Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen), primarily focused on full-time graduate education, is an integral part of PKU's progression toward becoming a world-class university. PKU Shenzhen's goal is to build a world-class international PKU campus in Shenzhen, a pioneer city leading China’s Reform and Opening-Up Policy, while adhering to the academic principles of “New Frontiers, Interdisciplinary Studies, Applied Research and International Standards.”
"This is PKU Shenzhen" (2012)
PKU Shenzhen is a graduate education institution comprised of eight schools: School of Electronic and Computer Engineering; School of Chemical Biology & Biotechnology; School of Environment & Energy; School of Urban Planning & Design; School of Advanced Materials (in-establishment); HSBC Business School; School of Transnational Law; and Humanities & Social Sciences. The eight schools offer majors including Information Sciences & Technology, Electronic & Communication Technologies, Chemical Biology, Environmental Science, Environment and Energy, Urban and Regional Planning, Landscape Design, Sociology, Psychology, Journalism and Communications, Finance, Economics, Management and Law.
PKU Shenzhen's faculty members include scholars with previous teaching appointments at prestigious schools including Cornell University, Harvard University and the University of California system. Concurrently, PKU Shenzhen's unique disciplines and degrees with PKU’s prestige, attract top students from China and abroad. PKU Shenzhen also seeks to develop expertise in demand on the Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta region job market.
Inclusive of facilities under construction, PKU Shenzhen has 30 research laboratories, among which are several major state-level laboratories such as the Laboratory of Chemical Genomics, the Laboratory of Integrated Microsystems and the Laboratory for Environmental and Urban Sciences.
PKU Shenzhen is proud of having a highly qualified and diverse faculty body with 121 full-time professors, including a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, two members of the national “One Thousand Talents Plan,” four Cheung Kong Scholars, ten Peng Cheng Scholars, eight professors from Hong Kong and Taiwan and 43 international professors. In addition, the school counts about 32 postdoctoral research fellows.
Each department's academic team is led by a professor with an international perspective and a vast experience of research in the field. PKU Shenzhen has formed a talented team led by eminent academic authorities and has recruited scholars and experts from abroad as well as promising young academics from China and post-doctorates to support departments with their extensive knowledge and vision.
International diversity is the most prominent character of the faculty at PKU Shenzhen. Our university not only attracts world-renowned international professors, such as Jeffrey Lehman, the former president of Cornell University, but also outstanding Chinese scientists, WU Yundong, YANG Zhen and XIAO Ruiping, who have worked at world-famous research institutions. Our faculty have greatly contributed to PKU Shenzhen's level of international education and research capabilities. Moreover, the majority of PKU Shenzhen faculty members obtained their degrees from top-ranking American universities.
PKU Shenzhen attracts the most outstanding students within China and abroad. In 2008, our university began to enroll students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and in 2009 it welcomed its first international students. With the arrival of more international students, the PKU Shenzhen campus is becoming more diverse and globally conscious. By the end of 2011, there were 2,369 full-time graduate students enrolled at PKU Shenzhen, including 206 doctorate degree students, and 2,163 master's degree students and 43 full-time international students from 20 different countries From 2002 to 2011, there were 6,145 full-time graduate students enrolled at PKU Shenzhen, including 363 doctorate degree students and 5,782 master's degree students.