Introduction to Pu’er University
Pu’er University (普洱学院, website) is located on the southwestern border of the motherland, and is located in the Pu’er City, a hub city on the Kunman International Corridor. The predecessor of Pu’er College is Simao Teachers College, which was started in 1977 and officially enrolled in October 1978. It is one of the first four colleges to be established in Yunnan Province. In April 1998, the Yunnan Provincial Radio and TV University Simao Branch was incorporated into the system. In September of the same year, the school’s management system was adjusted to “province and co-manage with the province as the main province.” On March 29, 2012, the Ministry of Education agreed to establish Pu’er College on the basis of Simao Teachers College. In August 2014, Pu’er College was approved as the first batch of pilot universities in Yunnan Province to transform into an applied technology university. In September 2014, it was approved by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the State Forestry Administration as the first batch of pilot project units for the reform of education programs for outstanding agricultural and forestry talents. In 2015, it was listed as a national university construction project university by Yunnan Province.
Pu’er University currently has 12,505 full-time students and 305 international students. There are 521 teaching staff and 477 full-time teachers (excluding external teachers). Among them, there are 42 teachers with PhDs; 153 teachers with professional titles above the senior level, including 42 professors. 1 special allowance from the State Council, 3 special allowances from the provincial government, 2 selected from Yunling Teaching Teacher Training Program, 5 provincial teaching teachers, 5 provincial outstanding teachers, 1 provincial outstanding contribution young expert, provincial academic There are 2 backup candidates for technology leaders, 4 provincial outstanding young teachers, 2 provincial innovation teams, 2 provincial teaching teams, and 1 “Light of the West Young Scholars in the West” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. There are 14 secondary colleges in the school, including 72 majors, 33 undergraduate majors, and 39 specialized majors, among which the majors of fine arts education, biotechnology and applications are provincial key majors. The campus covers an area of more than 2,000 acres; the total value of teaching and research equipment is 47.44 million yuan; the paper collection is 850,000 volumes, and the electronic literature is over 300,000 volumes (as of December 31, 2017); the provincial journal “Journal of Pu’er College” . There are 30 fixed internship schools and more than 30 off-site internship training bases, including 4 provincial-level internship training bases. Over the past 30 years, the college has trained 30,000 graduates and contributed to the local economic development.
In the 41-year course of running a school, Pu’er University has gradually formed certain school-running characteristics: First, it cooperates with the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to cultivate local economic development, horticulture, garden technology, and forest resource cultivation applications required for green development Secondly, relying on Pu’er’s out-of-print woodcutting advantages to form the characteristics of the fine arts specialty; thirdly, relying on geographical advantages, open schools to recruit international students, exchange and cooperate with Chiang Rai Royal University of Thailand and Lao National University to cultivate Thai and Lao Professionals. The fourth is to pay attention to the study of local ethnic culture and ethnic relations, and consciously assume the responsibility of serving the society and inheriting culture.
Pu’er University tightly seizes important opportunities such as national industrial transformation and upgrading, deepening comprehensive reform in the field of education, and regional strategic development, firmly grasps the orientation of application-oriented schools, and vigorously implements the “talent-strong schools, quality schools, professional clusters, project-driven “Open education” five major development strategies; centering on the cultivation of high-level applied technical talents, taking production-education integration, school-enterprise cooperation as the main channels, and promoting the collaborative innovation of education, scientific research, and service integration; Unswervingly follow the path of transformation and upgrading of local colleges and universities, and the establishment of applied technology-oriented colleges and universities. The school will be based in southwestern Yunnan, facing the province, radiating South Asia and Southeast Asia, training qualified teachers for pre-school education and basic education, cultivating a solid foundation, high comprehensive quality, strong innovative and practical ability, and an international perspective to meet the needs of regional economic and social development. Application-oriented talents, building Pu’er College into a leading demonstration area for the transformation and development of higher education in Yunnan, a cradle of preschool education, basic education, secondary vocational education teachers in frontier ethnic regions, and a base for the heritage of Pu’er’s traditional ethnic culture. Local and applied technical colleges with international and industry certifications provide strong talent support and intellectual security to serve the national strategy and help Yunnan build a radiation center facing South and Southeast Asia.