Shenzhen University (SZU)
深圳大学 (SZU)


Shenzhen University (SZU) was founded as a public university in 1983 with the accreditation of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. In the past 32 years, SZU has undergone rapid growth and expansion with the city of Shenzhen and established a complete academic system and a multi-layered scientific research system with state-of-the-art facilities, high-caliber faculty members and a highly professional administration body.

SZU comprises two campuses, Houhai Campus and Xili Campus with 1.34 and 1.38 square kilometers of land area respectively. Xili Campus will be put into use at the end of 2016.

SZU’s disciplines cover 11 major academic fields, ranging from philosophy, literature, economics, law, education, sciences, engineering, management, medicine, history and art. In its 28 schools, SZU boasts 84 undergraduate programs, among which 5 are state-level featured programs, 10 are provincial-level featured ones, 2 are state-level showcase pilot teaching centers, 14 are provincial-level featured ones and 15 are provincial key disciplines. SZU has 3 accredited MOE primary doctoral programs, 34 primary master programs, 3 post-doctoral research stations and 1 post-doctoral working station.

SZU maintains a strong faculty and staff team. The faculty and staff population has been updated to 3380 on 30 September 2015, which consists of 1937 faculty members, 870 technical staff (302 post-doctoral staff) and 573 administration staff. SZU’s faculty members include Fellows of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fellows of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Fellows of American Academy of Sciences, Chief Scientists of Chinese National 973 Projects and many other outstanding members.

Currently, SZU has 34,656 fulltime students including 27,383 undergraduates, 7,088 master students, 185 doctoral students. In addition, SZU also has 13,548 part time students in continuing education and 865 international students.

SZU is rich in teaching and research resources. The campus boasts an 820,000 m2 construction area housing all kinds of facilities with total value of about 1.3 billion CNY. SZU library occupies an area of 48,441 m2 with 3.62 million books and nearly 3 million digital books and journals. Today, among SZU’s 63 key labs, 3 are state-level labs, 17 are ministerial level or provincial level ones and 43 municipal level.

In recent years, SZU’s research projects and grants have increased rapidly as its reform in research system deepens. SZU’s engineering is listed in the world’s top 1% according to ESI statistics. In 2015, SZU’s research grants reached 500 million CNY, and 209 National Natural Science Foundation projects were undertaken, ranking 3rd among universities in Guangdong province and 30th in China. Grants in the field of social sciences and humanities reached 53 million CNY, an increase of 15% versus the previous year. Sixteen projects were national level, which places SZU in the top three universities in Guangdong in winning grants from National Social Science Foundation. In 2014, 869 research papers from SZU were cited by SCI index, 43 were SSCI papers, and 224 were CSSCI papers, in which eight papers were published by Nature and its sister journals, and two by China Social Sciences.

Based at Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta region, SZU will continue to lead the social progress and foster high-caliber talents with innovative and entrepreneurial spirits. SZU strives to be an open, characterized, and leading university with world recognition.

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1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Shenzhen University (SZU) published between 1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

58 15.04 15.04

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Physical Sciences 33 10.13 10.13
Chemistry 26 4.58 4.58
Life Sciences 13 2.65 2.65

1 February 2016 - 31 January 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 54.15% Domestic
  • 45.85% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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