Guangzhou University currently has three national research platforms and 51 provincial research platforms. It has undertaken a number of major research projects for national and regional development. The university has presided over 22 national and major research projects and major projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China. It has also undertaken 551 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 161 projects of National Social Science Foundation of China and 137 projects of Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation of Ministry of Education.
The number of articles published on SCIE/SSCI journals has risen from 315 in 2016 to 2014 in 2020. The number of articles published on top journals to include Science and Nature has also increased. Eight faculty have been selected by Elsevier as highly-cited Chinese scholars in 2019, the number of which ranked the third place among universities in Guangdong province. Guangzhou University has received 12 national research achievements awards and 62 provincial research achievements awards from 2016 to 2020.
Guangzhou University has built the “2+6+1” interdisciplinary integrative development platforms.
Two Innovation Hubs
Major infrastructure security + smart operation and maintenance
Cyberspace Information + Intelligent Application Technology
Six Cross-Innovation Platforms
New materials, new equipment, new manufacturing
Geospatial Information and Smart Ecological Environment
Synthetic biology and intelligent breeding/precision medicine
Big data/cognitive science and smart education
Digital Economy and Smart Management
Digital Technology and Lingnan Culture and Art
One New Think Tank
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Guangzhou's high-quality development new think tank