South China University of Technology （SCUT） is one of China's leading universities. It operates under the direct leadership of the State Ministry of Education； It is also a member of ‘Project 985’ and ‘Project 211’ which qualifies it as a top institution in teaching and research. In 2012, SCUT entered the top 500 with chemistry ranked in top 200, and engineering even ranked in top 150. The international status of SCUT has improved strikingly and the university is competitive enough to play a role in international society.
SCUT is located in Guangzhou, near Hong Kong and Macau. It has two campuses: the north campus in Tianhe District is in an attractive area, with rolling hills, lakes, lush greenery and brilliant flowers. The campus architecture is a mixture of both traditional and modern design. The south campus is located in University Town in Panyu, which has an open and spacious environment, featuring extensive landscaping and innovative architecture.