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Introduction to Hunan City University

Hunan City University (湖南城市学院, website) is a full-time general undergraduate college hosted by the Hunan Provincial People’s Government. The school is located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the core city of the eco-economic circle around the lake on the south bank of Dongting Lake, Yiyang City, Hunan Province. The school has a deep cultural heritage, a beautiful natural environment, and convenient transportation.

Hunan City University was formerly known as Yiyang Teachers College founded in 1970 and Yiyang Basic University founded in 1978. In March 2002, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, the then Yiyang Teachers College and Hunan Urban Construction College merged into Hunan Urban College, which was the first full-time public undergraduate school named “city” in the inland region. The school follows the spirit of the school motto of “combining moral education with knowledge, demonstrating unity with knowledge and action”, and strives to run a university that the people are satisfied with. In 2014, it became the “Information Construction Pilot Unit of the Ministry of Education”. “In 2018, it passed the review and evaluation of the undergraduate teaching work of the Ministry of Education at a high level. It is the” High-level Application and Characteristic College “,” Hunan Province Civilized Unit “, and” Hunan Ping’an University “in Hunan Province.

Hunan City University’s existing campus covers an area of 1,415 acres and a building area of 580,000 square meters. Has 1.458 billion yuan in fixed assets. There are 1.89 million volumes of paper books and 2.34 million volumes of electronic books. There are 1381 faculty members, including 1108 full-time teachers, 125 professors, and 288 PhDs. There are 124 national and provincial-level high-level talents such as members of the Undergraduate Teaching Directorate of the Ministry of Education, outstanding talents in the new century, and special allowance experts of the State Council. Times). “Dual teacher and dual ability” teachers accounted for more than 50%. The school has 12 secondary colleges and 51 undergraduate majors, focusing on engineering, covering science, engineering, literature, management, teaching, art, economics and other disciplines. The school recruits students from 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, and currently has more than 18,600 full-time undergraduates.

Hunan City University highlights urban themes, and combines production, teaching, research, and research, and has cultivated a large number of advanced applied talents for the society. The employment rate of school graduates has exceeded 95% for 15 consecutive years. In the five-year salary list of college graduates in Hunan Province, in recent years, it has consistently ranked first in the province’s similar colleges and universities, and has been rated as “the National Graduate Employment Typical Experience College” and “Hunan Province Employment and Entrepreneurship Demonstration School”. The school is known as “the cradle of urban construction talents”, and outstanding graduates participated in national key construction projects such as the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), Qinshan Nuclear Power Station, Shanghai-Kunming High Speed Rail, and Hangzhou Bay Bridge.

Based on industry and service areas, the school constantly optimizes the professional structure and strengthens the construction of professional connotation. Urban and rural planning majors are national specialty and national comprehensive reform pilot majors; 10 majors such as urban planning, civil engineering, and water supply and drainage engineering are key majors and characteristic majors of ordinary colleges and universities in Hunan Province; 5 are urban and rural planning and electronic information engineering The specialty is the pilot specialty of comprehensive reform in Hunan Province. In 2019, 13 majors, including social sports guidance and management, civil engineering, engineering management, electronic information engineering, and urban and rural planning, were selected as first-class undergraduate professional construction sites in Hunan Province. It has 27 provincial and above practical teaching, innovation and entrepreneurship education teaching platforms represented by the national experimental teaching demonstration center of civil engineering. The school has won 3 national teaching achievement awards and 26 provincial teaching achievement awards.

Hunan City University’s six disciplines, including civil engineering, urban and rural planning, and information and communication engineering, are Hunan’s “double first-class” applied specialty disciplines. Hunan National Key Laboratory of Digital Creation Space, Digital Urban and Rural Space Planning Key Technology, Black Tea Golden Flower Hunan Key Laboratory, Hunan Urban and Rural Ecological Planning and Restoration Engineering Technology Research Center, Hunan New Urbanization Research Institute, Hunan There are 27 provincial-level scientific research and innovation platforms such as the Provincial Center for the Study of the Socialist Theoretical System with Chinese Characteristics and the Cooperative R & D Center for Postdoctoral Research Mobile Stations. In recent years, a total of 37 national natural science and social science fund projects have been awarded. In the past five years, the horizontal scientific research funding exceeded 400 million yuan, which is far ahead of similar universities in Hunan Province. Won 19 national and provincial science and technology awards and social science fund project outstanding achievement awards; planning architectural design achievements have been awarded more than 80 provincial and ministerial industry awards, is the province’s colleges and universities in the field of planning and design, the highest award level, the most awarded units, In the urban and rural planning, architectural design, geographic information system development and application research, etc., it is at the leading level in Hunan Province. The “Town (Town) Village Green Space Classification Standard” developed by the school was approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development as a national industry standard, and the “Changzhutan Ecological Green Heart Area Spatial Development Strategic Plan” prepared by the Ministry of Construction won the first place in international bidding. He led the establishment of the Hunan Provincial Society for Urban Scientific Research of the Provincial Association, and the Hunan New Urbanization Research Institute was selected as a professional think tank in Hunan Province. “Journal of Hunan City University” (Social Science Edition) is the “National Top 100 Social Science News”, and “Urban Academic Journal” won the eighth “Double Ten Best Periodicals” of the province.

Hunan City University insists on opening schools, and international cooperation and exchanges have achieved remarkable results. Has worked closely with universities in Ghana, New Zealand, Malaysia, the United States, Macau and other countries and regions. Won the title of “Malaysian Higher Education Cooperative College of the Year”. The evaluation of the undergraduate education program of visual communication design in cooperation with the New Zealand Institute of Technology in Vitalia was approved by all votes. Confucius Institute in cooperation with Ghana Coast University is the first of two universities in the province.

Hunan City University has 7 school-run enterprises including the Planning and Architectural Design and Research Institute, the Civil Engineering Testing Center, and the Hunan City Academy Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Among them, the Planning and Architectural Design and Research Institute has six Grade A qualifications such as urban and rural planning, construction engineering, and municipal roads. It is unique among the two universities in Hunan Province and is a “national high-tech enterprise” with an annual output value of 230 million yuan in 2018. The school has signed industry-academia-research cooperation agreements and internship base agreements with more than 400 well-known companies such as China National Nuclear Corporation (China Nuclear), China Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (China Construction), China Railway Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (China Railway); and Yiyang The Municipal People’s Government and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) jointly established the Hunan New Smart City Research Institute. The first “Village Revitalization Planning College” in the province was jointly established with the Nanxian People’s Government. Signed strategic cooperation agreements with more than 10 government departments, including Yiyang City, Jiayuguan City, and Qiyang County.


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