Hunan University of Science and Technology

Why Study at Hunan University of Science and Technology, China

Hunan University of Science & Technology, which evolves from Northern Hunan Construction College founded in 1949, is a distinctive research university that has been accredited by the Ministry of Education. 

Hunan University of Science & Technology, co-constructed by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense and People’s Government of Hunan Province, is a comprehensive and key provincial university with multidisciplines and distinctive characteristics. It is honored as an “Outstanding College” of the undergraduate teaching evaluation by the Ministry of Education; a college among the “Excellent Engineer Training Program” by the Ministry of Education. Furthermore, it is among the first “Top 50 Universities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship” and one of the “Top 50 Universities for Graduates Employment”.

(1) Campus overview

The picturesque campus covers an area of 3,107 mu (207.2 hectares) with floor space amounting to 974,300 m². Boasting a library collection of 4,948,200 items, 2,354,400 of which are books, Hunan University of Science and Technology also hosts these establishments to guarantee quality education: 8 key social science research bases under provincial administration including Strategic Sunrise Industry Research Center, 14 national/provincial key laboratories/engineering technology centers among which are the Laboratory of Geographic Spatial Information Technology, Machinery & Equipment Maintenance Center and Coalmine Safety Technology Center, 3 demonstrations bases of university-corporation partnership for integrated learning and research; 79 teaching laboratories/centers, among which one is a state-level demonstration center for laboratory teaching, 5 are demonstration centers at provincial level, 13 fundamental laboratories and 11 advanced ones are supported by state funds, and so are 15 practice centers for students’ innovative research; 5 province-level demonstration centers for practical teaching, 1 off-campus practice base sponsored by “Excellency Project” of the Ministry of Education, 2 province-level demonstration bases of university-enterprise cooperation in talent training, 1 university students’ innovation training center, and 156 contracted practice bases, among which 18 are recognized as Distinguished Base for Teaching Practice in Hunan Province. 

(2) Discipline and program

As a complex of 19 schools, a graduate school, an independent college, a college for adult education and an international education college, Hunan University of Science and Technology offers 90 undergraduate programs in eleven genres of disciplines—philosophy, economics, law, education, history, science, engineering, agriculture, management, literature and arts, 188 graduate programs, and 24 doctoral programs. The university also provide many bachelor, master and doctoral programs in Chinese for international students, such as Instrument Science and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, Control Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Mapping Engineering, Geological Resources &Geological Engineering, Software Engineering, Safety Science and Engineering, Business Administration, and Applied Economics, etc.

(3) Scientific research

Hunan University of Science and Technology believes in a vibrant academic life. Endorsing and rewarding this faith is an accumulating list of research projects funded by, among others, China’s 863 Program, 973 Program, National Programs for Science and Technology, Preliminary Research for National Defense, National Natural Science Foundation, National Social Science Foundation. Among the over 200 award-winning projects, 3 win second-prize for China’s National Science and Technology Progress Award, 4 win China’s Outstanding Achievement Award (Humanities and Social Sciences). In addition, the university has reaped over 410 national patents and software copyrights, promoted 70 new technologies, and published over 262 academic monographs/textbooks. It is home to four academic journals: Journal of Hunan University of Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition), Journal of Hunan University of Science and Technology (Social Sciences Edition), the latter of which is listed in the widely-acclaimed Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI) but also runs an award-winning column for studies of Mao Zedong, Mineral Engineering Research and Theory and Practice of Contemporary Education.

(4) Communication and international cooperation

Hunan University of Science and Technology attaches importance to international academic exchange and cooperation. Up till now, the university has cooperated with over 40 universities including USA, UK, Australia, Japan, and over 10 universities in Taiwan. International students enrolled are from 16 different countries. Over the past three years, Hunan University of Science and Technology has recruited the high-end foreign experts for 6 patches and maintained over 10 foreign teachers constantly.


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