Shantou University

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Shantou University


About Shantou University

Shantou University, located in the city of Shantou, Guangdong Province, is a provincial and ministerial university jointly established by the Ministry of Education, Guangdong Province and the Li Ka-shing Foundation. It is the only public university in the world that is continuously funded by the Li Ka-shing Foundation, a private foundation.

The university was established by the State Council on August 26, 1981 as a comprehensive university in Guangdong Province and a comprehensive university in Chaoshan, Guangdong Province, and began to admit undergraduates in 1983; in September of the same year, Shantou Medical College was incorporated into the university; in 1993, it was granted the right to confer master’s degrees; in 1998, it was granted the right to confer doctoral degrees; in June 2012, the Ministry of Education, the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and the Li Ka-shing Foundation jointly established STU. In 2017, the Guangdong Israel Institute of Technology (GIT), created by STU in cooperation with the Israel Institute of Technology, enrolled students for the first time.

The official website of the university in 2020 shows that the university has two campuses: the main campus and the medical school; 12 colleges, with a graduate school and nine residential colleges (schools); five affiliated hospitals, one dental clinic and five trust hospitals; and nearly 13,000 full-time students.


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Chinese Name

Shantou City, Guangdong Province

Main Campus: No. 243, University Road, Shantou, Guangdong, China
School of Medicine: No. 22, Xinling Road, Shantou, Guangdong, China
Transition Campus: Jinpu Road, Jinping District, Shantou, Guangdong, China
East Campus: Northeast corner of Tagangwei Area, East Coast New Town, Shantou, Guangdong, China

Nature of schooling
Public college

Department in charge
Guangdong Province

Land area
1888.70 acres

Famous Alumni
Fang Guanghong

School Motto
Be ambitious, be knowledgeable, be persistent, and be productive

Institution Code

National Key Disciplines
1 first-class discipline

Institution Type
Comprehensive category

Post-doctoral point
5 research stations

Doctoral Points
3 academic degree authorized primary disciplines
39 academic degree authorized secondary disciplines

Master's Degrees
15 first-level disciplines authorized for academic degrees 104 second-level disciplines
authorized for academic degrees 15 authorized points for professional degrees

Date of Establishment
August 26, 1981

Institutional Honors
Provincial and Ministerial universities,
Guangdong Province "211 Project", 
Excellent Doctor Education and Training Program, 
Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program,
Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program

Faculties and Departments
College of Arts, College of Science, College of Engineering, College of Law, 
College of Business, Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication, 
Cheung Kong School of Art and Design, College of Medicine and other 12 faculties

One First Prize in Natural Science of the Outstanding Achievements in Scientific
Research in Higher Education, Special Prize of National Science and 
Technology Progress Award, Second Prize of National Teaching Achievement Award

Auxiliary Units
Advanced domestic and internationally renowned high-level university

First President
Xu Jiexin

Provincial Key Disciplines
Basic mathematics, chemistry, mechanical design and theory, clinical medicine, 
marine biology, etc.

Official website of the university

Mr. Li Ka-shing Mr. Zhuang Shiping

Current Leadership
President and Secretary of the Party Committee: Jiang Hong
Company Information
  • Total Jobs 3 Jobs
  • Location Guangdong Province
  • Full Address Shantou University, Xinling Road, Jinping District, Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
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