| About GBU

The establishment of the Great Bay University (GBU) is a major strategic initiative under the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. GBU is a public institution of higher learning sponsored by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, with substantial support from the Dongguan Municipal People’s Government.



Rooted in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), GBU aims to serve the whole of China and extend its influence globally. We focus primarily on science and engineering subjects, striving to become a new type of research university that meets international standards, embraces openness and inclusiveness, and features distinctive regional characteristics. GBU is dedicated to leading future developments in science and technology, industrial upgrades, and social progress.


Training Objectives

Robust academic foundation, broad horizon, unity of knowing and doing, and integration of disciplines are the goals that GBU pursues. With a focus on six directions, i.e. physical sciences, advanced engineering, life sciences, information science technology, sciences, and finance management, GBU is committed to nurturing high-level innovative talents with creative thinking, a global view, patriotism, and the abilities to learn for life, tackle complex problems and innovate in practice.


University Scale

GBU provides full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programs with a through training system covering bachelors, masters and doctors. By 2030, it is expected to accommodate about 10,000 students, with an anticipated ratio of undergraduates to graduate students of approximately 1:1.


Student Cultivation

For our inaugural batch of undergraduate programs, we have introduced majors in mathematics & applied mathematics, physics, computer science & technology, materials science & engineering, and industrial engineering. GBU employs a broad-based admission strategy, followed by specialized training, and has developed differentiated talent development plans for disciplines such as physical and engineering sciences.


For postgraduate students, GBU has initiated a pilot training program in selected disciplines. We have collaborated with prestigious institutions such as Sun Yat-sen University, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen University, and Guangzhou University to jointly train over 100 masters and doctoral students. Meanwhile, we are advancing collaborative doctoral training efforts with the Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Macau.


Campus Construction

As planned, GBU has two campuses covering a total land area of approximately 2,356 mu and a built area of about 1 million square meters, including the 256-mu Songshan Lake Campus and the 2,100-mu Binhaiwan Bay Campus. Both campuses collectively support three major functions: education & teaching, research-education-industry integration, and international cooperation.

Songshan Lake Campus mainly focuses on constructing disciplines that take full advantage of the large-scale scientific facilities and new R&D institutions related to the GBA Comprehensive National Science Center, sets up relevant field-specific research institutes and scientific platforms, and serves to meet GBU’s early-stage demands.

Binhaiwan Bay Campus, developed concurrently, primarily caters to undergraduate and graduate education, facilitates industry-university-research collaboration and international cooperation, supports innovation and entrepreneurship incubation, and provides administrative offices.