23-26 September 2016
South University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen
Asia/Shanghai timezone
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About South University of Science and Technology of China

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public university founded in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone of China.  It is intended to be a top-tier international university that excels in interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world.​ The campus of SUSTech sits on  a scenic stretch of land with winding creeks and wooded hills in the Nanshan (Southern Mountain) district of Shenzhen.  The total area is over two square kilometers.

SUSTech was born in 2011 with a mission to reform higher education in China. Since then, it has been widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China's higher education forward to match China's ever-growing role in the international arena. In the next five years, six faculties will be established, which will include Science, Engineering, Life and Health Sciences, Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, about 24 research centers will be established with emphasis on interdisciplinary research.

 Under a visionary leadership and with an outstanding faculty trained globally, SUSTech is determined to fulfil its goal of building a world-class institution of higher education and cutting-edge research with broad societal impacts, contributing to the advancement of science and technology in an increasingly global economy.
More information: http://www.sustc.edu.cn/en/


About Shenzhen

Shenzhen, neighboring Hong Kong, is located on the eastern bank of the Pearl River. A picturesque modern coastal city on the southern tip of Mainland China, Shenzhen has not only fast economic and social development, but also harmony between human and nature.

As China’s first special economic zone, Shenzhen is regarded as an innovative pioneer for China's reforms and opening-up policy. In merely 35 years, Shenzhen successfully transformed from a tiny fishing village to a modern metropolis with an impressive GDP per capita topping the list of Chinese cities. Now, Shenzhen has become one of the metropolises in the Pearl River Delta region, an economic powerhouse of China, and the largest manufacturing base of the world. These are remarkable achievements in the history of world urbanization, industrialization and modernization.