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Shenzhen Polytechnic
深圳职业技术学院 (SZPT)

UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2006

Established in 1993, Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT) is one of the earliest independent public higher TVET institutions in China. Since its establishment, SZPT constantly seeks for innovation in terms of education and teaching concepts, college-running mechanism, and talent education modes. With its pioneering spirit, SZPT has ranked first in various dimensions of higher TVET in China. SZPT acts as a pilot TVET college in a number of national reforms. In 1997, SZPT was identified as a pilot college for higher TVET by the former National Education Commission. In 2009, SZPT became one of the first batch of ‘national model higher TVET institutions in China’. SZPT has been awarded the first batch of ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship Model Colleges in China’, ‘China’s Top 10 Higher TVET Institutions with Best Employment’, and ‘Top 10 Innovative Higher TVET Institutions in China’. Besides, SZPT aims to become the first world top TVET institution with Chinese characteristics and share Shenzhen innovation solutions with the International TVET community.

Currently, there are five campuses of SZPT, with a total campus area of 2,123,000 m2, the total fixed assets of CNY2.319 billion. There are 17 schools with around 22,750 regular full-time students and more than 3,536 part-time higher TVET students. SZPT’s facilities are above national peer average conditions.

At present, there are 1,743 in-service faculty members in SZPT, including 1,225 full-time teachers, 217 professors, 649 associate professors, 408 doctors and 400 faculty members with international study/work experience. SZPT has provided nearly 110,000 full-time graduates for the labor market. The employment rate of graduates within six months after graduation exceeded 98 %. In last four years, the entrepreneurship rate of graduates within one year after graduation have reached 5%. The rate in three years after graduation reaches 12.7%.

SZPT has developed 10 national key programs and hosted 3 national teaching & learning resource databases. SZPT demonstrates great performance and strengths not only in Teaching & Learning, but also in Research & Development, Inclusive social engagement, and global engagement.It has established long-term and stable cooperative relationships with nearly 162 universities and TVET institutions in 32 countries.


Supply interdisciplinary, innovative, high-caliber, technical and skilled human resources, to serve students’ career development, Shenzhen local industries and enterprises, and Chinese economic and social development.


Pioneer in creating a world top TVET institution with Chinese features and share Shenzhen Innovation Solutions with international TVET community.

Regular tasks

Provide full-time and part-time higher vocational education & skill training to young people, supply TVET leadership and teacher capacity training to domestic and international TVET leaders and teachers, conduct applied research, engage in social service to local people and engage in international TVET cooperation with international TVET community.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
  Secondary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
   Interested to learn
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
Interested to lead

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
  Moderately interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


深圳职业技术学院 (SZPT)
No. 7098, Liuxian Ave., Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, P.R.China. ZIP: 518055
Room 411, Zhixingyuan Building A
518055 Shenzhen
Guangdong Province


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Professor Xinbin YANG
Board Chairman of Shenzhen Polytechnic

UNEVOC Coordinator
Professor Wenming YANG
Coordinator of UNEVOC Center(Shenzhen Polytechnic)
UNEVOC Center (Shenzhen Polytechnic)

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28 May 2021
Director of UNESCO Beijing visits UNEVOC Center SZPT
Dr. Shahbaz Khan, director of UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office, visited Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT) at Shenzhen, China on 26 May, 2021. The SZPT Board Chairman Dr. YANG Xinbin, Vice President Dr. LI Yue, Coordinator of UNEVOC Centre Dr. YANG Wenming and Director of International Office Prof. TANG Keshe.
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