Established by the Municipality of Shenzhen, the Southern University of Science and Technology is a publicly funded university in the Guangdong Province. 

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.

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In order to build a world-class base of scientific research innovation and a scientific exchange platform and develop the university into an international high level research university, the university is planning to build several interdisciplinary (or inter-category) integration research centers and interdisciplinary science research centers combining subject and major setup and centering on the leading professors.

The SUSTC research center is aimed at the new interdisciplinary disciplines of national great demand. Equipped with first-class innovation talents and world-class research and development equipment, the research centers will conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary study to make the research centers platforms for talents cultivation and knowledge and technology innovation in new interdisciplinary field. The research centers will be established with several featured laboratories to provide platforms of innovation and entrepreneurship for senior undergraduates and graduates. In addition, during research and collision of different ideas new disciplines may be generated and new discipline growth point will grow out. The research center should present that the researched subjects are edge leading and interdisciplinary. The research center would strive for sufficient scientific research funds and project support with the motivation to achieve influential scientific outcome and talents in interdiscipline. The research centers would do every effort to be the pioneer and leader in relevant fields in Asia, the center of high-level innovation talents in order to drive SUSTC to become one of the international high-level research universities.

Technology leaders and technical experts in research centers are introduced from domestic and overseas famous colleges and universities. The research teams consist of teachers in relevant field of departments. The teacher members in research teams should also bear teaching task. In addition, the centers could provide technical support and service for relevant enterprises by intimate cooperation with domestic relevant enterprises to realize an industry-university-research cooperation and build a first-class pubic teaching platform and research and development technology platform. The establishment of the centers would also play an important role in high-technology industry development in Pearl River Delta in Southern China (even in Hong Kong and Macao regions).

According to subject planning of the university, over 20 interdisciplinary research centers (see table 1) will be established stage by stage. At present, three research centers are under construction, material property manipulation and applied research center, science on micro-and nanoscale and project research center and life science research center. The other centers are under argumentation and preparation.

I. Material Property Manipulation and Applied Research Center

The center could conduct an atomic scale observation and analysis for the microstructure of materials using modern instruments and technologies and also provide equipment and technology support for scientific research in first-class disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, optical engineering, materials science and engineering and electronic science and engineering. The research fields mainly include: 1) material’s physical characterization and research; 2) organic electronic materials and devices; 3) molecule optical function materials; 4) function soft material nanometer materials; 5) nanomechanics and materials; 6) multiple level adulterated semiconductor material based on energy-band engineering; 7) advanced thin film functional materials.

The center starts construction in June 2011 and obtains equipment purchasing financial support from Shenzhen Development and Reform Committee. According to the construction planning, the center would consist of five laboratories, material structure and component study laboratory, electricity and magnetism surveying laboratory, optical measurement laboratory, thermomechanical analysis laboratory and nuclear magnetic resonance laboratory.

The center would be equipped with 50 sets of advanced equipments, mainly including scanning electron microscope (SEM), atomic force microscope (AFM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), powder x-ray diffractometer, high resolution x-ray diffractometer, X- spectrograph, physical property measurement system, multifunction measuring table, semiconductor tester, electrochemical workstation, micro-raman spectroscopy system, electron spin resonance spectrometer, solar energy simulator, physical absorption/ chemisorption analyzer, differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), microscale isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), massspectrum system, chromatograph system, laser dynamic light scatter (DLS), rheometer, circle two chromatographic instrument, microwave chemical reactor, super conducting NMR spectrometer (NMR) and magneto-optic superconducting magnet system.

II. Science on Micro-and Nanoscale and Project Research Center.

The center could provide equipment and technology support for scientific research in first-class disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, optical engineering, materials science and engineering and electronic science and engineering. The research fields mainly include: 1) physics and functions of surface and microscale; 2) green micro-nano electron device; 3) molecular device; 4) microelectronics; 5) wireless signal processing and system optimization; 6) new photoelectronic technique and display technique; 7) photon capture engineering on micro-and nanoscale; 8) biosensor; 9) nanometer materials. The research center is positioned to become the pioneer and leader in the field of micro-and nanoscale in Asia and would do every effort to make USUTC become one of the first-class research universities to cultivate innovation talents.

The center starts construction in June 2011 and obtains equipment purchasing financial support from Shenzhen Development and Reform Committee in December 2012. According to the construction planning, the center would consist of four laboratories, film preparation laboratory, photoetching laboratory, adulteration deposition and growth laboratory and polishing measurement and cleaning laboratory.

The center would be equipped with 24 sets of advanced equipments, mainly including molecular beam epitaxy system, magnetic control colorsplatter coating film, electron beam evaporation system, multisource integration evaporation system, nano-structure production and in situ imaging electrical test synthetic system, focused ion beam, photomask exposure machine, dry etching machine, atomic layer deposition equipment, oxidation- high temperature diffusion- low pressure chemical vapor deposition equipment, silicon wafer cutterbar, surface reaction and analytic system.

III. Life Science Research Center

The center could provide equipment and technology support for scientific research in first-class disciplines, such as biology, physics and chemistry. The research fields mainly include: 1) molecular biology; 2) cytobiology; 3) genomics and bioinformatics; 4) systems biology; 5) proteomics; 6) drug molecular design and synthesis; 7) biomolecular structure and functions.

The center starts construction in September 2012 and obtains equipment purchasing financial support from Shenzhen Development and Reform Committee in April 2014. According to the construction planning, the center would consist of four laboratories, DNA sharing platform, protein sharing platform, animal experiment platform and cell research platform.

The center would be equipped with 204 sets of advanced equipments, mainly including mass spectrometer, x-ray single crystal diffractometer, biomdecularinteraction analysis meter, albumen chromatograph, multipurpose efficient refrigerated centrifuge, independent rearing systems for rats and mice, fluorescence imaging system for small animals, ultrahigh resolution fluorescence microscope, laser scanning confocal microscope, transmission electron microscope, flow cytometer, fluorogenic quantitative PCR, fluorescence microscope (positive position), fluorescence inversion microscope system, gene chip system, high pressure freezing instrument, real-time cell imaging sysem, small transcriptome sequencing table, high resolution micro-ct system, fluorescent lifetime imaging system, cage shelf cleaning machine, pulse vacuum steam sterilizer, fluorescence reader, cell culture refrigerated centrifuge, carbon dioxide incubator and biosafety cabinet.


Table.1 Construction Planning of Research Centers



Name of the Research Centers




Science on Micro-and Nanoscale and Project Research Center

Electronic information and physics

Approved in 2012


Material Property Manipulation and Applied Research Center

New Material

Approved in 2012


Advanced Electronic Information Technology Center

Electronic information and internet

To be constructed


Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Research Center

Electronic information, advanced manufacturing and intelligent engineering

To be constructed


Advanced Manufacturing Research

Advanced manufacturing and mechanical engineering

To be constructed


Institution of Oceanography

Marine science and engineering

To be constructed


Aerospace Institution

Design of aircraft, motors and flight vehicle

To be constructed


Environment and Comprehensive Utilization Of Resources Research Center

Energy conservation, environment protection and resource

To be constructed


New Energy Research Center

New energy

To be constructed


Future Urban Study Center

Energy conservation, new energy, information and metropolis

To be constructed


Industrial Design and Art Innovation Center

Product design and culture innovation

To be constructed


Life Science Research Center

Biology and new medicine

Approved in 2013


Biological Medicine and Engineering Study Center

Biology, material and medical device

To be constructed


Nerve and Cognitive Science Study Center

Brain science and engineering and psychology

To be constructed


Health and Public Health Institution

Public health

To be constructed


The Animal Center


To be constructed


Big Data and Large-scale Computing Center

Medical care, aerospace, electron and information

To be constructed


Function Molecular Engineering Study Center

New medicine and molecular engineering

To be constructed


Base on Picometer Scale and Applied Study Center

Basic physics, new material and electronic information 

To be constructed


Soft Material Study Center

New material and physics

To be constructed


Financial Innovation Study Center


To be constructed


Nutrition and Caducity Study Center

Life and health

To be constructed


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