2018 SUSTech International Advisory Council Meeting Successfully Concludes

2018 SUSTech International Advisory Council Meeting Successfully Concludes

Nov 21, 2018 Latest News

November 20 saw the successful conclusion of the 2018 meeting of the International Advisory Council (IAC) of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). The IAC members provided valuable suggestions and advice for SUSTech’s development as it strives to become a world-class university, rooted in China.

Rugui Chen, Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government met with the IAC members and received the 2018 IAC’s preliminary report.
Vice Mayor of Shenzhen Lixin Wang and other senior officials from the Shenzhen Municipal Government attended the major meeting on the second day. SUSTech President Shiyi Chen, University Council Chairperson Yurong Guo and other senior university leaders were also present.Dr. Henry T. Yang summarized the report as the IAC Chair. He said that SUSTech had accomplished so much in such a short period of time, highlighting the successful approval from the Ministry of Education for being qualified to Ph.D. and Master degree programs, as well as the development of the School of Medicine.

He pointed out that SUSTech had attracted world-class faculty members, and it is now recruiting excellent students now. He hoped that SUSTech would continue to advance rapidly on the road to building a world-class research university, and trusted that the Shenzhen Municipal Government would continue to support SUSTech.

Mayor Rugui Chen thanked the IAC members for their support of and suggestions for SUSTech. He said that Shenzhen needs a talent pipeline and an innovative ecology for its future development. Consequently, collaboration between cities, universities, and industry is needed to develop a growth mindset for talents.

He said that world-renowned universities would partner with Shenzhen in the future to carry out scientific research and develop locally trained talents. He hoped that the academic prestige and influence of members of the IAC could be used to promote higher education in Shenzhen.

Earlier in the day before the presentation to the Mayor, the IAC members held a closed-door meeting to prepare a preliminary report for SUSTech.

Subsequently, IAC members met with both Mayor Rugui Chen and Vice Mayor of Shenzhen Lixin Wang.

The IAC Members spoke highly of SUSTech’s high-speed and high-quality development, affirmed the vibrant leadership, and expressed their appreciation for SUSTech’s new medical school. They hoped that the University can establish a longer-term development goal.

Vice Mayor Lixin Wang extended his gratitude on behalf of the city, as the IAC members have provided many valuable views and feedback of how to make SUSTech a world class university.

He said that the advice received today would provide reference for the government’s decision making, and hoped the leadership of SUSTech would study the valuable suggestions and further promote the development of the University.

SUSTech President Shiyi Chen once again expressed his sincere gratitude to the IAC members for coming from afar for this event. He also thanked the Shenzhen Municipal Government for providing their guidance and support. President Shiyi Chen said that SUSTech’s sustainable development was important. He emphasized the future construction of the School of Medicine as a major goal of the University in the future.

In the afternoon after the meetings, SUSTech Vice President Chun Lu facilitated the press conference between journalists from numerous media outlets and 10 IAC members.

The IAC members present at the press conference included Henry T. Yang, Chancellor of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Xinhe Bao, President of the University of Science and Technology of China, Edward Byrne, President & Principal of King’s College London, Tony F. Chan, President of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Peter Høj, President of the University of Queensland, David Leebron, President of Rice University, David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, Mark Schlissel, President of University of Michigan, Sung-Chul Shin, President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and Samuel Stanley, President of Stony Brook University.

The IAC members shared their impressions on SUSTech and Shenzhen with the media. They said that the building of SUSTech’s School of Medicine will promote the development of interdisciplinary and collaborative research across Shenzhen, while providing a guarantee of the quality of healthcare options for local citizens.

The journalists also asked questions about university rankings, faculty, undergraduate and postgraduate education, and the achievements of the IAC.

After the meeting, the IAC members visited Dajiang Innovations Technology, one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers in UAV autopilot systems, better known as DJI.

During the two-day IAC meeting, SUSTech signed MoUs and cooperation agreements with the University of Queensland, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Rice University, University of Michigan, and ETH Zurich.

Text: Chris Edwards, Xia Yingying

Photos: Su Jiahui, Wang Kaiqiang, Zhang Xiaoyan

SUSTech hosts 2018 International Advisory Council meeting

SUSTech hosts 2018 International Advisory Council meeting

Nov 19, 2018 Latest News

November 19th was the first day of the 2018 International Advisory Council (IAC) meeting of Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). 16 leading international academics of the world’s top universities have joined together to form a think tank for SUSTech’s future development.

Great importance has been attached to the event by the Guangdong Provincial Government and the Shenzhen Municipal Government. Vice Mayor of Shenzhen Lixin Wang and Associate Counsel of Guangdong Provincial Department of Education Zicheng Wang attended the opening ceremony. Later that evening, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen Xuefeng Ai met with members of the International Advisory Council (IAC).

The IAC members present at the meeting included Henry T. Yang, Chancellor of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Xinhe Bao, President of the University of Science and Technology of China, Jianhua Lin, Former President of Peking University, Edward Byrne, President &Principal of King’s College London, Tony F. Chan, President of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Lino Guzzella, President of ETH Zurich, Peter Høj, President of the University of Queensland, David Leebron, President of Rice University, David Richardson, President of the University of East Anglia, Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Mark Schlissel, President of University of Michigan, Choon Fong Shih, University Professor of National University of Singapore , Shin Sung Chul, President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and Samuel Stanley, President of Stony Brook University New York.

Wei Shyy, President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Tan Eng Chye, President of the National University of Singapore are also the members of the IAC.

They have all made great achievements in the international academic and educational circles, have rich experience in running world-class universities, and have high prestige and influence in the global higher education sector. Henry T. Yang serves as Chair of International Advisory Council.

When meeting members of the International Advisory Council (IAC) of SUSTech, Lixin Wang introduced Shenzhen’s rapid development and the emphasis the city has placed on higher education. He hoped that all members would provide guidance for SUSTech’s development and internationalization, through their rich experience in running universities and strategic vision.

The Guangdong Provincial Government attaches importance to building more high-level universities in the region. It also supports the further development of SUSTech, said Zicheng Wang. He believed that the leading international academics present today would help SUSTech with a global vision, which will power Guangdong's higher education in future.

During the meeting, SUSTech’s President Shiyi Chen reported on the “State of the University.” The report mainly covers four aspects. It responded to the 2017 report, covered the progress made this year, and showed the new initiatives and new opportunities available. He also spoke about the challenges faced by SUSTech. He reviewed SUSTech’s progress in areas like student enrollment, faculty, academic structure, and research. Shiyi Chen also highlighted the achievements of 2017, including obtaining the qualification to confer doctoral and master’s degrees in the shortest time, campus construction and the preparation of the School of Medicine.

He also introduced the new initiatives of building three academic institutes, including the Creative Design School, the SUSTech-HKUST Joint School of Microelectronics, and School of System Design and Intelligent Manufacturing. He pointed out that there are still some shortcomings when it comes to competing for talent pipeline and resources, but SUSTech is confident when it comes to seizing new opportunities.

Subsequently, Vice President Tao Tang talked about “New Initiatives: Undergraduate Education” and “New Progress: Graduate Education.” Vice President Jinguang Teng made a report on the “Development of Major Research Facilities at SUSTech.” Vice Provost for Global Strategies Chunmiao Zheng talked about SUSTech’s global strategic vision.

In compliance to Article Twenty-nine, Chapter Three of The Shenzhen Government Ordinance for the Southern University of Science and Technology (2011) , International Advisory Council of SUSTech was founded in 2017. On October 16, 2017 the SUSTech International Advisory Council (IAC) held the first Council meeting and approved the “SUSTech International Advisory Council Chapter.”

Later that day, the IAC members visited SUSTech Cryo-Electron Microscopy Research Center. Following that, they went to the students commons to learn about the lives of SUSTech students, where they had in-depth exchanges with the students.

Text:Xia Yingying, Chris Edwards

Photo: Su Jiahui, Wang Kaiqiang

Temple University Summer/Winter Program

Temple University Summer/Winter Program

Oct 28, 2015 North America

Temple University (Summer/Winter) Program

http://ielp.temple.edu/programs/special-programs

IELP’s Special Program 1: 4-Week Super Intensive English Program (Summer)

If you want to improve your English in an immersion environment and only have a short time to devote to language study, this super-intensive program is a good fit for you. You will improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking in stimulating and challenging courses.

  1. Study Time

2016.7.7~2016.8.8

  1. Admission deadline

2016.6.10

3. Teaching location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States

4. Teaching unit

Temple University

5. Applicable major

All majors

6. Applicable grade

Freshman or above

7. Teaching language

English

8. Tuition and fees and living expenses

Cost : $1975, including tuition fees, activity fees and ground transportation

Housing: $740 or above

9. Submission of admission application materials

1. Apply online:

http://ielp.temple.edu/find-program/special-programs/4-week-super-intensive-english-program

I-20 Documents needed for an F-1 student visa

  1. Photocopy of passport (Name, date of birth and photo)
  2. A bank statement, bank letter or letter of sponsorship

10. Examination and approval institution

Assessed and determined by Temple University

IELP’s Special Program 2: American Culture at Temple University (4 weeks、Summer)

Enroll in this exciting, 3 or 4-week program to improve your English and learn about the American culture.

Spend the mornings building your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. In the afternoons, take trips to explore historic and cultural sites in Philadelphia and its surrounding region.

  1. Study Time

Summer:  2016.7.7-2016.8.6

  1. Admission deadline

Summer:2016.6.10

3. Teaching location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States

4. Teaching unit

Temple University

5. Applicable major

All majors

6. Applicable grade

All grades

7. Teaching language

English

8. Tuition and fees and living expenses

Costs: $3,450

Cost includes tuition & fees, accommodation, materials, select meals, ground transportation, and all activity fees.

9. Submission of admission application materials

Apply online:

http://ielp.temple.edu/find-program/special-programs/american-culture-temple-university-four-weeksI-20

I-20 Documents needed for an F-1 student visa

1)    Photocopy of passport (Name, date of birth and photo)

2)  A bank statement, bank letter or letter of sponsorship

10. Examination and approval institution

Assessed and determined by Temple University

IELP’s Special Program 3: American Culture at Temple University (3 weeks、Winter)

Enroll in this exciting, 3 or 4-week program to improve your English and learn about the American culture.

Spend the mornings building your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. In the afternoons, take trips to explore historic and cultural sites in Philadelphia and its surrounding region.

For more information, please refer to the website:  ACT Winter 2017 Lunar New Year

  1. Study Time

2017.1.5-2017.1.26

  1. Admission deadline

2016.12.1

3. Teaching location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States

4. Teaching unit

Temple University

5. Applicable major

All grades

6. Applicable grade

Freshman or above

7. Teaching language

English

8. Tuition and fees and living expenses

Cost:  $2,500

Cost includes tuition & fees, accommodation, materials, select meals, ground transportation, and all activity fees.

9. Submission of admission application materials

Apply online:

http://ielp.temple.edu/find-program/short-term-programs/american-culture-temple-university

I-20 Documents needed for an F-1 student visa

1)    Photocopy of passport (Name, date of birth and photo)

2)  A bank statement, bank letter or letter of sponsorship网上提交申请:

10. Examination and approval institution

Assessed and determined by Temple University

University of California at Los Angeles Cross-Disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology Summer Porgram

University of California at Los Angeles Cross-Disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology Summer Porgram

Oct 17, 2016 North America

University of California at Los Angeles Cross-Disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology Summer Porgram

University of Carlifornia at Los Angeles is a public research university located in LA, California. It is one of the best comprehensive universities in America and have a good reputation for bussiness finance, high technology industry and movie art. As the most applied university in America, UCLA has always been the dream school for senior students all over America. Established in 1919, UCLA has become the second best among the public universites, right after UC Berkeley. UCLA has been on the Times’ list of top 50 universities in the world for years. UCLA is 24th in 2017’s USNews American university ranking list.  16 professors and alumni of UCLA have won the Noble Prize. UCLA is also well-known for the excellent performance of its students in the Olympic Game. Students and alumni of UCLA have attend every Olympic Game since 1928, and have won 233 medals including 123 gold medals.

 

CSST program have a duration of ten weeks. During the course, students will participate in UCLA labs to receive instructions from senior professors and training for research ability. After finishing the program , students will receive 12 UCLA course credits. This program mainly oriented to outstanding junior students that have strong interest in cross-disciplinary research and intent to apply for PhD degree in UCLA.

 

1. Time July 9th – September 15th 2017
2.Deadline for admission November 7th 2016, 23:59pm  Beijing time
3.Teaching location Los Angeles
4.Teaching institution University of California at Los Angeles
5.Applicabel majors Mainly target on STEM, others are also welcomed
6.Applicable  students Juniors
7.Language English
8.tuition and fees Tuition:5,343 Dollars,  Students admitted will acquire a scholarship to offset of this tuition

Living expenses: expected 5324USD

Application fee: 80USD (non-refundable)

9.language and grade requirment 1. GPA 3.0 or higher,you can calculate your GPA using the website below,choose America in the Country option

http://www.foreigncredits.com/Resources/GPA-Calculator/

2. Language requirment: CET4/CET6/TOEFL/IELTS/GRE etc

To obtain the Visa,students have to achieve a 79 or higher. Toefl score or 6.5 or higher IETS score before March 1st ,2017.

10.Application materials  

Submit application to the global cooperative department prior to the deadline.

Sent your email to geo_students@sustc.edu.cn title with ‘ apply for the UCLA program + name +student number + major ’.

Online register and application : http://www.csst.ucla.edu/register/CSSTRegister.cfm (IE explorer recommended) Materials below must be submitted.

1.     Your research experience

You may describe up to 3 research experiences you have. Your Curriculum Vitae

2. 2-Part Essay

Part 1: Personal Statement (300-500 words): Please browse UCLA department webpages and PhD program information. Then write an essay describing:

Your reason for applying to the CSST Summer Program. What do you hope to gain from this experience?

§ Your short & long-term career goals.

The UCLA PhD Programs that interest you.

Part 2: Summer Research Interest (100-200 words): Please browse UCLA research topics on UCLA department webpages. Then write an essay describing:

General research topic(s) that interest you. Be flexible and list more than one.

Area(s) you would like to focus on this summer. Be flexible and list more than one. Note: It is NOT recommended to name a specific faculty member in the essay as we will use it for mentor matching if you are admitted into the program.

3.English tests that you have taken

4. Official Transcripts

You are recommended to reference from the following website

www.gdnet.ucla.edu/departments.html

11.审核批准 Determine by UCLA after evaluation and interview.
For more details:

2017 CSST Summer Announcement

http://www.summer.ucla.edu/academiccourses/internationalstudent/registrationandenrollment

Tips: even the GRE score is not needed for this program, but you are highly recommended to take the test prior to the beginning of CSST.

 

 

His Royal Highness the Duke of York, KG visits SUSTech

His Royal Highness the Duke of York, KG visits SUSTech

Nov 1, 2018 Latest News

On November 1, 2018, The Duke of York visited Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). HRH visited the 3D campus construction sand table, the Technology Transfer Innovation and Entrepreneurship Exhibition, and the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center. He also met students flying the “Heron” UAVs, who are preparing to display the drones at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai later this month.

The Duke met and held talks with SUSTech President Chen Shiyi and Vice President Lu Chun.

President Chen Shiyi warmly welcomed HRH on his visit to SUSTech. He briefed The Duke on the development of " Striving for a world-class university, rooted in China" and expounded on the aspects of the development strategy, talent pipeline, international cooperation, Industry-University cooperation and construction of the School of Medicine.

HRH expressed his appreciation for the cooperation and exchanges between the University and British universities and heard of the planned cooperation between SUSTech and King's College of London in medical education and scientific research.

This collaboration between the two universities will use the local advantages of Shenzhen to cultivate future medical industry leaders through innovative medical education courses and teaching methods and become a model for Sino-UK higher education cooperation.

As a new university, SUSTech will make outstanding contributions to the development of Shenzhen's high-tech industry, as well as to regional prosperity and global technology development.

British Ambassador to China Dame Barbara Woodward, Director Lu Jintao of the European Department of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Director Sun Huaizhong of the Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office and Consul General Karen Maddocks of the British Consulate General in Guangzhou, accompanied The Duke on his visit.

Background:

The Duke of York is currently on an official visit to China from 31st October to 6th November 2018 at the request of Her Majesty’s Government. During this visit, The Duke will attend the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) on November 5th, 2018.

HRH will lead the UK delegation attending CIIE, accompanied by International Trade Secretary Dr. Liam Fox MP and Minister for Trade and Export Promotion Baroness Fairhead. The UK has been named as a "Country of Honour" at China's biggest international trade show.

Immediately before attending CIIE, HRH is undertaking a series of official engagements at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Shenzhen and Ningbo.

Source: Office of Global Engagement

Translated and Adapted: Chris Edwards, Xia Yingying