Nestled along the Dasha River, between Tanglang Mountain and Xili Lake in Shenzhen's Nanshan District, the University Town of Shenzhen (UTSZ) covers an area of two square kilometers that contain teaching and research facilities, student apartments, an academic and public library, and a sports complex.
A tertiary education hub, UTSZ is home to three graduate school campuses: Tsinghua SIGS, the Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, and the Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School.
Located in the University Town, Tsinghua SIGS occupies an area of 20 hectares and covers a total floor space of nearly 100,000 square meters. Teaching facilities include network-intelligent lecture rooms, audio-visual language laboratories, distance-learning classrooms, live broadcast studio, a simulated courtroom, and a 500-seat multi-functional hall. Students enjoy the stimulating campus environment which values diversity and academic freedom.
Tsinghua SIGS builds upon the advanced resources of Tsinghua University and the vibrant entrepreneurship environment in Shenzhen to provide world-class graduate programs, conduct scientific research, and collaborate with industry and the Greater Bay Area.
Directly affiliated with Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Graduate School plays an important role in Tsinghua's commitment to achieve international prominence. The new campus is located in the University Town of Shenzhen, set amidst the natural beauty of Xili Lake and the Tanglang Mountain.
Following the principle of 'one university, one brand', the two campuses share the same culture and style, as well as the same goal of excellence. The primary goal of the Graduate School is to cultivate professionals with leadership capability, international vision, enterprising spirit and a wide range of knowledge.
The Graduate School serves the regional economy and society by developing top quality education, initiating original researches, and facilitating the transfer of high technology to industry.
Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen) 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
In 2002, HIT and the Shenzhen Municipal Government created HIT Shenzhen Graduate School in the University Town of Shenzhen. HITSZ focuses on graduate programs in engineering and technology, and promotes regional sustainable growth by providing technical and personnel support to local industries.
As the first library with dual functions of a public and academic library, the Shenzhen Library of Science and Technology is shared by the graduate schools of four universities--Peking University, Tsinghua University, Harbin Institue of Technology and Nankai University, and is open to local residents. Its mission "All for the people, for all the people" aims to serve local students and faculty members, corporate researchers and ordinary Shenzhen residents.
Covering a total area of more than 170,000m2, the University Town Sports Center houses a variety of athletic facilities. Indoor facilities include a gymnasium outfitted with more than 20 multipurpose rooms that can support basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and gymnastics; a weight room; and a natatorium with 50m and 25m pools. Outdoor facilities include a 400m running track, a FIFA regulation field, as well as tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. University Town students and faculty can use these facilities at discounted rates.