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 June 15th 2017, the SUSTech Experimental Education Group in the Nanshan District Building Lixiangju conference room held its opening ceremony, during which the Nanshan District Government and SUSTech signed a cooperation agreement.
Deputy secretary of the Nanshan District, Wang Qiang, the mayor of the district government, Wang Lide, deputy head of the district, Education Bureau Director Liu Genping and other special guests attended the meeting to witness the opening ceremony.
Guo Yurong, Chairperson of the University Council of SUSTech gave a speech at the ceremony. She said the SUSTech Experimental Education Group jointly established with the Nanshan District government is a first for the city as well as for SUSTech, and aims to deliver innovative solutions by combining the complimentary strengths of the two parties. It will play a significant role in higher education policies, and create synergies by making the most of the best educational resources and social services.
Chen Shiyi said at the meeting that he hoped to further develop innovative talents and enhance the Nanshan District through the cooperation agreement. He said he believed that SUSTech's talents and innovation will be able to drive the group's experimental development, because itself has the characteristics of a distinctive experimental school. The joint effort is of great significance not only in the basic education of primary and secondary schools, but also in many other fields such as medicine and healthcare.
Wang Qiang said that the Nanshan District government believes education is the largest livelihood project, and to promote the balanced development of education is an important step to promote the structural reforms and to narrow the inequalities between regions. SUSTech is the standard-bearer of China's higher education reform, and he hoped that the group's formation would be the starting point of a great step forward, to create the flagship of Nanshan district's modern and innovative education.
The SUSTech Experimental Education Group is located in Xili University Town Area, close to the SUSTech campus, Tang Lang primary school and and other key educational institutions. The group will take the form of a council as a decision-making and supervision organ, and fully introduce university resources to promote cooperation and reform within education. It will also establish a special fund to support local schools and institutions.
Edited by: Jeremy Welburn