Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public university founded in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone of China.
SUSTech offers an unparalleled learning and research experience at the scientific and technological frontiers.
SUSTech offers unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside the faculty to explore and tackle both fundamental and practical problems.
The Global Engagement Office (GEO) is responsible for forming and implementing a coherent strategy to promote the University’s international development and global profile.
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, the Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC) issued the second batch of Major Project funding, and SUSTech’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences Chair Chen Xiaofei - who is also a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences - and his team applied for the funds for their "Land Crustal Structure Detection of Air Gun Source Technology and its Applications”.
The project was selected and awarded 20 million yuan, the first time a SUSTech team receives such an amount.
The major projects are set up to stimulate scientific breakthroughs responding to critical needs of the country's economic, social, scientific and technological development as well as national security. They often include multidisciplinary and comprehensive research, and offer a support role aimed at enhancing the innovative ability of China's research sector. Applicants must have an excellent track record in the field as well as a high influence and strong ability to lead the research team.
Chen Xiaofei’s team has been active in the frontiers of geophysical sciences for many years and has undertaken key projects and presided over research groups with the National Natural Science Foundation of China, but also with the Outstanding Youth Fund, various international projects, and the 973 National Project affiliated with the Ministry of Science and Technology.
In addition to Professor Chen’s success, during the statement of the Natural Science Foundation of China for 2017, SUSTech President and member of the Chinese Academy of Science Chen Shiyi obtained funding from the Strategic Project of Major Research Program. Other successful applicants include Chair Professor Guo Hongwei from the Department of Biology, Associate Professor Jaewon Park from the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering and visiting scholar Dr. Shivam Gupta from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
In total, SUSTech had more than 100 projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2017 - 48 more than last year - and the total amount of funding approved reached 90 million yuan, an increase of 218% compared to last year.
Contributed by: Office of Research
Designed by: Qiu Yan
Translated by: Jeremy Welburn / Yingying Xia