Last updated : 2014-05-07
Written by: 珠海校区
The main function divisions of the campus are the teaching area, library and administrative area, life service area and sports area. With total construction area of 3.571 square kilometers, Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-sen University is well equipped with infrastructure for teaching, laboratory, life, culture and sports with high starting point and high standard. Teaching and Laboratory Building of the campus covers an area of 77,000 square meters, which can accommodate 20,000 students for class at a time in 179 classrooms; library has a book collection of 250,000 with an area of 36,000 square meters; students’ dormitory is one of the best equipped in China with four students sharing one dormitory and 10 square meters per person; with almost billion yuan investment in teaching laboratory and the experimental reform of teaching, eight discipline experimental platforms have formed respectively for earth science, information science, biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, linguistic science and psychology.
● Teaching and Laboratory Building
Teaching and Laboratory Building of Zhuhai Campus is the current longest and largest in Asia. The building covers an area of 77,000 square meters with the length of 571.2 meters and the width of 37.2 meters, which can accommodate 20,000 students for class at a time in 179 classrooms. The building has five floors, 22.6 meters in height and its first floor is six-meter high empty space linking west to east. The façade is decorated with five big sphere of red, yellow and blue color in oblique, gradual erect and complete erect forms from right to left, which implies the process of pregnancy, incubation and growth of life. The whole building is like long dragon repose and is an environmental modern teaching building. It has won the highest award the construction industry, “Luban” and “Zhuhai Ten Famous Buildings”. The construction fund of the building is over one hundred million.
The Zhuhai Campus Library Building is a thirteen floor construction in the shape of an opened book. The total construction area is 36,000 square meters, and can hold about 2,000,000 to 2,500,000 paper books. So far, the first ten floors of the west block have come into service. The whole library uses central air-conditioning system and has introduced the latest 3M security monitoring system. The library applies the advanced management system of combining collection, reading, searching and network services together, and provides multiple high-quality services, including book lending, reference service, network database searching, user training, and interlibrary loan. Opening hours per week reaches 101.5 hours.
The Zhuhai Campus Library is the fundamental library and deposit library of SYSU. The current collection includes 370,000 paper books, 1,680 kinds of journals, 175 kinds of newspapers, 31,339 kinds of Chinese electronic journals, 33,901 kinds of foreign electronic journals, 112,030,000 Chinese electronic books, 403,100 foreign electronic books, over 300 CDs and network databases, and 55,100 multi-media compact disks.
Resource sharing has been realized. The Zhuhai Campus Library has established a united management system with the Guangzhou South Campus Library, and the Guangzhou North Campus Library, allowing readers to retrieve and borrow the rich collection of over 4,000,000 items on the three campuses.
As the South China Center of China Academic Library & Information System (CALIS), SYSU Library possesses abundant electronic resources, including twenty-four databases, eight of which are online databases in foreign language, and dozens of online CD databases. Readers on Zhuhai Campus can access the electronic resources through any terminal on campus via internet.
● Sports Playground
The distinctive Sports Playground adopts natural foundation and steel cable structure with color compression-type steel plate as exterior walls and large-span color steel plate as the roof. Occupying a total construction area near 90,000 square meters, the playground is 120 meters in length and 70 meters in width. Its courts for basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton and Ping Pong provide an all-weather place for sports training and competition.