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South China University of Technology

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South China University of Technology [Photo/scut.edu.cn]

The South China University of Technology (SCUT) is a public research-intensive university directly governed by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Located in the city of Guangzhou, a thriving metropolis in South China, the university covers a total area of 391 hectares, consisting of three campuses: the Wushan Campus, the University Town Campus, and the Guangzhou International Campus. 

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The University Town Campus of South China University of Technology [Photo/scut.edu.cn]

The university was formerly known as the South China Institute of Technology, which was first founded in 1952 by merging the engineering schools and departments of several major universities and polytechnic institutes from five provinces, including Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei and Jiangxi. 

After over 60 years of development, SCUT has become a university of many disciplines, including science, engineering, business management, arts and social sciences, and medicine. Since its founding, SCUT has educated over 380,000 graduates at all levels. Large numbers of SCUT alumni have made key contributions to the country and the world, especially in economics, technology, and education. 

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The Wushan  Campus of South China University of Technology [Photo/scut.edu.cn]

In 2016, SCUT was ranked among the world’s top 300 universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, with its engineering department getting 22nd place. According to Clarivate Analytics’s Essential Science Indicators, SCUT has nine subject areas ranked within the global top 1%, including chemistry, materials science, engineering, agricultural science, physics, biology and biochemistry, computer science, environment and ecology, and clinical medicine. 

SCUT has established connections and partnerships with over 200 overseas universities and research institutions to promote student training and scientific research. There are international students from more than 100 countries studying in SCUT's campuses. 

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381 Wushan Road, Tianhe district, Guangzhou, Guangdong province (Wushan Campus)

Guangzhou University Town, Panyu district, Guangzhou, Guangdong province (the University Town Campus)

Tel: +86-020-87110737

Website: www.scut.edu.cn 

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