The School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University (SESE-SYSU) is the only school consisting of two first level disciplines of environmental science and engineering, and atmospheric science in China. SESE-SYSU is a multi-disciplinary institute to promote studies on environmental issues and atmospheric sciences with integration of natural science, technological science and social science. It has a Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Control and Remediation Technology. SESE-SYSU has 94 faculty members including 17 professors and 29 associate professors. In last 20 years, tropical meteorology and atmospheric environmental science are the main directions of education and research, showing distinctive disciplinary and regional characteristics. Recently, remarkable achievements have been made in the field of atmospheric heat sources, monsoon and tropical atmospheric circulation and system, numerical modeling, atmospheric environmental science and applied meteorology. SESE-SYSU took a series of projects, including National Natural Science Foundation of China on Physical and chemical mechanisms for PRD photochemical smog and its control strategy, and the National Key Basic Research Program (973) on the air pollution under urbanization in China. SESE-SYSU was the main institute involving the air quality assurance program for 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.