About Us

About Us

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research since 2014. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to

1. build a team consisting of experienced professors with international vision and young teachers with great potential;

2. adopt best-practice management methods used by overseas research universities to foster collaborations with world-class universities in Hong Kong and abroad;

3. create an academic atmosphere and training environment to meet with the international standards with the overall goal of attaining excellence in teaching, research, and management.

IAS fosters the training of innovative talents, cutting-edge scientific research and hi-tech development in the cross fields of marine resources and environment, functional materials, biotechnology, etc. The research outcomes and newly-trained talents will promote the hi-tech industries in Shenzhen, particularly emerging industries of strategic importance such as biology, the Internet, new energy sources, new materials, and next-generation information and communication technology and facilitate the transformation and growth of Shenzhen’s economy.

The IAS has always insisted on recruiting teachers with high selection criteria. Up to now, IAS has more than 40 full-time professors, more than 40 principle investigators, and 97 post-doctoral fellows (including 41 foreigners). Full-time faculty members are employed on the basis of tenured or tenure-tracked positions. All professors, associate professors, and assistant professors should be principal investigators of their own research groups and will be employed, evaluated and promoted in line with the domestic and foreign peer evaluation system. In research evaluation, the quality of contribution to knowledge will be emphasized over simply the quantity of publications. All professors have studied abroad an...


Address: Institute for Advanced Study

Shenzhen University

Nanshan District

Shenzhen, Guangdong

China 518060

Tel: +86-755-2649-2572

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