Shenzhen Polytechnic was founded in 1993. In the years since then, under the banner of the Higher Vocational Education, its mission has been dedicated to the cultivation of highly skilled personnel. In order to enlarge and strengthen the foundation of Chinese vocational education, Shenzhen Polytechnic has forged ahead along the path of expanding development. From the first class comprised of 59 graduates to more than 30,000 students on campus today; from the earlier time of a few leased buildings on largely undeveloped lands to four, wholly-owned, grand tree-lined campuses; from our growth through relative infancy using the time-honored methods of instruction to eagerly adapting distinctly new and innovative training modes for all personnel; from a relatively unrecognized institution, taking up d institution, taking up only a corner in the vast southland, to a National Model College known both domestically and abroad, SZPT is understandably proud of its past successes; nevertheless, perhaps in recognition of our modest beginnings, we remain focused upon the promise of an even brighter future.

Embodying the greatest tradition and spirit of Shenzhen Economic Zone (SEZ), Shenzhen Polytechnic adheres to the philosophy of people-oriented cultivation in taking on the huge responsibility of serving the socio-economic frontline. We are continuously improving upon the standards and pedagogical approaches of higher vocational education, embracing reforms in teaching standards, research, and logistical services, and refining the very essence of the university culture. We are constantly expanding the fields of domestic and international cooperation and exchange, taking the lead role in fully supporting and strengthening vocational education development in the western region and thereby fulfilling the mission of National Vocational Education reform and innovation. We have progressively set up the mode of “four-party interactions among the Governments, colleges and universities, industries and enterprises - promoting learning, design, production, and application in an all-round way" along with a dynamic modern university management system which highlights the excellence of universities and colleges in the SEZ.

The government is currently making all efforts to build the essential base and present a national demonstration area of education reform for vocational education in the Pearl River Delta Region in South China. After two years of hard work, Shenzhen Polytechnic has fully completed the advancement process of a National Model College and is stepping onto a new historical starting point to begin the second stage of its pioneering. Our goal is to build a world-class university of vocational technology and to make a greater contribution to the development of China’s higher vocational education. Given the meaning and promise of this epoch, the entire staff, faculty, and student body are full of pride and enthusiasm in carrying out this urgent task, in embracing this legacy of innovation and writing a new chapter in our history.

President of Shenzhen Polytechnic