Sun Yat-sen University was established in 1924 by Sun Yat-sen, a democratic revolutionary leader of the 20th century. In the beginning it was called “Guangdong University” until it was named after its founder in 1926. Today the university hosts 5.300 students studying on four campuses in Guangzhou and Zhuhai (Guangdong Province). Sun Yat-sen University belongs to both, Project 211 and Project 985, and in 2012 it ranked 8th among national universities.
The main campus of SunYat-sen is among the four most beautiful in the whole of China. On an axis from the south until the north gate one can stroll alleys of big Banyan trees directly to the Pearl River, where you can walk for several kilometres in both directions. On the other side of the rivers lies the modern city centre with its magnificent Guangzhou Museum of Art.
The city is located within the subtropical climate zone, which is why there are summer-like temperatures throughout the year. Interesting neighbouring cities are Shenzen (1 h by train) and Hong Kong (2.5 h by train).
Strong reasearch fields in Sun Yat-sen are: Sinology, History Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology (this institute is the best one in China), Philosophy (especially Logic), Law, Executive Manager, International Business, Tourism Management, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geosciences (particularly Human Geography), Life Science and Medicine.
Since 2004, Sun Yat-sen University and Freie Universität Berlin have been partners.
The International Summer Program of the Sun Yat-sen University: here.