Established by the Municipality of Shenzhen, the Southern University of Science and Technology is a publicly funded university in the Guangdong Province. 

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.

History

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History    2007-2015

2007

March

 Government work report endorses the plan for establishment of SUSTech. 

 

 

2008

March

Planning Committee is founded, responsible for approval and establishment of the university and admission affairs.

 

2009 

January

Municipal Government of Shenzhen endorses the campus planning and design of SUSTech.

June

Prof. Zhu Shiqing, fellow of CAS, is appointed as the Founding President of SUSTech.

 

 

 

2010

September

Groundbreaking ceremony of SUSTech Campus Development is launched.

December

The Ministry of Education issues University Code for SUSTech (14325) and approves the plan for establishing SUSTech. 

 

 

 

2011

February

First 45 freshmen enroll.

March 

The First opening ceremony held.

April

Interim Management Measures for SUSTech (Draft) and Council Bylaws of SUSTech (trial) are endorsed.

May

Interim Management Measures for SUSTech are issued by the Municipal Government of Shenzhen.

July

Board of Trustees of SUSTech held its maiden meeting and approved Board of Trustees Bylaws of SUSTech and Bylaws of SUSTech

September

Inauguration of Zhiren Residential College.

December

The SUSTech Education Foundation is founded on the maiden meeting of its 1st Board of Trustees.

 

 

2012

February

The Advisory Committee of SUSTech is founded with 5 world-class academic authorities as members: Henry Yang, Chih-Ming Ho, Yu-Chong Tai, Chen Gang, Zhang Xiang, on the committee.

April

The Ministry of Education endorses the establishment of SUSTech

May

The Second Session of the 1st Board of Trustees of SUSTech is held in Shenzhen

June

7 talents of SUSTech are included in the Young Overseas High-level Talents Introduction Plan released by Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee Head, ranking the university 6th nationwide.

July

The First Session of Advisory Committee of SUSTech is held, electing YANG Zuyou, President of University of California, Santa Barbara, as Chairman.

September

SUSTech holds opening ceremony

 

 

 

2013

August 

388 students enroll

September 

Inauguration of Shuren Residential College, the second Residential College of SUSTech

 

 

2014

January 

Dr. Li Ming takes office as Chairman of the University Council.

March 

3,306 students from 15 provinces nationwide take the SUSTech independent entrance examination

June 

UNESCO signs MOU with the Municipal Government of Shenzhen to set up a category 2 center in SUSTech

July

Signing ceremony held for the Initial Written Proposal of Shenzhen International Friendship-city University League.

November 

Founding Ceremony and Inaugural Forum for Shenzhen International Friendship-city University League held. Members from 28 universities deliver message promoting more global higher education cooperation and exchange.

 

 

2015

January

2015 SUSTech’s Commencement is held

January 

Prof. Chen Shiyi, fellow of CAS and former Vice President of Peking University, takes office as the second President of SUSTech

March 

The fifth session of the first Board of Trustees held. Xu Qin, Chairman of Board, issues the Letter of Appointment to Prof. Chen Shiyi.

May

The sixth session of the first Board of Trustees is held, appointing Wu Chuangyue and Tang Tao Vice Presidents of SUSTech. Bylaws of SUSTech and disciplinary planning is approved in principle.

May 

UNESCO signs trust fund agreements with Shenzhen to set up a higher education innovation center based in SUSTech.

July

The admission for undergraduate 2015 ends with 937 students enrolled, 329 more than the previous year, representing a 54% increase.

August

Freshmen registration, with total number of students on campus exceeding 2,100.

September 

2015 Opening Convocation held with 3,000 teachers and students attended

September

Department of Education of Guangdong Province, Shenzhen Municipal Government and SUSTech sign the Agreement of the Co-construction of SUSTech to be a High-level University of Science and Engineering.

   

 

 

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