At the start of the 2019 spring semester, SUSTech has launched the "Top Ten Achievementa of Southern University of Science and Technology in 2018." It has been an amazing year for SUSTech, with SUSTech faculty members and students making remarkable achievements in all aspects of its development.
May 10 saw the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council announce that SUSTech has been successful in its application for a doctoral degree awarding unit, becoming the fastest university in mainland China to obtain doctoral authorized units. On September 26, Times Higher Education (THE) published its "World University Ranking 2018-2019". SUSTech entered for the first time and was ranked eighth in mainland China. SUSTech ranked fourth among the rising stars of the Nature Index 2018 released in September, and first among the rising stars of young universities. The Department of Chemistry and Department of Materials Science and Engineering both entered the top 1% of ESI globally. On November 13, Guangdong Province announced the list of universities to be built under the plan for promoting key academic disciplines and higher education institutions. SUSTech was selected as a high-level university to focus on the development of higher education institutions.
SUSTech’s achievements reflect positively on the effort of everyone on campus. 2018 will be forever recorded in the annals of SUSTech and is a new starting point for the common goals.
In the new semester under the new era, SUSTech will reflect on its past achievements and continue from a new starting point. SUSTech will continue to carry forward the spirit of "daring to try, seeking truth and pragmatism, reforming and innovating, and pursuing excellence". SUSTech will strive for Double First-Class status. With a higher historical position and a wider international perspective, SUSTech will build a world-class university, rooted in China. SUSTech will write better chapters on the road to finding better educational examples.
2019 appears to be both promising and exciting.