Central South University

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Central South University
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Central South University seal
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Established 29 April 2000
Type Public
President Zhang Yaoxue
Vice-president Huang Jianbo(Executive)
Chen Chunyang
Tian Yongquan
Hu Yuehua
Zhou Kechao
Tian Hongqi
Zhang Zhuohua
Zhu Xuehong
Academic staff
Students 53,584
Undergraduates 33,259
Postgraduates 19,228
Location Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China
28°10′23″N 112°55′30″E / 28.173°N 112.925°E / 28.173; 112.925Coordinates: 28°10′23″N 112°55′30″E / 28.173°N 112.925°E / 28.173; 112.925
Campus Urban, 381 ha
Website http://www.csu.edu.cn/

Central South University (CSU) located in Changsha, a historic and cultural city in Hunan province, central south of People's Republic of China. CSU was established in April 2000 on the basis of the amalgamation of the three former individual universities, namely Central South University of Mining and Technology (founded in 1952), Hunan Medical University (founded in 1914 as Hsiang-ya Medical College; currently named Xiangya School of Medicine) and Changsha Railway University (founded in 1953).


CSU is a comprehensive research university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. CSU is among the first tier universities in China and also a member of the Project 211 and the Project 985 with strength in science engineering and medical science. According to the newest data in Chinese University Ranking, CSU ranks 16th out of 2000 universities in China.

CSU has 31 Colleges and institutes:

  • College of Literature
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Architecture and Art
  • Business School
  • Law School
  • School of Marxism
  • School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • School of Physics and Electronics
  • College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • School of Energy Science and Engineering
  • School of Material Science and Engineering
  • Powder Metallurgy Research Institute
  • School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering
  • School of Civil Engineering
  • School of Metallurgy and Environment
  • School of Geoscience and Environmental Engineering
  • School of Info-physics and Geomatics Engineering
  • School of Resources and Safety Engineering
  • School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering
  • School of Information Science and Engineering
  • Software School
  • School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Nursing School
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Basic Medical Sciences
  • School of Stomatology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • Research Department of Physical Education
  • School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Aier School of Ophthalmology

The three national key laboratories:

  • State Key Laboratory for Powder Metallurgy of China
  • State Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics of China
  • State Key Laboratory of High Performance Complex Manufacturing of China

Faculties and Students[edit]

More than 33,000 full-time undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students attend Central South University. Of the total number attending CSU, approximately 1,000 are foreign students from around the world. The faculty-student ratio is about 1:8. Among its faculty members, there are 3 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 14 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). Wang Dianzuo is an academician of both CAS and CAE. There are also 2 deceased academicians.[1] Here are the names of them:

Members of CAS[edit]

  • Jin Zhanpeng
  • Wang Dianzuo
  • Yao Kaitai

Members of CAE[edit]

  • Gu Desheng
  • He Jishan
  • Huang Boyun
  • Huang Peiyun
  • Liu Baochen
  • Liu Yexiang
  • Wang Dianzuo
  • Xia Jiahui
  • Zeng Qingyuan
  • Zeng Sumin
  • Zhong Jue
  • Zhou Honghao
  • Zuo Tieyong
  • Zhang Yaoxue

Deceased academicians of CSU[edit]

  • Chen Guoda
  • Chen Xinmin


CSU ranks 15th among 751 universities in "Academic Achievements Ranking". In 2004, Prof. Huang Bo-Yun was awarded the 1st prize of the National Awards for Technical Invention for his significant contribution to research project "Preparation Technology of High-performance Carbon-Carbon Composite Braking Materials in Aviation" and filled the 6-year long vacancy for this prize.[2]

Xiangya Medical School
Railway Campus
Peace Plaza

Notable alumni[edit]


CSU covers an area of 3,810,000 square meters and has the total floor space of 2,330,000 square meters. The library of CSU have a collection of more than 4,390,000 volumes. library, academic centers, teaching and research buildings, stadiums, standard student dormitories, activity centers, swimming pool, hospital, bank, post office, dining halls are located in the campus.


  1. ^ "Academicians". Central South University official website. 2004. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "National S&T Awards Winners Revealed". CISTC. 2004. 

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