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Sun Yat-sen University was founded by Mr. Sun Yat-sen and has a tradition of running schools for more than 100 years. As a university directly under the Ministry of Education of China, Sun Yat-sen University has become a first-class domestic and internationally renowned modern comprehensive university through the joint construction of ministries and provinces. It now consists of three campuses, five campuses, and ten affiliated hospitals: Guangzhou campus, Zhuhai campus, and Shenzhen campus. Sun Yat-sen University is striding forward to become a world-class university and strives to become a global academic center.

Sun Yat-sen University has a solid foundation in humanities, social sciences, and science, medicine, and engineering. It continuously pursues academic innovation and runs schools with an international perspective. It has now formed the characteristics of "comprehensiveness, innovation, and openness". The school adheres to the direction of socialism with Chinese characteristics, adheres to the foundation of morality, and takes "both ability and political integrity, leadership qualities, family and country feelings" as the talent training goal; "faces the academic frontier, faces the major strategic needs of the country, and faces the country and region. "Economic and social development" is the basic orientation; it has established the development thinking of "three campuses and five campuses" in dislocation development and joint support. The school is working hard to promote the transformation from extensional development to connotative development, from conventional development to active development, and from the advantages of arts, sciences, and medicine to the development of arts, sciences, and medicine with their own characteristics and integration. Now, Sun Yat-Sen University is standing at a new starting point, and is striving to become a first-class socialist university with Chinese characteristics that is "the first phalanx of domestic colleges and universities and the ranks of world-class universities"!

Basic data 

Full-time teachers 4062 people
1640 people
Deputy Senior
1695 people
Full-time student 52977 people
Ordinary undergraduate
32100 people
14023 people
Ph.D. student
6565 people
Undergraduate major (right to run school) 136
Doctoral degree authorization point (first-level discipline) 49
Master degree authorization point (first-level discipline) 59
Professional degree category 37 types
Postdoctoral Research Station 45
campus 5
Guangzhou campus (including three campuses in the south, north, and east)
3 pcs
Zhuhai Campus
1 piece
Shenzhen campus
1 piece
Affiliated hospital 10 companies
International Cooperation College 1
National research institutions 27
Provincial and ministerial-level scientific research institutions 189
Local Research Institute 10 companies
Major platform 7
The total funding for running the school has grown rapidly: In 2019, the total revenue of the school's final accounts exceeded 9.1 billion yuan.

The school has strong discipline strength and outstanding influence: 19 disciplines are among the top 1% of ESI in the world, and the number of selected disciplines is second only to Peking University and Tsinghua University, and it ranks third among domestic universities with Shanghai JiaoTong University, Fudan University, and Zhejiang University. , Of which 16 subject areas enter the top 0.5%, and 3 subject areas enter the top 0.1%. In the fourth round of national subject-level assessment, 50 subjects of the school participated in the evaluation, and 14 subjects of category A (A+, A, A-). According to the list of "double first-class" disciplines announced by the country, 11 disciplines of our school were selected, and the number of selected disciplines is tied for 8th in the country.

Strong faculty: 22 current academicians (including double appointments), 78 winners of the National Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Youth Science Fund, 72 winners of the National Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Youth Science Fund, and national high-level talent special support program candidates 54 people, the number of high-level talents ranks among the top universities in China.

The effect of education and teaching reform and construction is gradually showing, and the quality of talent training is high: there are 10 national talent training bases, and many undergraduate majors such as economics and management have passed domestic and international certifications. Selected into the Ministry of Education's basic disciplines' top-notch student training pilot program, excellent medical talent education program, and excellent legal talent training education program, the Sino-foreign cooperative education program carried out with the French Civil Nuclear Energy Engineer Teaching Alliance and other world-class universities have successfully passed relevant international certifications.

The rate of undergraduates entering higher education is continuously increasing: Sun Yat-sen University fully implements the party’s educational policy, takes the cultivation of socialist builders and successors with comprehensive development of morality, intelligence, physical education, art, and labor as its fundamental task, and takes “serving the people and governing the country for the Communist Party of China” as its fundamental task. Political services, serving to consolidate and develop the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, and to serve reform and opening up and socialist modernization construction" as the fundamental requirement, guided by "facing the major strategic needs of the country, facing national and regional economic and social development, and facing academic frontiers", Strive to create an excellent school spirit and style of "learning at CUHK, pursuing excellence", and cultivate outstanding talents with both ability and political integrity, leadership qualities, and family and country feelings.
The employment quality and employment rate of our graduates are high, and graduates are generally welcomed by employers. In recent years, the admission rate of undergraduate graduates has continued to increase. In 2019, more than 2,400 undergraduate graduates entered domestic "double first-class" colleges and universities, and more than 1,300 were enrolled in high-level universities abroad or abroad. Graduate students of our school are mainly employed in colleges and universities, scientific research institutions, medical and health fields, party and government agencies, and institutions at all levels. Students in the ACM International College Student Programming Competition, International Genetic Engineering Machine Design Competition (iGEM), ASC World College Student Supercomputer Competition, GMC International Business Management Challenge, American Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM), International Aerial Robotics Competition ( IARC), MathorCup University Mathematical Modeling Challenge, "Challenge Cup" National Contest Winner Cup, National Mathematical Modeling Contest, National Medical College Student Clinical Skills Competition, "China Graduate Innovative Practice Series" and other discipline competitions with excellent results. In 2019, he won the highest award in the American Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM) and the highest honor award in the MathorCup College Mathematical Modeling Challenge.

The ability of scientific research and innovation has been greatly improved: In 2019, a total of 3.559 billion yuan of scientific research funding was obtained. Since the "13th Five-Year Plan", the school has won 63 national key research and development projects, ranking among the top 6 universities in the country; the number of national social science fund projects in 2019 ranked first in the country, and the Ministry of Education's humanities and social sciences research is average The number of projects approved ranks second in the country, and the number of projects funded during the concentrated acceptance period of the National Natural Science Fund ranks second in the country. The school has established several scientific research and innovation platforms with strong scientific and technological innovation capabilities and high academic influence at home and abroad.

The scale and strength of medical treatment rank among the leading ranks in the country: It has 10 directly affiliated hospitals (including 7 general hospitals and 3 specialized hospitals). In the 2018 hospital ranking (comprehensive) released by the Institute of Hospital Management of Fudan University, 5 affiliated hospitals of our school ranked in the top 100, and the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Center, the Third Affiliated Hospital, and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital ranked in the top 50, and the affiliated hospital ranked first. The hospital ranked 6th; in the ranking of 40 specialties in 2018, 21 specialties entered the top 10, 7 specialties entered the top 5, and Zhongshan Eye Center ranked first in the list of specialties.  
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