Chang'an University

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Chang'an University
Changan University logo.png
Former names
Xi'an Highway University
Motto弘毅明德 笃学创新[1]
Established1951; 71 years ago (1951)
PresidentSha Aimin[2]
Location, ,
CampusThe Main, Yanta, Xiaozhai, Weishui and Taibai

Chang'an University (Chinese: 长安大学; pinyin: Cháng'ān Dàxué) is a university located in Xi'an, China. Chang'an is the ancient name of Xi'an which means "Perpetual Peace" in Classical Chinese. It was one of the Double First Class University Plan and former "211 Project" key development universities and is directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. It is a Chinese state Double First Class University identified by the Ministry of Education.[3] The university was formed by the merger of the former Xi'an Highway University, Xi'an Engineering Institute and Northwest Institute of Construction Engineering on April 18, 2000, and has five campuses in Xi'an.


Chang'an University, directly subordinate to the Ministry of Education, jointly run by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport, is one of national Double First Class University Plan and former 211 project key construction universities in China. It was established in April 2000 by merging three former universities founded in the 1950s, namely, Xi'an Highway University, Xi'an Engineering Institute and Northwest Institute of Construction Engineering.

The university, covering an area of 2,980 mu, is located in Xi’an, well known for its cultural history. The university has five campuses (The Main, Yanta, Xiaozhai, Weishui and Taibai) located in Xi'an. The campuses play different roles in fostering students' educational experiences. The Weishui Campus is for undergraduates and the other ones are mainly for postgraduates and social practices. Moreover, Weishui Campus has the only comprehensive automobile proving ground within universities in China.

Chang’an University has three key laboratories of Ministry of Education, 10 Key Laboratories of the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Land Recourse, Ministry Housing and Urban-Rural Construction and the Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Provincial. C.U also has 6 experimental teaching demonstration centers in Shaanxi Province, two approved Research Centers of the building the Ministry of Education Engineering project, in addition to the only university automobile proving ground.


  1. ^ "学校表示". Chang'an University. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Message from the President, Chang An University, China".
  3. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".

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