Universities of Science and Technology

Most people believe that university is the cradle of science and technology. A lot of new universities have names like:
“University of Science and Technology”
In China, we have a famous University of Science and Technology of China. We have also a Huazhong University of Science and Technology, a University of Science and Technology Beijing and a University of Electronic Science and Technology of China etc. In 2009, there is a new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) appeared in Saudi Arabia . See the webpage:
http://www.kaust.edu.sa/
This university annouced that KAUST’s world-class faculty would work with University leadership to support the institution’s talented, international students and researchers, as well as guide the development of the University and surrounding community.

Next year in China, a planned South University of Science and Technology (SUST) will soon come out in South China big city Shenzhen. See a webpage:
http://www.su-st.edu.cn/
This new university might bring a challenge or something new to other universities in China. The president of SUST is Prof. Zhu
Qingshi who was also the president of University of Science and Technology of China before 2008. Richard Stone gave a special news about Prof. Zhu and his new university-SUST in the magazine “Science” this week . One can find it in the following website:
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/326/5956/1050

How many Universities of Science and Technology shall we have in the future? Do they bring essentially something new to the world of science?

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