The postgraduate education at Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT, CAS) is devoted to foster the first-class scholars with interdisciplinary background and research ability; the first-rank leaders in high-tech industries. Open education and resource sharing are the core spirits at SIAT. Our interactive education model featured by open school and open research platform provides a close connection with industries, which significantly narrow the gap between pure research and application. SIAT provides a wide range of research fields, including computer science and engineering, electronic and electrical science and technology, information and communication engineering, control science and engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanics, optics, physics, chemistry, and other disciplines. Students benefit from a broad and deep view for developing their critical thinking ability.
Part of the postgraduate education at SIAT is jointly carried out with some of the top universities in Hong Kong, US and Australia. We also establish communication bridge between domestic students and foreign students, between students and top supervisors from all over the world. Since foundation, 350 postgraduate students have completed their advanced academic degrees at out institute. At present, we have more than 200 postgraduate students, including 40 Ph.D. students, 3 foreign students, and 8 post-doctoral research fellows. We have more than 30 supervisors and advisors. In 2007, 94% of the postgraduate students are excellent undergraduates from top universities around the country.