Welcome from the President

As President of South China University of Technology (SCUT), I welcome you to our university for study, research and visit.
SCUT is one of China's 75 key universities under the direct leadership of the Chinese Ministry of Education and is widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential universities in China. This reputation has its basis in the university's historical commitment to innovative courses, cross-disciplinary teaching and research, and flexible and high responses to society needs.
SCUT was established in November 1952, on the basis of readjustment and amalgamation of the relevant departments of 12 universities in five provinces in the Mid-South China. Over the past over 60 years, it has developed itself into a comprehensive university combining science, engineering, liberal arts, and industry and business management. In June 1995, SCUT was first ranked among the universities upon which China is to place financial emphasis in the new millennium of the 21st century.
SCUT is open to the world and is taking an active part in international academic exchanges. It is connected with tens of universities in programs that promote student cultivation and scientific research. We have international students from more than 100 countries of five continents to study Chinese, Chinese Culture, science & engineering or business of management in SCUT. With years of practices of teaching Chinese language to international students, our language teachers have got enriched experiences. The university committee is very care of international student education. SCUT has built a new dormitory building for international students in the West Area of the Wushan Campus. It comprises dormitory rooms, classrooms, dining hall, public kitchen, etc.
SCUT is situated in Guangzhou, a southern metropolitan in China, and has a total area of 404 hectares. The university has two campuses. The Wushan Campus is a culture area in beautiful surroundings of lakes and mountains, bluish greenery and luxuriant flowers, traditional buildings and the modern architecture. The University Town Campus provides an ideal place for study and research with a beautiful environment and advanced facilities, as well as innovation mechanisms and professional management. The international students in our university do have a good study and living environment.
Warmly welcome to pursue your academic excellence in SCUT.
Professor WANG Yingjun
President of South China University of Technology