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Xinxiang University is a full-time state-owned 4-year undergraduate school approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China in March, 2007. Located in the well-known north Henan city----Xinxiang.
A Brief Introduction to Xinxiang University
Xinxiang University, a full-time state-owned normal university, is located in Xinxiang-----a famous historical city in northern Henan province.
Xinxiang University covers an area of 1,138,667m², with a total building area of 800,000 m². Its teaching and scientific research instruments and equipment’s value amounts to about RMB 115,000,000. Its library has a total collection of more than 1,700,000 books with 600,000 E-books. With a sophisticated internet service system, various modern teaching building, laboratory buildings, multi-media classrooms, students’ dormitories and standard playgrounds, it provides excellent teaching conditions. It has a gardenlike campus with all kinds of beautiful trees and flowers.
The university now has 9 disciplines: Literature, Economics, Pedagogy, Science, Engineering, Management, History, Arts and Law, with more than 70 specialties. Majors of Mechanical Design and Manufacture and Automation, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Biological Technology and Accounting are provincial majors with distinguishing features; Majors of Chemical Engineering and Technology and Chinese Language and Culture are the Provincial Pilot Project of Professional Reform.
The university now has 2,4000 full-time students, and teaching and administrative staffs of 1,352, among whom 1073 are professional teachers, including 388 professors and associate professors; 699 of them have Doctor’s degree or Master’s degree.
In recent years, with the Philosophy of Science-based Development as guidance, the university has established its proper educational philosophy, comprehensive quality concept, and cultural-centered view. It adheres to the educational ideology of “taking people as the foremost, strengthening ethics and abilities, focusing on open and innovation and promoting harmonious development”. It follows the principle of “highlighting locality, strengthening application, keeping teacher training and developing comprehensiveness”. Meanwhile, it implements the five strategies:“ to build up the university through talents, to establish the university through quality, to rejuvenate the university through management, to strengthen the university through culture and to build up the university through frugality and thrifty”. It constantly carries forward the teaching reformation, trying to construct “Four Nurturing System”, namely, “nurturing through teaching, nurturing through management, nurturing through practice, nurturing through service”, and gradually foster out personal training characteristics, which is to nurture through practice.Taking discipline construction as the main task, specialty construction as the key, curriculum building as the bases, staff construction as the foundation and the need of the local economy and society development as the guidance, the university perseveres in the harmonious development of scale, quality, structure and benefit to continuously promote the quality of teaching and the level of management. The university has actively set up cooperation with the local government and enterprises to make the university develop faster and better.
The university has a very high regard to scientific research, and perseveres in the incorporation of production, study and research to serve the development of the local economy and society. In the past few years, it has obtained 198 National and Provincial Natural Science Foundation Programs and 442 Municipal Scientific programs; and 59 programs has won national and provincial awards, 1100 programs have gained municipal awards, among which more than 10 achievements in scientific research have won notional patents; More than 300 monographs, textbooks and translations have been published and 5,300 research papers have been issued.
The university attaches great importance to the construction of teaching and administrative staff, vigorously implements the “Teaching Staff Training Project and Administrative Cadres Training Project”. Since the establishment of the school, we have assigned 489 teachers to renowned institutions such as Peking University and Tsinghua University as visiting scholars, 157 middle-level cadres to other universities to take relevant position and to receive training. And all these measures greatly improve the level of teachers team and administrative cadres and enhance the school’s educational strength.
The university has taken an active part in international education communication and cooperation. It invites famous foreign scholars to be guest professors. In 2004 and 2006, it signed the agreements of cooperative education with University of East London in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Boxhill Institute of Technical and Further Education in Australia; it built links with Woosuk University in Korea in 2010 and with Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology in 2011 in order to develop talents for the benefit of society.
The university has paid great attention to the graduates’ employment, and in 2009, 2010 and 2011, the employment rate reaches above 95%.
In recent years, the school has won the awards of “Provincial Civilized Units in Henan”, “Provincial Excellent Management Unit of Capital Construction”, “Provincial Excellent Units of Social Practice”; “May 4th Red Flag Youth League”, “Provincial Excellent Units of Computer Network” and “Excellent English Test Sites for Band Four and Band Six”.
Through the trials and hardships for more than half a century, Xinxiang University is now embracing a new dawn, marching on confidently toward a better future.