Introduction to Shantou University
Shantou University (STU), founded in 1981, is a comprehensive public university located in southeast coast of China, jointly supported by the Ministry of Education, the Guangdong Provincial Government and the Li Ka Shing Foundation. It is the only public university in the world that receives long-term funding from the Li Ka Shing Foundation.
The University consists of 8 colleges and schools, namely, College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, College of Engineering, Medical College, Law School, Business School, Cheung Kong School of Art and Design, and Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication.
Since its inception, Shantou University has received a generous support from the distinguished philanthropist and international entrepreneur, Mr. Li Ka-shing. The Li Ka Shing Foundation has earmarked grants of HK$8 billion through 2018 to support Shantou University (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business included).
Shantou University is committed to offering student-centered education with the educational idea of “Building Up Oneself for the Pursuit of One’s Selflessness”. It is engaged in reforms related to university governance and talent development, and also planning to relocate Medical College into the main campus and to develop a globally advanced curriculum focusing on life science. Since 2001, the University has conducted a profound internationalization-oriented reform, and overseas talents have been recruited to serve as provost, vice president and deans. Through a series of reforms in curriculum design, teaching, resources management and human resources system, it aims to offer a platform for the exploration of higher educational reform in China.
Shantou University is striving for a top-tier university that provides quality education, develops advanced governance system, shows distinctive feature of internationalization, endeavors to meet the major demands for economic development of the nation and Guangdong, and places high value on innovation, creation and entrepreneurship.
About Shantou University Medical College (SUMC)
Shantou University Medical College (SUMC) is an important part of Shantou University. SUMC exists to lead by being student-centered in medical education; patient-centered in health service delivery; application-centered in biomedical and clinical research; public interest-centered in community services; faculty and staff-centered for sustainable development of SUMC. Guided by the core values of innovation, dedication and exemplary professionalism, SUMC continually strengthens education, research and healthcare services that meet international standards.
Shantou University Medical College currently has two campuses: the original medical campus in the historic center of Shantou city, and another modern campus shared with the main campus of Shantou University in the northeastern suburbs.
Preparations are being made to relocate the entire Medical College to the university’s main campus, bringing together all colleges of Shantou University and allowing us to create a fully integrated multidisciplinary life sciences center. One of the world’s most prestigious architecture firms has been commissioned to design the new campus space. Supported by the Li Ka-shing Foundation, they are building a unique and innovative learning environment that will unite Man with Nature, and be conducive to the nurturing of creativity among students and staff.
- Guangdong Government International Student Scholarship
Shantou is a coastal city in China’s southeast Guangdong province with around 5 million inhabitants. Facing the South China Sea and the island of Taiwan, the city lies in the metropolitan region known as Chaoshan, and is conveniently situated in the proximity of several important cities including the provincial capital of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Hong Kong. As one of the five original Special Economic Zones in China, it is still an important harbor, economic center, and knowledge hub in eastern Guangdong. The city is known for its pleasant subtropical climate, beautiful mountain, islands and shores, delicious seafood, and unique local culture.
SUMC encourages students to form their own organizations and to participate in various campus activities and community services, providing facilities, equipment and financial supports.
The student organizations consist of the Student Union, an autonomous organization responsible for defending students’ interests and providing a variety of services to their fellow students, and over 30 student associations and clubs. They are active in organizing various extra-curricular activities for their fellow students, which makes our campus life more vigorous and energetic.
SUMC sees the value of engaging student into cultural activities, thus sponsoring The Campus Art and Culture Festival and The English Science and Technology Festival every year. The Campus Art and Culture Festival consists of competitions (dancing, singing, event hosting, calligraphy, painting, photography, dorm interior design, and skits), concerts, and talent shows while The English Science and Technology Festival includes science paper presentations and competitions (multimedia courseware, speech and plays) in English.
STU has 28 table tennis tables, 17 badminton courts, 14 basketball courts, 6 tennis courts, 3 volleyball courts, 3 fitness rooms, 2 swimming pools, 1 gymnastics rooms, 1 skating rink, 1 small football field.