Introduction to Shanxi University
Shanxi University (山西大学, website) is located in Taiyuan, the capital of the Shanxi Province, a cultural capital with a history of more than 2500 years. The school was formerly known as Shanxi University Hall, founded in 1902. Its distant context can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty Sanli Academy and the Qing Dynasty Jinyang Academy. German College. In the early days, the Shanxi University was a combination of Chinese and Western cultures, with both liberal arts and sciences. It had a broad school running idea and advanced education concept. It was one of the important birthplaces of modern higher education in China, and it is also the center of the century-old culture, science and education in the Three Jin Dynasty. After 117 years of running the school, Shanxi University has always been rooted in the fertile soil of the Chinese civilization. With the mission of “teaching advanced academics, developing mastery materials, and responding to the needs of the country,” Shanxi University has adhered to the principle of “China and the West can communicate with each other, seek truth from the good, and climb up. The glorious tradition of “honesty, self-reliance and serving the country” promotes the excellent school spirit of “diligent, rigorous, faithful and innovative”, has cultivated more than 300,000 outstanding talents, and made important contributions to the development of China’s higher education.
Shanxi University became a key university in Shanxi Province in 1998. In 2005, it became a joint provincial-ministerial university jointly constructed by the Shanxi Provincial People’s Government and the Ministry of Education. In 2012, it became one of the 14 selected universities in the “Middle and Western Colleges and Universities for Enhancing the Comprehensive Strength” and entered a new platform for the country to build “characteristic and high-level” universities. In 2014, Taiyuan Electric Power College with a history of running for sixty years was merged into Shanxi University, and the discipline structure was further improved. In 2016, it became one of the key universities for the construction of “one province, one school” in the central and western regions of the country. In 2017, Shanxi Province issued opinions in support of Shanxi University’s in-depth implementation of the “1331 Project” and the benchmarking of “double first-class” achieved the first development. In 2018, based on the joint construction of provinces and ministries and the construction of “one province and one school”, we have become a joint provincial and provincial university jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the Shanxi Provincial Government.
Shanxi University has a group of national key disciplines, national key laboratories, key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, key research bases of the humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, engineering research centers of the Ministry of education, collaborative innovation centers of the Ministry of education, and national and local joint laboratories Important subject platforms. There are 86 undergraduate majors covering 12 university disciplines covering liberal arts, history, philosophy, science, engineering, agriculture, economics, management, law, teaching, art, and medicine, as well as 7 dual-degree undergraduate admissions programs. There are currently 17 first-degree doctoral degree authorization points and 2 second-level subject authorization points; 35 first-degree degree authorizations and 8 second-level degree authorizations; 24 types of master’s degrees; independent cross-disciplinary programs There are 2 master’s programs and 4 master’s degree programs and 4 master’s programs. Three disciplines of chemistry, engineering and materials were selected into the top 1% of ESI’s global rankings. In recent years, the national key research and development plan projects hosted by the school and various projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation and Social Science Fund have steadily increased. They have successively won the second prize of the National Natural Science Award, the second prize of Technology Invention Award, the second prize of Science and Technology Progress, and the Ministry of Education. 16 national scientific research awards including the first prize for outstanding achievements in humanities and social science research in universities. In 2019, it became the only university in Shanxi Province to be selected as the “first batch of universities for the transformation of science and technology achievements and technology transfer bases” by the Ministry of Education.
Shanxi University has 2224 full-time teachers and 1,082 teachers with senior titles. These include academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, internationally outstanding professional and technical talents, distinguished professors and lecturers from the Yangtze River Scholars, overseas high-level talents of the Thousand Talents Program, high-level leading talents of the Ten Thousand Talents Program, winners of the National Outstanding Youth Science Fund, and national outstanding youth science funds. Nearly a hundred people are experts, national model teachers, and experts who enjoy special government allowances. Has 1 National Natural Science Foundation innovation research group, 3 national teaching teams, 2 Ministry of Education innovation teams. Five courses were selected as national excellent courses, three courses were selected as national high-quality video public courses, and one course was selected as national high-quality resource sharing course. Nine textbooks have become national planning textbooks, and a total of 10 people have won the National Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award or Nomination Award.
Shanxi University currently has 31528 full-time students, including 24096 undergraduates and 7,432 graduate students. The “Early People’s Experimental Class” was opened, the research-oriented teaching concept was introduced, and the practical teaching links were strengthened, which significantly improved students’ academic literacy and innovation ability. In recent years, the students of our university have won more than 40 national first prizes and first prizes in the National College Student Mathematical Modeling Contest, the “Challenge Cup” extracurricular scientific and technological works competition, the electronic design competition, the advertising art competition, and the English competition. In the Olympic Games, Asian Games, National Games and other events, they have won more than ten gold, silver and bronze medals.
Shanxi University continuously expands foreign exchanges, establishes cooperative relationships with more than 60 universities and research institutes in the United States, Japan, South Korea, Britain, France, Germany, Canada and other countries and regions, and cooperates with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Establishment of Confucius Institute. The school actively expands international communication channels for undergraduates, and has established cooperative training mechanisms with many foreign universities, creating good conditions for students to study abroad.
Shanxi University has an elegant campus environment and excellent school running conditions. At present, it has three campuses, Wucheng Campus, Dadongguan Campus and Dongshan Campus (under construction), with a total area of 3008 acres and a construction area of 1.1 million square meters. The school’s tree-lined roads and flowers and grass surrounding buildings exude humane atmosphere that is suitable for studying and living, and have been named “gardenization units” and “green schools” by the provincial government. The library has a collection of 3.05 million documents, more than 1.14 million electronic books, and a total value of 1.19 billion yuan for teaching and scientific research equipment. The new Dongshan Campus under construction will provide a broad space for development of talent training and scientific research innovation.
Shanxi University, which has gone through 117 years of glorious history, faces a rare opportunity to comprehensively enhance its comprehensive strength. Standing at a new historical starting point, the school will tightly seize the historical opportunity of “double first-class” construction of the country, joint construction of ministries and provinces, and construction of the “1331 Project” of Shanxi Province, and take the lead in development. Development path, strive to build a high-level research university with distinctive regional characteristics as soon as possible, strive to build a more satisfying place for talents in society, a more innovative base for contributions, and a broader education base for the country and the local economy and society Development provides more powerful talent support and intellectual support.