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Chang'an University

Updated: Apr 9, 2018 Print

Directly  affiliated to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of  China, Chang'an University is one of the State "211 Project" key  development universities jointly run by the Ministry of Education,  Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Land Resources, Ministry of Housing  and Urban Rural Construction and Shaanxi Provincial Government. It is  concurrently one of the key development universities on the State “985”  Project advantage discipline innovation platform. The university was  officially established in the year 2000 by merging the former Xi'an  Highway University, Xi'an Engineering Institute and Northwest Institute  of Construction Engineering, which were founded in the early 1950s.  Chang’an University is located in the historical and cultural city of  Xi'an and covers an area of more than 3,755 mu (approximately 250 hectares).  The university comprises two teaching campuses and two practice bases.  Through its 60 years of development, it has evolved into an influential  comprehensive higher institution in China, with engineering as its main  discipline focus, combining engineering with sciences, and with  multidisciplinary development in economy, management and humanities. It  has graduated more than 250,000 talents of different levels, mainly in  the fields of highway transportation, land resources and environment and  construction engineering.

Chang’an  University has 21 schools or departments, 5 national-level key  disciplines, 26 provincial-level key disciplines, 8 post-doctoral  research stations, 8 first-level and 52 second-level doctoral programs,  26 first-level and 122 second-level master programs, 40 undergraduate  specialties as well as 8 fields of degree conferment of Mater of Public  Management and Master of Industrial and Commercial Management, and 16  enrollment fields of masters in engineering. Furthermore, it is one of  the national bases of culture and quality education for college  students, and the selection and training base for reserved officers of  the Chinese People's Armed Police. At present, the enrollment of  full-time students in Chang’an University exceeds 34,000, of whom nearly  10,000 are doctoral and mater postgraduates and international students.  The employment rate of the graduates stays stably above 93%.

The  University presently boasts 2 national engineering laboratories, 3  national 111 Projects, 8 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education,  15 key laboratories of the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Land  Recourse, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction, the key  laboratories of Shaanxi Province and engineering research centers, 5 key  research center of humanities and social sciences of Shaanxi Province.  Its comprehensive automobile testing ground is the only university-based  testing field in China.

Chang’an  University now has 2,067 full-time teachers, including 3 academicians  of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 6 "Yangtze River Scholar" chair  professors, 1,145 full and associate professors, of whom 166 are  doctoral supervisors, and 755 are master supervisors, 5 national and  provincial level experts with outstanding contributions, and 80 teachers  who have been enrolled on the advanced talent list of the “National  Talent Project of the New Millennium” or have been entered in the  advanced talent bank of Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transportation and Shaanxi Province.

Striving  along the route of combining teaching, scientific research and  school-run industries, in recent years, the university has accomplished  more than 8,770 scientific research projects, including the national  “973” and “863” key projects, the National Natural Science Foundation  research projects. 20 projects were awarded national technology prizes  including the first prize of the National Science and Technology  Progress Award. Over 200 projects were awarded ministerial and  provincial level prizes. The university has accomplished more than 380  education teaching research projects including national planning project  More than 50 projects were awarded the national and provincial Teaching  Achievement Award. Its annual scientific research funds sum up to more  than 700 million yuan.

The national level academic journals published by Chang’an University include China Journal of Highway and Transport, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Journal of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Journal of Earth Sciences and Environment, Journal of Chang’an University (Natural Science Edition), Journal of Chang’an University (Social Science Edition), Road Machinery & Construction Mechanization and Automobile Drivers.  Among them, one is national key development journals, two are national  key construction journals, three are Ei database entry journals,  and five are Chinese core journals. China Journal of Highway and Transport and Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering are drlrcted into “100 Remarkable Academic Journals of China” in a row.

The  enrollment of international students commenced in 1956. Till now, the  university has turned out nearly 4,000 graduates of different kinds for  nearly 70 countries such as the United States, Germany, Japan,  Australia, Vietnam, Tanzania and Yemen. The number of international  students in university now is 713. 

The  university is also one of the first universities which have provided  foreign aid education and recruited students from regions like Hong  Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Following the trend of the internationalization  of higher education of the country, in recent year, the university has  strengthened its exchange and cooperation with over 120 higher education  and scientific research institutions from more than 20 countries such  as the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Japan and the  South Korea. It has also joined the Sino-US ““1 +2 +1” Talent Nurturing  Program and established an international universities league with  Rostov State Architectural University from Russia. The Chang’an Foreign  Language Training Centre of the State Administration of Foreign Experts  Affairs is located here. In recent year, the university has hosted and  sponsored a series of high-level international and national academic conferences.

After  years of long exploration and practice, Chang’an University has  gradually formed its spirit of “self-improving constantly, seeking truth  and being pragmatic, striving in unity and pursuing excellence” and  earned its high social reputation. On this new historical stage, the  university continues to adhere to the socialist theory with Chinese  characteristics and strive along the path of connotation, characteristic  and harmonious development so as to maximally improve its talent  cultivation quality and build the university into a first-class tertiary  institution with distinctive characteristics and remarkable strength in  China.

(Last Updated On September 24th, 2017)

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