History of STU

 

 

 

 

  • On August 26, 1981, the State Council granted permission to establish STU.
  • In 1983, STU began to enroll undergraduate students, and the Ministry of Education approved Shantou Medical Vocational
    School to be merged into STU and renamed Shantou University Medical College (SUMC).
  • On January 1, 1984, the STU foundation stone laying ceremony was held.
  • On June 20, 1986, Comrade Deng Xiaoping received Mr. Li Ka Shing in Beijing and suggested that “STU should
    develop along freer lines and gradually attain the status of a national key university”.
  • On February 10, 1987, the STU Council was set up.
  • On February 8, 1990, the STU inauguration ceremony was held.
  • In 1991, STU was listed among the universities to enroll students with scores above the first-round undergraduate
    admission cut-off mark.
  • In 1993, STU was authorized to conduct master’s programs.
  • In December, 1996, STU was short-listed as a candidate for the “211 Project”.
  • In 1998, STU was authorized to conduct doctoral programs.
  • In 2001, the Preclinical Medicine Center for post-doctoral studies was formed.
  • In 2002, Pathology and Pathophysiology was approved as National Key Discipline.
  • In 2002, the Credit System Reform and English Enhancement Program were launched.
  • In July, 2003, STU passed the projects assessment of “Project 211” in the “9th Five-year Plan”.
  • In October, 2004, STU passed the projects assessment for “Project 211” in the “10th Five-year Plan”.
  • In May, 2005, STU became the trailblazer of all Chinese colleges and universities in practicing dual accreditations of the
    ISO9001 quality management system and ISO14001 environmental and management system.
  • In June, 2006, STU passed the projects assessment for “Project 211” in the “10th Five-year Plan”.
  • In April, 2007, STU was accredited “Outstanding” by Ministry of Education(MOE) for its undergraduate programs
    after advising by a team of high caliber panelists elected by MOE.
  • In 2007, STU was ranked 53rd among all national colleges and universities and 14th among comprehensive universities,
    according to the “2007 Chinese University Ranking in Scientific Innovation”.
  • In 2007, Professor Zhang Yuejiao of Law School had the honor to be the Justice of WTO.
  • In 2008, STU became one of the “Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship”.
  • In 2008, STU gained the power to recommend undergraduates to graduate enrollment without requiring entrance examinations.
  • In 2008, STU ranked No. 8 on “2008 Ranking for Nature & Science Publications of Higher Education Institutions” among all universities in China.
  • In 2009, the Scientific Research Fund, over 40 million for the first time, had increased by 36.9%.
  • In 2009, STU won three first prizes for educational achievements in the Guangdong province.
  • In 2010, STU won the first prize, for higher education and outstanding achievements in scientific research in the field of natural science, awarded by the Ministry of Education.
  • In 2010, two Key Discipline Construction Programs won the support of the central government’s special fund.
  • In 2010, STU ranked No. 9 on “2010 Ranking for Nature & Science Publications of Higher Education Institutions” among all universities in China, the only university from Guangdong on the list.
  • In 2011, the employment rate of undergraduates reached 96.77% for the first time, the highest among the top universities of the Guangdong province.
  • In 2011, STU was approved to be the education comprehensive reform pilot site of the Guangdong province.
  • In 2011, STU was approved to have a first-level Ph.D. degree program in Clinical Medicine.
  • In June 2012, the Ministry of Education, People’s Government of Guangdong Province, and Li Ka Shing Foundation decided to cooperate with each other to conduct the smooth functioning of Shantou University.
  • In September 2012, STU was approved to set up the post-doctoral program in Clinical Medicine.
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