The University of South China or USC (formerly translated as Nanhua University or in Chinese: Nanhua Daxue) is in Hengyang, Hunan province, China.
It was formed in the year 2000 when the Central South Institute of Technology (established in 1959) and the Hengyang Medical College (established in 1958) merged.
The University of South China admits students from all over the country and is administered by the Hunan Provincial Government, with co-funding by the Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) and several other ministries of the central government.
It has over 2,500 faculty members and over 37,000 full-time students, of whom 33,000 are undergraduates and 4,000 are master’s or doctoral degree candidates. It offers 72 undergraduate majors, covering up to eight disciplinary ideas, including science, engineering, law, medicine, liberal arts, economics and management and education. Nuclear science, medical science and environment-related sciences are the areas in which the university performs best.
Located in Hengyang, a historical and cultural city in central Hunan, China, with a total area of 200 hectares, USC comprises 26 colleges and schools, four affiliated hospitals and 21 teaching hospitals.
It is also is a chartered training base for Reserve Naval Officers of the People’s Liberation Army. The university began educating international students in 2011, and there are now more than 50 students from 8 countries, most of them majoring in clinical medicine.
Hengyang is the second largest city in the Hunan Province, and straddles the Xiang River, approximately 160km from the province’s capital, Changsha.