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Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, which enjoys a high degree of internationalization, is a birthplace of competent graduates of international caliber. It leads South China in the research of foreign languages and cultures, overseas economy and trade, and international strategies. The university offers 61 bachelor-degree specialties and teaches 18 foreign languages. In 2014, it boasted 20189 undergraduate students and 2818 postgraduate and doctoral students, and over 12000 students of continuing education and overseas students. The school has a state-level key discipline and seven province-level key disciplines. The state-level key discipline of Foreign Language and Literature is given priority in the third-phase development of Guangdong province’s Project 211 (the provincial government’s plan to build up 11 key universities, which is an extended version of the Chinese government’s Project 211– in the 21st century, the government is to build up 100 top universities and 100 key disciplines). The school has established close ties with a host of international organizations and leading academic agencies. As South China’s first university that signed a cooperation memorandum with the United Nations, it is one of the world’s 21 universities qualified to supply competent interpreters and translators to the international organization. It is also the only university of foreign languages in China that is included in Campus Asia.
Motto: Moral integrity, exemplary behaviour, and conversance with both Eastern and Western learning
Administrative staff: 1,154
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