Anhui University

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Anhui University
安徽大学
Anhui University seal.png
Anhui University seal (安徽大学校徽)
Motto 至诚至坚,博学笃行 honest,resolute,erudite,discreet
Established 1928
President Cheng Hua (程桦)
Academic staff 1522
Admin. staff 2500
Students 26,690
Undergraduates 21,338
Postgraduates 5,352
Location Hefei, Anhui, China
Campus 磬苑校区, 龙河校区 (2,143,116 square meters)
Nickname 安大, āndà
Website www.ahu.edu.cn
View of Anhui University's main campus from inside the South Gate.

Anhui University (simplified Chinese: 安徽大学; traditional Chinese: 安徽大學; pinyin: ānhuī dàxué), colloquially known in Chinese as Anda (安大, āndà), is located in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, China. Founded in 1928 in Anqing, named 'National Anhui University' in 1946 and moved to Hefei in 1958, Anhui University is now supported by the government under Project 211. The university currently has approximately 27,000 students and 2500 staff including 1522 faculty members. Consisting of 14 college & faculties, Anhui University's broad-based education covers philosophy, economics, law, literature, history, science, engineering and management. Its motto is 'honest, resolute, erudite, discreet'. Anhui University has provided higher education in fundamental knowledge, professional skills, social responsibility and innovative concepts for over 170,000 students in the past 80 years. Additionally, the university hosted the 7th Forum for Presidents from Asian Universities in the year of its 80th anniversary.

Anhui Province is rich in natural scenic spots and historic places of interest, such as, Mount Huangshan, listed by UNESCO as natural and cultural heritage and ancient folk houses in Xidi and Hongcun villages as cultural heritage; Mount Jiuhua, one of the four Buddhist shines; Mount Qiyun, one of the four Taoist shrines. With Yangzhi River and Huaihe River across Anhui province and with a galaxy of men of letters, Anhui has been famous for its rich and colorful local culture, especially, Hui culture in Southern Anhui and Huaihe culture in Northern Anhui.

History[edit]

Anhui University was established in 1928 in Anqing and moved to Hefei in 1958. Anhui University is now a well-developed higher institution supported by the government under the State 211 Project.

Campus[edit]

Anhui university has 4 campuses. The main campus covers an area of about 55 hectares, two branch campuses 30 hectares and the new campus about 200 hectares. The University consists of 18 schools, 44 departments, 65 undergraduate specialties,119 master degree programs, 16 PH.D. programs, and 1 Post-doctor’s scientific research flow work station, 4 professional master degree programs, and 2 state-level disciplines, 12 provincial-level disciplines. The University has a staff of 2399, among which 210 are professors and 490 associate professors. The student population totals 28143, in addition to 6466 adult students.

Library[edit]

The university library has a collection of more than 1.75 million books and over 7000 Chinese and foreign periodicals, and it is equipped with a campus computer network. It has two libraries in both the main campus and the new campus.

Department structure[edit]

Anhui University consists of 18 schools, 44 departments, 65 undergraduate programs, 119 master degree programs, 16 PhD programs, and 1 Post-doctorate research flow work station, 4 professional master degree programs, and 2 state-level disciplines, 12 provincial-level disciplines. The University has a staff of 2399, of which 210 are professors and 490 associate professors. The student population totals 28143 including 6466 mature students.[1]

Postdoctoral Research Station[edit]

  • Computer Application and Technology

State Key Disciplines[edit]

  • Chinese Language & Graphonomy
  • Computer Application Technology

Provincial Key Disciplines[edit]

  • Basic Mathematics & Probability Statistics
  • Material Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Circuit and Systems
  • Foreign Philosophy
  • Political Economics
  • Economics Law
  • Chinese Ancient Literature
  • English Linguistics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Computer Application
  • Magnetic and Microwave Technology
  • Information Management and Information System
  • Arts and Design
  • Music

Research Institution for Human & Social Sciences under the Ministry of Education[edit]

  • Huizhou Studies

Key labs under the Ministry of Education[edit]

  • Intelligent Computing & Signal Processing

International exchange[edit]

The university participates in international exchange and cooperation. It has agreements with 74 overseas universities. The university has accepted foreign students since 1980. It is approved by the Ministry of Education to enroll international students who have received Chinese government’s scholarships. It was designated by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office under the State Council as the Teaching Base for Chinese Language and Culture in 2000. Up to date, more than 700 international students from Asia, America and Europe have been admitted to study at the University.[1]

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Coordinates: 31°50′44″N 117°15′06″E / 31.845516°N 117.251596°E / 31.845516; 117.251596