Inner Mongolia University

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Inner Mongolia University
内蒙古大学
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ᠮᠣᠨᠭᠭᠣᠯ
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ᠶᠡᠬᠡ
ᠰᠣᠷᠭᠠᠭᠣᠯᠢ
Motto 求真务实
Established 1957
Type Public university
Rector Lian Ji (a local politician)
Academic staff 1303
Admin. staff 1111
Students 23203
Undergraduates 12766
Postgraduates 3191
Doctoral students 286
Other students 5916
Location Huhhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,  People's Republic of China
Campus Urban
Nickname 内大
Website http://www.imu.edu.cn/
Inner Mongolia University
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 内蒙古大学
Traditional Chinese 內蒙古大學
Mongolian name
Mongolian Inner Mongolia University in Mongolian.png

Inner Mongolia University, located in the city of Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, Northern China, is a university in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, under the authority of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional government.

The University has currently 4 campuses, covering an area of 1,990 thousand square meters.[1]

Inner Mongolia University consists of 20 colleges, under which there are 34 departments, and 1 independent department for general education.[1]

According to the statistics in February 2006, the university provides 92 programs for Master degrees and 59 undergraduate majors.[2]

About 2,414 staff members work with the University, including 1,303 full-time teachers and researchers, among whom are 744 professors and associate professors.[1]

Inner Mongolia University has officially signed agreements of exchange and cooperation with 20 foreign universities.[2]

Campuses[edit]

There are currently three separate campuses, all located in city of Huhhot. The main campus is adjacent to Manduhai Park. To meet the need for rapid development of higher education in both Inner Mongolia and the whole China, the University is undergoing an expansion on a large scale. A new campus is being built in suburban Huhhot.

Toli/Taoli Lake[edit]

Rengong Hu, an artificial lake constructed when the University was first built has been maintained during spring, summer and autumn. In winter, water is frozen and a part of the surface is operated as a skating rink.

Rengong Hu was later renamed as Sai Hu (in Mongolian, sai means good). During the Fortieth Anniversary of the founding of the University in 1997, it was again renamed as Taoli Hu (in Chinese, Taoli means intellectual; while in Mongolian, Toli means mirror). Its water surface is 13,000 square meters.

Characteristics[edit]

At nearly all colleges, a few courses taught in both Chinese and Mongolian are provided. Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees in a few majors are awarded by studying in Mongolian - some courses in the Chinese language are always mandatory.

In recent years, the University has also made efforts to provide courses taught in English, Japanese and Russian. For example, the College of Law has officially listed during an important, cosmetic curriculum reform since the mid-2000s. Many other colleges have followed this practice.

Admission[edit]

The University admits undergraduates from those applicants who take part in the national examination for admission to universities and colleges. In this examination, questions for all subjects are assigned by a particular group nominated by the country.

The University admits master's degree students from those applicants who take part in examination for admission to master's degree programs. In this examination, questions for some subjects are assigned by a particular group nominated by the country, while questions for some subjects are assigned by supervisors.

The University admits doctoral degree students from those applicants who take part in examination for admission to doctoral degree programs. In this examination, questions for some subjects are assigned by a particular group nominated by the country, while questions for some subjects are assigned by supervisors.

The University admits foreign degree and non-degree students through particular application procedure designed for foreigners. Instruction languages include Chinese, Mongolian, English, etc. It is also possible to study other languages at Inner Mongolia University, such as Russian and Japanese.

Enrollment[edit]

Inner Mongolia University provides full-time education, vocational and technical education, adult education, and foreign students education. In 2005, there were 22,203 students, including 3,191 postgraduate students and 12,766 undergraduate students.[1]

History[edit]

It was established in 1957 in Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Being awarded the national key comprehensive university by the Ministry of Education of China in 1978, it was listed as one of 100 universities of the "211 Project" universities for key construction and development in 1997.[2]

Organization[edit]

As most Chinese universities with strong Chinese characteristics, Inner Mongolia University includes a huge administrative system, besides its teaching and research system. There are even some enterprises operated under the umbrella of this university.

Teaching units at this University were originally called "department". At the end of the 1990s, almost all of them were renamed "schools" (in the sense similar to, e.g. law school), under which several departments were covered. However, currently on the University website, they are translated as "colleges" in English. It is yet unclear whether these colleges are still equivalent to schools, or are enlarged based on those schools.

  • Administrative System: Party & Executive Affairs Office, Regulation Inspecting Committee(including Supervisory & Audit Office), Organization Department, Propaganda Department, Office Managing retired Staff, Personnel Department, Teaching Affairs Department, Research Affairs Department, Finance Department, Service Department, Public Security, Youth League committee(Students' Affairs Office), Staff Union.[3]
  • Teaching System: Academy of Mongolian studies, College of Humanities, College of Foreign Languages, College of Economics & Management, College of Law, College of Science & Technology, College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, College of Life Sciences, College of Computer Science & Technology, College for Continuing Education, College of International Education,Postgraduate College, College of Arts, College for Professional Training, College of Public Policy & Management, Department of Physical Teaching.[3]
  • Research System: Research of Mongolian Language, Research of Mongolian History, Research of Modern & Contemporary History, Research on Neighboring Countries, Research of Mongolian Culture, Center of Mongolology, Center of Economic & Social Development, Institute of High Polymer Science, Center for Laboratory Animal Science, Center of Biological Engineering, Research of Natural Resources.[3]

Presidents[edit]

Notable alumni and academics[edit]

Natural sciences[edit]

  • Li Bo (15 April 1929 – 21 May 1998), phytoecologist. Died in traffic accident in Hungary.
  • Li Jitong (24 August 1897 – 1961), ecologist and phytophysiologist.
  • B. Shorgan (b. August 1940), reproductive biologist. Kidnapped on 20 December 2005 by four suspects and rescued after 13 hours.[4]

Humanities and social sciences[edit]

  • Ba Bulinbeihe (February 1928), poet.
  • Chinggeltei (June 1924 – December 2013), Mongolian linguist.
  • Choijinzhab (January 1931–), Mongolian linguist.
  • Shi Wenzheng, jurist.

Politicians[edit]

  • Bao Junchen (January 1946-), Vice-President of People's Political Consultative Committee of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region(16 January 2003-?).
  • Chen Youzun (September 1925-), Vice-President of People's Political Consultative Committee of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region(?-?)
  • Hu Zhong (March 1944-), Secretary of Committee of Politics and Law of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (October 2001-?).
  • Liu Zhilan (August 1944-), Vice-President of People's Political Consultative Committee of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region(16 January 2003-?).
  • Xu Bonian (January 1939-), Vice-President of People's Political Consultative Committee of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region(16 January 2003-?).
  • Yun Bulong (1937-12 June 2000), late President of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (January 1998-12 June 2000), died in crash between car and train.
  • Yang Jing (December 1953-), former Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (April 2003-?)
  • Zhao Shuanglian (April 1957-), Vice-Chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (January 2003-).

Research[edit]

Professors and other teachers and researchers at Inner Mongolia University have taken part in many research projects.

Student Life and Culture[edit]

Inner Mongolia University Cultural Festival[edit]

Since mid-1980s, Inner Mongolia University Cultural Festival has been celebrated in May each year. During this festival, a series of activities are held.

Traditions[edit]

Songs[edit]

The University Anthem can be find as a picture at <img src="http://ndnews.imu.edu.cn/xxgl/101_0101.JPG">

Athletics[edit]

Inner Mongolia University Track and Field Games are held in Spring each year.

Inner Mongolia University Library[edit]

Inner Mongolia University Library was established on 14 October 1957. Inner Mongolia University Library is located in the north of the main campus, facing the artificial lake.[citation needed]

Inner Mongolia University Press[edit]

Established in 1985, Inner Mongolia University Press publishes books in both Chinese and Mongolian.[5] Annually, it publishes about 120 books.[5] Inner Mongolia University Press has published 1315 books since it was established, among which 140 books were in Mongolian, and 60 books were in English, Japanese and Russian, etc.[5]

Journal of Inner Mongolia University[edit]

Pinyin: Neimenggu Daxue Xuebao. Journal of Inner Mongolia University has three versions: Mongolian version, Journal of Inner Mongolia University(Humanities and Social Sciences) in Chinese, Journal of Inner Mongolia University(Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis NeiMongol) in Chinese (ISSN: 1000-1638. Domestic Unified Periodic Number: CN15-1052/N)[6] In fact, they are three different journals. Under Chinese regulation on publishing activities, they are regarded as merely one journal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "学校现状". Inner Mongolia University. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Inner Mongolia University: A survey of the university". Inner Mongolia University. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "University Make-up". Inner Mongolia University. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  4. ^ "绑架中国工程院院士旭日干的4嫌犯被捕". People.com.cn. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  5. ^ a b c "内蒙古大学出版社简介". 内蒙古大学. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  6. ^ "内蒙古大学学报". Chinajournal.net.cn. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 

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