Tongling University (铜陵学院, website) is an applied undergraduate university with distinctive characteristics of finance and economics, focusing on economics and management, and the coordinated development of disciplines such as engineering, arts, science, arts, and law. Its predecessor was Tongling College of Finance and Economics. In 2000, it merged with Anhui Metallurgical Industry School and Tongling Normal School. In 2002, it was upgraded to an ordinary undergraduate college. The school is the first batch of application-oriented undergraduate colleges in Anhui Province. In 2015, the school was approved as a local high-level university application project construction unit in Anhui Province. In May 2018, it successfully passed the review and evaluation of the undergraduate teaching work of the Ministry of Education.
Tongling University is located in Tongling City, known as the “Bronze Capital of China”, in the emerging port city of Wanjiang. There are two campuses, Cuihu and Yuxiu. The campus covers an area of 1310 acres, the area of various school buildings is 424,393 square meters, the total value of teaching and scientific research equipment is 117 million yuan, the collection of paper books is 1.937 million, and more than 1,500 Chinese and foreign periodicals . There are 14 secondary colleges (departments), 62 undergraduate majors (including Chinese-foreign cooperative education and second bachelor’s degree majors), 2 national specialty majors (accounting, international economics and trade), and 10 provincial levels Characteristic majors, 1 national comprehensive reform pilot specialty (financial management), 13 provincial comprehensive reform pilot majors, etc. Edited and published the academic journal “Journal of Tongling University”. There are 826 full-time teachers, 252 teachers with titles of associate senior or higher, 684 doctoral and master degree teachers, and 243 external teachers. There are 18,734 full-time undergraduates and 842 students in adult education.
Tongling University took the lead in putting forward the idea of cultivating applied talents and constructing application-oriented colleges. In 2008, it initiated and established the “Anhui Application-based Undergraduate University Alliance” (Xingzhi Alliance), which had a positive impact throughout the country and was then a State Councilor According to Liu Yandong’s instructions, “Guangming Daily” and other national media evaluated “to explore a new way for the development of new colleges and universities.” Persist in the goal orientation of application-oriented talent training, and further promote the “three-entry and three-extension” (enterprise into campus, entrepreneurs into classrooms, science and technology projects into schools; laboratories extend to enterprises, classrooms extend to the production line, and teacher training extends to society ) Reform of the school-enterprise collaborative application-oriented talent training model. In cooperation with enterprises, Huawei, Blue Shield, Zhongding, Jinwei, China Merchants Novo, Speed China, Blue Bird Reserve and other unique title classes, Taifu, Xinneng and other innovative entrepreneurial features class. There are a number of experimental training centers including GE Fanuc automation integration, Rockwell DCS distributed control, Bosch Rexroth gas and hydropower, UFIDA Xindo simulation business virtual business society, and a national school-enterprise cooperative practical education base. 5 Provincial school-enterprise cooperative practical education bases, 13 provincial demonstration experimental training centers and provincial virtual simulation experimental teaching centers. Focusing on international exchanges and cooperation, it has established exchanges and cooperation relationships with more than 10 universities in the United States, Canada, Russia, South Korea, etc., and jointly launched “2 + 2” cooperation with South Korea’s Yousong University.
Tongling University firmly establishes the concept of seeking service for support and contribution for development. It further promotes school-land, school-enterprise, school-school cooperation, and strives to build “four centers” (talent training and human resource training centers) with local governments, enterprises and institutions , Industry-University-Research Cooperation Center, Government Decision Consulting Center, Education and Culture Center) “Four Bases” (Internship Training Base, Graduate Employment Base, Teaching Base, Research Base) It has 17 scientific research institutions, including the provincial key laboratory of “engineering hydraulic robots”, Anhui Jiangxi Economic Development Research Center, a key research base of humanities and social sciences in Anhui Province, Anhui Province Engineering Technology Research Center for optoelectronic applications, and copper culture development research center. The Economic and Social Development Research Center’s “Provincial University Think Tank” and “Professional Copper-based New Material Intelligent Processing Technology” provincial scientific research team have initially formed the situation of mutual benefit and win-win situation, symbiosis and common development, and common development of campus, school, enterprise, and school.
Tongling University’s reputation continues to expand, and the school has successively won the Anhui Provincial Civilized Unit, Anhui Normal University College Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Demonstration School, and National University Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Plan Project Implementation Colleges. The enrollment score line has consistently ranked at the forefront of similar institutions in Anhui province for many years. In 2018, the minimum admission line for the school’s liberal arts and sciences exceeded the Anhui control line by 51 points and 55 points, respectively. The quality of talent training has gradually improved, and students have won awards in international and domestic competitions many times, and won the championship in the “UK International Microcomputer Mouse Competition” in 2015. Over the years, the employment rate of graduates has been above 90%, and the satisfaction rate of graduates from social employers has been above 96%. National media such as People’s Daily and China Education Daily have repeatedly reported the results of our school’s education.