Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum 2019
Date: 2018-10-11

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. 

Qualifications for Applicants

(a)   Under age of 40 (born after 1 January 1979);

(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.

Forum Schedule

Registration Date: January 4, 2019(Friday)

Date of the Forum: January 5-6, 2019


Please submit your CV to institutional mailbox of SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies ( and intended department mailbox (see the list of schools/departments in the end), entitled “SUSTech Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum Application-intended department (e.g. Mathematics…)” for evaluation. The application will close on December 15, 2018. Successful applicants will receive the invitation before December 20, 2018. 

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 between 12/20/2018-01/20/2019 (maximum CNY 12,000 per person). 

Contact Information

Ms. Shanshan Li

Tel: +86-75588015713 


Contacts of departments are listed in the end. 

Salary and Benefits

I. Income and Benefits

1. Globally competitive (including US & HK) salary;

2. Apartment inside campus (depending on remaining apartment quantity) or housing allowance of leasing outside;

3. Social Insurance:Retirement insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, maternity insurance and housing accumulation funds. Special health insurance negotiable.

4. A total of CNY 2.75 million living subsidies, including:

(1) National living subsidies CNY 500,000;

(2) Guangdong Provision living subsidies CNY 250,000;

(3) Shenzhen living subsides of CNY 2 million (“Shenzhen peacock talent plan B”).

II. Lab space no less than 150 square meters.

III. A total of approximate CNY 12 million research fund, including

1. National research fund CNY 1-3 million;

2. Guangdong Provision start-up fund CNY 250,000;

3. Shenzhen living start-up fund of CNY 3-5 million (“Shenzhen peacock talent plan B”);

4. Nanshan District start-up fund of CNY 200,000;

5. SUSTech start-up fund of CNY 3 million.

6. Special requirements negotiable.

IV. Living supports

1. Registered permanent residence service of scholar’s family (spouse and children) for Chinese;

2. Resident visa service of scholar’s family (spouse and children) for foreigners;

3. Children’s education in SUSTech affiliated preschool, primary school and middle school;

4. Spouse’s employment service. 

V. National, province and Shenzhen talent programs application service. Special requirements negotiable.

Southern University of Science and Technology(SUSTech)is a public research university established in 2011, funded by Shenzhen Municipality. Widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China’s higher education forward to match China’s ever-growing role in the international arena, SUSTech aspires to be a globally-renowned university that contributes significantly to the advancement of science and technology by excelling in interdisciplinary research, nurturing creative future leaders and creating knowledge for the world. Located in Shenzhen, one of the fastest growing cities in China and the country’s window to the world, SUSTech enjoys strong connections with leading companies in China and renowned universities around the world. 

Currently, SUSTech has about 350 tenure/tenure-track professors, 24 academicians and fellows of academies, 18 “Changjiang” scholars; more than 50% of faculties are high-level talents. There are more than 5300 students in SUSTech, including 4029 high quality undergraduate students and 1352 graduate students. In 2016, SUSTech's research fund of per faculty member was ranked No. 3 in all mainland universities of China. In 2018, SUSTech was ranked No. 26 in “Nature Index” among all mainland universities of China. It only takes four years for SUSTech to increase the ranking in “Nature Index” from 55 to 26. The “Nature Index 2018 Rising Stars” showed that among world's 100 fastest-rising organizations, SUSTech was ranked 4th in the list, which is No. 1 among young universities established after 1988. On September 26th, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 were released with Southern University of Science and Technology being listed for the first time. SUSTech was ranked 8th among the 72 mainland China universities on the list.

The schools and departments of SUSTech welcome all eligible young scholars at home and abroad to apply and attend the Global Scientist Interdisciplinary Forum!

Department of Finance

The department of finance is envisioned to develop world-class disciplines that are first-class in China with a focus on resolving important practical issues in the financial reform of China and contributing to research and development in the financial field for the Pearl River Delta and Shenzhen through cutting-edge scientific research by a strong and well-equipped faculty. We keep pace with the frontier development of finance, aiming at cultivating high-level innovative talents with an international perspective to analyze and solve practical financial problems in China and to lead Chinese capital to the world by considering issues in quantitative finance, Internet finance, and other contemporary Chinese financial developments.


The research areas of the department cover China's financial stability, Block chain governance model, legal issues and case library construction, expansion and comprehensive economic forecasts, and financial modeling by machine learning. Due to their achievements and reputation, professors of the department have been invited to contribute to both society and academia in many ways such as expert argumentation on advance compensation of Xintai Electric fraud issuance, "Elite Converge" interview on Phoenix Satellite TV, training class of Jingdong Finance Leading Talents, conference presentations in conferences like the 11th 21st Century Annual Finance Conference of Asia and the 12th China International Summit on Quantitative Investment. The Department of Finance has held more than 100 academic exchanges and featured courses on "Forum on Finance and Entrepreneurship Frontiers" and "Fintech Lecture". The guest speakers included Chen You An, former Chairman and Party Secretary of Galaxy Financial Holdings, Wei Gejun, director of China Finance Publishing House, Nie Qingping, Chairman of China Securities Finance Corporation, Xia Bin, State Council Counselor and Chairman of China Chief Economist Forum, Zhu Wuxiang, Professor of School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, CEO of Jasper Capital, Chairman and CEO of Fangjinsuo, CEO of and other academic and industry elites. The Department of Finance encourages students to participate in competitions and professional examinations to enhance their professional qualities, including HSBC Business Case Competition, CFFE Cup Financial Derivatives Knowledge Competition, SOA Examination, Munich Reinsurance Cup Actuarial Competition for College Students, CFA Society Investment Analysis Competition. The Department of Finance has signed contracts with more than a dozen financial institutions to generate internship opportunities for students.


Through lectures by a strong faculty and elite guest speakers from the industry, high-standard laboratories, competition and internship opportunities, the department has made efforts to teach our students theoretical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills in the shortest time possible.


Undergraduate majors:

Finance、Financial engineering


Master degree program:

Math (research area in Finance)

17 Faculty members

1 Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education

1 SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholars recipient

1 Pengcheng Scholar

7 Overseas high-level talents

1 Established the "Theoretical Analysis Framework of China’s Financial System"

14 have study experiences at overseas universities

9 have work experiences in financial institutions