Southern University of Science and Technology, abbreviated as “Southern University of Science and Technology”, is a national comprehensive reform pilot school for higher education. It is a full-time public higher education institution led and managed by Guangdong Province. The goal of the university is to quickly build an international high-level research university and an important base for China's major scientific and technological research and the cultivation of top-notch innovative talents. The University of Science and Technology of South China is dominated by science and engineering disciplines, with some characteristics of humanities and social sciences and economics, management and other disciplines.
In December 2010, the Ministry of Education agreed to prepare for the establishment of Southern University of Science and Technology. In April 2012, the Ministry of Education agreed to establish Southern University of Science and Technology, and gave the school the goal of exploring a modern university system with Chinese characteristics and exploring innovative talent training models.
As of the end of 2016, the University of Science and Technology of South China had signed contracts to introduce about 260 teachers, of which more than 90% had overseas work experience and more than 60% had working or studying experience in the world's top 100 universities. Including 14 academicians, 36 national "Thousand Talents Program" candidates, 12 Ministry of Education "Changjiang Scholars", 13 "National Outstanding Youth Science Fund" winners, 60 "Young Thousand Talents Program" 60 candidates, Shenzhen There are 147 people in the city's "Peacock Project". The campus covers an area of 2915.7 acres with a planned construction area of over 700,000 square meters. It has established 14 departments, 22 undergraduate majors, and 26 research centers. Carry out joint enrollment of graduate students with many famous universities at home and abroad.
In September 2016, the number of enrolled students reached 3,228, including 2,927 undergraduates, 7 international students, 164 graduate students, and 130 doctoral students. By 2020, the school will have 8,000 students, including 4,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. In the future, 1,000 undergraduates and 1,000 postgraduates will be recruited each year, and the number of students on campus will be maintained at nearly 10,000. More than 60% of the first two graduates were admitted to world-renowned universities, and the vast majority entered doctoral studies.