Shanxi University

Shanxi University
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Motto 求真至善,登崇俊良。
Motto in English
Seek the truth and kindness; respect and emulate the excellent
Type Public
Established 1902
Administrative staff
Students 22000
Undergraduates 11023
Postgraduates 4961
Location , ,
Campus Urban

Shanxi University (simplified Chinese: 山西大学; traditional Chinese: 山西大學; pinyin: Shānxī Dàxué, SXU) is a public university located in the city of Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. Its historic names include Shansi Imperial University, and Shansi University. It's the oldest and largest university in Shanxi province. Its nationwide academic ranking is about 85th among more than 1000 Chinese universities.

Shanxi University is one of the fourteen national key universities in China. A national base of Chinese Language and Culture Education was designated by the State Council for Shanxi University. There are about 11000 undergraduates and 2200 postgraduates registered.[1] The school has three campuses: Wucheng, Dongguan, Dongshan (under construction), covering a total area of nearly 2600 acres (excluding Dongshan District), with the construction area of 120 square meters. The library of Shanxi University has a collection of 3 million 617 thousand volumes (pieces), 4300 electronic books (GB), teaching and research equipment worth nearly a billion yuan. From its founding day around the Wenying lake at the foot of Twin Towers, Shanxi University continuously strives for progress in arts and sciences, and the integration of Chinese and Western cultures.

History [ edit ]

Cen Chunxuan
Timothy Richard

Situated in the city of Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province. Shanxi University is the successor of the academy schools in the Ming and Qing dynasties, which can be traced back to Jinyang Lingde hall college.

The Shansi Imperial University (山西大学堂) was the predecessor of the Shanxi University, which was alternatively romanized as the Shansi University. The Shansi Imperial University was prepared in 1901 by Cen Chunxuan, then-governor of Shanxi, and on May 8, 1902, the Shansi Imperial University officially added the College of Western Studies, which was headed by the Welsh Baptist missionary Timothy Richard, focusing on teaching western technologies. 1902 was recognized as the official founding year of Shanxi University. Other than the Chinese government funding, one of the early funding sources of Shanxi University was the returned money from the British government with the Boxer Indemnity of Taiyuan massacre after Boxer Protocol, which was used to support the College of Western Studies.

Along with two other contemporary pioneer universities that started teaching western technologies in China: the Metropolitan Grand School (the predecessor of Peking University) and the Northern Grand School (the Predecessor of Tianjin University), the three universities together inaugurated a new era of modern Chinese higher education.

In 1912, following the Xinhai Revolution,Shansi Imperial University (山西大学堂) was renamed "Shanxi University". Its name was changed to "National Shanxi University" (simplified Chinese: 国立山西大学 traditional Chinese: 國立山西大學; pinyin: GuoLi ShanXi DaXue) in 1918, and changed back to "Shanxi University" in 1931. In 1937, because of the War of Resistance Against Japan, which is part of World War II, Shanxi University was moved away from Taiyuan. The school of law was moved to Pingyao, the college of liberal arts was moved to Yuncheng, the department of engineering and physics and the office of president was moved to Linfen. Later, Japanese army occupied not only Taiyuan, but Pingyao, Yuncheng and Linfen as well. Shanxi University thus stopped teaching until 1938 it was rebuilt in Sanyuan, Shaan'xi (陕西) in 1938, and later it was moved again to Yichuan. In 1943, because of the typhus epidemic in Yichuan, Shanxi University was moved back to Shanxi(山西) province, at Jixian Nancun, which was the wartime temporary capital of Shanxi province, and the location was renamed as KeNanPo, literally meaning that "overcoming the suffering". Shanxi University finally moved back Taiyuan in 1946, after the Chinese victory over Japan of the second world war.

In 1952, with order of the Ministry of Education of the People 's Republic of China, the Department of Liberal Arts and the Department of Science were combined to form Shanxi Normal College, the School of law was integrated to Renmin University of China in Beijing. The Department of Engineering was dismantled, and party absorbed into University Of Science & Technology Beijing, Northwestern Polytechnical University and Taiyuan University Of Technology. In 1959, Shanxi university was rebuilt at Taiyuan Wucheng Street. In 1998, Shanxi University became a key university in Shanxi province.

Shanxi University celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2002, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan sent a congratulatory letter to the University of Shanxi for its support to the United Nations.

In May 2005, Shanxi University was co-established by the state Ministry of Education and the People's government of Shanxi province.

Shanxi University is currently the sole comprehensive university in Shanxi Province with all academic fields covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, medicine and management. Its education programs extend to 69 specialties for undergraduates and 18 specialties for the double bachelor's degree. At present, it has 137 general Master of Arts/Master of Science (MA/MS) programs, 6 specialized MA/MS programs, 48 doctorate programs and 9 centers for post-doctoral studies. Among these many programs, philosophy of Science and Technology and Quantum Optics are designated as state key programs and 20 others are designated as provincial key-or key-constructing programs. SXU also hosts one key ministerial research center for humanities and social sciences (i.e.: Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology), three provincial research bases for humanities and social sciences, one state key laboratory of quantum optics and optical quantum devices, one key ministerial laboratory of chemical biology and molecular engineering, and one key laboratory to circulate intelligence and process Chinese information, which was co-established by the provincial and ministerial Education Department and three key provincial laboratories. Moreover, the Laboratory of Quantum Optics and Optical Quantum Devices won the title of Outstanding Research Innovation Group designated by the Ministry of Education and other two Outstanding Research Innovative Groups designated by Shanxi Province. In addition, the university sponsors a base for National Foundational Scientific Research and Teaching-oriented Talents Cultivation approved by the Ministry, a national education base of Cultural Qualities of College Students, a national educational base for Chinese Language Teaching and a national base for Teacher Training.

At present, Shanxi University has 1945 full-time teachers, including one academic from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, three external academics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 882 lecturers with advanced academic titles, 106 supervisors for doctoral students and 527 for master's students, four state-level middle-aged experts with the title of prominent contributions, and 69 experts with a special state-sponsored allowance.

Specialties [ edit ]

As the largest university in Shanxi Province, Shanxi University excels in many academic disciplines, including quantum physics, molecular chemistry, philosophy of science and technology, computer science, translation, English linguistics.

In particular, the Quanta Optics & Photons Apparatus Laboratory headed by the former President and Professor Peng Kunchi, the Biochemistry & Molecular Engineering Laboratory led by the former vice president Professor Yang Pin and the Research Center of Philosophy of Science & Technology pioneered by the former President, Professor GUO Guichun take the lead in their respective fields in China[citation needed].

Academics [ edit ]

The university provides courses covering philosophy, law, education, liberal arts, history, science, engineering, medical science and management to local and international students pursuing degrees of bachelor, master or PhD.

Shanxi University was granted as "enhance the Midwest universities comprehensive strength project" (a provincial school) university, "Midwest college infrastructure engineering" University. "Nine national comprehensive university collaboration members, members of the alliance in the Midwest". Sponsored by National Science Foundation for scientific research and teaching personnel training base, involved in the first batch of "national excellent legal talent training plan", "outstanding talents of Journalism and communication education program".

  • Academic Ranking of World Universities
According to Academic Ranking of Chinese Universities (2015), SXU ranks as the 85th university in Chinese universities (120th countrywide).
  • Financial Times - Executive MBA Ranking
According to Financial Times (2015), SXU Global Executive MBA programme is ranked at #64 in China in the 2015 Financial Times EMBA rankings.
  • Times Higher Education
According to Times Higher Education (2014-2015), SXU ranks as the 6th university in North China (62nd Asia; 351st-400th worldwide).
  • THE 100 Under 50 university rankings
According to Times Higher Education ranking of the 100 best universities under the age of 50 (2014-2015), SXU ranks as the 1st university in Shanxi Province.
  • THES - QS World University Rankings
According to the THES - QS World University Rankings, SXU is within the world's 500 best universities, ranked at 460+ (2009).
Order School's name 2014 recommendation rate (per 1000) School's level
1 School of physics and electronic engineering 252 ‰ Excellent
2 School of philosophy and sociology 164 ‰ Excellent
3 School of economics and management 140 ‰ Excellent
4 School of computer and information technology 104 ‰ Excellent
5 School of Mathematical Sciences 60 ‰ Good
7 College of chemistry and chemical engineering 72 ‰ Good

Campus [ edit ]

Academic units [ edit ]

According to the school's official website information displayed in July 2016, Shanxi University has 27 Colleges (Departments), as well as one independent college, one School of continuing education and one international educational exchanges, including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, art all other disciplines, 91 undergraduate majors, double degree and two specialties and 17 undergraduate majors. It has two national key disciplines, one national key laboratories, one Ministry of Education Humanities and social science key research base, 14 post doctoral mobile stations, chemical, engineering, two disciplines into the world's top 1% ESI.

  • School of civil
  • College of liberal arts
  • School of history and culture
  • School of philosophy and sociology
  • School of politics and public administration
  • College of foreign languages
  • College of educational science
  • School of economics and management
  • Law School of SXU
  • School of Mathematical Sciences
  • School of computer and information technology
  • School of physics and electronic engineering
  • College of chemistry and chemical engineering
  • College of life science
  • College of environment and resources
  • College of physical education
  • School of music
  • Academy of Fine Arts SXU
  • School of continuing education
  • International College of SXU
  • Department of environmental engineering, SXU School of software
  • Department of electronic information engineering, SXU, Department of automation
  • Department of engineering management, SXU, SXU, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of power engineering, SXU, Department of civil engineering, SXU, China

Majors [ edit ]

  • National key subjects: optics, science and technology philosophy
  • The key discipline in Shanxi province: inorganic chemistry, theoretical physics, environmental science, basic mathematics, computer application technology, applied chemistry, management science and engineering, China modern history, atomic and molecular physics, animal science
  • The key subjects of Shanxi province: physics and philosophy
  • Characteristics of key disciplines in Shanxi province: chemistry, environmental science and engineering, computer science and technology, biology, history of science and technology, management science and engineering, Chinese language and literature, sports, history
  • The key subjects of University advantage in Shanxi province: philosophy and physics
  • Features of key disciplines in colleges and universities in Shanxi province: China sports science, language and literature, history, chemistry, biology China, history of science and technology, computer science and technology, environmental science and engineering, management science and engineering, Marx theory, archaeology, ecology

Master doctoral degrees awarded [ edit ]

  • Postdoctoral research station: physics, chemistry, philosophy, history, biology, environmental science, management science and engineering, physical science, computer science and technology, political science, Marx theory, China language and literature, archaeology, ecology
  • PhD in first level discipline: philosophy, archaeology, Chinese history, ecology, software engineering
  • Kyth theory, physical education, Chinese language and literature, physics, chemistry, biology, history of science and technology, computer science and technology, environmental science and engineering, management science and engineering
  • The first level discipline: philosophy, theory of economics, law, political science, sociology, Marx theory, pedagogy, psychology, sports science, Chinese language literature, foreign language and literature, journalism, history, archaeology, Chinese world history, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, the history of science and technology, ecology, statistics, optical engineering, information and communication engineering, computer science and technology, environmental science and engineering, food science and engineering, pharmacy, management science and engineering, business management, library, information and archive management, software engineering, art theory, music and dance, drama and film science, art, design
  • Professional master's degree: applied statistics, law, education, sports, Chinese international education, applied psychology, art, translation, journalism and communication, cultural relics and museums, engineering, agricultural extension, pharmacy, business administration, public management, accounting, tourism management, library and information

Teaching construction [ edit ]

  • According to the official website of the September 2014 school information display, the school has 4 national specialty, Shanxi province professional brand 19; 5 state-level courses, national quality video open class 2, the national planning materials 7, 21 provincial quality courses, national experimental teaching demonstration center 3, provincial experimental teaching demonstration center 5 national teaching team; 2, the provincial teaching team of 4 provincial innovative talents training mode; experimentation area 2; College of education practice base outside the country 1.
  • National characteristic specialty (4): Physics, biological science, computer science and technology, history
  • Shanxi province professional brand (19): Electronic Information Science and technology, applied chemistry, information management and information system, administrative management, optical information science and technology, accounting, international economy and trade, education, biological sciences, environmental science, history, philosophy, economics, law, mathematics, Chinese language and literature with the application of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science and technology
  • The first batch of "national excellent resource sharing lesson": Atomic Physics
  • National Excellent Courses (5 door): "modern physics experiment", "the introduction of regional social history", "atomic physics", "circuit", "concrete structure"
  • The national quality video open class (3): "Introduction", "regional social history and political history," Han Kingdoms "Five Classics and traditional values"
  • National excellent resource sharing course (1 door): "atomic physics" (Li Changyong)
  • National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center (3): Physics Teaching Experiment Center, chemistry teaching experiment center, biology experimental teaching center
  • The provincial experimental teaching demonstration center (7): Center for experimental physics, chemistry experimental center, the biological basis of laboratory environment and resources, experimental center, media technology experiment center, art comprehensive experimental teaching center, advanced control engineering experimental teaching center
  • Provincial virtual simulation experiment teaching center (2): energy power engineering virtual simulation experiment teaching center, power system monitoring intelligent virtual simulation experiment teaching center
  • National College Students' practice education base (1): history and practice education base of SXU
  • Innovation of provincial personnel training mode (2): the innovation of the training mode of the professional talents training mode in the experimentation area and the local university
  • National teaching team (2): light and atomic physics teaching team (Jia Suotang), the regional social history teaching team
  • The provincial teaching team (4): intelligent information processing teaching team (Li Ru), biological science laboratory teaching team (Wang Lan), modern physics experiment teaching team (Jia Suotang), the teaching team of regional social history (Dragon)
  • Postgraduate training base in Shanxi province (2): information security and comprehensive electromagnetic protection technology of Shanxi Province, Shanxi Province, the research and training base of biological technology
  • Shanxi Graduate Education Innovation Center (6): Shanxi Province Environmental Resources graduate education innovation center, Shanxi Institute of energy economics graduate education innovation center, the research project of Shanxi province Fen graduate education innovation center, Shanxi province Zhendong pharmaceutical graduate education innovation center, study on Catalytic Technology in Shanxi province graduate education innovation center, Shanxi province power control of Graduate Education Innovation Center

International exchange and outreach [ edit ]

United States [ edit ]

Harvard University, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, Arkansas State University, University of New York, University of Minnesota, Brook college, City University of New York, Nuremberg, the Atlantic, York, Cape college, New York State University, Idaho State University, San Jose State University, Suosimo college, University of Chicago, Plymouth State University, Pfeiffer University, Rice University, Cornell University, Wright State University North Carolina Sherlock

Canada [ edit ]

The University of Manitoba, University of Victoria, McMaster University, Simon Fraser University

Britain [ edit ]

University of Cambridge, Sussex University, National Examination Management Committee, Welsh Aboen Wayne University, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Darby, Bermingham City University, University of Aberdeen

Italy [ edit ]

Nalisi University, Italy chemical wave Association and Palermo University

Germany [ edit ]

Cash J Lawton University, Aachen University of Giessen, Justus Liebig University, Rheinisch Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen University

France [ edit ]

The National Center for scientific research, University of Paris 6, the University of France reunion

The Republic of Korea [ edit ]

The University of Seoul, Hallym University, Lin Shanshan, Paichai University o University and south of the Five Ridges University, Sangmyung University, University Park, Kwangwoon University

Australia [ edit ]

University of Technology Sydney, Melbourne University

Japan [ edit ]

Tokyo International University, Saitama Prefecture, Japan Friendship Association, Yamagata University, Tokyo Gakugei University, Iwate University, kokushikan University, Rikkyo University, National University of Yokohama

HongKong [ edit ]

Chinese University Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University Science & Technology, Macao University, National Chiao Tung University, Tokai University, Taiwan World University, Soochow University

Belgium [ edit ]

New Lu Wen Catholic University, Gent University

Notable faculty [ edit ]

  • Guo Guichun (Chinese: 郭贵春) (Chief Mentor in Philosophy of Sci. & Tec.)
  • Peng Kunchi (Chinese: 彭堃墀) (Chief Scientist in Quantum Optics; Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Xie Changde (Chinese: 谢常德) (Quantum Optics Scientist)
  • Zhou Guosheng (Chinese: 周国生) (Quantum Optics Scientist)
  • Wang Hai (Chinese: 王海) (Quantum Optics Scientist)
  • Zhang Tiancai (Chinese: 张天才) (Quantum Optics Scientist)
  • Liang Jiuqing (Chinese: 梁九卿) (Theoretical Physics Scientist)
  • Jia Suotang (Chinese: 贾锁堂) (Laser Spectrum Scientist)
  • Yang Pin (Chinese: 杨频) (Chief Molecular Chemistry Scientist)
  • Cheng Renqian (Chinese: 程仁乾) (Principal Historian in International Communism Movement and East Europe)
  • Gao Jian (Chinese: 高健) (Senior Professor of Translation from English to Mandarin Chinese)
  • Peng Fumin (Chinese: 彭阜民) (Senior Professor of Translation from Chinese to English)
  • Wang Zhengren (Chinese: 王正仁) (Professor of Translation Theory & Practice)
  • Liu Hailiang (Chinese: 刘海量) (Professor of Applied Linguistics)
  • Li Yue'e (Chinese: 李悦娥) (Professor of Pragmatics)
  • Li Hong (Chinese: 李红) (Professor of Analytical Philosophy)
  • Qiao Ruijin (Professor of Management Philosophy)
  • Gao Ce (Chinese: 高策) (Professor of Natural Dialetics)
  • Ma Enbao (Chinese: 马恩宝) (Professor of Locust Prevention)
  • Zhang Yongkui (Chinese: 张永奎) (Professor of Artificial Intelligence)
  • Qiao Quansheng (Chinese: 乔全生) (Professor of Chinese Dialectology)
  • Zhang Min (Chinese: 张敏) (Professor of Western Literature & Comparative Literature)
  • Han Zhimo (Chinese: 韩植墨) (Professor of Oil Paint)

Going green [ edit ]

The campus, covering a geographic area of 2450 mu and a floor space of 1030000 square meters, was awarded the titles of "Gardenlike Unit" and "Green University" by the provincial government. With a collection of 2.95 million copies of books and 172 thousand electronic books in its libraries, Shanxi University houses teaching and researching instruments with a total value of more than 200 million yuan. The university also pioneered on-campus Internet service subscription among the universities throughout the province.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Shanxi University". Retrieved January 7, 2010.

External links [ edit ]

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