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 July 24 2017, SUSTech signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Taizhou municipal government. The signing ceremony was held in Taizhou, and SUSTech University Council Chairperson Guo Yurong, President Chen Shiyi, Secretary-General Wang Yongjie, chief accountant Ye Qin and the heads of other related departments were there to attend. Taizhou Municipal Party Committee Secretary Wang Changrong, Taizhou Municipal Committee member and Mayor Zhang Bing, Taizhou Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee member Yuan Mao Rong and Taizhou CPPCC Chairman Chen Weiyi were also present for the ceremony.
In early June this year, Wang Changrong led a delegation composed of Taizhou party and government members to visit SUSTech, and the two sides exchanged on environmental pollution control, personnel training, scientific research and technology transfer and other aspects. They agreed to join forces to build a solid foundation, of which the signed agreement is the first step.
At the signing ceremony, Chen Shiyi and Zhang Bing represented both parties as they signed the "Taizhou Municipal People's Government and the Southern University of Science and Technology strategic cooperation agreement". Chen Shiyi and Taizhou Municipal People's Congress deputy director, Taizhou Bay circular economy industrial agglomeration area management committee Director Cheng Jin also signed the Taizhou academician expert workstation cooperation agreement. Chen also officially signed his position as adviser to Taizhou Municipal People's Government.
Guo Yurong speaks
Guo Yurong gave a speech to the guests at the signing ceremony. She stressed that SUSTech and Taizhou will carry out scientific and technological innovation at the core of this strategic long-term cooperation, bringing complementary advantages and mutual benefits for both parties for the service of local economic and social development, training top-notch innovative talents and promoting scientific and technological innovation. This is the first time SUSTech signs a strategic agreement with a local government, which will give the university a chance to showcase and apply its scientific and technological innovations in a concrete application.
Chen Shiyi also spoke at the signing ceremony, saying that the appointment of SUSTech members as consultants for the Taizhou Municipal People's Government was a great honor, and he thanked the people for their trust. Taizhou has a long history, and a rich cultural heritage, and currently it has significant development prospects. SUSTech and Taizhou's industry scene will be a perfect fit, paving the way for a solid foundation of collaboration. He concluded by saying he hoped that the two sides would make the most of each other's advantages, and that working together would further stimulate innovation.
Wang Changrong speech
Wang Changrong said that SUSTech has become an international high-level research university and a national comprehensive reformer of higher education. With electronic and electrical engineering, mechanics and energy engineering, biomedical engineering and other key disciplines, it will be in a great position to guide and cooperate Taizhou's industry. Together they will establish the Taizhou-Shenzhen Innovation Center, to strengthen personnel exchanges and cooperation, and establish long-term, stable and comprehensive strategic cooperative relations with the municipality's industrial, ecological and cultural players.
Before signing the ceremony, Guo Yurong and Chen Shiyi visited the Taizhou Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and the Taizhou Museum.
The strategic cooperation agreement has been the focus of the national and local media, and included coverage by the People's Daily, Taizhou Daily, Taizhou Radio and Television and other mainstream channels reporting on the signing ceremony.
Source: Taizhou Daily
Edited by: Jeremy Welburn