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Introduction to Xichang University

Xichang University (西昌学院, website) is located in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province, the country ’s largest residential area for Yi people.

Xichang University started in 1939 as a national Xikang technical college. Li Shutian, Ke Zhao, Wei Shoukun, Zeng Jiong, Liu Zhixiang and other well-known professors gathered in Sri Lanka, devoted themselves to teaching, and put forward the idea of “vibrating agriculture and industry, re-experimentation”, running agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, civil engineering, mining and metallurgical engineering, mechanical engineering and medical science, etc. Specialized, applied school runs a long time, and has distinctive characteristics of practical education. Discovered a large magnetite in Panzhihua; cultivated a group of outstanding talents such as Chen Mingyi, winner of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, and Zhang Jiahui, winner of the National Invention Award.

After several changes, the Ministry of Education approved the merger of Xichang Agricultural College, Xichang Teachers College, Liangshan University, and Liangshan Education College to form Xichang College in 2003. In 2010, it passed the undergraduate teaching qualification evaluation of the Ministry of Education. In 2015, it was listed as the first batch of pilot units for overall transformation, development, and reform in Sichuan Province. In 2017, it was included in the construction of 100 applied undergraduate colleges and universities in the national education modernization promotion project.

Xichang University currently has north, south, and west campuses, covering an area of 1,900 acres, a building area of 394,600 square meters, a total fixed asset value of 800 million yuan, a total value of 240 million yuan for teaching and scientific research equipment, 2,163,800 printed books, and electronics. 839,700 books. At present, there are more than 18,100 full-time students; more than 1,000 faculty members and 820 full-time teachers, including 110 senior titles, 234 associate senior titles, and 608 doctoral and graduate students. 4 experts who enjoy special government allowances from the State Council; 6 provincial academic and technical leaders, 10 provincial outstanding contribution experts and provincial academic and technical leaders reserve candidates; 60 state academic and technical leaders, outstanding contributions, etc .; 60 people; education There are 1 deputy chairman and 3 members of the Ministry’s Teaching Steering Committee; 7 advanced individuals in national teacher ethics, national outstanding teachers, famous teachers in Sichuan Province, and 7 model teachers in Sichuan Province.

Xichang University won 56 national and provincial teaching achievement awards. 1 national speciality specialty, 1 comprehensive reform pilot specialty, 1 college off-campus practical education base, 2 outstanding agricultural and forestry talent training plan projects, and 2 industry-academia cooperative education programs. 3 provincial education comprehensive reform pilot projects, 4 experimental teaching demonstration centers, 4 teaching teams, 5 comprehensive reform pilot specialties, 6 specialty specialties, 3 application-oriented demonstration specialties, and 2 talent training model innovation experimental zones, There are 8 “Excellence Training Program Projects”, 3 provincial college students’ off-site practical education bases, 21 provincial quality courses, quality resource sharing courses, and innovative entrepreneurship education demonstration courses. Among similar universities in the province, the results of education reform are among the best.

Xichang University is a talent training base for Liangshan development. Training and training of nearly 200,000 professional and technical personnel for various localities, 50% of county-level cadres, 70% of primary and middle school principals and backbone teachers, 80% of high-level agricultural and pastoral talents, technical backbones and high-level personnel in the hydropower and construction fields 85% of the management staff graduated from Xichang College. In recent years, centering on the talent needs of ethnic regions, relying on platforms such as “Sichuan Yi-Chinese Bilingual Teacher Training Base” and “Sichuan Ordinary College Ethnic Minority Preparatory Education Base” and other platforms to cultivate more “getting, staying, and using” “Permanent brand” high-quality application-oriented talents.

Xichang University is a research base for the development of Liangshan resources. There are 16 scientific research platforms at all levels, focusing on scientific research based on Liangshan natural resources, agricultural resources and national cultural resources, and providing scientific and technological support for the industrialization of Liangshan’s characteristic agricultural products such as potatoes, tartary buckwheat, and onions. Established 4 National Natural Science Funds, 30 Provincial Research Projects, won 67 Provincial and State Science and Technology Progress Awards, selected 23 new crop varieties, obtained 170 National Patents, and promoted and transformed 68 scientific and technological achievements to achieve social and economic benefits. 1.58 billion yuan. In 2018, the experiment of super-high-yield potato seed propagation in Southwest China broke the mu production record in Southwest China. The school has been awarded “advanced unit for the transformation of scientific and technological achievements of universities in Sichuan Province” for many times.

Xichang University is an inheritance and innovation base for outstanding national culture. Adhere to “educate people with culture and culture”, and integrate outstanding national culture inheritance and innovation into talent training. Relying on the “Yi Culture Research Center” and “National Unity Development Research Center”, we actively carry out research on the inheritance and innovation of national culture. Established 5 national social science fund projects, 7 humanities and social science research projects of the Ministry of Education, 6 Chinese Yixue research projects of the National Civil Affairs Commission, 34 provincial social science research projects, published monographs, translations, textbooks, and science books 105 The Ministry of Education has won 338 national, provincial, and prefecture-level awards, and is a national leader in the protection and research of Yi native language literature and intangible cultural heritage. It has successively won the honorary titles of “Advanced National Collective of National Unity”, “National Advanced Collective of National Education” and “Sichuan Provincial Advanced Collective of National Unity”.

Xichang University is an action base serving Liangshan’s poverty alleviation. Give full play to the advantages of intelligence and talents, concentrate on education, science and technology, culture and healthy poverty alleviation, and give full support to Liangshan’s poverty alleviation. “6 + 1 + 1” volunteer education in Yigang, “one village and one young child” and “Yao Foundation” volunteer education were provided to help promote poverty alleviation. In June 2017, the school’s “one village, one child” volunteer education project was included in the “Typical Cases of Targeted Poverty Alleviation in Universities” by the Ministry of Education. Establish industrial demonstration bases and “agricultural science and technology expert courtyards” in deeply impoverished counties, and carry out scientific and technological services, technical guidance, training, and science popularization to help farmers increase income and become rich. Carry out activities such as cultural and art services and the beautification of the villages in the Yi area, promote the shift of customs and the construction of rural civilization, and stimulate the endogenous drive for poverty alleviation. Establish a “three levels and six combinations” education model for drug control and AIDS prevention, and organize more than 2,000 volunteers each year to carry out propaganda and education in 17 counties and cities in Liangshan to help Yi District fight against drug and AIDS. The school was named “National Youth Drug Prevention Education Demonstration School” and “Sichuan Provincial AIDS Education Pilot College”. In 2018, Ambassador Peng Liyuan went to the school to participate in the “Red Ribbon Youth Campus Trip” activity, fully affirming the school’s achievements in the work of “anti-drug and anti-AIDS”, and awarded the school “Youth Red Ribbon Volunteer Team”.

Xichang University has extensive cooperation and exchanges. Actively carry out foreign cooperation and exchanges, and cooperate with more than a hundred enterprises in and outside the province such as Pangang Group Xichang Steel Vanadium and Shenzhen Xunfang to conduct school-enterprise cooperation and educate people, implement order-based talent training, and jointly build a new college of engineering and industry; The Central University for Nationalities, Chongqing Technology and Business University and other universities have cooperated to carry out talent cultivation and scientific research; signed cooperation agreements with the University of New Mexico in the United States and Swansea University in the United Kingdom, and selected nearly 100 key teachers and management cadres to participate in international exchange studies and recruit various There are nearly a hundred international students. Existing students from Russia, Pakistan, Yemen, Congo and other countries are studying at school.

Facing the future, Xichang University will adhere to the party’s leadership, adhere to the direction of running a socialist school, and take the Lideshuren as the fundamental task, based on Liangshan, facing Sichuan, and radiating southwest.


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