Guizhou University

Updated: Feb 19, 2019 gzu.edu.cn Print
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Guizhou University (hereinafter as GZU) is the top choice for those who are interested in the charming ethnic cultures in southwest china.

GZU was established in 1902 as the Guizhou Institute of Higher Learning. The other used names have included, Provincial Guizhou University, National Guizhou College of Agriculture and Engineering, and National Guizhou University. The name "Guizhou University" was formally adopted in October 1950.

In 2004, it merged with Guizhou University of Technology and became one of the higher institutions funded by the Ministry of Education and the provincial government. In September 2017, GZU was included in the national "Double First-Class" Initiative to develop world-class disciplines.

The University covers an area of 362.22 hectare. Its library has a collection of more than 3.68 million paper documents, including more than 2.1 million Chinese and foreign electronic books. The University offers a wide range of courses for 12 major disciplines such as literature, history, philosophy, science, engineering, agronomy, medicine, economics, management, law, education, and art. GZU has 40 colleges, with 33,604 full-time undergraduate students, including 16,888 students from the two independent colleges, and 12,433 graduate students. It is home to 3,938 faculty members, including 503 professors and 979 associate professors.

Currently, there are 17 first-level discipline doctoral programs, 49 first-level master's degree programs, and 17 professional master's degree programs. GZU houses eight postdoctoral research stations, nine provincial collaborative innovation centers, 19 national teaching bases and demonstration sites and two national-level research and innovation bases.

GZU has established partnership with Zhejiang University. It has also signed collaborative agreements with a number of universities across the country such as Xi'an Jiaotong University, Sichuan University, Tianjin University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Central South University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Jiangnan University, Guangxi University, and Guangzhou Medical University.

GZU, committed to international exchanges and collaborative education, has established long-standing relationships for exchanges and cooperation with more than 150 universities or research institutions across more than 40 countries and regions.

GZU has two Confucius Institutes, one co-built with the Presbyterian College in the United States, and the other co-founded with the University of the Gambia. Furthermore, the University has been actively engaged in international associations such as the IAUP (International Association of University Presidents), AUAP (Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific), and EPU (Eurasia-Pacific Uninet). Since 2008, GZU has hosted and co-organized "China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week" together with other related activities for 11 consecutive years.

Add: Guizhou University, Huaxi District, Guiyang city, Guizhou Province

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