistic education among top-tier science and technology universities.
The Director of the Humanities Center:
Mr. CHEN Yuehong
Chair Professor, Dean of the Shuli College, Member of the Academic Committee of the University.
In Peking University, Mr. Chen successively served as the professor of comparative literature, Distinguished Visiting professor of humanities of world literature, the member of the school committee, the dean of the Chinese department of Peking University. He also successively served as the lecturer, guest professor, exchange professor of many universities in Taiwan, South Korea and Macau. He is the vice president of Peking University Chinese Poetry Research Institute, and he awarded by the State Council as a special allowance expert. He is the vice president and director of the Organising Committee of China Society of Comparative Literature, the editor of the bilingual magazine “Comparative Literature and World Literature”, the chief expert of the National Major Social Sciences Project - "National Language Ability Research and Testing System Construction".
He has published many books, including “the Modernity of Literary Studies and the Fate of Cross-cultural Comparative Study", "Between the Similarity and Difference: Professor Chen Yuehong comparative poetics methodology", "Introduction to Comparative Poetics", “European Field Notes", "Chinese Nuo Culture”, and other academic monographs and papers. Mr. Chen’s works have been widely used as state designated textbooks of comparative literature which have been reprinted over 20 times.