Shenzhen University (SZU) was founded as a public
university on May 10th,1983 with the accreditation of
the State Council of the People's Republic of China, and
has undergone rapid growth and expansion in the past
three decades just like the city of Shenzhen, China’s
most successful Special Economic Zone.
SZU offers multi-level degrees with its 28 colleges, providing 84 undergraduate programs, over 100 master programs, and 9 doctoral programs. The study area at SZU ranges from philosophy, literature, economics, management, law, education, sciences and engineerings, medicine,liberal art, and history. Today, SZU has become a widely recognized multi-discipline university both home and abroad and strives to be a leading innovative university with an international profile.
SZU comprises two campuses, Houhai campus and Xili campus, occupying 2.72 square kilometers of land area in total. The Houhai campus is located near the picturesque coastline of Houhai Bay with 1.34 square kilometers land area, spreading across rolling hills covered with lichee trees and flowers, two lakes, a forest, an abundance of green space and works of art. The new Xili campus now under construction is located in the city’s University Town and takes up nearly 1.38 square kilometers and is scheduled to open in the end of 2016.
Currently, SZU has about 34,656 fulltime students including 27,383 undergraduates, over 7,000 postgraduates(185 doctoral), plus 865 international students. SZU maintains a high-caliber teaching staff with high qualifications and diverse academic background. The total staff number is 3380 or so, which includes 1,937 teaching staff. Among the teaching staff, 78% percent are professors or associate professors and over 60% are PhD holders.
SZU implements the concepts of “equal opportunities, aptitude teaching, solid founded knowledge, and serving to the society” in teaching, and optimizes teaching and quality control in order to cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship among students.
SZU strongly advocates international exchange and cooperation. SZU, as one of the 54 MOE accredited Chinese universities for international education and the HSK testing institution, began to enroll international students in 1987. Up till now, the university has established cooperative relationships with more than 150 overseas universities. With the increasing popularity, SZU attracts over 1,000 international students every year pursuing their study here.