2017-12-29 08:35:03 2017-12-29

Boasting of a history of over 60 years, Changsha University of Science & Technology (CSUST) evolves into an engineering-centered multidisciplinary university, integrating engineering, science, management, economics, liberal arts, law, philosophy, and fine arts with a stronghold in undergraduate education and a capacity of post-doctoral science and research workstations, conferment of Doctor's Degree and recommendation of postgraduates for Master's Degree.

The university is located on Jinpenling and Yuntang campuses, with an area of around 200 hectares and a total floor space of 1.2 million square meters. The university has fixed assets totaling 3.952 billion yuan. The university has a collection of more than 3.3119 million printed books and 782.26 thousand copies of EBooks.

The university is staffed with 1920 full-time teachers, among whom, 314 professors and 650 associate professors. One accredited academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and 3 other CAE academicians that hold concurrent posts in CSUST. The university has 18 teaching schools (departments), 1 independent college and 1 continuing education college. Currently, the number of full-time registered undergraduates is over 37,000, among which the number of Master's degree and PhD candidates amounts to 5000.

Relying deeply on key industries, the university has built up a higher level and distinctive undergraduate education system. It has a total of 62 undergraduate majors, among which it boasts 9 state-level majors, 9 majors accredited by China Engineering Education Association, 5 undergraduate programs listed among Outstanding Engineer Education and Training Initiative by the Ministry of Education, and 1 Chinese-Foreign joint education program in civil engineering approved by the national education authority.

The university has 11 key disciplines on a provincial or ministerial level during the twelfth Five-year Plan period, with the engineering subject ranking among the top 1% of ESI worldwide. It has 3 post-doctoral workstations, 3 primary-discipline and 15 sub-disciplines for doctoral degrees, 21 primary-discipline and 111 sub-disciplines for master’s degrees, and 8 postgraduate degree authorizations. It is accredited to confer master’s degrees to those with equivalent academic attainments.



Recent science advancements: In year 2009, the project "Integrated Repair Techniques of Road Construction in Expansive Soil Area" won the first prize of the National Scientific and Technological Advancement Award. Projects such as "Key Technologies of Security Control in Concrete Bridge Construction and Use Period", "Assessment Method of Concrete Bridge Service Performance and Remaining Life and Its Application", "Design of Bitumen Road Surface and Improvement Method of Its Structural Performance as well as Engineering Application" were awarded the second place of the same national award in 2006, 2011 and 2012 respectively. Over the past five years, the university has engaged in over 365 national projects, making historic strides in projects of the national key basic research development plan (known as the "973 Plan"). It has won 4 national science and technology achievement awards and 475 service invention patents.

CSUST adheres to the open education thinking by establishing international exchange and cooperation with world partners. We have established exchange and cooperation with some 70 institutions of higher learning and research institutions from more than 20 countries or regions, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Russia, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, and the Taiwan region, etc. It is accredited to enroll and train international students under China Government Scholarship Programs. Currently, it has over 200 international students studying on campus, with degree students taking up 80% of all. We have two Confucius Institutes jointly operating with University of Montenegro and University of Liberia. Over the past few years, the university has sent more than 1000 registered students to study outside mainland China.?


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