South China University of Technology

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South China University of Technology
South China University of Technology - logo - 01.jpg
Motto 博学慎思 明辨笃行
Established 1952
Type Public coeducational
President Wang Yingjun
Location Guangzhou, Guangdong,  China
Campus Urban
Former names South China Institute of Technology
Website 中文 English

South China University of Technology (SCUT; simplified Chinese: 华南理工大学; traditional Chinese: 華南理工大學; pinyin: Huánán Lǐgōng Dàxué) is a university located in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, China.

The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks South China University of Technology as 300-400. In the Engineering field, South China University of Technology is ranked top 50 all over the world.[1]

In the 2013 Leiden Ranking of universities according to the proportion of their scientific publications that rank among the top 10% in their field, SCUT is listed 138th in the world, 11th in Asia, and 5th in China (excluding Hong Kong) behind Nankai University, Hunan University, University of Science and Technology of China, and Lanzhou University.[2]

The same year's QS University Rankings show SCUT ranked as 151-160.[3]


Formerly known as the South China Institute of Technology, it was established in 1952, through a reorganization process that unified the engineering schools and departments of major universities from five provinces in central and Southern China, including the former Zhongshan University, Lingnan University, Hunan University, Guangxi University, South China Joint University, and four others. In 1960, it was selected as one of 33 National Key Universities, under the direct administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education. The University was renamed as South China University of Technology in 1988.

In 1995, it was selected as one of the universities into which China will make significant investment in the 21st century. In 1999, it was rated "excellent" during the Undergraduate Teaching Assessment, and was among the first "Excellent Universities of Undergraduate Education" in the country. In the same year, a national science park was established with the authorization of State Ministry of Technology and State Ministry of Education. In 2000, Graduate School was authorized to be established. In 2001, the new cooperative construction of State Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province was implemented in SCUT and it was listed among the top universities in the country.

Among the prominent professors currently teaching at the university is He Jingtang, designer of the acclaimed China Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.




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  2. ^ "CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013". Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) and Leiden University. Retrieved 19 March 2014.  For details on the survey's methodology, see "Data collection". 
  3. ^ "South China University of Technology Rankings", QS Asian University Rankings, 2013

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Coordinates: 23°09′05″N 113°20′41″E / 23.1513°N 113.3446°E / 23.1513; 113.3446