Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) is a public university, founded in the lush hills of Nanshan District, Shenzhen. It is working towards becoming a world-class university excelling in interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world.

UQ has established a collaborative PhD arrangement with SUSTech where candidates are jointly supervised by UQ and SUSTech staff, undertaking periods of research at both institutions, and graduating with a UQ degree.