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South China University of Technology

South China University of Technology
华南理工大学
Former names
South China Institute of Technology[1]
Motto博学慎思 明辨笃行
Motto in English
Study Extensively, Enquire Accurately; Discriminate Clearly, Practise Earnestly
TypePublic coeducational
Established1952; 72 years ago (1952)
Academic affiliation
Project 985
Double First-Class Construction
Excellence League
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance (GHMUA)
PresidentLiqun Zhang (2021-)
Academic staff
2,917 (2018)[2]
Undergraduates24,861 (full-time, 2018)[2]
Postgraduates17,144 (2018)[2]
3,352 (2018)[2]
Other students
International students: 1,829 (2018)[2]
Address
Wushan Campus (North Campus):
381 Wushan Rd, Tianhe District
University Town Campus (South Campus):
382 Waihuan Dong Rd, HEMC, Panyu District
Guangzhou International Campus (GZIC):
777 Xingye Dadao Xi, Panyu District
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CampusMultiple Sites
Websitewww.scut.edu.cn (in Chinese)
www.scut.edu.cn/en (in English)
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese华南理工大学
Traditional Chinese華南理工大學
University rankings
BCUR National[3] Domestic 26
Wu Shulian National[4] Domestic 20
CUAA National[5] Alumni 23
QS National[6] General =21
THE National[7] General 17–20
QS Asia
(Asia version)[8]
General =131
THE Asia
(Asia version)[9]
General =57
ARWU World[10] Research 101–150
QS World[11] General =392
THE World[12] General 251–300
USNWR World[13] General =219

The South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a public university in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It is affiliated with the Ministry of Education and co-sponsored with the Guangdong Provincial People's Government. The university is part of Project 211, Project 985, and the Double First-Class Construction.

The university is a multidisciplinary university focusing on engineering, combined with science, also promoting well coordinated development of management, economics, humanities and law.[1]

History

Main Gate, North Campus
Motto stone erected when this area was part of National Sun Yat-sen University during the 1930s
  • Formerly known as the South China Institute of Technology (华南工学院), it was established in 1952, through a reorganization process that unified the engineering schools and departments of major universities from five provinces in Central and Southern China, including the former National Sun Yat-sen University, Lingnan University, Hunan University, Guangxi University, South China Joint University, and four others.[14]
  • In 1960, it was selected as one of the National Key Universities, under the direct administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education.[15]
  • The University was renamed as South China University of Technology in 1988.[1]
  • In 1995, it was selected as one of the universities into which China will make a significant investment in the 21st century as part of Project 211.[15]
  • In 1999, it was rated "excellent" during the Undergraduate Teaching Assessment, and was among the first "Excellent Universities of Undergraduate Education" in the country. In the same year, a national science park was established with the authorization of the State Ministry of Technology and State Ministry of Education.
  • In 2000, authorization was given for the establishment of a Graduate School.[15]
  • In 2001, it became one of the 39 national universities sponsored by Project 985.[15]
  • In 2017, it became one of the 36 Class A Double First-Class Universities.[15]

Rankings and reputation

  • In the 2013 Leiden Ranking of universities according to the proportion of their scientific publications that rank among the top 10% in their field, SCUT was ranked 138th in the world, 11th in Asia, and 5th in China (excluding Hong Kong) behind Nankai University, Hunan University, University of Science and Technology of China, and Lanzhou University.[16]
  • As of 2023, QS World University Rankings placed the university at # 392 in the world.[17]
  • The university ranked 401-500th according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).[18]
  • The university ranked 301-400th according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).[19] In 2015, its engineering/technology and computer science was ranked 48th,[20] and its mathematics and chemistry were ranked 151-200th and 101-150th respectively among world universities.[21][22]
  • The university ranked 200-300th according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).[23]
  • The university ranked 151-200th according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).[24]
  • The university ranked 101-150th according to the 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).[25]
  • The university ranked 448th according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities.[26]
  • The university ranked 394th according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities.[27]
  • The university ranked 219th according to the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities.[28]

Campuses and Schools

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There are three SCUT campuses, both located in Guangzhou: Wushan Campus (or North Campus), University Town Campus (or South Campus, HEMC Campus) and Guangzhou International Campus (GZIC). The headquarters of the university are on the Wushan Campus.

Of SCUT's 32 schools, 17 are located on the Wushan Campus, 11 on the University Town Campus, and 4 on the GZIC.

Wushan Campus (North Campus)

Shaw Building of Humanities contributed by Run Run Shaw
Building No. 12 of the school of business administration, formerly used by the National Sun Yat-sen University law school
Shaw Building of Humanities and West Lake

This campus was formerly part of the National Sun Yat-sen University campus, and many buildings remain from that time.

17 schools:

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Automation Science & Engineering
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • School of Civil and Transportation Engineering
  • School of Electric Power
  • School of Electronic and Information Engineering
  • School of Food Science and Engineering
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Light Industry and Engineering
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Marxism
  • School of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
  • School of Physical Education
  • School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology
  • School of Public Administration

University Town Campus (South Campus)

South Campus

11 schools:

  • School of International Education
  • School of Arts
  • School of Bioscience and Bioengineering
  • School of Computer Science & Engineering
  • School of Design
  • School of Economics and Commerce
  • School of Environment and Energy
  • School of Journalism and Communication
  • School of Law
  • School of Software Engineering
  • School of Medicine

Guangzhou International Campus (GZIC)

D2 Zone of GZIC

4 schools:

  • School of Micro-electronics
  • School of Molecular Science and Engineering
  • Shien-Ming Wu School of Intelligent Engineering
  • School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

Alumni

Politicians and military

Athletes

Academics

Businesspeople

References

  1. ^ a b c "Introduction".
  2. ^ a b c d e "华南理工大学2017-2018学年本科教学质量报告" [Undergraduate Teaching Quality Report of 2017-2018, South China University of Technology] (in Chinese (China)). SCUT Information Disclosure Website. 2019-01-01. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  3. ^ "2023 Best Chinese Universities Ranking". Shanghai Ranking. 2023. Retrieved March 5, 2024.
  4. ^ "Wu Shulian University Ranking". Chinese Academy of Management Science. 2023. Retrieved March 5, 2024.
  5. ^ Chinese Universities Alumni Association (2024). "Alumni Association (22nd Edition): Chinese University Rankings 2024". Retrieved January 16, 2024. Alternative URL
  6. ^ "QS University Rankings 2024 - China (Mainland)". Top Universities. 2024. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  7. ^ "THE University Rankings 2024 - China". Times Higher Education (THE). 2024. Retrieved October 21, 2023.
  8. ^ "QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2024. Retrieved November 8, 2023.
  9. ^ "Asia University Rankings 2023". Times Higher Education. 2023. Retrieved August 21, 2023.
  10. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities". Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 2023. Retrieved August 20, 2023.
  11. ^ "QS World University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2024. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  12. ^ "THE World University Rankings". Times Higher Education. 2024. Retrieved October 21, 2023.
  13. ^ U.S.News & World Report (2022). "Best Global Universities - US News". Retrieved July 20, 2023.
  14. ^ "History & Mission". www.scut.edu.cn. Retrieved 2022-11-03.
  15. ^ a b c d e "History & Mission". www.scut.edu.cn. Retrieved 2022-11-03.
  16. ^ "CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013". Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) and Leiden University. Retrieved 19 March 2014. For details on the survey's methodology, see "CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013". Data collection.
  17. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2024". Top Universities. Retrieved 2023-08-16.
  18. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  19. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  20. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences - 2015". 2015-09-24. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Mathematics - 2015 | 2015 Top 200 Universities in Mathematics | ARWU-SUBJECT 2015". 2015-09-26. Archived from the original on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  22. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Chemistry - 2015 | 2015 Top 200 Universities in Chemistry | ARWU-SUBJECT 2015". 2015-09-26. Archived from the original on 2015-09-26. Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  23. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  24. ^ "South China University of Technology | Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2020 | Shanghai Ranking - 2020". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
  25. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2023-08-16.
  26. ^ "South China University of Technology in China | US News Best Global Universities". 2015-01-09. Archived from the original on 2015-01-09.
  27. ^ "South China University of Technology in China | US News Best Global Universities 2017". 2017-02-03. Archived from the original on 2017-02-03.
  28. ^ "Best Global Universities Rankings: South China University of Technology 2023". U.S. News & World Report. 2022-10-24. Retrieved 2022-11-02.
  29. ^ "Professor He Jingtang".

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