Anhui University of Science and Technology

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Anhui University of Science and Technology (AUST)
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Type Public
Established 1945
President Yan Shilong (颜事龙)
Academic staff
1,950
Undergraduates 17,100+
Postgraduates 4,000+
Location Huainan, Anhui, People's Republic of China China
Campus Urban, 3 campuses
Website www.aust.edu.cn

Anhui University of Science and Technology (simplified Chinese: 安徽理工大学; traditional Chinese: 安徽理工大學; pinyin: Ānhuī Lǐgōng Dàxué) one of the five key universities in Anhui Province, China. It is situated in Huainan City, Anhui Province, which is also known as a green city and as a base of science and education in China.

Covering a land area of 1,300 mu, the university is divided into three branches.

History[edit]

School gate.

Anhui University of Science and Technology (the predecessor of the university, namely, Bengbu Advanced Industrial and Professional Training School of Anhui Province) was founded in 1945. It was one of two institutions of higher education in the then Anhui Province. The school was renamed "Hefei Mining Institute" in 1955, and moved to Hefei the same year, and again renamed "Hefei University of Technology" in 1958.

In 1971 the Department of Geology and the Department of Mining Engineering were established in the university and then moved to Huainan City completely, together with some teachers of the Department of Basic Courses, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, on the basis of which established Huainan Coal Mine Institute. The institute was renamed "Huainan Mining Institute" in 1981. In 1993 the former East China Medical School merged into the institute, which was renamed "Huainan Institute of Technology" in 1997.

Since 1998 the university has come under the Province instead of the former Ministry of Coal Industry of the state due to the readjustment of the organs of the State Council. In 2000, Huainan School of Chemical Engineering, a junior school of the former Ministry of Chemical Engineering of the country, merged into the university according to the resolution of the Provincial Government. In February, 2002 the university adopted the present name authorized by the State Education Commission.

In September 2016, the new campus located in the new Shannan District, was opened, dwarfing the old campus in size.

The university has disciplines in engineering, science, medicine, management, and the arts

University history

Organization[edit]

College of Science.

A president (校長) heads the university. Each school (院) is headed by a dean (院長), and each department (系) by a chairman (系主任). Students elect their representatives each year to attend administrative meetings.

The university consists of 12 departments, an advanced vocational and technical training school, an adult education school, and more than 42 research institutes.

The university was authorized to grant Master and bachelor's degrees in 1981 by the State Council. It was also authorized to confer master's degrees to those either at work or with the same educational experience. At present, there are in the university 50 master and 42 bachelor programs, with over 21,000 students, of which 17120 are bachelors and over 4000 are masters.

It is now the only university in Anhui Province that has the privilege to grant engineering master's degrees, and the only one multi-disciplined university having a discipline in medicine.

University library[edit]

A pavilion.

The library was established in 1954. It occupies a central location of the campus. There are five floors with over 10,000 square meters of floor space, providing 6,442 seats and a computer lab. In 2006, the Library has a collection of more than 1,900,000 volumes of books and bound periodicals, as well as a collection of electronic and non-print materials.

Library resources
  • 1,239,000 volumes of printed books and journals
  • 350,000 units of micro forms
  • 602,000 titles of media resources
  • 99,000 titles of resources via internet
  • 6,400 seats, including 1,800 study carrels for individual use
  • 28 rooms for group study and discussion
  • A classroom and computer laboratory for group instruction
  • Self-service photocopiers on every floor
  • Wireless internet connection

Campus culture[edit]

The Students’ Union, the Students’ Scientific Society, Art Team, and the Youth Volunteers’ Society organize cultural and art festivals, science and technology festivals, sport festivals, work-study programs, and social activities in the forms of lectures, seminars, contests, soliciting articles, training and weekend music parties.

Intercollegiate relations[edit]

AUST has intercollegiate relations with 20 universities and research institutes of Australia, Germany, the US and other foreign countries. Relations include international exchange of experts, cooperations, and scholars studying abroad.

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