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.
In Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), there is a group of women who work with self-confidence, intellect and wisdom. They are making incredible contributions to the development of SUSTech. For International Women’s Day, we interviewed several female teachers to understand their wishes and personal expectations.
Associate Professor Zhang Jinghong of the Center for Social Sciences set her research mainly on social and cultural anthropology, media and film anthropology as well as tea ceremonies. She said that being gentle and patient are necessary qualities for educators.
Tian Leilei is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. She said that as a researcher, we must be conscientious in doing research, which will not change because of the gender. I believe women can do as well as men in research areas.
Zheng Yan is the Chair Professor of School of Environmental Science & Engineering. She is enthusiastic about her love of field work. “The truth lies in practice. Field work is an essential part of my job and the most important part of doing research. More importantly, it can also be inspiring. Many good ideas are generated when running outside, it feels great. It may be similar to the feeling that Newton was struck by an apple."
Shi Jianghong is a teaching professor in the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at SUSTech. At the 6th Shenzhen Woman's Representative Assembly in December 2018, Shi Jianghong was elected to be the commissioner. She said “I am honored to contribute to the protection of the rights and interests of women and children. Maintaining woman's rights and interests is not only limited to basic rights and social welfare, but also reflected in promoting their voice. Society should encourage women to work their way into leadership positions and play a more important role on a broader stage.”
Xu Jiali, a member of staff from the Department of Finance, believes that SUSTech is very willing to protect the rights of female faculty and staff. These benefits ensure that staff can work hard while taking care of the family. She said that "With the development of society, we have seen more women play vital roles in various industries. I know many female colleagues in our department. They are not only gorgeous but also highly professional. This is what I think of the definition of modern women,"
Text: Tong Xiaojin
Translated and adapted: Pan Anting, Wu Yiqiu, Liu Jiaqi
Proofread: Chris Edwards, Xia Yingying
Photo: Wang Kaiqiang, Su Jiahui