Expenditures on improving people's livelihood increased by 32.5% to 319.8 billion yuan. Education and medical expenses increased by 22.8% and 21.3% respectively. The city has built 126 new kindergartens and expanded 34 primary and high schools. Shenzhen MSU-BIT University and Shenzhen Technology University recruited their first batches of students. Shenzhen has introduced 100 high-level medical teams and has 2,300 new medical practitioners. The operation of the new hospital of Sun Yat-sen Cardiovascular Hospital, Shenzhen University General Hospital and Samii Medical Center has further elevated the city's medical and heath services.
Shenzhen University is a full-time comprehensive university. It was established in 1983 and accredited by the Academic Degree Evaluation Committee of the State Council for doctoral programs in 2006. The university now offers 10 accredited primary doctoral programs, three centers for postdoctoral studies and one postdoctoral center; 38 accredited primary master's programs and 18 accredited professional master's programs. The university provides 90 undergraduate programs and 11 disciplines in categories including philosophy, literature, economics, law, pedagogy, science, engineering, management, medicine, history and arts.
South University of Science and Technology of China
On December 24, 2010, the Ministry of Education approved the plans for the South University of Science and Technology of China. The ministry formally approved the establishment of the university on April 16, 2012. The university, allowed to enroll 8,000 full-time students every year, is under the supervision and management of Guangdong Province. The aim is to build the university into a first-level international research institute and a base to cultivate innovative high-level talents. It now has enrolled 4,327 full-time students, including 3,576 pursuing bachelor's degrees (25 international students) and 751 pursuing master's degrees and doctorates.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Campus
On September. 28, 2012, the plan for establishing the university was approved by the Ministry of Education. On March 21, 2014, it was officially completed to enroll 11,000 full-time students. The first batch of majors includes science, engineering, economics and management, humanities and social science. It now has enrolled 3,400 full-time students.
Shenzhen MSU-BIT University
On October 27, 2016, the Ministry of Education formally approved the establishment of Shenzhen MSU-BIT University. The school aims to build a world-class comprehensive university with unique characteristics and is committed to developing elite education and high-level research activities. The university uses Russian, Chinese and English in teaching and plans to enroll 5,000 full-time students. It provides majors such as Russian language and literature, arts and culture, applied mathematics and information technology, economics, international business law and finance, management and auditing, earth science, television and media, health care, applied chemistry and physics, transportation and logistics, space research and engineering.
Shenzhen boasts a unique and modern vocational education system which is adapted to economic and social development and tightly combines market demands with employment. The city has three higher vocational schools with 44,000 students and 24 secondary vocational schools and 158 State-level vocational education training bases. Shenzhen Polytechnic and Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology were included on the list of Constructing Guangdong Provincial First-rate Vocational Schools.
University Town of Shenzhen
University Town of Shenzhen was jointly established by the Shenzhen Municipal Government and prominent Chinese universities as a teaching and research base to cultivate full-time postgraduates. Famous universities such as Tsinghua University, Peking University and Harbin Institute of Technology have already set up bases there. University Town of Shenzhen has so far enrolled 9,975 full-time students, including 1,233 pursuing doctorates and 7,731 pursuing master's degrees.
Shenzhen has eight international schools: Shekou International School (SIS), QSI International School of Shekou (QSI), KIS International (KIS), Shenzhen American International School (SAIS), Japanese School of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Nanshan International School, BASIS International School and Bromsgrove School Mission Hills.
Schools for Hong Kong Children
Shenzhen Oriental School for Hong Kong Children (originally Guangdong School for Hong Kong Children), Luohu School for Hong Kong Children. There are nine schools offering classes for Hong Kong children.
Expatriate Teachers and Students
Shenzhen has more than 5,000 expatriate students.
Shenzhen People's Hospital Built in 1946, this largest hospital in Shenzhen originated from Bao'an County People's Hospital and has developed into a modern comprehensive hospital combining medical services, teaching, scientific research and health care. It is the largest 3A-rated hospital (the highest ranking in hospital classification by the Ministry of Health) in Shenzhen and features complete functions, advanced equipment, rational talent structure and strong technical power. In 2018, the hospital for the first time became the only hospital in Shenzhen that made it onto the list of the top 100 hospitals in China.
Shenzhen Second People's Hospital Established in 1979, Shenzhen Second People's Hospital is now a modern comprehensive 3A-rated hospital providing clinical services, disease prevention and rehabilitation services as well as serving as a teaching and research base. In the past five years, the hospital has conducted 670 national and provincial scientific research projects. It has the first postdoctoral research station among Shenzhen hospitals.
Peking University Shenzhen Hospital This modern, comprehensive 3A-rated hospital was built by the Shenzhen Municipal Government in cooperation with Peking University with an investment of 450 million yuan. It has become one of the most influential medical institutions, featuring complete functions, advanced equipment, rational talent structure and strong technical power. In 2016, the hospital won the Construction of Smart Hospital Award. In 2017, it was selected as one of the smart hospitals in Guangdong Province.
Shenzhen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital A large, comprehensive hospital for traditional Chinese medicine built in 1975, the hospital provides medical services, disease prevention, health care and medical rehabilitation services as well as serving as a teaching and scientific research center. It is a 3A-rated hospital for traditional Chinese medicine. The construction of its new hospital in Guangming New Area started in November 2017.
The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital Located at the Shenzhen Bay, The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital is a comprehensive public hospital invested fully by the Shenzhen Municipal Government. The hospital utilizes the modern management mode introduced by The University of Hong Kong and undertakes duties of medical services, research and teaching. The hospital began a trial operation in July 2012 and now offers services provided by departments of general practice, medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics and traumatology, etc. In 2017, the hospital became a comprehensive 3A-rated hospital in the country.
Shenzhen Kangning Psychiatric Hospital It is a 3A-rated psychiatric hospital built in 1980. The hospital offers psychiatric therapy, education, research and prevention. It is engaged in exploring a prevention-treatment-rehabilitation-management service mode. In 2017, the hospital was awarded National Civilized Unit.
Public health institutions
Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) It is a government-sponsored public health institution set up in 2002. Operations began in May 2003. It is mainly responsible for the prevention and control of diseases, treatment of public health emergencies, as well as monitoring and control of health hazards.
Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Control A government-sponsored institution established in 1989, Shenzhen Center for Chronic Disease Control is mainly responsible for the prevention and control of chronic diseases.
Shenzhen Health Education and Promotion Center The center promotes healthy lifestyles by regularly organizing health awareness activities.