South China University of Technology: Statistics



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#418 of 14,131 In the World
#58 of 5,830 In Asia
#30 of 960 In China
#2 of 24 In Guangzhou
#3 of 2,545 For Radiochemistry
Top100 For 27 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 94,191 scientific papers published and 1,550,635 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

76,030 / 1,309,656
69,505 / 1,240,285
64,741 / 1,293,188
52,679 / 1,097,626
Quantum and Particle physics
49,524 / 923,458
Materials Science
49,491 / 1,022,225
Organic Chemistry
45,939 / 1,021,476
Environmental Science
41,579 / 676,063
Computer Science
39,615 / 445,457
29,420 / 677,106
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
24,506 / 258,934
Chemical Engineering
23,361 / 599,934
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
22,236 / 225,249
Electrical Engineering
21,438 / 331,731
Metallurgical Engineering
20,790 / 396,991
20,480 / 318,799
Optical Engineering
19,097 / 383,214
18,435 / 318,890
18,051 / 167,789
17,540 / 510,631
Geography and Cartography
16,832 / 212,489
Physical chemistry
16,116 / 381,057
16,069 / 306,120
15,957 / 135,760
15,811 / 299,884
13,559 / 128,173
13,367 / 124,222
Mechanical Engineering
13,288 / 134,790
12,369 / 133,543
11,906 / 159,603
Machine Learning
11,422 / 127,789
10,825 / 97,755
9,921 / 159,737
Computer Vision
9,120 / 91,325
Political Science
9,106 / 88,852
Computer Networking
9,013 / 81,392
9,001 / 87,738
8,096 / 78,472
8,082 / 72,667
7,931 / 77,912

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 44 27
1991 62 36
1992 65 61
1993 69 89
1994 71 75
1995 83 109
1996 96 124
1997 112 150
1998 112 183
1999 156 299
2000 181 378
2001 225 359
2002 343 497
2003 507 742
2004 971 1033
2005 1696 1477
2006 2372 2386
2007 2980 3732
2008 3719 5782
2009 4273 8369
2010 4567 12771
2011 4607 18476
2012 4191 24157
2013 4037 32781
2014 4000 42860
2015 3971 55076
2016 4320 68983
2017 5198 90399
2018 5736 113021
2019 6810 153149
2020 7408 195146
2021 9184 280971
2022 8979 309715
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 46)
    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)
    economistchemical engineerpolitician

    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 31)
    athletics competitorracewalker

    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. Liang Xiaojing

    Liang Xiaojing
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1997-.. (age 26)

    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.

  5. He Jingtang

    He Jingtang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1938-.. (age 85)

    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.

  6. Guo Yuanqiang

    Guo Yuanqiang
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1965-.. (age 58)

    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.

  7. Liang Jie

    Liang Jie
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1975-.. (age 48)

    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 36)
    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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