Sun Yat-sen University
|Sun Yat-sen University|
|Motto in English||"Study extensively; Enquire accurately; Reflect carefully; Discriminate clearly; Practise earnestly"|
|Location||Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China|
|Campus||Urban, 6.17 km²|
|Former names||National Guangdong University
National Sun Yat-sen University
|Affiliations||Project 985, Project 211, APAIE, The Peking Union|
Sun Yat-sen University (simplified Chinese: 中山大学; traditional Chinese: 中山大學; pinyin: Zhōngshān Dàxué) is a public university located in Guangdong, the most economically developed province in China. The university was founded in 1924 by Sun Yat-sen, a Chinese revolutionary, first president and founding father of the Republic of China.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in China, Sun Yat-sen University provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technology, medical science, pharmacology and managerial science.
The university's assets include the world's fastest supercomputer Tianhe-2, which is valued at 2.4 billion yuan. The university also has the largest affiliated hospital system in China.
- 1 Rankings
- 2 Schools and divisions
- 3 Business Education
- 4 Research
- 5 History
- 6 Campuses
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The university is ranked as one of the top universities in China by all the three most influential and widely observed international university rankings, for example, #9 nationwide in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012–2013, tied with two other universities for #6 nationwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013, and #20 in BRICS countries (#9 in China) in QS World University Rankings: BRICS 2013.
Schools and divisions
Schools and institutes
The university consists of Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen Business School, Sun Yat-sen College of Medical Science, School of Humanities, School of Life Science, School of Advanced Computing, School of Political Science and Public Administration, School of Foreign Languages and various other international institutes such as:
- Joint Institute of Engineering (JIE), developed together with Carnegie Mellon University
- Medical Research Center for Clinical and Translational Research, partnered with Johns Hopkins University
- Lehn Institute of Functional Materials (LIFM), developed together with the Laboratory of Supramolecular Chemistry at ISIS of University of Strasbourg, INT of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich
- The Sino-French Institute of Nuclear Engineering & Technology, developed together with Grenoble Institute of Technology, Ecole des mines de Nantes, Chimie ParisTech, École nationale supérieure de chimie de Montpellier, Institut national des sciences et techniques nucléaires
- SYSU-Alberta Joint Lab for Biodiversity Conservation, established together with University of Alberta, Canada
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Sun Yat-sen University Centre for Historical Anthropology
- Center on Philanthropy at Sun Yat-sen university, partnered with Indiana University
The university has the largest affiliated hospital system in China, including Sun Yat-sen University First Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University Second Hospital (or Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital), Sun Yat-sen University Third Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University Fourth Hospital (has merged into the First Hospital), Sun Yat-sen University Fifth Hospital (or Zhuhai Hospital), Sun Yat-sen University Sixth Hospital (or Sun Yat-sen University Gastrointestinal & Anal Hospital), Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Sun Yat-sen University Stomatologic Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University Ophthalmologic Center.
- Sun Yat-sen University First Hospital is ranked #2 in "Top 10 General Hospital in China" rankings.
- Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center is ranked #1 in "Top 10 Cancer Hospitals in China" rankings.
- Sun Yat-sen University Ophthalmologic Center is ranked #1 in "Best Ophthalmologic Hospitals in China" rankings.
- Sun Yat-sen University Stomatologic Hospital is ranked #6 in "Best Stomatologic Hospitals in China".
The university's system of libraries is one of the largest in China. By December 2012, it held more than 6 million paper volumes, including periodicals.
The Hilles Collection
In June 2005, Harvard College Library of Harvard University donated 158,000 volumes in Hilles Library to Sun Yat-sen University. Developed over a century, the collection is composed of titles in the humanities and social sciences, primarily in English, but also in Western foreign languages.  
Sun Yat-sen University has established five Confucius Institutes since 2006:
- The Confucius Institute at Ateneo de Manila University
- The Confucius Institute in Indianapolis, established together with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
- The Confucius Institute at Autonomous University of Yucatan
- The Confucius Institute in Lyon, established together with Lumière University Lyon 2 and Jean Moulin University Lyon 3
- The Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town.
Sun Yat-sen Business School (SYSBS)
Sun Yat-sen Business School (SYSBS) of Sun Yat-sen University is one of the only 2 business schools in mainland China and one of 58 business schools in the world being triple accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. The business school consists of six departments - business administration, accounting, marketing, tourism and hotel management, finance and investment, and management science; has a total of 116 full-time faculty; and currently offers eight bachelor programs, nine master programs, four master-level professional programs (MBA, EMBA, MPAcc and MPM), eight doctoral programs, and one post-doctoral research program in Business Administration.
The school has established collaborative academic exchanges and programs with over 80 international institutions, such as University of California, Los Angeles, Purdue University, University of Florida, University of Oxford, University of London, Queen's University, Bocconi University, IE Business School, EMLYON Business School, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, City University of Hong Kong and so on. It has also built strategic partnerships with leading multinational companies, such as IBM, DHL, Ernst & Young, PWC, KPMG, Coca-Cola, Allianz Group and so on, and with a myriad of local partners such as ICBC bank, Bank of China, China Petroleum, China Southern Power Grid.
The school has performed very well in major local and international business school rankings:
- In 2012, World Executive ranked the schools's MBA program #3 in China in its "Most Influencial Chinese MBA Programs" rankings.
- In 2012, Forbes China ranked the schools's MBA program #7 in China.
- In 2012, Financial Times ranked the school's EMBA programs #11 worldwide.
- In 2013, Financial Times ranked the school's Master in Management Program #44 worldwide.
Lingnan (University) College
Lingnan (University) College is the most selective college of Sun Yat-sen University. The college is accredited by EQUIS and AMBA. The college is originated from Lingnan University (Guangzhou) (Chinese: 嶺南大學), a renowned private university established by a group of American missionaries in 1888. The college has 7 academic departments in economics, finance, international business, management, logistics, public finance, and insurance and offers diversified programs in economics and management for bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees. It also provides professional programs such as MBA, Executive MBA and specialized masters program in finance, such as the Lingnan-MIT International MBA program with MIT Sloan School of Management, the China Executive MBA program with Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota, the China-France MBA program with Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 and EMLYON Business School, and the International DBA program with EMLYON Business School.
The Lingnan IMBA is the first English-taught MBA program in China, which is in cooperation with the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The IMBA program adopts MIT Sloan’s MBA curricula, textbooks, cases, and other teaching materials. During the first semester, Lingnan students have the opportunity to apply to MIT Sloan’s MSMS program. Through this two-year, dual-degree program, students can earn an international MBA from Lingnan and a master’s degree in management studies from MIT Sloan. The Lingnan IMBA graduates earn an International MBA degree from Lingnan, a certificate from MIT Sloan, and affiliate alumni status in the worldwide MIT Sloan alumni network. The Lingnan-IMBA program also performs very well in major international business school rankings:
- In 2008, World Executive ranked Lingnan-MBA #4 in “Most Influencial Chinese MBA Programs" Rankings.
- In 2008, Manager ranked Lingnan-MBA #5 in “The Best MBA Programs Awards In China” rankings.
- In 2012, Forbes China ranked the schools's MBA program #8 in China.
- In 2012, World Executive ranked Lingnan-MIT MBA program #6 in China
Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
According to statistics of the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database from January 2003 to February 2013, the total number of citations of papers in 15 disciplines of Sun Yat-sen University entered global top 1%. Following Peking University, Sun Yat-sen University ranked 2nd in universities in China, tied with Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Zhejiang University. The 15 disciplines include Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Physics, Biology and Biochemistry, Materials Science, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Engineering, Plant and Animal Science, Environment/Ecology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Neuroscience & Behavior, Mathematics, Microbiology, Agricultural Sciences, and Social Sciences, General.
According to the latest statistics (January 2014-February 2014) released on May 8th by Essential Science Indicators (ESI), SYSU's total number of papers that were included in ESI in 7 disciplines, namely, Clinical Medicine, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience & Behavior, Immunology, Plant and Animal Science, and Social Sciences, General, was ranked in top five in universities of the "985 Project".Several disciplines at SYSU entered top three nationwide, among which, the total number of papers and the total number of citations of papers in both Clinical Medicine and Immunology were ranked No. 2, and the average citation rate per paper in Immunology was ranked No. 1. 
Nature Publishing Index (NPI)
Nature Publishing Index shows both Research Articles (Articles, Letters & Brief Communications) and Reviews, published in Nature and/or Nature research journals. The rankings are based on the number of papers that were published during the last 12 months. Intime range of 01.07.2013-06.30.2014, Sun Yat-sen University is ranked #8 among Chinese Universities. 
Postdoctoral Research Stations
Sun Yat-sen University has 39 postdoctoral research stations.
Sun Yat-sen University publishes altogether 25 scholarly journals, including
- Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Sunyatseni
- Journey of Sun Yat-sen University Social Science Edition
- Journey of Sun Yat-sen University (medical science)
- Diagnostic Imaging & Interventional Radiology (in Chinese)
- Modern Clinical Nursing (in Chinese)
- New Medicine (in Chinese)
- Chinese Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases (in Chinese)
- Chinese Journal of Cancer
- Eye Science
Present-day Sun Yat-sen University is the result of multiple mergers as well as splits and restructurings that have involved more than a dozen academic institutions over time. The most recent merger happened in 2001, when Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Science merged with Sun Yat-sen University and became Sun Yat-sen College of Medical Science.
Sun Yat-sen University
In 1924, Dr. Sun Yat-sen founded National Guangdong University (国立广东大学） and inscribed in his own handwriting the school motto of "Study extensively; enquire accurately; reflect carefully; discriminate clearly; practise earnestly." After the death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the national government that was set up during the first cooperation between the Communists and Nationalists formally decreed to change its name to Sun Yat-sen University to commemorate, inherit, and develop the revolutionary spirit of Dr. Sun Yat-sen on July 17, 1926. In 1926, there were five National Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) Universities: National First Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University in Guangzhou (the current Sun Yat-sen University), National Second Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University in Wuhan (the current Wuhan University, National Third Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University in Zhejiang (the current Zhejiang University), National Fourth Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University in Nanjing (the current Nanjing University, National Fifth Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University in Zhengzhou (the current Henan University). In the 1930s, there were seven schools in the university: the Schools of Arts, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agricultural Studies, Medicine and Education. In 1935, Tsinghua University, Peking University and Sun Yat-sen University set up the first graduate schools in China and began to enroll graduate students. In the 1950s, colleges, schools and departments were readjusted nationwide, and Sun Yat-sen University became a comprehensive university with the liberal arts and sciences as its backbone disciplines.
Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences
One of the predecessors of the Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Science was the Bo Ji Medical School, which, founded in 1866, was the earliest institution of learning of western medicine in China, where Dr. Sun Yat-sen once studied and engaged in revolutionary activities. The Bo Ji Medical School evolved into the College of Medicine of Lingnan University in 1936. The Kung Yee Medical School and Hospital in Guangzhou (then called Canton), China was founded in 1908. In 1925, the Kung Yee institutions were taken over by the government and became the Medical Department of the National First Sun Yat-sen(Zhongshan) University. In 1953, the Colleges of Medicine in Sun Yat-sen University and Lingnan University merged to form the College of Medicine of South China, which was joined by the Guangdong Guanghua College of Medicine in 1954. The university was renamed Guangzhou College of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen College of Medical Science successively, and finally Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Science in 1985, which has developed steadfastly into a comprehensive medical university with multi-schools and multiple levels, has reached national advanced level and achieved remarkable successes in scientific research in medical genetics, ophthalmology, tumor study, parasite study, the kidney disease of internal medicine, organ transplant, infectious liver disease, biological medical project and molecular medical science. In 2001, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Science merged with Sun Yat-sen University and became Sun Yat-sen College of Medical Science.
Lingnan University (Chinese: 嶺南大學) in Canton, Kwangtung Province, China (now Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China), was a private university established by a group of American missionaries in 1888. At its founding it was named Canton Christian College (格致書院).
The Hackett Medical College for Women (夏葛女子醫學院, the first medical college for women in China) and its affiliated hospital known as David Gregg Hospital for Women and Children (also known as Yuji Hospital 柔濟醫院), located in Guangzhou, China, were parts of a medical center that was founded by female medical missionary Dr. Mary H. Fulton (1854-1927). Dr. Fulton was sent by the Foreign Missions Board of the Presbyterian Church (USA), with the support of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, New York, of which David Gregg was pastor The College was dedicated in 1902 and offered a four-year medical curriculum. At the end of 1932, the medical center was registered and put under the control of the Chinese government. Furthermore, it affiliated with Guangzhou Hospital and Lingnan University to form the Sun Yat-Sen Medical College in 1936.
Lingnan University was incorporated into Chung Shan University (now Sun Yat-sen University) in 1953. Members of the university fled to Hong Kong and founded the Lingnan School in Wan Chai in 1967, which was relocated to Tuen Mun in the mid-1990s and renamed Lingnan University in 1999. In 1988, Lingnan (University) College was reestablished within Sun Yat-sen University and is now one of the top schools of economics and management in China.
At present, the university covers a total area of 6.17 square kilometers and has 4 campuses: Guangzhou South Campus, Guangzhou North Campus, Guangzhou East Campus, and Zhuhai Campus.
The south campus of Sun Yat-sen universities is one of the most 10 beautiful campuses in China. It is located in Haizhu District, Guangzhou, and covers a total area of 1.17 square kilometers. It mainly hosts disciplines in sciences and humanities.
Add: No. 135, Xingang Road West, Guangzhou 510275, P. R. China
The North Campus is located in Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, and covers an area of 0.39 square kilometers. It is a campus mainly for disciplines in medical sciences.
Add: No. 74, Zhongshan 2nd Road, Guangzhou 510085, P. R. China
The East Campus is located at the north end of the Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center in Xiaoguwei, Panyu, and covers an area of 1.13 square kilometers. The Guangzhou University City is a major development made by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province in an effort to implement the strategy of building Guangdong through science and education. The first batch of students started school there in September 2004.
Add: Xiaoguwei Island, Panyu District, Guangzhou 510006, P. R. China
The Zhuhai Campus is located at Tang Jia Wan, Zhuhai City, and covers an area of 3.48 square kilometers. Freshmen and sophomores of some disciplines in liberal arts, natural sciences, and medical sciences are currently living and studying on campus with students from the School of Network Education and Continuing Education.
Add: Tang Jia Wan, Zhuhai 519082, P. R. China
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