Last updated : 2014-05-07
Written by: Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-sen University
Brief Introduction of SYSU Zhuhai Campus
1. Campus Overview
● It is the authentic Campus of Sun Yat-sen University.
☆ All students are enrolled by Admission Office, Sun Yat-sen University.
☆ All teachers are directly sent by Sun Yat-sen University.
☆ All teaching plans and the educational administration are kept to the teaching mode of Sun Yat-sen University.
● “SYSU-Zhuhai Mode”
It is a successful example of running school in another place for China’s institutions of higher education.
Administration Mode and Administrative Functions
●It combines territorial administration with extension administration. All administrators of the campus are mainly sent by Sun Yat-sen University. All units are administrated under the leadership and supervision of CPC Zhuhai Campus Committee and Zhuhai Campus Administration. In business, all units are under the guidance of the university’s relevant functional departments.
●It has administrative functions of coordination and service.
Campus Scale and Discipline Construction
With a current student number of over 9,000 which including undergraduates, postgraduates, doctorates, oversea students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan from more than 50 majors of 12 schools covering arts, science and engineering of Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai Campus emphasizes undergraduate education. School of Tourism Management, School of International Studies, International Business School, School of Marine Science, Sino-French Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Technology, and School of Earth Science and Geological Engineering, the 6 completed schools, have settled in Zhuhai Campus in succession. (Except for internship, four years of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate study are finished here.)
2. Campus History
Founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen personally, Sun Yat-sen University is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university with over one hundred years of fine tradition of school management, and one of the leading universities in China. The University currently has four campuses, each of which with a certain orientation. Guangzhou South Campus emphasizes fundamental subjecst education, Guangzhou East Campus emphasizes applied sciences, and Guangzhou North Campus emphasizes medical sciences.In order to continuously improve educational quality, Zhuhai Campus emphasizes new, emerging subjects and joint education with foreign universities as well as universities in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
On September 9th, 2000, the Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-sen University located in Tang Jia Wan (now renamed as the Zhuhai National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone), Zhuhai city.
In September 1999, Sun Yat-sen University signed an agreement with the People’s Government of Zhuhai to jointly construct the Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-sen University. The Zhuhai government provided 3.571 square kilometers of land as well as 270 million RMB worth of buildings and ancillary facilities which had been designated for the planned Zhuhai University to Sun Yat-sen University for free. The land would become the site of Zhuhai Campus and the facilities would be applied for teaching, research and development, permanently utilized and managed by Sun Yat-sen University. With strong backing by the Ministry of Education as well as the government of Guangdong Province, and the full support and cooperation of Zhuhai government, campus builders completed the construction after nine months of hard work on the site of the originally planned Zhuhai University. On September 10, 2000, the Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-sen University welcomed its first batch of 3384 students.
3. Discipline Construction and Teaching Characteristics
At present, the total student enrollment in Zhuhai Campus including undergraduate students, graduate students, doctoral students, overseas students, and students from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan is about 9,000. The students come from over 50 majors under from 13 schools and departments of humanities, science and engineering. Seven whole system complete schools (all studies of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral phases levels are completed in Zhuhai Campus except internships) including School of Tourism Management, School of International Studies, International Business School, School of Marine Sciences, Sino-French Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Technology, School of Mobile Information Engineering and School of Earth Science and Geological Engineering settled in Zhuhai Campus one after another rogressively.
Focusing on undergraduate education, Zhuhai Campus sticks to the three core schooling philosophies raised by SYSU. Namely, it believes in “university is an academic community”, emphasizes “teaching is university”, and places “treating students well” at the core of school work.
On the basis of improvement on schooling level, Zhuhai Campus is making positive efforts to create an atmosphere featuring new disciplines, international cooperation in running schools with universities of foreign countries as well as Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.