Guangdong Vocational and Technical University of Industry and Commerce was established in 1996. It is a full-time undergraduate college approved by the Ministry of Education. It is also a model school for innovation and entrepreneurship education for college students in Guangdong Province. In December 2018, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to become one of the first 15 undergraduate-level vocational education pilot schools in the country. The school is located in the hinterland of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a national historical and cultural city, and a national civilized city-Zhaoqing City. The school covers an area of 1,283 acres, with a construction area of nearly 500,000 square meters, and currently has more than 19,000 full-time students. The school has two campuses, Xinghu and Dawang. The Xinghu campus is located in the national 5A scenic spot of Qixingyan in Zhaoqing, and the Dawang campus is located in the Zhaoqing National High-tech Industrial Development Zone. The campus of the school is a combination of Chinese and Western architecture, beautiful and elegant, scattered and magnificent, and is known as one of the most beautiful private universities in the country.
Over the past 25 years, the school has been adhering to the school motto of "Knowledge, Ability, and Morality", the spirit of "Being inclusive, tenacity and perseverance", and continuously strengthening the school's connotation construction, and the level of running the school and the quality of talent training have been comprehensively improved. The school has been awarded as "the People's Satisfying Private University", "Guangdong Province Top Ten Private Universities", "Guangdong Province University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Demonstration School" by the Central Educational Science Institute, Guangdong Provincial Department of Education and other units.
——Distinctive characteristics of discipline and specialty construction. Formed a two-wheel drive of engineering and management, a discipline pattern of coordinated development of engineering, management, economics, culture, art, education and other multi-disciplinary categories, with the School of Computer, Intelligent Manufacturing and Automotive Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, School of Economics and Law , School of Health and Home Economics and other 14 teaching units. There are 17 undergraduate majors and 53 junior majors. There are 6 professional groups such as computer information and construction engineering, and five experimental training centers of intelligent manufacturing, electronic information, architecture, finance and commerce, and artistic creativity. There are more than 180 various experimental training rooms and existing provincial-level key majors. 1, 7 provincial-level financially funded majors, 3 provincial-level college students' practical teaching bases inside and outside campus, 1 provincial-level public training center, 1 provincial-level engineering research center, 1 provincial-level decision-making consultation base, and national-level incubator 1 and 1 provincial university science and technology park.
——The ability to innovate in science and technology has been continuously enhanced. In recent years, 6 provincial and municipal scientific research platforms have been built, and 163 provincial and municipal (departmental) scientific research projects have been approved, including 16 provincial and ministerial projects; 28 monographs have been published; 1015 academic papers have been published, including 52 core journals; 106 national patents were approved, 19 of which were invention patents; 38 scientific research achievement awards at or above the city hall level were obtained.
——The overall quality of the teaching staff is excellent. There are 967 full-time teachers, including 84 teachers with senior titles, 215 associate titles, 296 with intermediate titles, 389 teachers with master's degree and 21 teachers with doctoral degree. The "double-qualified" teachers account for 28.72% of the total number of teachers. . At the same time, 242 part-time teachers from industries and enterprises are also employed. A group of experts, professors, doctors, and high-level talents with industry or enterprise experience backgrounds have been introduced, including experts with special allowances from the State Council. In 2020, the school was awarded the "Guangdong Province Doctoral Workstation" by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security.
——The quality of personnel training has been comprehensively improved. The school insists on establishing a foothold in Zhaoqing, serving the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and cultivating high-level technical talents across the country. It has built a "four-in-one" talent training model based on cultural quality, professional knowledge, vocational skills, and entrepreneurial spirit to create a integration of production and education. , School-enterprise cooperation, work-study integration, and a collaborative education mechanism with equal emphasis on education and training. In cooperation with regional well-known enterprises, 7 industrial colleges including "Cantonese embedded" and "e-sports" have been established, and the "double teacher type" of teachers and students have been promoted. The dual-certificate system has continuously strengthened students’ overall quality and abilities, and the quality of talent training has been improved year by year, and the employment rate of graduates has remained above 98%; a three-level platform for entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship training, and entrepreneurship incubation for college students has been established to cultivate students’ entrepreneurial awareness and entrepreneurship Spirit, entrepreneurial ability. A total of nearly 60,000 technical and skilled talents have been delivered to the society, and graduates have been widely recognized by employers. In 2017 and 2019, the school won the second prize of Guangdong Province Teaching Achievement.
——The campus infrastructure is complete and complete. The newly built library has 1.27 million books and 364,500 e-books; it has built international standard diving swimming pools and tennis halls. It has successfully undertaken the 15th Guangdong Provincial Games, the 10th Guangdong University Games, and the National Swimming Championships. And other important events; the total value of teaching and research equipment is 130 million yuan, various experimental training rooms, computer rooms, language rooms, dance training rooms, piano rooms and other educational and teaching facilities are complete; outdoor sports fields, basketball courts, and nets are built. Stadiums, swimming pools and other facilities provide good places for students' study, entertainment, and sports activities. Student apartments, hot water supply, washing machine and other living facilities are complete; canteen main and non-staple food supply, campus commercial street, campus electric bus, ATM automatic teller machine and other convenient services.
At present, the school is making every effort to promote the undergraduate level vocational education pilot reform, the Dawang campus "pilot plan", the innovation and strong school project, deepen the teaching reform, strengthen the connotation construction, create school characteristics, improve the quality of talent training, and innovate the vocational undergraduate talent training model. Strive to be the vanguard of vocational undergraduate education in the new era, and make continuous progress towards the goal of building a high-level vocational and technical university with distinctive characteristics.