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South China University of Technology

South China University of Technology
Motto 博学慎思 明辨笃行
Motto in English Study Extensively, Enquire Accurately; Discriminate Clearly, Practise Earnestly
Established 1952
Type Public coeducational
President Wang Yingjun
Academic staff 4,511[1]
Undergraduates 24,906[1]
Postgraduates 18,689[1]
Location Guangzhou, Guangdong,  China
Campus Urban,2.95km²[1]
Former names South China Institute of Technology[2]
Affiliations Project 985, Project 211, The Excellence Union
Main Gate to the North Campus

South China University of Technology (SCUT; simplified Chinese: 华南理工大学; traditional Chinese: 華南理工大學; pinyin: Huánán Lǐgōng Dàxué,orally known as Huágōng 华工) is a public university located in the Tianhe District and Panyu District of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, China.It is a multidisciplinary university focusing on engineering, combined with science, also promoting well coordinated development of management, economics, humanities and law. [2]


  • History 1
  • Rankings 2
  • Campuses and Schools 3
    • Wushan Campus(North Campus) 3.1
    • Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center Campus(South Campus) 3.2
  • Alumni 4
    • Politicians and Militarists 4.1
    • Athletes 4.2
    • Scholars 4.3
    • Businessmen 4.4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Main Gate to the North Campus
  • In 1960, it was selected as one of 33 National Key Universities, under the direct administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education.
  • The University was renamed as South China University of Technology in 1988.[2]
Motto stone erected by the former National Sun Yat-sen University at 1920s
  • In 1995, it was selected as one of the universities into which China will make significant investment in the 21st century, also called Project 211.
  • 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 State Ministry of Technology and State Ministry of Education.
  • In 2000, Graduate School was authorized to be established.
  • In 2001, the new cooperative construction of State Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province was implemented in SCUT and it was listed on the Project 985.


  • The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks South China University of Technology as 300-400. In the Engineering field, South China University of Technology is ranked top 50 all over the world.[3]
  • The same year's QS University Rankings show SCUT ranked as 151-160.[5]

Campuses and Schools

There are two campuses of SCUT both located in Guangzhou, Wushan Campus (or North Campus) and Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center Campus (or South Campus). The headquarter of the university is in Wushan Campus, while the schools directly under SCUT are located in both campus respectively.[6] Among 26 schools, 16 of them are located at Wushan Campus, and the remaining 10 schools are at Guangzhou HEMC Campus.[1]

Wushan Campus(North Campus)

Shaw Building of Humanities contributed by Run Run Shaw

This campus is formerly one portion of National Sun Yat-sen University's campus,so there're lots of old buildings and remains that SCUT inherited from it.

Address: Wushan RD.,Wushan Subdistrict,Tianhe District,Guangzhou


16 schools:

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Automation Science & Engineering
  • School of Business Administration(Association of MBAs accredited)[7]
Building No. 12 of school of business administration now, which belonged to the school of law of National Sun Yat-sen University in the past
  • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • School of Civil and Transportation Engineering
  • School of Electric Power
  • School of Electronic and Information Engineering
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Ideology and Politics
  • School of Light Industry and Food Science
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering
  • School of Physical Education
  • School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology
  • School of Public Administration

Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center Campus(South Campus)

South Campus

Address:Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center or Xiaoguwei Subdistrict,Panyu District,Guangzhou


10 schools:[8]

  • 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


Politicians and Militarists





  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Facts&Figures". , SCUT, April.2013
  2. ^ a b c "Introduction". 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "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 "Data collection". 
  5. ^ "South China University of Technology Rankings", QS Asian University Rankings, 2013
  6. ^ "Campus Maps". SCUT, April.2013
  7. ^ "About the School - Introduction". , 2013
  8. ^ "South Campus Introduction". (Chinese),SCUT, Dec.2012
  9. ^ "Professor He Jingtang". 

External links

  • Official webpage in Chinese
  • Official webpage in English
  • 3D map
  • School of International Education

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