Dear teachers,

On the occasion of the 36th Teacher’s Day, we would like to extend holiday greetings to all the faculty and staff who have worked hard on the front of teaching, administration and other services, and also express our heartfelt thanks to people from all walks of life who’ve supported and helped the construction and development of our school.


2020 is a highly extraordinary year. At the beginning of the year, when the coronavirus epidemic broke out unexpectedly, our teachers embraced the difficulties and worked hard to keep our students on track despite class suspension while also sparing no efforts to fight the epidemic. Great efforts have been made in protecting the physical and mental health of students.

Over the past six months, our teachers have born in mind General Secretary Xi Jinping’s instructions, implemented the fundamental tasks of fostering virtue through education, and adapted their teaching strategies for the virtual classroom as they sought to ensure "no returning to school during the epidemic, and keep on-line learning going." More than 2,000 teachers in the school have offered 2,323 on-line courses through on-line conferences, on-line classrooms and other forms, and the number of participating students exceeded over 900,000. Thus, we have done a good job in ensuring the progress and quality of teaching, and making important contributions to the epidemic fight.


Over the past 87 years SCNU has witnessed many changes. No matter what changes occur, it’s been proven that our teachers have remained committed to their profession of teaching, inherited the spirit of the school motto n.l. “fostering the spirit of working hard, pursuing studies with utmost rigor, seeking truth from facts with innovation, and being a model of virtue for others”, and carried forward the teaching philosophy of "advancing the frontiers of knowledge and cultivating expertise for the society". They have taken spreading knowledge, ideas and truth as their mission, cultivated generations of SCNU students who are "patriotic, innovative, truth-seeking, and genuine", and have made their contributions to the country, the people and the times.


It is the luck of life for a person to meet a good teacher, and it is the honor of a school to have a good teacher. Since the first half of the year, gratifying progress has been made in all work of the school thanks to the joint efforts of all teachers and students. In 2020, SCNU improves its position in the world-class disciplines ranking released by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, with 3 disciplines included in the global top 300 for the first time, and its "Environmental Science and Ecology" discipline entering the top 1% of ESI.

We also see the ongoing internationalization and the basic development of a new engineering school at the Nanhai campus. Besides, the college entrance examination score line for non-teaching major ranks fourth among universities in Guangdong Province. In addition, we won the “Winners' Cup” in the 12th "Challenge Cup" of the Guangdong University Student Entrepreneurship Competition with 8 times gold, 5 times silver and 2 times bronze. What’s more, new breakthroughs have been made in some indicators in the core areas of scientific research. Our school's reputation and influence have been further enhanced.

The successful school development is embodied by the wisdom and hard work of all the faculty and staff. It is your love and dedication and unremitting efforts that have laid a solid support for the development of the school. Here we are sincerely thankful to all teachers!


As the saying goes, “a country will flourish as teachers are valued most and enjoy good status. The year 2020 is the concluding year of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, and securing a victory in the 13th Five-Year Plan and National Plan for Medium- and Long-Term Education Reform and Development. It’s also a decisive year for promoting the construction of national first-class disciplines and planning the "14th Five-Year" development.


We hope that you will cultivate patriotism, never forget your original aspiration of fostering virtue through education, and keep in mind the mission of educating people for the party and the country, take the “good teachers with four qualities” and “students’ guide” as the standard, and continuously push forward the early realization of our goal of building “an innovative high-level university bearing prominent advantages of teacher education” with self-innovated courage, responsibility and perseverance.


Finally, wish all teachers success in their work, good health and a happy Teacher’s Day today!

Prof. Zhu Kongjun                       Prof. Wang Enke

(Party Secretary)                         (President)

10 September 2020

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