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President's Welcome

Last updated :2012-12-31

Welcome to Sun Yat-sen University. SYSU is a comprehensive national key university founded in 1924 by Dr Sun Yat-sen, a revolutionary leader of the 20th century, and has a teaching tradition spanning over a century. Located in Guangdong, the frontier of the reform and opening up of China, the University has four campuses in two beautiful cities: Guangzhou, the city of mountain and river, and the coastal city of Zhuhai. It shows its cultural features in an open and practical style. Since its foundation, the University has followed its motto: “ Study extensively; Enquire accurately; Reflect carefully; Discriminate clearly; Practise earnestly” and educated many students who are committed to rejuvenating China and serving the mankind. Today, SYSU has become a cradle for talents, a center for knowledge and technology innovation, a pillar to serve society and a base for cultural inheritance and innovation. The University is now standing on a new starting point and striving to become one of the world-class universities.

SYSU is the center of learning and culture in South China where great academic masters gather together. Many renowned scholars in early modern and modern China once taught at the University. Their strong characteristics and outstanding academic achievements have been influencing generations of students and have been urging them to advance the great academic traditions. We are proud that the University today has many distinguished scholars including academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professors of Thousand Talents Program, chair professors of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, and recipients of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. They carry on the traditions of the forerunners and become the academic pillars of the University. Faculty and students work together to create a liberal academic atmosphere for interdisciplinary studies, provide positive conditions for students to learn and grow, and build a harmonious academic environment for science and technology innovation and cultural inheritance and innovation.

The aim of talent cultivation at SYSU is to nurture high-quality, interdisciplinary and top-notch students with international perspectives, a sense of social responsibility and innovative spirit. To achieve this goal, faculty and staff make unremitting efforts to innovate mechanisms of talent cultivation in accordance with the fundamental principle of “educating with love”.

SYSU is what it is today thanks to the endeavors of generations of faculty, staff and students and the support of friends who care about SYSU. In the past decade in particular, the University has benefited from the joint construction mechanism of the Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, the support of local governments, the advancement of reform and opening up in Guangdong and the generosity of local and international communities. We believe that the path of SYSU will be wider and its tomorrow will be better.