Shenzhen University (SZU) was founded as a public university on May 10th,1983 with the accreditation of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, and has undergone rapid growth and expansion in the past three decades just like the city of Shenzhen, China’s most successful Special Economic Zone.
SZU offers multi-level degrees with its 27 colleges, providing 86 undergraduate programs, over 100 master programs, and 9 doctoral programs. The study area at SZU ranges from philosophy, literature, economics, management, law, education, sciences and engineering, medicine, liberal art, and history. Today, SZU has become a widely recognized multi-discipline university both home and abroad and strives to be a leading innovative university with an international profile.
SZU comprises two campuses, Houhai campus and More >
campus, occupying 2.72 square kilometers of land area in total. The Houhai campus is located near the picturesque coastline of Houhai Bay with 1.34 square kilometers land area, spreading across rolling hills covered with lichee trees and flowers, two lakes, a forest, an abundance of green space and works of art. The new Xili campus now under construction is located in the city’s University Town and takes up nearly 1.38 square kilometers and is scheduled to open in the end of 2016.
Currently, SZU has about 34,147 fulltime students including 28,538 undergraduates, over 5,609 postgraduates (192 doctoral), plus 814 international students. SZU maintains a high-caliber teaching staff with high qualifications and diverse academic background. The total staff number is 3,874 or so, which includes 2,081 teaching staff. Among the teaching staff, 78% percent are professors or associate professors and over 60% are PhD holders.
SZU strongly advocates international exchange and cooperation. SZU, as one of the 54 MOE accredited Chinese universities for international education and the HSK testing institution, began to enroll international students in 1987. Up till now, the university has established cooperative relationships with 176 overseas universities. With the increasing popularity, SZU attracts around 1,000 international students every year pursuing their study here.