Technological innovation drives industry and regional development

CSU insists on targeting the major needs of the country and society and actively serves the main areas of national economic construction and national defense modernisation. Since 2000, the university has won 101 National Science and Technology awards, among which 16 won the First Prizes. In 2018, it won 7 awards as the first completed unit, ranking the third among nationwide universities. Nine projects were selected for “Top Ten Scientific and Technological Progress of the Chinese Universities”.

Central South University has established a transformation system that enables technological innovation to be converted into results: from technology development of scientific research platform to university science park incubation, followed by industrial park demonstration and finally enterprise achievement transformation. CSU takes the lead in implementing the “two 70%” policy of achievement transformation. Since 2016, it has been authorized to invent 2,852 patents and 2 China patent gold awards; 3,580 results were transferred, of which 4 were scientific and technological achievements with a single transfer of over 100 million yuan.