Sun Yat-sen University is founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen— a great leader of the 20th century, Sun Yat-sen University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning characterized by its revolutionary spirit.
Sun Yat-sen University is located inProvince, the frontal of reform and opening. At present the University has 4 campuses with a total area of 6.17 square kilometers sitting respectively on both sides of or facing the South Sea. The South Campus covers an area of 1.17 square kilometers, the North Campus covers an area of 0.39 square kilometers, and the Campus covers an area of 3.48 square kilometers.
All campuses have exuberance of green trees, abundance of lawns and beautiful sceneries, and are ideal for molding the temperaments, studying and doing research. The Guangzhou East Campus has an area of 1.13 square kilometers and is now under construction.
The mission of SYSU is to advance knowledge and educate students in arts, science, technology, and other academic areas that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
Sun Yat-sen University Campus
The campus was originally located at Shipai (石牌), Eastern Guangzhou. In the early 1950s, Sun Yat-sen University was merged with Lingnan University and relocated to Kangle Yuan (康乐园), Southern Guangzhou, which is now called the South Campus. In 2000, the Zhuhai Campus was established in Tangjia (唐家), city of Zhuhai. In 2001, the former Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences merged into Sun Yat-sen University, constituting the current North Campus. The East Campus was established in 2004 in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center (广州大学城),, Guangzhou.