South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a leading public research-intensive educational institution in China. Located in Guangzhou, a thriving metropolis in South China, SCUT is now one of the 36 Class-A universities under the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE)’s national Double First Class University Plan.
SCUT is a comprehensive research university with particular strengths in engineering, sciences, medicine, business, economics, humanities, law and other disciplines. A significant number of SCUT disciplines are now ranked in the nation’s top 10%, including light industrial technology and engineering, architecture, food science and engineering, chemical engineering and technology, environmental science and engineering, material science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and management science and engineering. According to Clarivate Analytics, SCUT’s number of disciplines listed in ESI global top 1‰ is tied for 6th nationwide and ranks 1st in South China.
On March 15, 2017, the agreement of constructing the Guangzhou International Campus of SCUT was signed by four parties: the Ministry of Education (MoE) of the People’s Republic of China, Guangdong provincial government, Guangzhou municipal government and South China University of Technology (SCUT). It is the first and only campus that MoE cooperates with the university and the local governments to build a world-class university in cooperation with top overseas universities. The campus aims to help drive innovation and serve the country through education and research activities, as well as contribute to the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong and Macao Greater Bay Area.
Located in Panyu district of Guangzhou City, the SCUT International Campus covers an area of 110 hectares with 1.4 million square meters of floor area. At present, the construction of campus is progressing very smoothly; the first phase is expected to open in September 2019, and the remainder is marked for completion by the end of 2021. The total investment of the campus is estimated to exceed 20 billion RMB. Upon completion, the campus will enroll about 15,000 students and employ 1,800 staff.
n line with SCUT’s strengths in engineering, the SCUT International Campus will focus on disciplines such as intelligent manufacturing, biological medicine, advanced materials, ecological environment, AI and other emerging engineering and interdisciplinary fields. Ten new engineering schools and a host of cross-disciplinary research institutes will be setup on the campus. So far, four schools have been established, namely, the School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, the S. M. Wu School of Intelligent Engineering, the School of Molecular Science and Engineering, and the School of Microelectronics. Together with related research institutes, the following three frontier discipline clusters are being formed: biomedical engineering and life science, artificial intelligence and high-end manufacturing, and advanced materials and devices.
The schools offer a complete system of undergraduate, master, and doctoral programs. Enrollment for graduate students has been open since September 2018, while undergraduate enrollment will begin during September 2019 in the fields of biomedical engineering, robotics engineering, intelligent manufacturing engineering, molecular science and engineering, and microelectronics science and engineering.