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 the afternoon of July 7th 2017, the 6th meeting of the Second Session of the SUSTech Education Foundation was held in the conference room of the administration building. Chairman and Director of the Foundation Guo Yurong, President of the Foundation Chen Shiyi, former Chairman of SUSTech Li Ming, Vice Chairman of the Foundation, Shenzhen Hongben Asset Management Limited Chairman of the Board Luo Jian, director of the Foundation, Zhengwei International Group Co., Ltd. Vice President Wen Hongfang, General manager of the software company Guo Jijun and other directors attended the meeting. The meeting was presided over by Ye Qin, vice president and secretary general of the board of directors and chief executive officer of the association.
On the site of the meeting
Ye Qin presided over the meeting and spoke
The meeting was started by visioning the 2017 Admissions short film. After the film, Ye Qin gave an overview of the operation mechanism, academic achievements and other aspects of SUSTech that to provide background information on the current general situation, and to demonstrate that SUSTech follows "international standards, cutting edge research, innovation and entrepreneurship", the key pillars of its philosophy.
At the meeting, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Foundation, Liang Gexi, also gave a summary of the work of the Foundation in 2016, as well as the 2017 Work Plan and a report on the first half of the implementation. During 2016, the Foundation closely focused on the university to develop strategic objectives, seize the opportunities and raise funds to develop rapidly, with the total support from the leaders of the university, the directors and the various donors. The Education Foundation also implemented a number of major projects, with income totalling over 100 million yuan, offering close to 1000 students the chance to study with scholarships and rewarding 128 outstanding professors. The target was also to complete the SUSTCEF-2016G001 project campus renovation of the old building, and for all these developments the university provided crucial support. The Education Foundation council agreed that in the future it will further improve the mechanism, develop resources, improve management, improve credibility, consolidate the basic efficiency of the network and strengthen the work force of the university.
The participants went on to review and approve the "2016 work summary and 2017 work plan and the implementation of the first half of the year", "2016 annual audit report", "Funding plan for SUSTech kindergarten emergency project", as well as changes in the Foundation supervisors and other related matters. The meeting's conclusion was that the year 2016 was a fruitful year for the foundation and the fund raising of the university, and the directors endorsed the SUSTech Education Foundation's "vision of opening new horizons, strong driving force, full use of funds and example of corporate learning”.
During the meeting, important matters were discussed and decided
SUSTech President Chen Shiyi also gave a speech during the meeting in which he fully affirmed the Foundation's important contributions to the development of the university, and sincerely thanked the directors of the foundation for their efforts. He also underlined the importance of developing university talents as a fast-track to spurring the country into a new stage. Currently the university's per capita science and technology funding is ranked seventh in the country, and its academic growth ranks third in the world. SUSTech is expected to become "China's Stanford", the most talked about and the most beautiful and competitive university in the country. Finally, SUSTech University Council Chairperson Guo Yurong, who is also the chairperson of the Foundation made a concluding speech. She thanked all members of the community for their care and support for SUSTech and its Education Foundation, and said that the Education Foundation lives up to its expectations in the development process, and has played a central role in ensuring the development of the university.
Chen Shiyi's speech
Guo Yurong's speech
Contributed by: SUSTech Education Foundation
Photos: Wu Bingzhen