Shenzhen has 10 full-time institutes of higher learning and one part-time institute. Since the 12th Five-Year Plan was implemented, South University of Science and Technology of China and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Campus, aiming to become first-rate entities, have been approved by the Ministry of Education.
Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School has also been approved to offer undergraduate education. A batch of universities and institutes with special characteristics, including the University of BIT-Moscow, Institute of Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Campus, the University of Jilin-Queensland, International Institute of Space, Science and Technology Shenzhen Campus and the Melbourne Institute of Life Engineering Shenzhen Campus, were set up jointly by well-known universities and enterprises from home and abroad. In 2014, Shenzhen's full-time institutes of higher learning had a total of 87,600 students. The three vocational schools in total educated 47,300 students.