Sun Yat-sen University

Updated: Apr 8, 2018 Print

About Sun Yat-sen University
Sun Yat-sen University, founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years, is a preeminent research, academic and cultural center and the premier location for talent development in South China. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen University has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally. With five campuses in the three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen, and ten affiliated hospitals, the University is striving to become a world-class university and global center of learning.

Built on a solid multidisciplinary foundation of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences, and engineering, Sun Yat-sen University is propelled forward by the continuous pursuit of academic innovation. The University is equipped with a globally aware outlook, and has dedicated itself to being an institution that is “comprehensive, innovative, and open”. The University adheres to the socialist orientation of higher education, focusing on the fundamental task of nurturing virtue and talents. The goal of talent cultivation is to nurture students who have both ability and moral integrity, able to cultivate charisma and eager to serve their country. The basic guiding philosophy is to be oriented toward academic frontiers, oriented toward national major strategic needs, and oriented toward national and regional economic and social development. The coordinated development of five campuses in the three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen will jointly support the development of the entire University. The University is pushing forward the transformation from external development to internal development, the transformation from routine development to active development, and the transformation from a university with discrete advantages in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and medical sciences to a university where humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medical sciences and engineering can integrate and develop while retaining their distinctive characteristics. Now, standing at a new starting point, Sun Yat-sen University strives to enter both the national first-tier of universities and the ranks of world-class elite universities, building a first-class socialist university with Chinese characteristics.

University Motto


"Study Extensively, Enquire Accurately, Reflect Carefully, Discriminate Clearly, Practice Earnestly"
Guangzhou South Campus
The Guangzhou South Campus covers an area of 1.239 square kilometers. This historic campus is home to natural sciences, humanities, and many other disciplines.
Address: No. 135, Xingang Xi Road, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China

Guangzhou North Campus
The Guangzhou North Campus is located in downtown Guangzhou and covers an area of 0.203 square kilometers. This campus primarily houses SYSU’s medical sciences.
Address: No. 74, Zhongshan Er Road, Guangzhou, 510085, P. R. China 

Guangzhou East Campus
The Guangzhou East Campus is located at Higher Education Mega Center in the east part of Guangzhou city and covers an area of 0.989 square kilometers. It mainly focuses on applied sciences disciplines and houses the National Supercomputer Center in Guangzhou.
Address: Xiaoguwei Island, Panyu District, Guangzhou, 510006, P. R. China

Zhuhai Campus
The Zhuhai Campus covers an area of 3.571 square kilometers. It hosts a large array of schools and departments of many disciplines.
Address: Tang Jia Wan, Zhuhai, 519082, P. R. China  

Shenzhen Campus
The Shenzhen Campus is located in Guangming New District, Shenzhen and covers an area of 3.143 square kilometers. It is under construction. The campus will host a large range of disciplines.
(Updated: November 2017)

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