Shenzhen University

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Shenzhen University
Shenzhen University Logo.svg
Motto in English
Self-reliance, Self-discipline, Self-improvement
Type Public university
Endowment ¥1.11 billion (2019) [1]
Budget¥6.08 billion (2020) [2]
President Li Qingquan
Vice-presidentDu Hongbiao, Xu Chen, Wang Hui, Li Yonghua, Zhang Xueji
Party Secretary Liu Hongyi
Academic staff
Undergraduates 28,674
Postgraduates 6,433
Location, ,
CampusSuburban, 2.90 km2 (1.12 sq mi)
Colors Lychee Red [3]
Nickname SZU
MascotLiLi (励励) [4]
Website (in English)
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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 Nanshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It is accredited by the State Council of the People's Republic of China and is funded by the Shenzhen City Government. The university took its first enrollment the same year at what Deng Xiaoping called "Shenzhen Speed". [5] Deng also was named the "father of Shenzhen University." It is regarded as the fastest developing university in China, and also one of the "Top 100 Universities in China [6] " and one of the top university which is listed in the World Top Ranking Universities. [7] A famous alumnus is Ma Huateng, the founder and CEO of Tencent.



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Garden and road

SZU comprises two campuses, Houhai campus and Xili campus, occupying 2.72 square kilometers in total. The Houhai campus is located on the coastline of Houhai Bay with 1.34 square kilometers. The new Xili campus now under construction is located in the city's University Town and takes up 1.38 square kilometers.

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Arial Night View of SZU Xili Campus


Shenzhen University was established as a full-time comprehensive university, in line with the aim of China's Ministry of Education (MOE) to further develop the critical infrastructure in the Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen. Professor Zhang Wei, who was the former vice-president of Tsinghua University, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was appointed its first president of to develop it.[ citation needed ]

Shenzhen University has had a favored status in China's political and academic circles. Deng Xiaoping gave his personal approval to the university and Jiang Zemin penned the university's characters in his own hand. The university has been visited by several heads of state, scientists and 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.[ citation needed ]

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.[ citation needed ]

Since 2017, the university has concentrated research-oriented teaching and has invested heavily in providing state of the art research laboratories. In 2017, the research budget totaled 9,705,000 million RMB. In 2006, three faculties were accredited to offer Ph.D degrees.[ citation needed ]


Faculty departmental structure

SZU now has 27 schools (colleges), providing 96 undergraduate majors, 38 first-grade master degree conferring disciplines; 18 professional master degree conferring disciplines and 10 first-grade doctoral degree. [8]

International Students

There are more than one thousand international students from 96 countries including the United States, Pakistan, South Korea, Russia, Poland, and Egypt, who have enrolled in various undergraduate or graduate programs as of July 2018. [9]

Normal College School of Humanities School of Foreign Languages School of Media and Communication
  • Education Technology
  • Sports Education
  • Sports Training
  • Music
  • Choreography
  • Performance
  • Fine Arts
  • Music Performance
  • TCSOL (Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Leisure Sports
  • Business Administration (Golf Administration)
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Internet & New Media
College of Economics College of Management Law School College of Design
  • Economics
  • Logistics
  • International Finance and Trade
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Management Marketing
  • Human Resource
  • Management
  • Administration
  • E-Commerce Information Management and Information System
  • Law
  • Art Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Product Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Digital Media Art
College of Materials Science and Engineering College of Physics & Energy College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering College of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Polymer Materials and Engineering
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Food Science and Engineering
  • New Energy Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
  • Information and Computing Science
  • Statistics
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 and Rural Planning
  • Landscape Garden
  • Geospatial Information Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Engineering Management
College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering College of Electronic Science and Technology College of Life Sciences and Oceanography College of Optoelectronic Engineering
  • Machinery Design, Manufacture and Automation
  • Automation
  • Electronic Science and Technology
  • Microelectronics Science and Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Biological Engineering
  • Measurement, Control Technology and Instruments
  • Opto-electronics Information Science and Engineering
Health Science Center College of Psychology and Sociology Institute for Advanced Study Shenzhen Audencia Business School
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Stomatology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Science and Technology Innovation Experimental Class
  • Financial Technology Experiment Class
College of Entrepreneurship College of Continuing Education College of International Exchange Graduate School


The faculty consists of 3455 staff. There are 2267 teachers, 561 technicists, 627 administrative staffs, 782 postdoctoral, 220 full-time researchers, 119 visiting professors, 228 foreign teachers. It has seven academicians in the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 10 academicians in both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.


The university is a main research center of Shenzhen city. It produced 846 SCI cited papers in 2014. 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 and innovation awarded by the People's Liberation Army as well as various research achievement prizes above the provincial level. 48 inventions and innovations from Shenzhen University have been marketed and 281 inventions have been adopted.

Research Institution's
China Center for Special Economic Zone Research Lab of Smart Sensing & Mobile Computing Research Centre for Language & Cognition Centre For Indian Studies
Collaborative Innovation Centre for Optoelectronic Science and Technology Center for Media and Social Changes Center for China's Overseas Interest Key Laboratory For Advanced Manufacturing Technology for Mold & Die
Institute for Urban Planning Design & Research Institute for Nano Surface Science & Engineering Institute for Cultural Industries Immigration Culture Research Centre


Shenzhen University library holds a collection of 51202 million items (including Phase I project of Xili campus library), consisting of 4,007,900 million paper resources and there are 257 kinds of databases, which including 2,325,500 full-text e-books in Chinese and foreign languages and 124,800 e-journal 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.


Currently, SZU has 34,949 full-time students including 27,564 undergraduates, 7132 postgraduates, 253 doctors, 837 international students, 1340 part-time postgraduates and 18784 adult education students.

Shenzhen University's geographic location in East Asia has attracted many international 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.

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