Xi'an Polytechnic University

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Xi'an Polytechnic University
西安工程大学
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Established 1912[1]
Type Public Polytechnic
Chairman Liu Jiangnan (刘江南)[2]
Chancellor Gao Yong (高勇)[2]
Academic staff 1565
Students ~24,000[1]
Location Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Campus 1500 mu (2.25 km², 556 acres)[3]
Website http://www.xpu.edu.cn/
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Xi'an Polytechnic University (Chinese: 西安工程大学; pinyin: Xī'ān Gōngchéng Dàxué) is a college located in Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province, China.

History[edit]

Xi'an Polytechnic University enjoys a long history which can be traced back to 1912 when it was the Weaving Division of the Beijing Higher Industrial School. The school was approved in 1978 to set up the Northwest Textile Institute, one of the three national institutions controlled directly by the national Ministry of Textiles. In 1998, control transferred to the Shaanxi Province Ministry of Education, and the name of the school was changed to Xi'an Polytechnic University in 2001.

XPU takes great pride in being the only university in Northwest China with the mission of nurturing talents and skills related to textile and fashion design. Today XPU has become a comprehensive university of engineering and science, specializing in textile, apparel and art design, along with other subjects such as economics, management, humanity, and law[4]

XPU is a large-scale and high-ranking university with 10 colleges and 2 teaching departments, with over 24,000 students. There are 2 campuses, covering an area of 1,080,000 square meters. XPU has been embarking on a number of large-scale capital projects to improve the campus environment for the pleasant living and holistic development of our students. XPU provides students with on-campus communal spaces, such as a student center including a gym, frontages, and an entertainment venue for relaxing, socializing and showcasing their versatile talents. The cafeteria and supermarket serve the students' day-to-day needs with everything under one roof. The garden-like campus contributes to the XPU's elegant environment, and the convenient infrastructure creates a pleasant and civilized atmosphere.

Over 1700 working members with both academic distinction in their respective fields and significant applied work experience contribute to XPU. One such distinguished academic, Professor Yaomu, an expert from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, devoted himself to teaching and researching textile materials at XPU for more than 50 years. XPU offers 60 undergraduate programs and 44 graduate programs. Working with mentors to select a degree emphasis that suits their personal interests and professional goals, students find that XPU meets their practical needs and prepares them for their future ambitions, while providing them with an excellent academic experience.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "School history". University official site (in Chinese). 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b "School leadership". University official site (in Chinese). 2014. Archived from the original on 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  3. ^ "School profile". University official site (in Chinese). 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  4. ^ http://en.xpu.edu.cn/xxgk/xxjj.htm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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