Sun Yat-sen University (Chinese: 中山大学), abbreviated SYSU, also known as Zhongshan University, is a major Chinese public research university located in Guangdong, People's Republic of China. It was founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a revolutionary and the founding father of the Republic of China.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in mainland China, Sun Yat-sen University provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technology, medical science, pharmacology and managerial science.
The university's assets include the world's second fastest supercomputer Tianhe-2, which is valued at 2.4 billion yuan (CNY) (US$390 million). The university also has the largest affiliated hospital system in mainland China. The university’s Zhuhai Campus owns the largest teaching building in Asia measured by acreage.
The university is ranked as one of the top universities in China by all the most influential and widely observed international university rankings, for example, #7 nationwide in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015, #6 nationwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, and #8 nationwide in U.S. News Global University Ranking 2015.