Taiyuan University of Science and Technology (TYUST) is located in the capital city of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan, a historical and cultural city. TYUST is a comprehensive university with distinct characteristics and splendid traditions. It has been one of the major bases for training the technical personnel and scientific research in he field of heavy technological equipment manufacture in China.
Shanxi Machinery Manufacturing School, the predecessor of TYUST, was founded in 1952 in Taiyuan. AT that time it was the then nation's energy and heavy chemical base. Zhi Bingyuan, a specialist of modern mechanical engineering in China, who was the vice-president and chief engineer of Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Plant. The next year, TYUST was put under the First Ministry of Machinery Industry's administration. In 1955, TYUST incorporated faculty of forging majors from Changchun Auto School and Hankou Technical School.It was upgraded and renamed in 1960 as Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Institute, the first heavy machinery undergraduate college ever established in China. In 1962, with the care of Chinese Leaders Liu Shaoqi and Pengzhen, 68 key faculty members from Tsinghua University, Harbin University of Technology, PLA Engineering Institute were transferred to TYUST. In 1981, TYUST started to recruit postgraduate; in 1983, TYUST was authorized to offer postgraduate degree. In 1998 TYUST turned to be jointly administrated by Ministry of Education and Shanxi Province. In 2004, Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Institute was renamed to Taiyuan University of Science and Technology. In 2005 TYUST stated to offer doctor's degree. In 2006 TYUST was awarded the rank of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Level Assessment by Ministry of Education.
After 60-year sustained effort, TYUST has grown into a comprehensive teaching and researching university with disciplines of engineering, science, economy, management, liberal arts, law, philosophy, education and arts, distinctive in engineering. The university is structured into the following schools: School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, School of Material Science and Engineering, School of Electronic Information Engineering, School of Computer Science and Technology, School of Transportation and Logistics Engineering, School of Applied Science, School of Economy and Management, School of Environment and Safety, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, School of Humanities and Social Science, School of Law, School of Foreign Languages, School of Arts, School of Physical Education, School of Adult Education, 15 schools and one independent colleges – Hua Ke College, offering 9 doctoral programs in two first-level doctorate disciplines, 59 maser degree programs in 13 firs-level postgraduate disciplines, 13 Engineering Master's degree programs and MBA degree with about 1200 full-time teachers and more than 2300 full-time graduate.
We take it as our core to nurture people of talents, firmly persisting in creative education; strengthen quality education, avocation combination of learning and doing, laying stress on individual development, paying more attention to bringing up the creative spirit of the students in order to raise talents with both noble morality and consummate skills…
We focus on the construction of discipline, setting up the platform of discipline, optimizing the structure of disciple and strengthening the characteristics of discipline. We have one national engineering technology center of the Ministry of Education, one national and local joint engineering research center, one national key laboratory, one mobile post-doctoral research station, 8 provincial key disciplines and 7 provincial engineering research centers. TYUST has good environment of research, focusing on its dominant fields, meeting the actual needs, emphasizing application and transformation. Research quantity and quality has been kept rising. In recent years, TYUST undertook such programs as National 863 Plan, 973 Plan, National Natural Science Fund, and Supporting Plan. We also participated in Three Gorges programs, West Gas transport to East program, Manned Space Program, Nuclear Power. We obtained about 200 patents and was awarded the honor of Advance Unit for many times.
The university has 1021 full-time teachers, 395 of whom hold senior professional technological titles, including 25 doctoral candidate supervisors and 246 master’s candidate supervisors, 3 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (part-time professors), 22 experts awarded the special governmental allowance. 15 faculty were selected as Top notch Yong Talents, Young Academic Leaders and Shanxi Province Yong Research Experts. 1 candidate for the National Talents Program, 3 candidates for Shanxi Provincial 333 Talents Program and 1 candidate for Shanxi Provincial Talents Program. More than 100 well-know scholars at home and abroad are invited as part-time professors as well.
TYUST attaches great importance to the cooperation among the manufacture, teaching and research, and the transfer of scientific and technological achievements and research findings. In 2000, Manufacture, Teaching and Research of TYUST was established jointly with China National Erzhong Group, Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group, Liugong Group, Xugong Group and other 50 enterprises and institutions and government management deportments. It greatly enhanced local economy service and field technology development, Research Achievement has produced profit over 1billion RMB. In recent years, TYUST has established (MTR) cooperative alliances with such large-scale enterprises as CITIC Heavy Industries, SANY, and Luoyang Bearing Corp. TYUST and Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Corp co-worked on the research of Large Scale Space 7 Bar Structure Rolling Cutters, 15 Rollers Combination Straightening Machines. These research results had been widely used in Bao Steel, Capital Steel, TISCO. Keda Heavy Machinery Co. held by TYUST has become a high-tech Company with many Core technologies and strong influence in its field.
In promoting international cooperation, TYUST has promoted and enhanced academic cooperation and communication with US Auburn University, University of North Carolina, University of North Florida, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, San Francisco State University, Benedictine University and University of Wollongong, Australia, Toyohashi University, Japan, and Malaysia Granville Undergraduate Technical University. TYUST also established cooperation with many foreign societies like Japanese LS. Now the school covers an area of 0.772million Sq meters, construction area of 469 thousand Sq meters. Teaching and Lab Equipment estimated about 147 million RMB. Library has a collection of 1.3 million books.
Facing the future, with the school motto "Diligence & Endeavor, Practice & Truth", TYUST will consistently strive for a more influential and distinctive teaching-and-research-oriented university of high level.
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