The Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT) was jointly established by Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in February 2006. SIAT aims to enhance the innovative capacity of the equipment manufacturing industry and modern service industry in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and promote the development of the emerging industries with proprietary intellectual property rights, with the pursuit of building itself into a world-class industrial research institute.
In 2010, SIAT was authorized as a campus for the graduate programs at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), which is a research university that not only focuses on graduate education but strives to promote the cultivation of talents through scientific research. Its predecessor, the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, was the first graduate school in China established in 1978. UCAS witnessed the graduation of the first doctorate in science, the first doctorate in engineering, the first female doctoral student and the first student with dual doctoral degrees conferred in China.
Following the philosophy of "fusing research and education", SIAT is dedicated to training inter-disciplinary talents with academic excellence, international vision, innovative capabilities and entrepreneurship. Over the years, SIAT has trained more than 10,000 successful graduates, who are highly recognized by the industry and academia.
Shenzhen is a coastal city in the south of Guangdong province, China. Located on the east bank of the Pearl River estuary, it neighbors Hong Kong to the south, Huizhou to the northeast and Dongguan to the north. Situated in a sub-tropical maritime region, Shenzhen enjoys a pleasant atmosphere, clean air, long beaches and ample sunshine, which provide its residents a comfortable environment to study, work, and live.
As the paradigm of China's Reform and Opening-up, Shenzhen has become a modern and international metropolis and a core port for international trade. Its international import and export trade has ranked first in China for 27 successive years up to 2020.
The city is a leading global technology hub, dubbed as China's Silicon Valley. It is home to headquarters of many multinational companies such as JXD, Vanke, Hytera, CIMC, Tencent, Huawei and BYD, and ranks 9th in the 2019 Global Financial Centres Index.