On March 6, 2017, the academic committee of the Southern University of Science and Technology conducted an on-site review of an application by our Biomedical Engineering Department for offering a Bachelor Degree Program. The review included various aspects such as presentations by its specialists, visits to its laboratories and public facilities, unannounced random attendance of lectures, review of materials and feedback information. A panel of blue-ribbon experts of this review consisted of Prof Fan Yubo (Dean of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of Bei Hang University and former Chairman of China Biomedical Engineering Society), Prof Zheng Hairong (Director of Medical Institute of Shenzhen Advanced Institute, Director of Biomedical Imaging Research Center and Member of the Standing Committee of China’s Biomedical Engineering Society), Prof Wang Guangzhi (Deputy Dean of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tsinghua University and Member of the National Biomedical Engineering Professional Guidance Committee), Prof Ruan Ping (Dean of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Deputy Director and Member of the Guangdong Province’s Biomedical Engineering Professional Guidance Committee), Associate Professor Zhang Chao (Vice President of the Engineering Institute of Sun Yat-sen University and Member of the Guangdong Province Institute of Biomedical Engineering Professional Guidance Committee), Prof Zhang Hualing (Vice Dean of Teaching and Research Section, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Information Engineering, Guangdong Medical University and Member of Guangdong Province’s Biomedical Engineering Professional Guidance Committee), Academician Xu Zhenghe (Director of our Engineering Institute), Wang Dejun,(Director of our Teaching Department), and Prof X. Edward Guo (Founding Dean of our Biomedical Engineering Department). Prof Xiao Guozhi (Dean of our Department of Biology), plus Associate Professor Chen Fangyi (Head of our Biomedical Engineering discipline), other teachers and students also took part in the review process.
Evaluation by Experts
President Xu Zhenghe kick-started the meeting by warmly welcoming the assembled team of experts on behalf of the University. He then gave them an overview of the development of the Engineering Institute and of our department.
Director Xu of the Engineering Institute addressed the panel of experts’
Director Wang Dejun introduced our university and its teaching work to the panel
Associate Professor Chen Fangyi, Head of Biomedical Engineering, gave the panel an in-depth look into his department
The panel’s on-site visit to the teaching laboratories, residential college and student dormitories
Upon completion of its review, the panel of experts rendered its verdict: The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Southern University of Science and Technology is considered to have possessed the necessary conditions for offering the Bachelor Degree Program, in that it has demonstrated commendable development in the discipline, ranging from the quality of its teaching practice and management, its teaching staff, and the quality of its graduation theses, with its own notable characteristics and advantages. The panel of experts went on to make the following recommendations: expand student enrolment, enhance the caliber of its teaching staff, insist on an individual institutional identity, internationalize its culture, adopt an elitist approach to its education, qualitatively improve its course offerings and teaching materials. After careful deliberation, each of the panelist gave his own considered opinion. They unanimously agreed that the Biomedical Engineering discipline of our University has reached the standards necessary for offering a Bachelor Degree program in this discipline. An approval for setting up the program was therefore collectively given.