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About Shezhen

Shenzhen’s a new city and full of exciting new things, and it’s constantly growing and expanding at what we call “Shenzhen speed.”

Whether you and your friends decide to head to the beach for the day, have a picnic in one of the many parks around the city, or take a day trip to Hong Kong or Guangzhou – the options are endless!

As a SUSTech student, you’ll be uniquely placed to get around easily and take advantage of all these unique opportunities in Shenzhen, Guangdong and the Pearl River Delta.

About SUSTech

SUSTech is a young public university founded by the Shenzhen Municipal Government and was officially recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education in April 2012. SUSTech aspires to be a globally-renowned university that contributes to the advancement of science and technology by excelling in interdisciplinary research, nurturing creative future leaders and creating knowledge for China and the world. Built around the three pillars of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and propelled by its global collaboration strategies, SUSTech has rapidly grown into a prominent higher learning institution active at the scientific frontiers. It addresses the priorities of regional and national development strategies while blazing the trail for China’s higher education reform and innovation.


According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, SUSTech ranked in the top ten among universities in mainland China for the past two years. The 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) placed SUSTech 1st in China for its quality of research (Field Weighted Citation Impact). In 2019 Nature Index’s Young Universities supplement list, SUSTech ranked 7th in the world.


SUSTech is comprised of College of Science, College of Engineering, College of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Business, and School of Medicine. Among SUSTech’s over 950 faculty members and staff, 90% have worked overseas, and 60% have worked or studied in a global top 100 university. The faculty includes 37 Academicians and 29 Distinguished Young Scholars of the National Nature Science Fund of China.


Living in the dormitories (single rooms for phd students) having either a lake or mountain view, students can awaken to a calm and pleasant vibe. With plenty of research buildings and laboratories within 10 minutes walk (or shuttle bus service), you can understand why students love living on campus.