Sun Yat-sen University

About the university

Sun Yat-sen University, founded in 1924 by the Chinese democratic revolutionary Dr. Sun Yat-sen, is a preeminent academic and cultural center and the premier location for talent development in South China. Its main campuses are located in the modern metropolis of Guangzhou, known formerly in the West as Canton, with a branch campus nestled in the picturesque coastal city of Zhuhai. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, the University is strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province and is a member of Projects 211 and 985, exclusive national higher education organizations at the vanguard of the drive to develop Chinese universities into world-class institutions. With a firmly established reputation as a top-ten university nationally and a burgeoning international profile, SYSU is moving from strength to strength as it strives to become a first-tier world university and global center of learning.

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As a large-scale comprehensive research institution, all four Sun Yat-sen University campuses feature a complete range of facilities and amenities. SYSU's dining centers provide a wide range of options for every meal, all at a fraction of the price for comparable meals in other countries. Additionally, each campus hosts banks, post offices, libraries, public meeting spaces, super markets and shops, wet markets, and much more. In addition to this range of facilities, SYSU's urban location means that just beyond the University's gates is access to a thriving metropolitan setting. Old growth groves and spacious lawns give way to a vibrant city, full of dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities. Outside the South Campus's North Gate is a large riverside plaza offering sweeping views of the Pearl River and downtown Guangzhou. Outside the South Gate is a subway station, an array of shops, and a cluster of affordable restaurants. The North, East, and Zhuhai campuses also provide quick access to commercial districts and transportation.

As a large-scale comprehensive research institution, all four Sun Yat-sen University campuses feature a complete range of facilities and amenities. SYSU's dining centers provide a wide range of options for every meal, all at a fraction of the price for comparable meals in other countries. Additionally, each campus hosts banks, post offices, libraries, public meeting spaces, super markets and shops, wet markets, and much more. In addition to this range of facilities, SYSU's urban location means that just beyond the University's gates is access to a thriving metropolitan setting. Old growth groves and spacious lawns give way to a vibrant city, full of dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities. Outside the South Campus's North Gate is a large riverside plaza offering sweeping views of the Pearl River and downtown Guangzhou. Outside the South Gate is a subway station, an array of shops, and a cluster of affordable restaurants. The North, East, and Zhuhai campuses also provide quick access to commercial districts and transportation.

China is a huge country with many different faces and a diverse range of strengths. No city combines them all like Guangzhou. The third biggest city in the country, it offers a range of possibilities for students that span from internationally state-of-the-art to quintessentially Chinese. With Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Macau
all within two hours by train, Guangzhou is the central hub of the Pearl River Delta region—consistently at the forefront of China’s reform and opening. The city’s central business districts provide first-tier shopping, dining, and entertainment options, while the historic districts provide a flavor of the culture that has made Guangzhou unique for 2,000 years. Even in China’s other regions, Cantonese cuisine is hailed as the pinnacle of Chinese culinary achievement, and Guangzhou is the heart of that tradition, from dim sum to Cantonese barbeque to elaborate banquets. In short, Guangzhou provides the international options found in China’s other first-tier cities without sacrificing its own unique identity and independent culture.

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