Shenzhen University


Shenzhen University (SZU) is designated medium risk for hosting a major defence laboratory.

SZU is the primary university in China’s rapidly growing technology hub, Shenzhen. The university does not appear to engage in high levels of defence research outside of its national defence laboratory on automatic target recognition. The laboratory was founded in 2001, is overseen by the PLA and SASTIND, and is headed by the university’s former president.

The founding ceremony for the university’s automatic target recognition laboratory. Source: Shenzhen University.

Major defence laboratories

Last updated 19 November 2019. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.