In December 2016, the strategic development goal of “taking the lead in one aspect, serving in three aspects and positioning in five aspects” was adopted at the Third Congress of Party Representatives of Shenzhen Polytechnic. Standing at a new starting point and focusing on a new round of scientific and technological revolution, as well as industrial transformation, Shenzhen Polytechnic is striving towards the goal of becoming a world-class vocational institution with Chinese characteristics, thereby providing the “Shenzhen experience” for the development of vocational education worldwide.
Taking the Lead in One Aspect: Build a world-class vocational institution with Chinese characteristics.
Serving in Three Aspects: Stay committed to serving the Communist Party, the country, the socio-economic development of Shenzhen, and the sound development and success of students.
Positioning in Five Aspects: Strive to become a pioneer of vocational education innovation and development, a training ground for skilled technicians who can meet the requirements of the intelligent era, a training ground for entrepreneurs, a technology R&D center for miniature, small and medium-sized enterprises in Shenzhen, a school of lifelong learning for Shenzhen residents and an important base of vocational education teacher training in China.

On December 10, 2019, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance officially published the “List of Development Units for High-Level Higher Vocational Institutions and Program Development Plans with Chinese Characteristics.” Shenzhen Polytechnic was listed as a Grade A Development Unit among ten high-level institutions.