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Shenzhen University (SZU) is a full-time comprehensive university accredited by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and is funded by Shenzhen local government. SZU was founded in 1983 and undertook its first enrollment the very same year at what Deng Xiaoping called “Shenzhen Speed”.
Located on the picturesque coastline of Shenzhen Bay in South China, SZU’s 1.44 square kilometer campus, which boasts its own lake, spreads across rolling hills covered with lichee trees, an abundance of green space and works of art.
China’s Ministry of Education (MOE) attached great importance on the initial establishment of SZU in the Special Economic Zone, and appointed Professor Zhang Wei, the former vice-president of Tsinghua University, and Academician of the China Science Academy and the China Engineering Academy, as the first president of the university.
SZU has drawn much attention from domestic and overseas political, academic and business circles since its foundation. Deng Xiao Ping gave his personal recommendation to the university and Jiang Zemin penned the university’s characters in his own hand. Over the course of its young life, the university has received the visit of distinguished heads of state, scientists, researchers as well as that of Nobel Prize winner in Physics Dr. Yang Zhenning. Many celebrated figures have made donations to support the development of SZU and leading businesses and entrepreneurs have set up funds and scholarships in various disciplines.
In the last two decades, this dynamic university has made great strides. It has been at the forefront of many academic and administrative innovations and reforms and has widened its focus to include excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as research-intensive programs for graduate and post graduate degrees.
Indeed, in 1995, SZU passed the teaching evaluation for the undergraduate program accredited by MOE, and was among the first group of universities in China to have its undergraduate programs verified. In 1996, SZU was accredited by the Academic Degree Evaluation Committee of the State Council for Master’s programs. In 1997, SZU implemented the faculty & college structure adopted a work-study program and committed to an integrated approach to teaching. Since 2000, the university has put great emphasis on research-orientated teaching and has invested heavily in providing state of the art research laboratories. In 2005 alone, the research budget totaled 61 million RMB. In 2006, three faculties were accredited to offer Ph.D degrees. Thus, SZU has surpassed all expectations in procuring a broad range of programs from the bachelor to the PhD levels in such a short time.
SZU now has 23 colleges, providing 56 undergraduate programs, 72 Master programs and 3 doctorate programs. It has 7 key science and engineering laboratories and 4 humanities and social sciences research centers.
The university faculty is noted for its high qualifications, multi-academic background and innovative spirit. It is comprised of 1,221 teachers and researchers; 253 professors, 568 associate professors, of which 464 have doctorate degrees. It has one academician in the Chinese Academy of Engineering, six academicians in both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering and 44 supervisors of doctoral candidates.
An impressive 5713 research papers and journal articles have been published in the last five years, of which 414 papers are included in the indexes of SCI, EI, ISTP and 813 are indexed in CSSCI. During the same period, SZU’s teaching and research faculty had 356 works published, 35 of which were translated into various languages. Also in the last five years, two technical inventions won the second prize in the National Technical Invention Competition, and one was awarded the first prize in the provincial invention competition. Some 26 research papers and projects received prizes for science & innovation awarded by the People’s Liberation Army as well as various research achievement prizes above the provincial level. An impressive 48 inventions and innovations from SZU have been marketed and 281 inventions have been adopted.
SZU library proudly holds a collection of roughly 3.16 million items, comprising 2.12 million journals and books and 1.04 million e-books in Chinese and foreign languages. In addition, some 40,000 full-text e-journals, 189 academic CD-ROM databases as well as online databases are accessible via PC and Internet retrieval terminals. The campus boasts 30,000 Internet connections and 99% of its classrooms and lecture halls have been digitalized.
As well as an impressive teaching faculty, the university now boasts some of the brightest students, distinguished alumni which now form a global network. The on-campus student body is 20,000 strong and an additional 18,000 off-campus students are engaged in continuing education. There are 920 international students from over 40 countries sharing the SZU experience.
SZU benefits from a unique geographic location and is continually developing its international cooperation. It has granted diplomas to 2,000 graduates and trainees for the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administration Regions as well as for various positions in Taiwan. SZU has also established “dual-campus” joint-programs for undergraduate degrees with institutions in Great Britain and other foreign countries. 2,500 students have graduated from these joint programs since the university’s inception, and the quality of programs has been ascertained by the British Council. SZU annually exchanges students and teachers with its sister universities in institutions of higher learning in the United States of America, Great Britain, Japan, and South Korea.
SZU places great importance on promoting students’ extracurricular activities as well as providing a channel for their ideological pursuits. Therefore SZU cultivates a rich and colorful campus culture which includes an annual Arts Festival and Sports Meeting. An enviable range of sports and arts facilities dote the campus and students are encouraged to participate in a variety of social activities.
Faculties & Departments
1.College of Adult Education
2.College of Architecture and Urban Planning
3.College of Art and Design
4.College of Arts
5.School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
6.College of Civil Engineering
7.College of Economics
8.College of Electronic Science and Technology
9.School of Foreign Languages
10.College of Golf Management
11.College of Information Engineering
12.College of Life Science
13.College of Management
14.College of Mass Communication
15.College of Materials Science and Engineering
16.College of Mathematics and Computational Science
17.College of Mechatronics and Control Engineering
18.College of Optoelectronic Engineering
19.College of Physics and Technology
20.College of Software
23.School of Medicine
24.College of International Programs
25.Department of Social Science
26.Department of Physical Education
Shenzhen University Library
Shenzhen University Library was founded in September, 1983. For many years, the library has served as a center for teaching, research, and academic activities; the second classroom for student readers; and an open academic library for both the university members and all the citizens in Shenzhen.
The library building is located in the center of the campus, set up in 1986. It has seven stories and 23,441 square meters of floor space, with central air-conditioners. There are 18 reading-rooms of all kinds, such as online search terminals, audio-visual materials playing system, and a self-learning room with 2,000 seats totally. In order to meet the increasing need of learning materials and seats, a new library building of 25,000 square meters will open soon in 2008.
The library holds about 528,287 kinds, comprising 2,183,000 issues, of books published both in Chinese and other foreign languages, 3,164 kinds of newspapers and periodicals, and approximately 60,000 copies of non-printed collections. And there are about 1,260,000 e-books and 46,000 e-journals with full-text. The featured resources of the library are 66,000 pressworks published in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, and materials of researches on special economic zones in China mainland. On the average, every students holds 102 printed books and 50 e-books.
From the late 1990′s the library has paid great attention to the development of modern information services. The library connects with DIALOG and STN international online search systems, and contains many famous academic CD-ROM databases, online databases, and Internet retrieval terminals. In addition, the library provides a lot of multimedia CD-ROMs to increase learning materials and give out a change on learning modes.
In 1987 the library began to operate a modern integrated automatic management system. The system, named “SULCMIS”, was self-developed and the library independently owns its copyright and intelligent property. It passed technical identification supported by national department of education, and because of its stable performance, convenient operation, and suitability for Chinese libraries, it gained many prizes as an excellent teaching production in China. At present, SULCMIS has been installed in several hundred libraries and related information service organizations. Up to this day, it is the third version “SULCMIS III”.
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