Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum·2020

Release Time:2019-11-04


The Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is an important conference for talent recruitment. It aims to provide a platform for academic exchanges among young scholars at home and abroad, to promote interdisciplinary and academic innovation, and discuss the approach for the construction of world-class universities and disciplines. Through the recruitment of world-class talents, we plan to build SUSTech into a high-level research university with unique characteristics in the world. 

Qualifications for Applicants

(a) Underageof 40 (born after 1 January 1980);

(b) Doctoral degree obtained from internationally renowned universities and institutes; or Ph.D. degrees from Chinese universities with more than 3 years of working abroad, with achievements in related fields or good potential for further development; scholars with academic influence in the related field. Scholars from all areas are welcome.

Forum Schedule

Registration Date: January 3, 2020(Friday)

Date of the Forum: January 4-5, 2020

An introduction of SUSTech, academic presentations, tours inside SUSTech and Shenzhen City will be arranged during the forum. 


Please submit your CV and one page cover letter to institutional mailbox of SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies ( and Department of Computer

Science and Engineering’s mailbox (, entitled “SUSTech Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum Application-Computer Science” for evaluation. We will evaluate your application and send out invitation as soon as possible. Please send materials at your earliest convenience since the registration is limited.

The application will close on December 15, 2019. Successful applicants will receive the invitation before December 20, 2019. 

Travel and Accommodation

(a) Free accommodation and lodging will be provided;

(b) Travels: All invited participants need to purchase their own tickets (economy class). We will provide travel reimbursement for the actual cost of tickets from December20, 2019 to January20, 2020 (maximum CNY 12,000 per person).

Salary and Benefits

For faculty of SUSTech awarded with national talent plans, the following salary and benefits package will be provided:

(a)Globally compeitive (including US , HK and SG) salary;

(b)According to the recently released policy of Guangdong Provision,income tax of qualified high-level talents will be compensated by local government to a maximum of 15%;

(c) A total of CNY 2.75 million living and housing subsidies (national, provincial and Shenzhen Peacock B),with apartment inside campus or housing allowance of leasing outside; An extra yearly subsidy of CNY 500,000 willbe awarded to scholars with “Pearl River Talents Plan” (longest for 5 years); 

(d) Insurance:Shenzhen’s highest level of retirement insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, maternity insurance and housing accumulation funds. Special high-level health insurance is negotiable;

(e)  Lab space about 150 square meters;

(f)  At least 1 PhD student per year and total 5 post-doctoral fellows support, with a yearly subsidy of CNY 180,000 from Shenzhen government for each post-doctoral fellow; Self-determination of hiring research assistantprofessors (RAPs) with competitive research fund support for RAPs.

(g) A total of approximately CNY 8~12 million research fund; Assistance to apply for other competitive national, provincial and Shenzhen grants;

(h) Permanent residence orresident visa service of scholar and family (spouse and children); Service of children’s education in SUSTech affiliated preschool, primary school and middle school; Spouse’s employment service. 

Contact Information

Ms. Jing Liu, Tel: +86-755-88015125,;

Ms. WenhuaWei, Tel: +86-755-88015713, Email:


Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a research-oriented public university founded in Shenzhen, China’s innovation center, to serve as a model for reforming the education system and modernizing the national university system. SUSTech has learned from world-class research institutions spanning the globe and has planned its academic disciplines based on the major needs and strategic industries emerging around the Pearl River Delta region. With a major focus on science and engineering, SUSTech still has substantial research focuses in medicine, humanities and social services, to maximize the potential for new ideas across disciplines for new knowledge, new technologies and social development. With the characteristic of research, innovation and entrepreneurship, the unique spirit of hard work, SUSTech aims to attract high-quality talents to its faculty, cultivate outstanding and innovative talents, achieve internationally excellent research outcomes, advance knowledge and promote the application of science and technology, and to become a world-class research university.

Currently, SUSTech has 18 departments/schools including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, earth and space sciences, statistics and data science, electronics and electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, ocean science and engineering, computer science and engineering, environmental science and engineering, mechanical and energy engineering, mechanics and aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, finance,etc. There are about 800 faculties,including about 380 tenure/tenure-track professors, 27 academicians and fellows of academies; more than 50% of faculties are high-level talents. There are 6470 students in SUSTech, including 4205 high quality undergraduate students and 2214 graduate students. Since 2016, according to National science and technology statistics of ordinary colleges and universities, SUSTech's research fund of per faculty member has kept more than CNY 1 million for three years, ranking the top 5 universities in China. Hitherto, SUSTech has been granted 9 Guangdong Provision-level and 27 Shenzhen City-level research institutes/laboratories. In 2019, SUSTech was ranked No. 26 in “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China. The “Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars” showed that among world's 100 fastest-rising organizations, SUSTech was ranked 4th in the list, which is No. 1 among young universities established after 1988. On September 12th, 2019, Times Higher Education (THE) released its THE World University Rankings 2020, with Southern University of Science and Technology maintaining its top ten ranking in mainland China, ranking equal ninth in mainland China and between 301st and 350th in the world; especially, SUSTech maintains the highest score in terms of citation among all universities in mainland China, and has maintained a top three position in international outlook across mainland China.

The schools, departments and institutes of SUSTech welcome all eligible young scholars at home and abroad to apply and attend the Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum!


Established in 2016, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is one of the youngest departments in SUSTech, offering BSc, MSc and PhD degree education in Computer Science and Engineering. Currently, there are 40 full-time faculty members, including 5 chair professors, 4 full professors, 7 associate professors and 24 assistant professors. Among them, there are 3 IEEE fellows, 1 IET fellow, 7 national distinguished experts and 1 top young talent of national special support program. Our faculty members have won prestigious international awards every year since 2016. All our faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have experiences of teaching and research in renowned universities overseas. The target size of the department is 55 tenured/tenure-track professors. Currently we have 141 postgraduate students, 66 are MSc students and 65 are PhD students.

The department focuses on five research directions, including Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Autonomous and Cognitive Systems, Computer Systems and Networks, and Computing Theories. Since 2016, the department has secured competitive external funding of ~100 million RMB.