Dating back to 1965 when the Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages was established and 1980 when the Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Trade was founded, the University had its present form by merging the two in 1995, with the Guangdong College of Finance and Economics incorporated into the University in 2008.
With a teaching staff of 1,154, among whom 52% are full or associate professors and 215 are international teachers, the University has 22 faculties offering 64 programs in literature, economics, management, law, engineering, science, education and art for bachelor, master and doctoral degrees and post-doctoral research.
GDUFS is home to one national key research center for humanities and social sciences, 4 provincial-level key research centers and Guangdong Research Institute on International Strategies, a think-tank for the government of Guangdong Province. The University publishes four academic journals of national impact: Modern Foreign Languages, International Economics & Trade Research, Journal of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and Journal of Strategy & Decision-Making.
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The International students’ Residence Hall on the North Campus: Balconied double and quad rooms(equipped with private toilet/bath, hot water supply, air-conditioning, and internet connections). A separate group kitchen, laundry facilities, table, washing machine and drying machine are on every floor) are all available in the international residence building on the North Campus.
The main circulation area and the reading area open from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm, amounting to 13.5 hours every day. The areas provide services up to 95 hours per week. With any questions, please consult the library staff at the reception desk.
The University has three campuses with a total area of 153 hectares: the North Campus at the foot of the Baiyun Mountain, the South Campus in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, and Dalang Campus.
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