Guangxi University

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Guangxi University
广西大学
Guangxi University
Established 1928
Type Public
Location Nanning, Guangxi,  China
22°50′20″N 108°17′04″E / 22.8389°N 108.2845°E / 22.8389; 108.2845Coordinates: 22°50′20″N 108°17′04″E / 22.8389°N 108.2845°E / 22.8389; 108.2845
Website http://www.gxu.edu.cn www.gxu.edu.cn

Guangxi University (Chinese: 广西大学; pinyin: Guǎngxī dàxué) is a provincial university, located in Nanning, capital of Guangxi, China. It is also commonly abbreviated as (Chinese: 西大; pinyin: xīdà). The university is one of the Project 211 universities in People's Republic of China.

History[edit]

Guangxi University was established in October 1928. Its first president was the celebrated scientist and educator Ma Junwu.

In 1936, Guangxi University was molded into a comprehensive university with disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, agriculture and medicine.

In 1939, Guangxi University developed into a national university and by 1949 it expanded into one with 5 colleges and 22 departments.

In 1952, Mao Zedong inscribed the name for the university. His calligraphy is still in use today.

In 1952, College of Agriculture became independent as Guangxi Agricultural College.

In 1997 the former Guangxi University and the former Guangxi Agricultural University merged and formed the new Guangxi University.

Disciplines[edit]

  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Management

Colleges[edit]

Guangxi University has 30 colleges and one department:

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Social Science and Management
  • College of Commerce, College of Laws
  • College of Culture and Mass Communication
  • College of Foreign Languages,
  • College of Sciences
  • College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • College of Biotechnology and Sugar Making Engineering
  • College of Resources and Environment
  • College of Mechanical Engineering
  • College of Electric Engineering
  • College of Computer Science and Information Engineering
  • College of Civil Engineering, College of Architecture
  • College of Forestry
  • College of Animal Science and Technology
  • College of Vocational Technology
  • College of Adult Education
  • Department of Physical Education

Size[edit]

The campus covers an area of 3.07 square kilometres (1.19 sq mi) with a building area of 745,000 square meters (7.9 million sq. ft). The university has 2 million volumes, 200 professors and 670 associate professors. The present enrollment consists of 24,205 students including 181 doctoral candidates, 4,145 master's degrees candidates, 19,879 undergraduates, and 20,361 students in vocational training programs.

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