Xiangtan University (XTU) is a comprehensive university initiated by the great man Mao Zedong, who also inscribed the university's name and entrusted the university administrators to "do their utmost to build a successful university". It was founded in 1958 and was recognized as one of the first-batch national comprehensive universities with 15 other universities by the Ministry of Education in 1978. Today, XTU is jointly sponsored by Hunan Provincial People's Government, the Ministry of Education and the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.
Covering an area of 92.2 hectares, XTU consists of 22 full-time colleges with 1462 full-time faculty members. Over 70% of the faculty members boast senior professional titles or doctoral degrees and 25% of them have overseas experience on research and study. Two of them are CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering) academicians. As far as research is concerned, the university ranks 70th among universities of China in terms of research papers on SCI, EI and international citations, and 12th in 2017 in the projects of National Social Science Fund. In addition, it has launched 925 items of industry-university-research cooperation projects.
At present, the university’s full-time student enrollment of all majors totals 31,317, including 6,429 doctoral and master’s degree candidates. And it has 8 first level disciplines authorized to offer doctorate degrees in philosophy, law, theoretical economics, mathematics, statistics, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, and public administration. It also has 30 first level disciplines authorized to offer master’s degrees, 13 professional master’s degree categories and 11 post-doctoral research centers. Of these disciplines, 4 rank among the top 1% of global universities and research institutions on ESI (chemistry, materials science, engineering, and mathematics), 3 are labeled as national key disciplines and 4 as the characteristic disciplines of national defense. Click HERE to find out more.
The university’s prowess in talent-cultivating is particularly noteworthy: One third of 88 bachelor’s degree programs are recognized as the national and provincial characteristic specialties, key specialties, experimental specialties of national comprehensive reform, and relevant specialties of national strategic new industries. Moreover, the university’s undergraduate education was rated as excellent by the Ministry of Education both in 2002 and 2008. The university was also identified as one of the 50 “model universities in graduate employment” in China. For over 40 years, the university has cultivated 230,000 talents of various majors for national and local economic development, ranking the 45th in the aggregate indicator list of national talents cultivation quality project in China. With 3 academicians as our outstanding alumni, the university has cultivated a large number of experts and scholars, men of letters, business elites, party and government leaders.
Over the past years, XTU has been expanding its exchange and cooperation with over 60 international renowned universities in more than 20 countries such as USA, Japan and Australia, undertaking 35 international cooperation programs. It has founded two Confucius Institutes respectively in Leon University in Spain and Makerere University in Uganda, and it has been selected by Ministry of Education as one of the universities to carry on the China-Africa “20 + 20” Colleges Cooperation Program. With frequent international communication, the overseas students number in the university has been increasing with a rate as high as 38% in recent 3 years.
Scholarship Opportunities : Candidates are welcome to apply for XTU and apply for the following scholarships for overseas students via the university: Chinese Government Scholarship, “The Belt and Road” Scholarship sponsored by Hunan Provincial Government, Xiangtan University Scholarship, and China-Africa “20 + 20” Colleges Cooperation Program Scholarship.
Job Opportunities : XTU sincerely recruits domestic and foreign high-level talents, and all high-level talents enrolled can enjoy career establishment, settling-in allowance and scientific research starting allowance.