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Shenzhen University

Shenzhen University
Motto 自立,自律,自强
Motto in English
Independent, Self-discipline, Self-improvement
Be down-to-earth and constantly strive for self-perfection
Established 1983
Type Public university
President Qingquan LI
Academic staff
Location Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
Campus 2.90 km2
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Shenzhen University
Simplified Chinese 深圳大学
Traditional Chinese 深圳大學

Shenzhen University (SZU, Chinese: 深圳大学) is a public university established in 1983 located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It is accredited by the State Council of the People's Republic of China and is funded by the Shenzhen government. The university took its first enrollment the same year at what Deng Xiaoping called "Shenzhen Speed".[1]


Shenzhen University is situated near the coastline of Shenzhen Bay in South China. The total area of the main campus - Houhai Campus is 1.44 square kilometers. It has its own lake which is named Wenshan Lake (文山湖), spreads across rolling hills covered with trees, an abundance of green space and sculptures.


The establishment of Shenzhen University as a full-time comprehensive university highlighted China's Ministry of Education (MOE) ambition to further develop the critical infrastructure in the Special Economic Zone. Therefore it appointed Professor Zhang Wei, the former vice-president of Tsinghua University, and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, as the first president of the university to spearhead its development.

Shenzhen University has attracted domestic and overseas political, academic and business circles since its foundation. Deng Xiaoping gave his personal approval to the university and Jiang Zemin penned the university's characters in his own hand. The university has received the visits of heads of state, scientists, researchers such as Nobel Prize winner in Physics Dr. Yang Zhenning. Many business and academics have made donations to support the development of Shenzhen University and some entrepreneurs have set up funds and scholarships in various disciplines.

In the last two decades, the university has made great improvements. It has been at the forefront of many academic and administrative reforms and has expanded its pursuit to include excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as research-intensive programs for graduate and post graduate degrees.

In 1995, Shenzhen University passed the teaching evaluation for the undergraduate program accredited by MOE, and was among the first group of universities in China to have its undergraduate programs certified. In 1996, Shenzhen University was accredited by the Academic Degree Evaluation Committee of the State Council for Master's programs. In 1997, Shenzhen University reorganized into the faculty and college structure, adopted a work-study program and committed to an integrated approach to teaching.

Since 2000, the university has concentrated research-oriented teaching and has invested heavily in providing state of the art research laboratories. In 2005, the research budget totalled 61 million RMB. In 2006, three faculties were accredited to offer Ph.D degrees.


Faculty Departmental Structure

SZU now has 26 schools (colleges), providing 57 undergraduate programs, 70 Master programs and 3 doctorate programs. It has 7 key science and engineering laboratories and 4 humanities and social sciences research centers.

Normal College College of Literature Arts School of Foreign Languages School of Mass Communication
  • Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Musicology
  • Performance (non-normal)
  • Chinese language and Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • English language
  • Japanese language
  • French language
  • Advertising
  • Communication
  • Journalism
College of Economics College of Management Law School College of Art Design
  • Economics
  • Communications and Transportation
  • Logistics Management
  • International Finance and Trade
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Management and Information System
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Administrative Management
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Clothing Design and Engineering
  • Art Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Animation
  • Art Design Studies
College of Materials Science and Engineering College of Physics and Technology School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering College of Mathematics and Computational Science
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Food science and Engineering
  • Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
  • Information and Computing Science
College of Information Engineering College of Computer Science & Software Engineering School of Architecture and Urban Planning College of Civil Engineering
  • Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Urban Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Traffic Engineering
College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering College of Electronic Science and Technology College of Life Science Golf College
  • Machinery Design, Manufacture and Automation
  • Automation
  • Electronic Science and Technology
  • Optical Information science and technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration (Golf Management)
College of Optoelectronic Engineering College of Adult Education School of Medicine College of International Exchange
  • Measurement Control Technology and Instruments
  • Photoelectric Information Engineering
  • 38 majors (Adult Education)
Graduate School Department of Social Science Department of Physical Education


The university staff are well qualified and are from diverse academic backgrounds. The faculty consists of 1,100 teachers and researchers, 253 professors, 568 associate professors, of which 443 have doctorate degrees. It has one academician in the Chinese Academy of Engineering, six academicians in both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering and 37 supervisors of doctoral candidates.


The university is very research intensive. It produced over 5713 research papers and journal articles in the last five years. They are 414 papers included in the indexes of SCI, EI, ISTP and 813 are indexed in CSSCI. The university teaching and research faculty had 356 works authored, 35 of which were translated into various languages. In addition, two technical inventions won the second prize in the National Technical Invention Competition, and one was awarded the first prize in the provincial invention competition. There were 26 research papers and projects which won prizes for science & innovation awarded by the People's Liberation Army as well as various research achievement prizes above the provincial level. There were 48 inventions and innovations from Shenzhen University that had been marketed and 281 inventions have been adopted.


Shenzhen University library holds a collection of around 3.16 million items, consisting of 2.12 million journals and books and 1.04 million e-books in Chinese and foreign languages. Furthermore, some 40,000 full-text e-journals, 189 academic CD-ROM databases as well as online databases are accessible via personal computers and Internet library terminals. The campus has 30,000 Internet connections and 99 percent of its classrooms and lecture halls have been digitized.


The on-campus student population is 20,000 and an additional 18,000 off-campus students are enrolled in continuing education. There are 920 international students from over 40 countries.

Shenzhen University's geographic location in East Asia has attracted many foreign students. It has granted diplomas to 2,000 graduates from the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administration Regions as well as Taiwan. Shenzhen University has also established "dual-campus" joint-programs for undergraduate degrees with institutions in Great Britain and other foreign countries. There are up to 2,500 students that graduated from these joint programs since the university's inception, and the quality of programs has been accredited by the British Council. Shenzhen University participates with annual exchanges students and teachers with its sister universities in the United States of America, Great Britain, Japan, and South Korea.


  • Houhai Campus

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