South China University of Technology is located in Guangzhou and is a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education. The campus is divided into Wushan Campus, University Town Campus and Guangzhou International Campus. It is the first "National Civilized Campus" to win the unit. The school has a long history and can be traced back to the first Class A industrial school of Guangdong Province established in 1918; it was formally established in 1952 during the adjustment period of national higher education institutions, and it was one of the four major engineering colleges in New China; it became a national key university in 1960; In 1981, it was approved by the State Council as the first batch of doctoral and master's degree granting units; in 1993, it was the first to establish a provincial-level joint construction in colleges and universities across the country; in 1995, it entered the ranks of "211 Project"; in 2001, it entered the ranks of "985 Project"; in 2017, it was selected as a "project". The list of "Double First Class" construction A-category universities will be ranked 151-200 in the "World University Academic Rankings" in 2020.
Today, South China University of Technology has developed into a comprehensive research university with expertise in engineering, integrating science, engineering, and medicine, management, economics, literature, and law. The overall level of light industry technology and engineering, architecture, food science and engineering, chemical engineering and technology, environmental science and engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, management science and engineering has entered the top 10% of the country; 10 disciplines It has entered the top 1% of the ESI global ranking of international high-level disciplines. Among them, the four disciplines of engineering, materials science, chemistry, and agricultural science have entered the top 1‰, and the number of selected universities ranks 6th in the national colleges and universities, and the first in South China.
Since its establishment, the school has trained more than 510,000 students of various types of higher education for the country, and a large number of graduate alumni have become Chinese scientific and technological backbones, famous entrepreneurs and leading cadres. The school is known as the cradle of engineers and entrepreneurs, and the employment rate of graduates has been among the top universities in the country and universities in Guangdong Province for many years. In 2017, it was selected as a national demonstration base for “double innovation”.
The school promotes the construction of first-class universities with its strong original scientific research and innovation capabilities. It has established 27 national scientific research platforms and 185 ministerial and provincial scientific research platforms. The number of universities ranks among the top universities in the country and the first in Guangdong. Since 2009, the accumulative number of patent awards won by Chinese universities ranks first in the country; in 2015, the index of patent technology transfer ranked first in the national universities.
In 2017, the Guangzhou International Campus of South China University of Technology was jointly established by the Ministry of Education, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou City and South China University of Technology. This is a new engine for the school's "double first-class" construction and development, and another new exploration in China's higher education. The campus adopts a “Chinese-oriented, international collaboration” approach, relying on the school’s existing superior subject resources and science and engineering characteristics, and strong alliances with no less than 20 world-renowned first-class universities such as Oxford University and the University of Michigan, and strive to achieve a high level , International, research-oriented, world-class model campus with new engineering characteristics.
At the new starting point of historical development, the school put forward the strategic goal of building a world-class university in 2052, which is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the school. The school will adhere to the school motto of "being learned, prudential, discerning, and acting", adhere to the establishment of a school by academics, a strong school with talents, an open and lively school, and a cultural revitalization. The school will carry forward the spirit of "being virtuous, learning, self-improving, pragmatic, innovative, and pursuing excellence", and firmly grasp the " It is an important opportunity for the construction of "Double First Class" and the construction of Guangzhou International Campus. Persist in connotation development, deepen comprehensive reforms, improve quality in an all-round way, and move forward courageously towards the goal of a world-class university.