The School of Applied Chemistry and Biological Technology was established in January 2005. A secondary school of Shenzhen Polytechnic, it consists of eight specialties and three research centers. The specialties are: Fine Chemicals Manufacturing Technology, Chemical Analytical Technology, Polymer Material Processing Engineering, Food Biotechnology, Food Nutrition and Inspection, Pharmacy, Drug Management, Urban Landscape. The research centers are: the Center of Biology Application Engineering Technology; the Center of Landscape Planning & Designing and the Center of Food Safety Assessment & Research.
The School boasts an 86 strong team of young, energetic management and teaching staff. Among these are 44 professors and associate professors, 23 lecturers, 22 doctor's degree holders, 32 master's degree holders. Fifty-six teachers have industry as well as teaching experience. The School has established an Academic Supervision Committee with 90 expert members from related fields. Currently, the school has an enrollment of 1,620.
The School is devoted to fostering students' practical skills. It has set up a number of well-equipped laboratories and workshops, including the Basic Technology of Chemistry and Biology Lab, the Biotechnology Lab, the Landscape & Horticulture Lab, the Fine Chemicals & Materials Lab, the Purification and Testing Lab，the Shenzhen Fermentation Examination Key Lab and The Shenzhen Polymer Materials Modification & Processing Public Technology Service Platform. Spread over an area of 6,000m2, these labs and workshops are equipped with 2,788 units of experimental apparatus. The School also has cooperative associations with enterprises and companies in related industries, and has set up 145 off-campus practice bases.
The School has also undertaken nearly 157 grant-funded research programs, including China National Physical Science Fund programs, programs funded by Bureaus of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province and Shenzhen Municipality, as well as programs at other levels. These projects have yielded 34 technological exhibits in the China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) and have been recommended by the CHTF for online transaction.
The School has established long-term relationships with a number of overseas universities. It is also the council member of 7 trade associations in Shenzhen, and serves as the training and/or testing base for a number of them.
The School has graduated 2,439 students since its establishment and maintains an average employment rate above 97%. With their solid academic foundation, practical skills and sound professional ethics, graduates receive high recommendations from both employers and the community.