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 December 2020 - 30 November 2021

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 December 2020 - 30 November 2021 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
649 230.93

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
93 22.14
314 129.96
275 86.54
107 33.49

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

Closing the ring on Taxol

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A new method for assembling the highly complex molecule Taxol could help uncover even more potent derivatives of the anticancer drug.

Taxol is used in chemotherapy for treating various cancers, including breast, ovarian and lung cancers.

Taxol’s intricate chemical structure, which features a tetracyclic core richly decorated with oxygen functionality, has attracted the attention of some of the greatest synthetic organic chemists. However, until now, no routes used to assemble this formidable molecule have involved closing the central eight-membered ring by forming a new bond between the two carbon atoms designated C1 and C2 in the structure.

Now, a team led by researchers from SUSTech has shown that a ring-closing reaction mediated by samarium iodide can be used to form the C1–C2 bond. Their concise approach to the total synthesis of Taxol assembled the molecule in 19 isolated steps.

The new route offers new possibilities for synthesising novel derivates of the Taxol structure, with potentially enhanced medicinal properties.

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References

  1. Journal of the American Chemical Society 143, 17862–17870 (2021). doi: 10.1021/jacs.1c09637

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 December 2020 - 30 November 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 68.15% Domestic
  • 31.85% 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 (301 total)

  1. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (76.27)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)37.34
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)38.92
  2. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Peking University (PKU) (39.24)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)21.46
    Peking University (PKU)17.79
  3. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) (28.61)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)24.59
    Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)4.03
  4. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Tsinghua University (20.13)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)10.06
    Tsinghua University10.07
  5. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (19.48)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)11.45
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)8.03
  6. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and The University of Hong Kong (HKU) (18.41)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)10.14
    The University of Hong Kong (HKU)8.27
  7. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) (17.85)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)9.89
    Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)7.96
  8. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) (17.66)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)10.86
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)6.80
  9. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) (16.86)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)8.30
    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)8.56
  10. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Shenzhen University (SZU) (10.88)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)6.74
    Shenzhen University (SZU)4.14

Top 10 international collaborators with Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) by Share (519 total)

  1. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) (10.98)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)1.05
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)9.93
  2. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and National University of Singapore (NUS) (9.97)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)4.54
    National University of Singapore (NUS)5.43
  3. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (6.90)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)3.18
    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)3.72
  4. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (6.65)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)2.68
    Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres3.97
  5. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and University of Washington (UW) (6.27)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)1.45
    University of Washington (UW)4.82
  6. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (5.65)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)1.68
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)3.98
  7. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Aarhus University (AU) (5.13)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)0.88
    Aarhus University (AU)4.25
  8. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Harvard University (5.09)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)2.47
    Harvard University2.61
  9. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (5.08)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)3.79
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)1.29
  10. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Max Planck Society (4.43)
    Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)1.29
    Max Planck Society3.14

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