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Shantou University is a comprehensive university in Guangdong Province established with the approval of the State Council in 1981. It is a provincial-ministerial university jointly established by the Ministry of Education, Guangdong Province, and the Li Ka-Shing Foundation. It is also the only private foundation in the world-Li Ka-Shing. A public university continuously funded by the foundation. The school covers an area of 1990.20 acres, with a construction area of 570,100 square meters.


The school has received cordial care and strong support from the central and local governments since its establishment. In 2011, Shantou University was listed as a pilot unit for the comprehensive reform of self-sponsored education in Guangdong Province. Since 2012, the Ministry of Education, the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and the Li Ka-Shing Foundation have jointly established Shantou University; in 2015, Shantou University has entered a high-level university in Guangdong Province. The construction of key disciplines projects ranks; In 2016, the Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology co-founded by Shantou University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology was formally established with the approval of the Ministry of Education and enrolled for the first time in 2017. In November 2018, the school was approved as the first experimental demonstration school of the higher education system and mechanism reform in Guangdong Province.


The construction and development of the school have been supported by the famous patriot and international entrepreneur Mr. Li Ka-shing. The Li Ka-Shing Foundation has supported Shantou University with more than 10 billion Hong Kong dollars and has supported the school to carry out several educational reforms in terms of talents and resources.


The school currently has 1 national key discipline, has set up "Changjiang Scholars" distinguished professor positions, 5 post-doctoral research stations, 3 first-level discipline doctoral degrees, 15 first-level discipline master degrees, including first-level disciplines The number of points covered, our school has 39 second-level discipline doctoral degree authorization points, 104 second-level discipline master degree authorization points, 15 master professional degree authorization points; 4 key disciplines (clinical medicine, chemistry, and chemistry) in high-level universities in Guangdong Province , Marine Science, Mathematics), 8 key disciplines in Guangdong Province (including 1 key discipline of Climbing Peak: basic mathematics; 5 key disciplines of advantage: chemistry, mechanical design and theory, clinical medicine, basic medicine, biology; characteristic key disciplines (2: Marine Biology, Pharmacology); 1 Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, 1 Joint Laboratory for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Education, 5 Key Laboratories of Guangdong Province, 1 Joint Laboratory of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, International Science and Technology Cooperation of Guangdong Province 4 bases, 4 key laboratories of universities in Guangdong Province, 3 key laboratories of Guangdong Provincial Department of Health, 1 key industry technology innovation platform in Guangdong Province, 8 engineering technology research centers in Guangdong Province, and demonstration base for the integration of industry, education and research in universities in Guangdong Province 4, 3 Guangdong University Engineering Technology Research Centers, 6 Guangdong University International and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Cooperation Innovation Platforms, 2 Guangdong University Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Bases, 1 Ministry of Education (National) Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center.


There are 16 experimental teaching demonstration centers for colleges and universities in Guangdong Province, 2 innovative experimental areas for talent training model of the Ministry of Education in 2007, 10 provincial-level innovative experimental areas for talent training model; 7 national-level first-class undergraduate professional construction sites (Law, Chinese Language and Literature) , Mathematics and applied mathematics, biotechnology, mechanical design and manufacturing and its automation, clinical medicine, visual communication design), 12 provincial-level first-class undergraduate professional construction sites (civil engineering, business administration, electronic information engineering, computer science and technology, application Chemistry, marine science, international economics and trade, accounting, English, nursing, journalism, product design), 2 national-level professional comprehensive reform pilots (clinical medicine, mechanical design and manufacturing and automation), national-level specialty construction 7 points (business administration, art design, law, clinical medicine, mechanical design and manufacturing and automation, civil engineering, radio and television journalism), 2 provincial-level first-class undergraduate professional construction points (civil engineering, business management), provincial level 13 characteristic major construction sites; 4 excellent courses from the Ministry of Education (national), 5 first-class undergraduate courses from the Ministry of Education (national), 23 first-class provincial undergraduate courses, and 2 excellent resource sharing courses from the Ministry of Education (national) , 2 bilingual teaching demonstration courses of the Ministry of Education (national level), 1 virtual simulation experiment teaching project of the Ministry of Education (national level), 1 teaching team of the Ministry of Education (national), 5 famous brand majors in Guangdong Province (electronic information engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Clinical Medicine, Business Administration, Nursing), 7 key majors in Guangdong Province (Clinical Medicine, Civil Engineering, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Design and Manufacturing and Automation, Biotechnology, Nursing, Journalism, Note :The last 5 are construction items Project), the clinical medicine major of the "5+3" integrated training model has been established, and a complete talent training system from undergraduates to doctoral students has been formed.


The school has 12 schools including the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Science, the School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Business, the Changjiang School of Art and Design, the Changjiang School of Journalism and Communication, the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the School of International Studies, the School of Marxism, and the School of Continuing Education. The college recruits doctoral, master, and undergraduate students from all over the country (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan). It also has a graduate school and 9 residential colleges (academies). There are more than 15,000 full-time students, and it has cultivated nearly all kinds of talents for society. 130,000 people.


The school has established several scientific research institutions that can not only carry out basic scientific research but also directly serve local economic construction, including the key laboratory of intelligent manufacturing technology of the Ministry of Education, the key laboratory of marine biotechnology, and the key experiment of digital signal and image processing technology. Laboratory, Key Laboratory of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Immunopathology, Key Laboratory of Structure and Wind Tunnel, Local Government Development Research Institute, Guangdong-Taiwan Enterprise Cooperation Research Institute, etc. The library fully implements computerized management and is committed to building a modern digital library. There are 1,761,500 books and 3,288,100 e-books. The school’s campus network was established in 1990, and the current campus network has been extended to every building on the campus. Students can access the Internet directly from the dormitory. The school’s teaching and research experimental equipment are at the advanced level of domestic universities.


The school has five affiliated hospitals, one dental clinic, and five trusting hospitals, with a total of 6610 beds. Among them, the First Affiliated Hospital hosted 9 community health service centers, forming a “close medical consortium with cross-administrative affiliation, cross-asset ownership, and covering primary to tertiary medical institutions”; in the “2018 China's prefecture-level city hospitals” Ranked sixth in the “Top 100 Competitiveness”, and was selected as the first batch of key construction units of the “Fengfeng Plan” for the construction of high-level hospitals in Guangdong Province; won the “National Top 100 Hospitals” and “Tier-A” hospitals, providing good medical students Medical practice opportunities.


The school continues to expand its international influence, has been shortlisted many times in the world's authoritative university rankings, and entered the Times Higher Education-related rankings for six consecutive years. In 2021, it ranks 51st among mainland Chinese universities in the world university rankings. Expanding international exchanges and cooperation, the school has now cooperated with the United States 100 universities in 26 countries and regions, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Japan, Russia, Australia, Germany, etc., have established close academic exchanges and cooperation. At the same time, they actively invite many well-known scholars from top universities at home and abroad to visit the school. Teachers and students offer courses and lectures.


The school focuses on the education goal of "ambition, knowledge, perseverance, and promising", adhere to student-oriented, and continues to reform the university management system and innovate talent training models. From exploring the international benchmark credit system, systematically integrating the medical education model, innovating the CDIO engineering education model to constructing the OBE result-oriented integrated education model; from carrying out quality development activities, public service courses, promoting residential colleges, and fully implementing the college system; from Sunshine financial system to the annual salary system for teachers, and then to the reform of the "four academies and two departments" major department system... Many reforms are the first in domestic universities, and they are highly praised by Comrade Li Lanqing as the "test ground for the reform of Chinese universities."


In the future, the school will continue to focus on the construction of high-level universities, continue to deepen the reform of the system and mechanism, to achieve the "three-step" strategic goal established by the Fifth Party Congress of Shantou University, and to build an "integrated development of arts, sciences, medicine, and industry, highlighting disciplines" Cross-characterized research universities” continue to struggle.

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