Developing High Level University

 

From 2016 to 2018, GU has recruited 425 high level talents and teachers with PhD degrees with its teaching staff increased by 25 percent. The newly recruited talents are commensurate with the total sum of that in the last ten years. Among them, total figure of leading talents has increased by three times.

GU now has 13 academicians, among which 7 are dually-employed academicians, and 12 experts who have been accepted into The National Recruitment Program of Global Experts. GU has six Yangtze River Scholars and 16 teachers who have won the “National Outstanding Youth Award” or the “Scientific Fund for Excellent Youth ”.

In 2017, GU teachers' papers accepted by the SCI and SSCI increased 64 percent and the number of that in the first half of 2018 is  already as much as that in 2017.

In 2017, there were 22 newly established platforms which integrated industry, education and research. The graduates registered a first-time employment rate of 96 percent, with 89 percent of them finding jobs in the Pearl River Delta. In the last three years, Guangzhou University has incubated 68 student entrepreneurial teams and registered 42 innovative companies.  

In 2018, GU was newly granted with five first level discipline Programs for Doctoral Degrees and nine first level discipline programs for Master’s Degrees.

 For many years, Guangzhou University has developed a great number of talented alumni, many of whom have worked on both national and provincial programs which have brought about great social and economic benefit. In recent years, under the support of the Guangzhou Municipal Government, Guangzhou University has strongly leaped forward in its development of building a higher education institution at the highest caliber in China and recognized throughout the world. GU today has become a comprehensive university with special geographical advantages, distinct educational models, notable comprehensive strength and strong momentum for development. 

 

Named after Guangzhou, one of the nation's major economic hubs, Guangzhou University, during the course of pursuing the next wave of major advance, adheres to concepts such as building competency, being innovation-driven, characterized by openess development. In doing so, GU will build itself into a leading comprehensive and research-oriented metropolitan university serving both Guangzhou city and the Greater Bay Area.

Guangzhou University’s goals for development over the next couple of decades include:

1.     By 2020, becoming comprehensive university ranking fifth among all higher institutions in Guangdong province, ranking among the top 100 in the whole country, and becoming a comprehensive urban research-oriented university that leading higher institutions.

2.     By 2025, becoming a leading comprehensive research-based university in China with disciplinary, urban and  Chinese characteristics.

3.     By 2050, becoming a leading comprehensive research-based university in the world.In addition, Guangzhou University will integrate its development into Guangzhou City’s reputation as an international city under the “belt and road” strategy and promote collaboration with approximately 200 universities across the world. The university plans to send over 700 students to study abroad through exchange and cooperative relationships with more than 200 universities and institutions from 33 countries and regions all around the world. GU admits over 700 overseas students annually. In addition, GU is now preparing to establish the Belt and Road Academy for International Education and the Alliance of Guangzhou International Sister-city Universities (GISU).

 

Disciplines

Mathematics

Authorized to offer the PhD degree to the first level discipline of Mathematics, ranking 36th nationwide and 3rd in the Guangdong Province.

Major

ž   Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (including Base Class, Teachers’ Education, Financial Mathematics)

 

Civil Engineering

Authorized to offer the PhD degree to the first level discipline of Civil Engineering and is one of the key disciplines of the Guangdong Province, ranking 24th nationwide and 2nd in the Guangdong Province.

Major

ž   Civil Engineering

 

Statistics

Authorized to offer the PhD degree to the first level discipline of Statistics and is one of the key disciplines of the Guangdong province, ranking 32nd nationwide and 3rd in the Guangdong Province.

Major

ž   Statistics

 

Astronomy

Authorized to offer the PhD degree to the first level discipline of astronomy and is one of the key disciplines of the Guangdong province, ranking 5th nationwide and 1st in the Guangdong Province.

Major

ž   Astrophysics (Master's)

 

Marxist Theory

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the first level discipline of Marxist Theory and is one of the provincial key disciplines and a municipally supportive discipline, ranking 56th nationwide and 3rd in the Guangdong Province.

Majors

ž   Ideological and Political Education

 

Pedagogy

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the first level discipline of Education and is one of the provincial key disciplines, ranking 33rd nationwide and 2nd in the Guangdong Province.

Majors

ž   Primary Education

ž   Educational Technology

ž   Pre-school Education

ž   Pedagogy (Special Education)

 

Chemical Engineering and Technology

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the first level discipline of Chemical Engineering and Technology and is one of the provincial key disciplines, ranking 55th nationwide and 2nd in the Guangdong Province.

Majors: Chemical Engineering and Technology

 

Psychology

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the first level discipline of Psychology and is one of the provincial key disciplines, ranking 24th nationwide and 3rd in the Guangdong Province.

Majors

ž   Psychology

ž   Applied Psychology

 

Geography

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the first level discipline of Geography and is a municipally supportive discipline, rank 29th nationally and 3rd in the Guangdong Province.

Majors

ž   Geography (Geography Education)

 

Architecture

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the second level discipline of Geography and is one of the provincial key and characteristic disciplines.

Majors

ž   Architecture (five- year system)

ž   Architecture (Landscape Architecture, four-year system)

 

Chinese Language and Literature

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the first level discipline of Chinese Language and Literature and is one of the provincial key disciplines, ranking 54th nationwide and 4th in the Guangdong Province.

Majors

ž   Chinese Language and Literature

 

Environmental Science and Engineering

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the first level discipline of Environmental Science and Engineering and is one of the provincial key disciplines and a municipally supportive discipline, ranking 58th nationwide and 3rd in the Guangdong Province.

Majors

ž   Environmental Science

 

Law

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the first level discipline of Law and is one of the municipal key disciplines, ranking 44th nationwide and 3rd in the Guangdong Province.

Majors

ž   Law

 

Condensed Matter Physics

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the second level discipline of Condensed Matter Physics and is one of the provincial key and characteristic disciplines.

Majors

ž   Physics

 

Radio and Television Arts

Authorized to offer the Master's degree to the second level discipline of Radio and Television Arts and is one of the provincial key and characteristic disciplines.

Majors

ž   Radio and Television Director

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