In December 2010, the Ministry of Education agreed to establish the Southern University of Science and Technology. In April 2012, the Ministry of Education agreed to establish the Southern University of Science and Technology, and gave schools the goal of exploring a modern university system with Chinese characteristics and exploring innovative talent training models. In May 2018, Southern University of Science and Technology was granted a doctoral degree to become the fastest university in China. 
As of May 2018, South University of Science and Technology has signed more than 600 teachers, including nearly 300 academic and research teachers, including 12 academicians (12 full-time academicians), 6 experts of the "Millions of Programs", and Changjiang Scholars of the Ministry of Education. "18 people, "National Natural Science Foundation Outstanding Youth Fund" won 19 people, and "National Outstanding Youth Science Fund" won 5 people. More than 90% of the teaching and research series have overseas work experience, and more than 60% have experience in working or studying in the top 100 universities in the world. The campus covers an area of 2915.7 acres and the planned construction area is more than 700,000 square meters. 14 departments and 26 research centers have been established. The school is managed by a college system and a total of six colleges are established. The school has 26 undergraduate majors, 6 first-level master's degree programs, 1 engineering master's degree, and 4 first-level doctoral degrees. Joint training with graduate schools in many domestic and foreign universities.