Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum2020


1 Introduction
The Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is an important conference for talent recruitment. It aims to provide a platform for academic exchanges among young scholars at home and abroad, to promote interdisciplinary and academic innovation, and discuss the approach for the construction of world-class universities and disciplines. Through the recruitment of world-class talents, we plan to build SUSTech into a high-level research university with unique characteristics in the world.
2 Qualifications for Applicants
(a) Under age of 40 (born after 1 January 1980);
(b) Doctoral degree obtained from internationally renowned universities and institutes; or Ph.D. degrees from Chinese universities with more than 3 years of working abroad, with achievements in related fields or good potential for further development; scholars with academic influence in the related field. Scholars from all areas are welcome.
(c) Research interests include solid mechanics, engineering mechanics, Xmechanics, control, aerospace and aircraft design.

3 Forum Schedule
Registration Date: January 3, 2020(Friday)
Date of the Forum: January 4-5, 2020
An introduction of SUSTech, academic presentations, tours inside SUSTech and Shenzhen City will be arranged during the forum.

4 Application
Please submit your CV and one page cover letter to institutional mailbox of SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies ( and Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (,entitled “SUSTech Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum Application-School of Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering” for evaluation. We will evaluate your applicationand send out invitation as soon as possible. Please send materials at yourearliest convenience since the registration is limited.
The application will close on December 15, 2019.Successful applicants will receive the invitation before December 20, 2019.

5 Travel and Accommodation
(a) Free accommodation and lodging will be provided;
(b) Travels: All invited participants need to purchase their own tickets (economy class). We will provide travel reimbursement for the actual cost of tickets from December 20, 2019 to January 20, 2020 (maximum CNY 12,000 per person).
6  Salary and Benefits
For faculty of SUSTech awarded with national talent plans, the following salary and benefits package will be provided:
(a)  Globally competitive (including US , HK and SG) salary;
(b)  According to the recently released policy of Guangdong Provision,income tax of qualified high-level talents will be compensated by local government to a maximum of 15%;
(c)  A total of CNY 2.75 million living and housing subsidies (national, provincial and Shenzhen Peacock B),with apartment inside campus or housing allowance of leasing outside; An extra yearly subsidy of CNY 500,000 will be awarded to scholars with “Pearl River Talents Plan” (longest for 5 years); 
(d) Insurance:Shenzhen’s highest level of retirement insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, maternity insurance and housing accumulation funds. Special high-level health insurance is negotiable;
(e)  Lab space about 150 square meters;
(f)  At least 1 PhD student per year and total 5 post-doctoral fellows support, with a yearly subsidy of CNY 180,000 from Shenzhen government for each post-doctoral fellow; Self-determination of hiring research assistant professors (RAPs) with competitive research fund support for RAPs.
(g)  A total of approximately CNY 8~12 million research fund; Assistance to apply for other competitive national, provincial and Shenzhen grants;
(h)  Permanent residence or resident visa service of scholar and family (spouse and children); Service of children’s education in SUSTech affiliated preschool, primary school and middle school; Spouse’s employment service.

7 Contact Information
Jinwei Yang, Tel: +86-755-88018171, Email:

SouthernUniversity of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a research-oriented publicuniversity founded in Shenzhen, China’s innovation center, to serve as a modelfor reforming the education system and modernizing the national universitysystem. SUSTech has learned from world-class research institutions spanning theglobe and has planned its academic disciplines based on the major needs andstrategic industries emerging around the Pearl River Delta region. With a majorfocus on science and engineering, SUSTech still has substantial researchfocuses in medicine, humanities and social services, to maximize the potentialfor new ideas across disciplines for new knowledge, new technologies and socialdevelopment. With the characteristic of research, innovation andentrepreneurship, the unique spirit of hard work, SUSTech aims to attracthigh-quality talents to its faculty, cultivate outstanding and innovativetalents, achieve internationally excellent research outcomes, advance knowledgeand promote the application of science and technology, and to become aworld-class research university.
Currently,SUSTech has 18 departments/schools including mathematics, physics, chemistry,biology, earth and space sciences, statistics and data science, electronics andelectrical engineering, materials science and engineering, ocean science andengineering, computer science and engineering, environmental science andengineering, mechanical and energy engineering, mechanics and aerospaceengineering, biomedical engineering, finance,etc. There are about 800 faculties,including about 380tenure/tenure-track professors, 27 academicians and fellows of academies; morethan 50% of faculties are high-level talents. There are 6470 students inSUSTech, including 4205 high quality undergraduate students and 2214 graduatestudents. Since 2016, according to National science and technology statisticsof ordinary colleges and universities, SUSTech's research fund of per facultymember has kept more than CNY 1 million for three years, ranking the top 5 universitiesin China. Hitherto, SUSTech has been granted 9 Guangdong Provision-level and 27Shenzhen City-level research institutes/laboratories. In 2019, SUSTech wasranked No. 26 in “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China. The“Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars” showed that among world's 100 fastest-risingorganizations, SUSTech was ranked 4th in the list, which is No. 1 among younguniversities established after 1988. On September 12th, 2019, Times HigherEducation (THE) released its THE World University Rankings 2020, with SouthernUniversity of Science and Technology maintaining its top ten ranking inmainland China, ranking equal ninth in mainland China and between 301st and350th in the world; especially, SUSTech maintains the highest score in terms ofcitation among all universities in mainland China, and has maintained a topthree position in international outlook across mainland China.

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Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering
Founded inDecember 2015, the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) isone of departments in the College of Engineering. It aims to establish aworld-leading department in mechanics and aerospace engineering, coveringvarious research areas such as fluid mechanics, aerodynamics,thermodynamics,aeroacoustics,mechanics,combustion,material, and system control. TheDepartment will learn from the best practice of peer departments over the worldin order to develop into an international research institution that attends tothe national strategic needs in mechanics and aerospace, cultivates outstanding innovative talents, and conducts frontier fundamental research and appliedresearch with social impact.

The goal of the Department is to become a top-tier international leader through introducing aninnovative education system which emphasizes IUR (Industry-University-Research)in close association with the Chinese aerospace industry. The specificobjectives are:
1)to nurture innovative talents (learning);
2)to research anddevelop key technologies (research);
3)to provide technical services (production) for the national aerospace industry.

The department has twoundergraduate programs: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and AerospaceEngineering, and possesses state-certified BS, MS and PhD degree programs and Postdoctoral station ofMechanics. The department currently has 20 tenured/tenure-track facultymembers, conducting active research in the general areas of fluid mechanics,solid mechanics, computational mechanics, micro and soft materials and devices,aeroengines, unmanned aerial vehicles, aeroacoustics and dynamics.

We welcome outstanding young scholars both in China and overseas to apply for and attend the Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum!

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