Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) China

Overview

Reform through innovation

Founded in 2010, with a mission to reform and reinvigorate Chinese higher education, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is dedicated to virtue, truth, and advancement.

SUSTech is widely regarded as a trailblazer and innovator in advancing China's higher education. We are on the trajectory to world-class through nurturing creative leaders who excel in interdisciplinary research and generate new knowledge for the world.

Ten years of increasing impact

Ranked 162nd in the world in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (1st for citations in mainland China) and first on the Nature Index rising star list for 2021 (38th among all universities in the world), in ten short years SUSTech has delivered impact through being at the cutting edge of fundamental scientific advancement.

Experimental proof of the 3D Quantum Hall effect and the observation of quantum interference in chemical reactions achieved at SUSTech were selected among China’s top ten scientific advances in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

SUSTech researchers joined the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, producing the first images of the virus morphology in its native state via our cryo-electron microscopy center and exploring the impact of the pandemic on atmospheric pollution.

We are pushing the boundaries of robotics through capturing the world fish robot speed record, developing novel artificial muscles for insect-like robots designed to aid in disaster relief operations, or testing smart gloves to help patients with tactile dysfunction recover their sensation.

SUSTech teams are also on the frontlines of the research on climate change and the drive to sustainability, studying the loss of forest in southeast Asian mountain ranges, the impact of extreme temperatures on tea cultivation, and climate change’s impact on worldwide river flows.

From Shenzhen to the world

As one of China’s most international universities, SUSTech recruits scientific minds from across the globe and our research is highly connected with the world academic community. Nearly 45% of publications come from international collaboration with 1,800 different institutions, and in 2020, research grants per scientist averaged 500,000 USD - one of China’s highest rates.

On our state-of-the-art campus in Shenzhen, China’s hi-tech innovation nexus, we’re busy creating the future one advance at a time. Come join us and be a part of that making.

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Research

Date range: 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) published between 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share 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.

Article Count and Share for Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
Count Share
676 243.80

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
317 134.05
98 21.04
274 87.41
116 39.28

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
30.64 68.23 92.35 128.09 219.63

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Highlight of the month

Bacterial attacks on neighbours depend on many factors

© KTSDESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images

How effective bacterial attacks against neighbouring bacteria are depends significantly on various non-biological environmental factors.

Microbes employ various strategies to gain a competitive advantage over their neighbours. For example, the bacteria that causes the disease cholera employs a weapon known as the type VI secretion system (T6SS) to deliver a toxic-laden needle into the cells of other bacteria.

Now, a team led by researchers from SUSTech in Shenzhen, China, has found that various non-biological environmental factors such as temperature and concentrations of metal ions affect how effective T6SS is against other bacteria. In particular, they found that the presence of magnesium and calcium ions could make E. coli more susceptible to a T6SS toxin.

This finding implies that the effectiveness of bacterial strategies for eliminating competition is more complex than previously thought.

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References

  1. The ISME Journal 16, 1765–1775 (2022). doi: 10.1038/s41396-022-01228-5

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 69.20% Domestic
  • 30.80% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) by Share (321 total)

  1. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (80.06)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)43.40
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)36.65
  2. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Peking University (PKU) (36.58)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)18.31
    Peking University (PKU)18.27
  3. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) (23.14)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)20.21
    Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)2.93
  4. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Tsinghua University (22.10)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)10.75
    Tsinghua University11.35
  5. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and The University of Hong Kong (HKU) (20.62)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)11.77
    The University of Hong Kong (HKU)8.85
  6. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) (20.48)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)10.67
    Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)9.80
  7. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (19.41)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)11.50
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)7.92
  8. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) (19.15)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)11.94
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)7.22
  9. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) (14.40)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)7.44
    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)6.95
  10. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Shenzhen University (SZU) (12.53)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)6.86
    Shenzhen University (SZU)5.67

Top 10 international collaborators with Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) by Share (640 total)

  1. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (8.27)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)5.87
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)2.40
  2. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and National University of Singapore (NUS) (8.23)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)3.69
    National University of Singapore (NUS)4.54
  3. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) (7.82)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)1.02
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)6.80
  4. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Max Planck Society (6.64)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)2.60
    Max Planck Society4.04
  5. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (5.95)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)3.18
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)2.77
  6. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (5.82)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)2.49
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres3.33
  7. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (4.95)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)3.57
    French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)1.38
  8. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (4.55)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)1.87
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)2.69
  9. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Harvard University (4.27)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)2.42
    Harvard University1.85
  10. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and UCL (4.24)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)2.78
    UCL1.46

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