The main Campus in HEMC has comprehensive and state-of-the-art facilities including the teaching complex, laboratory complex, performance center, gymnasiums, student dormitory complex and a library comlex with the largest unit area in the country.
The library boasts a collection of 2.7 million volumes of books, a volume of digital resources up to 27,000 GB, and 3,723 journals published at home and abroad. The project, to make Guangzhou University campus into a truly' digital campus' , covering the Teaching, Administrative and Living comlexes, has made huge progress by already providing 41,381 internet access points. The campus also has 40 labs with equipment valued at 524 million RMB.
Guangzhou University enjoys comprehensive facilities, beautiful campus and a diversified culture, which offers the best environment for studies, living and working.
Guangzhou University strives to build a campus culture that' is full of characteristics of South China Culture and has been organizing a variety of activities that are of good taste, multiple levels and distinctive features. The University has professional art troupes including a ballet troupe and a singing and dancing troupe that have won wide acclaim. Moreover, activities and cultural projects organized by student societies have enjoyed high student participation. In 2014, Ladies from Xiguan performed by the Singing and Dancing Troupe of Guangzhou University won the National Award and Home Comers in the Snow Storm, choreographed by the Ballet Troupe of Guangzhou University, won the 13th National Wenhua Awards.
Students' Cultural Activities on Campus
As a manifestation of GU’s core spirit, the Campus Culture of GU guarantees a good academic and cultural atmosphere on campus. To promote the construction of quality education, cultural activities on campus are organized on the basis of perfect combinations between science and humanity, between high taste cultural activities and students’ comprehensive quality cultivation.
Based on the principles of Students Art Troupe, GU carries on various cultural activities, including Culture and Art Festivals on Campus, Chinese Classics Reading, Classic Movies Appreciation, and Elegant Art Appreciation. In addition, the university organizes various contests including Debate, Image Design, Career Design, Singing and Dancing, Hosting, etc., and builds a series of school cultural activity brands.
There are now eighty student associations with more than 12,000 members at GU. These associations cover a range of subjects including humanities, technology, public service, arts, and P.E. etc. Each year, there is a cultural month reserved for activities of the associations in which student associations play an important role in moral education, science enlightenment, career guidance, and volunteer service.
GU is proud of its youth volunteer work. There are more than 12,000 registered volunteers at school. Currently, GU has built a long term cooperative relationship with ten districts and sixty towns, streets and units with volunteering service. Each year, nearly ten thousand young volunteers offer their services which are highly praised by the people in communities.
1. GU Knowledge Forum
GU Knowledge Forum aims to invent a new way to train innovative students and broaden students’ vision through a series of well–planned, high taste and high-level lectures with characteristics of the times, of college, and of the youth. It will help construct and strengthen good study style and create a good academic atmosphere for campus culture of a first-class university.
GU Knowledge Forum concentrates on fostering the students’ interest on the basis of the requirements of political theories learning, moral education, cultural quality, psychological quality, and modern scientific technology etc. It is also focused on the introduction of the characteristics, characteristics, trends and law of modern scientific technology, or advanced technology which students may find interesting and beneficial to their study and development.
2. GU Debate Contest
GU Debate Contest is to cultivate student’s abilities to think, respond, express, analyze and judge during an argument. As an annual contest, GU Debate contest is a lively and exciting activity and is very popular among students.
3. Challenge Cup
Challenge Cup of national college student extracurricular academic and technological works (nickname ‘great challenge cup’) is a national guiding competition co-hosted by Central Committee of the Communist Young League, Chinese Technology Association, Ministry of Education, and All-China Students Federation. It is held every two years. The types of competition consist of natural science, scientific invention, and social science. The aim of the competition is to guide students to adjust themselves to meet the demands of the education innovation and quality education, acquire the knowledge of entrepreneurship, and arouse entrepreneurship awareness. Therefore, it is regarded as “Olympic” of Chinese college student’s academic technology.
GU has paid a great attention to Challenge Cup, sent students to enter the competition and achieved great achievements. A special office has been set by the university in the section of academic and technology to take the responsibility of managing, promoting competition on campus and guiding teachers and students to enter the competition.
4. Chinese Classics Reading
Co-hosted by Ministry of Education, National Language Work Committee, and Office of Civilization Affairs of Central Committee, Chinese Classics Reading aims to build a common spiritual home for Chinese people, promote national cultural quality, upgrade the level of application of language, and carry forward the traditional splendid culture. Since 2007, Chinese classic reading has become an effective way to promote the activity on campus, in military camps, communities and grass-root units and encourage more and more grass roots and young students take part in the classics reading activity to improve their cultural knowledge and quality. In 2010, GU hosted 2010 Chinese Classics Reading Contest which were well received by teachers and students and had a good effect.
5. Host Image Contest
Host Image Contest held once a year at GU aims to train capable host and arouse performance interests of students. Judging Panels include experts and professors from the School of Journalism and Communication, TV stations at different levels. As one of the Brand program, host Image Contest gained the title of “Campus Brand Activity of Guangdong Province” in 2007 with strong influence power in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center. Till now, GU has hold eight competitions and brought up many excellent broadcasters.