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.
SUSTech signed an enhanced Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King’s College London (King's or KCL), one of the world's leading research universities. This MoU aims to promote deeper collaboration between the two universities on education, healthcare, life and health sciences, etc. The United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox and Shenzhen Mayor Chen Rugui were present to witness the signing ceremony. British Consul General Guangzhou Karen Maddocks, Shenzhen Vice Mayor Gao Zimin, and King’s Deputy Vice President Tayyeb Shah also witnessed the ceremony.
The King’s delegation led by the President and Principal Ed Byrne, visited SUSTech on January 5th to extend the relation between SUSTech and King’s. This partnership will benefit SUSTech in its interdisciplinary research, academic and intellectual exchange, as well as enhance education, healthcare, life sciences both for the city and the university.
SUSTech President Chen Shiyi and King’s President Ed Byrne signed the enhanced MoU on behalf of the two universities.
Professor Chen said: “The collaboration between King’s, one of UK’s oldest universities, and SUSTech, one of China’s youngest research universities, will lead to enhanced opportunities for higher education and research in the fields of healthcare, life sciences, medicine, mathematics, etc.”
Professor Byrne said: “We feel excited for the opportunity to couple our world-leading expertise in Health with the innovative drive of SUSTech in the fast-growing Great Bay Area.”
Before the signing ceremony, SUSTech University Council Chairperson Guo Yurong and President Chen Shiyi met with the delegation led by the King’s President Ed Byrne in SUSTech. Both sides engaged in deep discussion regarding medical education and research.
King’s College London:
King’s is one of the oldest higher education institutions in England. King’s has produced 12 Nobel laureates, including Peter Higgs, a Nobel Prize Winner in Physics for his discovery of Higgs boson; 16 Heads of Government or State, and 34 current British MPs. King’s Clinical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Mental Health, Nursing and Dentistry are among the best in the world. Its highest world ranking in recent years was the 10th, and it was ranked 21st in 2017 QS Comprehensive Ranking.
Source: Office of Global Engagement
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Text: Xia Yingying
Photo: Wang Kaiqiang