Guangzhou University is a comprehensive university named after the third largest city in China - Guangzhou. It is a high-level university developed under the support of both the Guangdong province and Guangzhou city. The university was forged through the merger of five institutions of higher education in 2000 and can trace its history to over 90 years. Bestowed with the advantage of its location in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guangzhou University is fulfilling its mission and making break-through strides in its endeavor to reform and innovate.
Guangzhou University has two campuses which include the University Town campus and the Gui Huagang campus in downtown. The university currently has a total of 34,778 students – 29,788 undergraduate students and 4,990 post-graduate and doctoral students.
The university enjoys its own art and performance team which includes the Guangzhou Ballet Troupe and the Guangzhou Singing and Dancing Troupe. The university also has a large number of students' organizations and cultural projects which are enjoyed by the students and community.
The university maintains a philosophy of open education and has established exchange and cooperative relationships with more than 200 universities and institutions from 33 countries and regions all around the world. The university sends over 700 students overseas annually to study abroad and has established three Confucius Institutes, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) (HKUST (GZ)) and the Alliance of Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities (GISU).
(Updated on November, 2019)