The SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (AAIS) is committed to promoting the frontier science exploration and fusion of interdisciplinary studies. Since founded on September 24, 2016, the construction and all work of AAIS all work has been progressed in an orderly manner. The object of AAIS is to manage and brood interdisciplinary institutes and carry out collaborative and cooperative research between scientific research from different majors，innovate research administrative mechanism, realize thinking collisions and technology sharing between disciplines, and actively promote the frontier scientific research and advanced technology development of Southern University of Science and Technology Technical innovation.
AAIS has three main functions:
(1) Recruitment of interdisciplinary talents, including the recruiting of research scientist, invitation of international visiting professors and hiring of large-facility engineers.
(2) Establishment of cross-disciplinary research institute, inducting the Clean Energy Institute (Energy-X), Material Genome Institute(Material-X), Ocean Science and Engineering Institute （Ocean-X）,Biology and Medicine Institute(Medi-X), Intelligence Science and Engineering Institute（Intelligence-X），Risk Prediction, Analysis and Management Instute (Risk-X)， Intelligent Manufacturing Institute（Manufacturing-X）.
(3) Construction of interdisciplinary large research facilities, including precision processing workshops, crystal growth and thin film preparation platforms, electrochemical energy storage platforms, natural gas hydrate platforms, neutron centers, and vacuum interconnected systems.