About Guangzhou University

Guangzhou University is a comprehensive university named after the third largest city of China. In 2000, several universities, which included Guangzhou Normal College, South China Construction Institute, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou Education College and Guangzhou Normal Junior College, merged into the present Guangzhou University. The university boasts a history of ninety years and is a high-level university which is developing under the support of the government of both the Guangdong Province and the Guangzhou City.

The university now has two campuses, the University Town campus and the Gui Huagang campus in downtown. Rich teaching resources and complete research facilities are available here. The library of Guangzhou University boasts a collection of over 2.9 million books with a total of 3.04 TB digital resources and equipment worth 558 million RMB.

The university enjoys a comprehensive variety of disciplines including philosophy, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, economics, administration and arts.

The university boasts a talent team which is comprised of representatives from "A Thousand National Experts", honorably employed professors of the "Yangtze River Scholar" and "National Outstanding Youth". These faculty members joined a series of 973 programs, 863 programs, key projects for humanitarian and social science, projects of the national natural science foundation and projects of the national social science foundation.

Guangzhou University now enjoys its own art and performance team which includes the Guangzhou Ballet Troupe and the Guangzhou Singing and Dancing Troupe. It also has a number of students' organizations and cultural projects that are favored by the students.

The university continues to integrate its development with building Guangzhou into a national hub city and it has made great strides in its capacity to serve economic development. For instance, the university has participated in the design of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, and the "AVLM Intelligent Centralized Synchro Performance Control System" which has been successfully applied in the sound and image synchronized control of the lights on the banks of the Pearl River.

Since 2016, our university has signed cooperative platform agreements with 20 enterprises in Guangzhou, with a total of 322 patents and a total of 168 patents.


Quick Facts:


  • University Size: 1,880 Mu

  • Full-time Students:  33,974

  • Master Degree Students: 3,243

  • Doctoral Degree Students: 149

  • Undergraduate Disciplines: 91

  • Post-doctors Research Center: 3

  • First Level Disciplines Authorized to Offer Doctor's Degree: 3

  • First Level Disciplines Authorized to Offer Master's Degree: 26

  • Disciplines for Professional Master's Degree: 9

  • Total Staff of the University: 2,794

  • Number of Teachers and Researchers: 1,686

  • Promotion of Doctors: 54.7%

  • Number of Teachers with A Title over the Associate Professor: 1,130

  • Academicians: 3

  • Dully-employed Academicians: 6

  • National A Thousand Experts Plan: 3

  • National Ten Thousand Teaching Star: 1

  • The Yangtze River Scholar: 5

  • Leading Talent in the Guangdong Special Plan: 6

  • National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation: 9

  • National Excellent Youth Science Foundation: 1

  • Natural Science Outstanding Youth Foundation of the Guangdong Province: 3

  • Prominent Youth: 2

  • The Pearl River Scholar Post Plan of Special-term Professor of Guangdong Higher

    Education Institutions: 3

  • Young Pearl River Scholar: 1

  • Provincial and Ministerial Level Key Lab: 9

  • Teaching and Research Base: 28 of national level and another 28 at provincial or city


  • Quality Course: 4 of national level and 28 of provincial level


Awards Won Since 2016:

  • One first place prize and two second place prizes of National Award for Scientific and

    Technological Progress

  • One second place prize for Scientific and Technological Progress Award by the

    Ministry of Education, three Provincial Scientific and Technological Progress Awards

    and one City Scientific and Technological Progress Award

  • Two third place prizes at the seventh Higher Education Institution Outstanding

    Research Founding Award (Humanitarian and Social Science)

  • Four awards at the fifth National Award for Outstanding Education Science Research


  • Fifteen provincial Outstanding Philosophy and Social Science Research Founding