Central South University is an open university, and has signed talent training agreements with more than 200 universities in more than 40 countries and regions including the United States, Britain and Australia, and carried out projects such as student exchange, mutual recognition of credits, joint training, and short-term exchanges. The university cooperated with China Civil Engineering Group, China Nonferrous Mining Group, and Chiang Mai University in Thailand to develop order-based talents. There are 2,252 students from 112 countries/regions on five continents, among whom 2,193 are degree holders, 369 doctoral students, 945 master's students and 879 undergraduates.


With its forte in the non-ferrous metals, civil transportation, medical and health disciplines, Central South University proactively meets the major needs of the “Belt and Road” construction and builds a full service chain of “where mines are, there are roads repaired, health services provided, and talents trained”.