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 main duties of SUSTCEF is to accept the donations from the domestic and foreign associations, enterprises, trading companies and individuals, and establish the funding projects depending on the demands of the university and the wishes of the donors.
As of now, SUSTech has seen 25 companies start up as a result of high-tech projects, six of which have been incorporated into the Shenzhen Talent Peacock Plan. Through starting up companies with faculty members, SUSTech has managed to create a market capitalization of 800 million renminbi from research findings.
Since its inception, SUSTech has been closely tied with reform. After a series of progressive reforms, the university is currently ranked highly on the China sub-list of Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking): 3rd in Guangdong province, 43rd nationwide for overall quality, and 1st nationwide regarding the quality of its research.
It is also worth noting that SUSTech has built a system of production, education, research (PER) and technology transfer compatible with the innovation chain of Shenzhen.
Moreover, SUSTech made all these achievements in only six years, while most universities would take up to two decades to do so. How exactly did SUSTech succeed with reforms and experiments? A high-ranking source within the Shenzhen Education Bureau commented that SUSTech’s exploration in PER integration is an important factor.
SUSTech Vice President Tang Tao added: “SUSTech’s achievements in PER is the result of an effective mechanism of coordinative innovation, which involves the government, enterprise, and university. Having reformed its policies and education system, SUSTech strives to maintain its leading role in academic innovation while serving local industries according to regional and national strategies.”
The rest of the original report centers on case studies of SUSTech professors whose academic pursuits encouraged the university to eventually offer faculty members holidays for startup projects of academic nature. For more information, please click on the original article’s link (in Chinese):
Original Article by Reporter Li Zhen and Editor Wang Feng
English text by Fan Yining
Proofread by Chris Edwards