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.
Recently, Professor Zheng Chunmiao from the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering of SUSTech published a new study entitled "What controls the partitioning between baseflow and mountain block recharge in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau?", which was published by the Geophysical Research Letters, a top journal in the field of earth sciences.
The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, unofficially referred to as the "Asian Water Tower", plays a vital role in the water supply and ecosystem health in its lower reaches. The groundwater system is a key component of the hydrological cycle. However, due to the extreme climate, the complex terrain and the difficult data acquisition, the groundwater becomes more difficult to access, and studying the ecological hydrological processes and the climate change response in mountainous areas is increasingly challenging, particularly the lateral flow of mountainous areas is the quantified watershed scale water balance.
Professor Zheng selected a team to establish a regional three-dimensional groundwater numerical model in the Qilian Mountains in the northern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau for the first time. The model was calibrated using the base flow of years of flow inversion to simulate the regional groundwater flow field and further quantify the groundwater recharge and the ratio of the base flow to the lateral flow of the mountain. In the simulation process, the stratigraphic permeability attenuation model was tested, and the application range of the theoretical model in the actual watershed was systematically evaluated. The results provide important contributions to the quantification of groundwater in mountainous areas with complex terrain and river networks and the sustainable management of oasis water resources in the middle and lower reaches.
The work on arid zone ecological hydrological research team is another important achievement by Professor Zheng, and his first author director Yao Yingying (now a postdoctoral at the National University of Singapore). The study was supported as an integrated project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) major “Heihe River Basin Ecology - Hydrology Process Integration Research" project.
Topographic Geomorphology and Three - dimensional Groundwater Numerical Model in the Qilian Mountains in the North of the Qinghai - Tibet Plateau
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Contribution: Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
Edited by: Jeremy Welburn