Welcome from the President


Welcome to South China University of Technology,whether you are here to study, do research, or you’ve just come to visit!
SCUT is one of the top research-intensive universities in China and a member of China’s national project 985 and Project 211. We are widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential universities in China, especially renown for our academic excellence in engineering.
With over 60 years of development, SCUT had made ever-increasing progress in size, in structure, and most importantly in academic quality.
Since 2012, SCUT has held a place in the top 500 of QS World University Rankings. The QS World University Rankings 2016 report puts South China University of Technology in the top 400 integrally, top 50 in engineering, top 100-200 in chemistry, and top 200 in Mathematics and Computer Science. Moreover, Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ranks six of SCUT’s majors in the top 1% and seven of our majors in the top 10% nationally. We are proud that the university today has over 100 national and provincial research institutes, funding major scientific research projects like the 973 Plan and employing many distinguished scholars including academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and chair professors of Chang-Jiang Scholars Program.
Guided by the university motto of “Study Extensively, Reflect Carefully, Discriminate Clearly, Practice Earnestly”, SCUT has cultivated the exclusive technological and managerial talents demanded by today’s evolving society. Since our founding, the university has produced over 290,000 graduates. Many of these have gone on to become technological mainstays, distinguished entrepreneurs, and leading politicians. SCUT has appropriately been called “a cradle of engineers” and “a birthplace of entrepreneurs”.
SCUT is committed to international academic exchange and has links with hundreds of overseas universities. In 2016, our international students numbered over 2,300 coming from 130 countries. The School of International Education (SIE) is an organization of SCUT that is responsible for the recruitment, management and education of international students. We feel confident that that you will have a pleasant experience with our team of committed teachers and staff and will value our supportive hand for years to come.
Selecting the right academic institution for furthering your studies is one of the most important decisions of your life. You can rest assured that by selecting SCUT you have chosen one of the best academic institutions in China!
All said, I sincerely wish you a happy and successful academic life at SCUT.
Professor WANG Yingjun
President of South China University of Technology