History & Mission


Guangzhou has forged sister-city ties with 37 cities and friendly-city ties with 33 cities across the globe. Over the years, the higher education sector of Guangzhou Municipality has drawn tremendous support from its sister-city friendships with its international counterparts.

These efforts have resulted in numerous exchanges and close cooperation. Guangzhou University, as the flagship university of Guangzhou, is proud to have formed strong partnerships with many of these international sister city universities.

This international network of partnerships recently took a new and exciting step in the establishment of the Alliance of Guangzhou International Sister-City Universies (GISU).


Supported by the People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality, the mission of GISU is to attract and leverage the academic resources of its members in close collaboration for the sustainable development of our cities.