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 汕头大学 Region Shantou City, Guangdong Province Address 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 有志、有识、有恒、有为 Be ambitious, be knowledgeable, be persistent, and be productive Institution Code 10560 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 Awards 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 https://www.stu.edu.cn Founder Mr. Li Ka-shing Mr. Zhuang Shiping Current Leadership President and Secretary of the Party Committee: Jiang Hong