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About Shenzhen City

Shenzhen is one of China’s most dynamic and exciting cities, with a strong reputation for innovation and technology, a major gateway for communication between China and the rest of the world, and the perfect location to explore your international academic and industry potential. Over the past 30+ years, a small fishing village with a population of 30,000 three decades ago, it is now a vibrant metropolis of 12 million. Shenzhen’s GDP growth has averaged 25% per year, making it one of the world’s fastest growing cities. Shenzhen’s GDP hits approximately 2.32 trillion yuan (US$338 billion) in 2017 according to Bernstein, narrowly beating out a projected 2018 GDP for Hong Kong and almost that of Singapore and more than the economies of Portugal or Ireland. Shenzhen’s imports and exports were RMB 2.8 trillion in 2017, up 6.5% year-on-year, and accounting for 10.1% of China’s total imports and exports.

  • INNOVATION is GREAT: Shenzhen is “China’s Silicon Valley”—the city is a paradise for innovation and entrepreneurship. The city’s innovation community attracts large numbers of startups, and many have achieved global success. Tencent is the first Chinese tech firm valued over $500 billion, according to Fortune, owner of WeChat and social networking platform QQ. The city’s districts house many successful high-tech companies including BGI (China’s largest genome company), BYD (electric cars and batteries), telecommunications conglomerates Huawei and ZTE, and Shunfeng (e-commerce and logistics).and is greatly committed to building itself into an international Makers center with a reputation that attracts makers from around the world. For the last 11 years, Shenzhen has maintained its top spot as China’s patent filing capital with almost 20,000 PCT applications filed in 2017, accounting for around half of China’s total patent applications.

  • NATURE, Vitality and life is GREAT: Shenzhen is a beautiful city, and the climate is thus warm and comfortable. Moreover, with 230 kilometers of coastline, home to 869 parks, and green space covers 45% of the urban area of the city, making for comfortable city living. Shenzhen is on the United Nation’s Environment Program’s “Global 500 Roll of Honor”, and is the first “international garden city” in China. Critical also to startup success is access to business networks, customers and an educated and skilled local workforce. 95% of Shenzhen’s residents come from elsewhere, and the resulting merging of cultures has given the city an open and inclusive character, youth and millennials dominate the scene (the average age in Shenzhen is around 33 years), establishing a vibrant and creative innovation ecosystem with an estimated 10,000 startups and emerging enterprises, 100 incubators and around 200 maker spaces across the city.

  • Service and Transportation is GREAT: Shenzhen’s municipal government is one of the most efficient governments nation-wide, and is an advocate not only for the construction of governance based on the rule of law, but also for service-type and clean governance. Shenzhen has made full use of the advantages that being a special economic zone confers in terms of legislative power to build a fair, transparent, and relaxed business environment. Shenzhen has a three dimensional transportation network. Its port numbers rank first nationwide, and its transportation advantages are quite evident -- 32 airlines operate at Shenzhen airport on 172 routes, connecting 120 cities. As of August 2017, the system consists of 8 separate lines, with four more under construction per SZMC.

About Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School

Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen) has been founded since 2001 and resides in University Town of Shenzhen, primarily focused on full-time graduate education, is an integral part of PKU's progression toward becoming a world-class university. PKU Shenzhen is a graduate education institution comprised of eight schools: School of Electronic and Computer Engineering; School of Chemical Biology & Biotechnology; School of Environment & Energy; School of Urban Planning & Design; School of Advanced Materials (in-establishment); HSBC Business School; School of Transnational Law; and Humanities & Social Sciences.

Center for Internet Research and Engineering (CIRE) has been started since June, 2003 and was upgraded to be “The Shenzhen Key Lab for Cloud Computing Technology & Applications (SPCCTA)” since 2013. The main goal is to educate and train full-time Ph.D. and master's graduate students majoring in computer science and technology, focusing on Future Internet Architecture, NLP and Knowledge Graph, distributed computing system like Blockchain technologies, most graduates in China's top Internet high-tech enterprises and leading Chinese banks such as: Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Huawei, ICBC, Pingan, China Merchants Bank, etc. The former director was Prof. Li xiaoming and current director is Asso. Prof. Kai Lei.


Past conference: Peking 2013 HotICN 深港未来网络技术研讨会 人工智能与金融科技学术论坛 北京大学大数据国际峰会