Xinjiang University (XJU) (Uyghur: شىنجاڭ ئۇنىۋېرستېتى, Chinese: 新疆大学; pinyin: Xīnjiāng Dàxué) is one of the major universities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, and is a national key university. Established in 1924 and located in Urumqi, Xinjiang University is a comprehensive university with the highest academic level in Xinjiang, under Project 211.
Establishment and location
Xinjiang University was founded in 1924 and is located in the southern part of Urumqi. Among its prominent leaders was Du Zhongyuan, who was, however, executed in 1943 on suspicion of being subversive. It is a national key comprehensive university with students from various ethnic groups and one of the two universities in Xinjiang entering the national “211 Project”. On December 30, 2000, the former Xinjiang University and Xinjiang Engineering Institute merged into a new Xinjiang University. In the past 78 years, the university has seen 65,000 students graduate.
Xinjiang University comprises fourteen schools, which has courses and branches of study ranging from science, engineering, law and economics to management, the arts and history.
There are 3 Ph.D. programs, 46 Masters’ programs and 65 undergraduate majors. The university has research institutions in these 8 areas of study:
- Arid Ecology
- Math Theory
- Applied Chemistry
- Central Asian Culture
- Altaic Study
- Architectural Design
- About Xinjiang University, Retrieved on September 2, 2008
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