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SYSU Education Development Foundation
As a non-profit organization in the realm of higher education, the Sun Yat-sen University Education Development Foundation was registered with the Guangdong Provincial Department of Civil Affairs. The foundation aims at promoting the development of SYSU, enhancing its teaching and academic research through means of strengthening the tie between SYSU and social networks and soliciting national and international support or donation from either groups or individuals.

The foundation will undertake and manage donations from all circles of society to support SYSU’s educational cause, academic and teaching research, and excellent teachers, to assist teachers studying abroad or participate in international academic collaborations or conferences, to reward excellent students and provide financial aid for needy students, as well as to improve teaching facilities including university buildings, equipment and libraries.

As to the donations made to serve specific ends, they will be designated by the contributors. Guided by its principle to gather tiny drops to make a great difference, the foundation has been active, since its establishment, in making and implementing fund raising action plans and acting as a bond between SYSU and the society. It has thus encouraged more and more social elites to express their concern and support for SYSU, widened the channel for the incoming fund to run the university and therefore made contribution to the sustainable development of the university.

The Sun Yat-sen University Education Development Foundation expresses heartfelt gratitude to the alumni and friends from all circles of society who have always cared about and supported the university’s growth. The foundation sincerely hopes that the alumni and all friends will strive for the future of SYSU.
Ways to Give
Postal Remittance
Donations can be remitted to the following address:
Address: No. 135 Xingang Xi Road, Guangzhou 510275, Guangdong
Payee: SYSU Education Development Foundation
Sender’s remarks: Please specify the use of the donation and include the contact information of the donor in the sender’s remarks column of the remittance form.

Bank Transfer
Beneficiary Full Name:
Sun Yat-sen University Education Development Foundation 
                                           (Guangdong)

RMB Account
Beneficiary Bank: The Agriculture Bank of China, Guangdong, ZhongShan Da Xue Office
Beneficiary Account: 44-051501040000080

HK dollar Account
Beneficiary Bank: Bank of China, Guangzhou Haizhu Sub-Branch
Swift Bank Code:
BKCHCNBJ400
Beneficiary Account:
688657760466

US dollar Account
Beneficiary Bank:
Bank of China, Guangzhou Haizhu Sub-Branch
Swift Bank Code:
BKCHCNBJ400
Beneficiary Account:
688657760524
Donation Projects
Campus Construction
Sun Yat-sen University has four campuses in Guangzhou and Zhuhai. The South Campus and North Campus are important provincial historic sites with 66 historical architectures under provincial historic preservation. The historical relics in SYSU are in need of urgent repair and besides, the teaching, experimental and administrative facilities are in need of improvement. In order to foster an environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, social interaction, self-expression and mutual support, SYSU Education Development Foundation sincerely invites people of all circles to support the development of campus surroundings.
Recently, parts of the campus construction projects are on the way. We sincerely invite people of all walks of life to support and participate in the repair of SYSU Museum Group System, Sun Yat-sen Memorial, SYSU Medical Museum, and Tschen Yin Koh (Chen Yinque) House so as to promote the development of SYSU.

Teaching and Research
First-rate university is underpinned by first-rate researches. SYSU inherits the great academic tradition and focuses on fostering an open and harmonious academic atmosphere. Researchers at SYSU are aspirational and innovative. They are dedicated to the advancement of science and technology. To embrace new challenges in the new century, the Foundation has established a variety of funded academic projects and collaborates with society to upgrade research facilities and to strengthen academic development.

Scholarships
SYSU boasts excellent students nationwide. About 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students are admitted every year. SYSU bears the responsibility of cultivating these students into the backbone of our nation. According to the statistics, the undergraduate students whose family per capita monthly income is below 300 yuan account for 20.42% of the student population of SYSU. Therefore, SYSU is devoted to the establishment of scholarships to encourage excellent students to make more progress while assisting the students in need of financial supports to overcome difficulties and finish their studies. SYSU Education Development Foundation sincerely reaches out to society for support to create ambiance that encourages the indigent yet excellent students to study and excel in their professions.

Yat-sen Chair Professor
SYSU adheres firmly to its educational values based on Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s revolutionary visions, and is committed to nurturing a new breed of graduates who will stand out in their professions and have strong competence to cope with challenges in the ever-changing society. To this end, SYSU strives to build up a strong team of experienced academic staff. Several tenures of Yat-sen Chair Professor are set up to invite Nobel Prize winners in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Literature and Economics, as well as other internationally-renowned scholars, assuming their responsibilities in academic organization and research in their academic areas, and giving public lectures in SYSU. With their noble minds and distinguished academic achievements, these prominent scholars can broaden students’ horizon and boost the reputation of SYSU. The Foundation sincerely invites people from all walks of life to support us to build up a strong team of academic staff.

Donation with Unrestricted Use
Donation from society and alumni which is not restricted to particular projects will be used in the most important and urgent projects that promote SYSU’s comprehensive development. To ensure its appropriate allocation, the donation will be managed with great care. The Foundation not only assists SYSU to deal with the opportunities and challenges in its development, but also upgrade the teaching and research facilities. With the donation, we can put more focus on the key academic programs, reward outstanding teachers who make great contributions and students who excel in their professions, and support projects related to the educational development.

Others
In addition to the projects mentioned above, SYSU has other projects such as “Degree Granting Ceremony” and “Building and College Naming Sponsorship”. The SYSU Degree Granting Ceremony started 2005, in which degrees will be granted to the undergraduate and postgraduate graduates. The degree granting ceremony is good for the cultivation of university decorum, strengthens students’ sense of honor and fosters the relationships between the university and its alumni. To this end, SYSU sincerely invites the alumni and people of all circles to participate in the noble ceremony and carry on this great tradition. Besides, the naming sponsorship of the library on East Campus (located in the Guangzhou University City), stadium and some colleges is open to the public.
Acknowledgement
SYSU sincerely appreciates the donations society and alumni made to the development of education. We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to all the donors who care and support the development of SYSU:

(1) For the organizations and units that donate an accumulation of more than 10 million yuan (10 million yuan included), or individuals who donate an accumulation of 5 million yuan (5 million yuan included):
a. They will be appointed as honorary members of the board of SYSU Education Development Foundation, or granted other honorary title;
b. Press conference or donation ceremony will be held upon donor’s permission;
c. Certificate of “SYSU Education Contribution” will be conferred;
d. The event, stories, and pictures will be featured on in the column on the webpage of SYSU Education Development Foundation upon donor’s permission.

(2) For the organizations and units making donations of more than 1 million yuan (1 million yuan included), or individuals who donates an accumulation of 500 thousand yuan (500 thousand yuan included):
a. Memorial Tablet or Letter of Acknowledgement will be conferred;
b. The stories, introductions and pictures of the donors will be featured in the column on the webpage of SYSU Education Development Foundation upon donor’s permission.

(3) For the organizations and units that donate an accumulation of more than 500 thousand yuan (500 thousand yuan included), or individuals who donate an accumulation of 10 thousand yuan (10 thousand yuan included):
a. Memorial Tablet or Letter of Acknowledgement will be conferred;
b. The number of donations and list of donors will be featured on the webpage of SYSU Education Development Foundation upon donor’s permission.

(4) For the organizations and units that make contribution from 50,000 to 500,000 yuan, or individuals who contribute from 2,000 to 100,000 yuan:
a. Letter of Acknowledgement will be conferred;
b. The donation list/amount of donations and list of donors will be displayed on the webpage of SYSU Education Development Foundation upon donor’s permission.

(5) As to the contributions in kind, the Foundation will enter them into the account with fair value, and present the honor and award to the donors according to the principles mentioned above.

(6) The donation units or individuals, and the amount of donations will be included in the SYSU Yearbook, and the Foundation will print a scroll of donors and keep it on file.
Contact
Address: Education Development Foundation, Sun Yat-sen University, No. 135 Xingang Xi Road,
     Guangzhou 510275, P.R. China
Office Location: 2nd Floor, Dazhong Building (Known as Grant Hall), SYSU
Tel: +86-20-84111123; +86-20-84111108; +86-20-84111148
Fax: +86-20-84114566; +86-20-84039549
Email: edf@mail.sysu.edu.cn
Website: http://www.sysuedf.org