Guangdong University of Technology is a full-time general undergraduate college approved by the Ministry of Education. The predecessor of the school started from the Zhaoqing Technology Training School founded in 1995. In 2004, Zhaoqing Vocational and Technical College of Science and Technology was established with the approval of the Ministry of Education. In 2014, he was upgraded to undergraduate degree and renamed Guangdong University of Technology. In 2018, it passed the authorization review of the bachelor's degree awarding unit.
The school is located in Zhaoqing, the main city with the largest area and the most potential in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay. After more than 20 years of hard work, the scale of running the school has been continuously expanded and the strength of running the school has been continuously enhanced. The school currently has 3 campuses (Gaoyao campus, Jidong campus and Dinghu campus), covering a total area of 1520.6 acres. The school has more than 30,500 full-time students and more than 1,700 faculty members.
The school has 10 secondary schools, including the School of Economics and Management, the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Department of Industrial Automation, as well as the School of Marxism and the Department of Basic Courses. There are currently 33 undergraduate majors and 26 junior majors, with 6 university disciplines including engineering, management, and economics, forming a discipline and professional layout focusing on engineering and coordinated development of economics, management, literature, and art.
Facing the demand for talents from the economic growth and social progress of Guangdong Province, especially the Pearl River Delta, the school continuously adjusts and optimizes the professional structure, explores the training model of applied technology talents, focuses on the deployment and strengthening of the construction of engineering disciplines, and attaches importance to local pillar industries and emerging industries. Related applied technology research. Substantial results have been achieved in machine vision and intelligent inspection, intelligent manufacturing, etc., and the Zhaoqing (Gaoyao) Intelligent Manufacturing Research Institute and the Machine Vision and Intelligent Inspection Engineering Technology Research Center have been established. Signed a contract with HKUST Xunfei Co., Ltd. to jointly build the first university artificial intelligence talent training center in the province, and jointly contribute to the economic development of the artificial intelligence industry.
The school has complete teaching facilities, living facilities, sports culture and other facilities. At the same time, it unswervingly increases the investment in the construction of experimental training conditions in the school, and has built a group of experimental training rooms with advanced equipment, complete supporting facilities, and practical engineering. It provides good conditions for exploring the reform of the practical teaching mode of the integration of applied research, teaching research, and innovation and entrepreneurship education.
In recent years, the school has won many national and provincial commendations and honors, mainly: it was rated as "National Advanced Non-governmental Organization" by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and was awarded "Guangdong Higher Education Institutions (Private) Competitiveness 10" for ten consecutive years. The title of “Strong Unit” has successively won the title of Key Subject Scientific Research Unit of the National Teacher Research Fund of the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan”, National Applied Talent Training Project Training Base, National Crowd Creation Space Pilot Unit, and Guangdong University E-commerce Talent Incubation Base.
The school actively carries out international exchanges and cooperation. It has established cooperative education relations with 9 overseas universities, including Western State University in the United States and the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom. It has carried out inter-school exchange programs for mutual recognition of credits, and opened short-term outbound exchange programs with different themes. Develop the current and continued research projects in cooperation with well-known overseas universities. Through diversified international communication methods, we will help our students receive international education, broaden their horizons, enhance international understanding and communication levels, cultivate innovation and practical skills, build an international exchange platform, and "send more students out" to study abroad. At the same time, "bring in" foreign students and teachers.
The school always adheres to the goal of talent training, teaching work as the center, adhering to the school motto of "cultivating morality, seeking truth, practising, and innovation", and continuously deepening teaching with a more liberated mind, a more open attitude, and a more innovative system and mechanism. Reform and strengthen school-enterprise cooperation, and strive to cultivate high-quality applied talents that meet the needs of the country's social and economic development. Adhere to the school-running philosophy of advocating science, building brand, focusing on connotation, and service innovation, keep making progress, pioneering and innovating, strengthening connotation construction, and building the school into an applied, innovative, and distinctive applied technology university.