South China University of Technology: Statistics



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#418 of 14,131 In the World
#60 of 5,830 In Asia
#32 of 960 In China
#2 of 24 In Guangzhou
#3 of 2,799 For Radiochemistry
Top100 For 31 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The South China University of Technology is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsHigh school diploma, National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) For further information see CUCAS
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - February; March-July)

Research profile

South China University of Technology is a world-class research university with 111,085 scientific papers published and 1,915,925 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, and Biochemistry.


South China University of Technology majors

by publication & citation count

90,105 / 1,623,516
82,691 / 1,549,822
76,040 / 1,595,657
63,075 / 1,390,667
Quantum and Particle physics
61,027 / 1,214,794
Materials Science
57,993 / 1,266,774
Organic Chemistry
53,980 / 1,281,490
Environmental Science
50,773 / 897,953
Computer Science
47,856 / 569,031
35,394 / 877,921
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
29,441 / 332,479
Chemical Engineering
27,895 / 764,951
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
27,070 / 299,727
Electrical Engineering
27,058 / 452,114
25,331 / 439,348
Metallurgical Engineering
25,265 / 540,624
Optical Engineering
23,788 / 523,261
22,542 / 245,315
22,456 / 408,382
Geography and Cartography
20,903 / 294,721
20,894 / 638,105
Physical chemistry
20,490 / 544,792
19,651 / 188,109
19,583 / 397,232
19,576 / 395,618
17,186 / 191,664
Mechanical Engineering
16,253 / 186,012
15,926 / 154,335
14,950 / 172,928
14,666 / 208,146
Machine Learning
14,381 / 183,870
13,512 / 138,385
12,097 / 212,356
Computer Vision
11,148 / 121,658
Political Science
11,116 / 123,093
11,001 / 122,143
Computer Networking
10,952 / 113,617
9,977 / 110,656
9,786 / 110,065
9,717 / 93,336

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 55 27
1992 57 61
1993 63 81
1994 55 69
1995 77 97
1996 96 113
1997 97 157
1998 114 195
1999 155 283
2000 200 414
2001 239 410
2002 542 636
2003 577 879
2004 1037 1206
2005 1872 1738
2006 2619 2727
2007 3291 4172
2008 4015 6367
2009 4653 9406
2010 4987 14212
2011 5013 20414
2012 4562 27010
2013 4585 36582
2014 4693 47528
2015 4533 60530
2016 4722 75792
2017 5592 96832
2018 6388 126152
2019 7313 167932
2020 7887 211326
2021 8757 269494
2022 10192 328896
2023 10658 360228
Academic rankings


International studetns 18,200-40,000 per annum (CNY)

The South China University of Technology has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by South China University of Technology.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor - Xueshi Xuewei Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Design, Economics, Engineering, Fine Arts, Management, Medicine, Natural Sciences
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Architecture, Automotive Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Drawing and Design, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microelectronics, Power Engineering, Safety Engineering, Software Engineering, Technology, Thermal Physics, Transport Engineering
PhD - Boshi Architecture, Automotive Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering Drawing and Design, Information Sciences, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering, Thermal Physics

Notable alumni

  1. He Xiaopeng

    He Xiaopeng
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1977-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in the South China University of Technology
    Studied computer science

    He Xiaopeng is a Chinese entrepreneur, best known for co-founding companies including XPeng Motors, an intelligent electric vehicle manufacturer, and UCWeb, the Chinese mobile Internet software and service provider he co-founded in 2004. UCWeb was acquired by Alibaba Group in June 2014 in the largest M&A deal ever in Chinese Internet industry. After acquisition, he was named as president of UCWeb and president of the Alibaba Mobile Business Group, and later served as the president of Tudou & Ali Games.

  2. Cheng Siwei

    Cheng Siwei
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1935-2015 (aged 80)
    politicianchemical engineereconomist

    Cheng Siwei was a Chinese economist, chemical engineer and politician. He was the Chairman of China Soft Science Research Association; President of the Chinese Society for Management Modernization; Director of the Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Dean of the School of Management of the Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Honorary President of East China University of Science and Technology.

  3. Chen Ding

    Chen Ding
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1992-.. (age 32)
    racewalkerathletics competitor

    Chen Ding is a Chinese racewalker who won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. He finished the race in 1:18:46, a new Olympic record. He also won a gold medal in the 2013 World Championships in Athletics after the original gold medalist was disqualified for doping.

  4. Guo Yuanqiang

    Guo Yuanqiang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1965-.. (age 59)

    Guo Yuanqiang is a Chinese politician who is the current party secretary of Wuhan, in office since September 2021. He is a representative of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and was a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

  5. Liang Xiaojing

    Liang Xiaojing
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1997-.. (age 27)

    Liang Xiaojing is a Chinese sprinter. She is the champion of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics at 100 metres. She competed in the women's 200 metres event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing without advancing from the first round. She also has served on the Chinese 4 × 100 metre relay team at both the World Championships and the 2016 Olympics where she anchored the relay.

  6. He Jingtang

    He Jingtang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1938-.. (age 86)

    He Jingtang is a Chinese architect and the head of the architecture program at the South China University of Technology's school of architecture whose works include the wrestling and badminton venues built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Chinese Pavilion sometimes referred to as the "Crown of China" for Expo 2010 which was held in Shanghai and later reopened as the China Art Museum. More recently designed the new campus of the University of Macau which was completed in 2013.

  7. Liang Jie

    Liang Jie
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1975-.. (age 49)

    Liang Jie is a Chinese technology executive and entrepreneur. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of UCWeb Inc., a Chinese mobile Internet and software company he co-founded in 2004. UCWeb was acquired by Alibaba Group in June 2014 in the largest Chinese Internet merger deal ever. He is also the president of Shenma Inc., a joint venture formed by UCWeb and Alibaba that offers a mobile-centric search service.

  8. Cao Zhen

    Cao Zhen
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1987-.. (age 37)
    table tennis player

    Cao Zhen is a Chinese table tennis player.

South China University of Technology faculties and divisions

School : Architecture Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Structural Architecture, Town Planning
School : Arts Art Education, Dance, Music, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Performing Arts, Singing
School : Automation Science and Engineering Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Electronics and Automation, Information Technology
School : Bioscience and Bioengineering Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Engineering, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology
School : Business Administration Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Management, Marketing, Transport Management
School : Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Energy Engineering
School : Civil and Transport Engineering Civil Engineering, Marine Engineering, Mechanics, Naval Architecture, Transport Engineering, Water Management
School : Computer Science and Engineering Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Software Engineering
School : Economics and Commerce Business Administration, E-Business/Commerce, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Insurance, International Business, International Economics, Tourism, Transport and Communications, Transport Engineering
School : Electric Power Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Industrial Engineering, Power Engineering, Thermal Engineering
School : Electronic and Information Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Microelectronics, Microwaves, Optical Technology, Physics, Solid State Physics, Telecommunications Engineering
School : Environmental Science and Engineering Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Water Management
School : Foreign Languages Applied Linguistics, English, German, Japanese, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Russian
School : Ideology and Politics Political Sciences
School : Journalism and Communication Advertising and Publicity, Aesthetics, Communication Arts, Journalism, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Philosophy, Publishing and Book Trade
School : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Economics, History of Law, Law
School : Light Chemistry and Food Science Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Industrial Engineering, Paper Technology, Safety Engineering
School : Materials Science and Engineering Biomedical Engineering, Ceramics and Glass Technology, Materials Engineering, Optical Technology, Polymer and Plastics Technology
School : Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Measurement and Precision Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering, Safety Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Transport Engineering
School : Physical Education Physical Education, Sports
School : Public Administration Administration, Educational Administration, Public Administration
School : Sciences Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Statistics
School : Software Engineering Software Engineering

General information

Alternative names SCUT
Founded 1952
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Study Extensively, Enquire Accurately; Discriminate Clearly, Practise Earnestly

Location and contacts

Address Wushan Campus 371 Wushan Road
Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510641
City population 18,677,000

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