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.
On May 12th 2017, University Council chairperson Guo Yurong led a delegation to visit the University of Hong Kong to hold talks with its President Peter Mathieson and other leaders of the university on collaborative research projects such as joint laboratories and doctoral training partnerships. The goal is to promote the two universities at a strategic level, and more broadly the links between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. On the same day, SUSTech President Chen Shiyi delivered a keynote speech at the 2017 Research Management Colloquium hosted by the University of Hong Kong and attended the panel discussion.
The delegation included Vice-President and Education Provost Wu Chuanyue, Associate Vice President, International Affairs and Chief Operating Officer Lu Chun, as well as the Municipal Head of Science, the Global Engagement office, chair professors from the Department of Chemistry, Department of Biology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Medical College Preparatory Office and various other departments concerned.
Group photo with University of Hong Kong senior management
At the scene of the talks
Peter Mathieson welcomed the visit of Guo Yurong and Chen Shiyi and pointed out that the University of Hong Kong's students, professors and leadership are all very excited about building closer relationships with SUSTech, relationships which have already made significant progress since last year. "As far as I know, the dual program PhD students are very satisfied with the University of Hong Kong admission standards, and its evaluation of SUSTech is very positive so I am confident about the future long-term cooperation between the two universities." Peter Mathieson said.
Guo Yu-rong thanked Mathieson for his warm reception. She pointed out that against the backdrop of the "Belt and Road initiatives" and deepening the ties between the coastal areas and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, joint projects and close relationships between SUSTech and the University of Hong Kong present new and exciting opportunities for sustainable development, innovation and vitality.
President Chen went on to point out that SUSTech and the University of Hong Kong have strong complementary strengths and a common philosophy: "SUSTech is a young university, just 7 years old, and the University of Hong Kong is 107 years old, they have more than a century of experience over us. So we consider the University of Hong Kong as an example to follow for us, to learn from their successful experience."
Major figures from the University of Hong Kong also attended the meeting, including Principal Vice-Chancellor and Dean Paul Tam, Executive Vice President of Finance Steven Cannon, Vice President of Research Andy Hor, Associate Vice President of Scientific Research MH Sham, Associate Vice President of China Affairs Isabella Wong, Vice President of Shenzhen Research Institute Dean Chen Yan and various other people.
Guo Yurong presents souvenirs to Peter Mathieson
In the morning, Chen was invited to present the keynote speech at the 2017 Research Management Seminar hosted by the University of Hong Kong to discuss the impact and effect of indicators such as publication and quotation of scientific research articles. As the first keynote speaker of the seminar, Chen introduced the mission of the SUSTech to boost innovation and build a modern university. He went on to say that the publication of scientific research articles and citations are indicators of a university's evaluation and scientific research management, but should not be used alone as they could give a one-sided interpretation of the University's performance.
President Chen delivers a keynote speech at the 2017 Research Management Seminar
2017 Research Management Seminar
Just a few days before on May 5, SUSTech Vice president of Research and Dean of Graduate School Tang Tao and University of Hong Kong Vice President Andy Hor signed the "University of Hong Kong - Southern University of Science and Technology letter of intent to establish a joint laboratory", which states that the two universities decided to establish a multi-functional joint laboratory to promote the construction of a scientific research cooperation platform, so that it gradually develops into a production and research base, and accelerates the two universities' scientific research, innovation, industrialization and internationalization development.
Contribution: Office of Global Engagement