Jishou University

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Jishou University
Motto 以人名校,以业报国
Type Public university
Established 1958 (1958)
President Bai Jinxiang (白晋湘)[1]
Academic staff
Students 27,000
Location Jishou and Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
Campus 4000 mu

Jishou University (simplified Chinese: 吉首大学; traditional Chinese: 吉首大學; pinyin: Jíshǒu Dàxué; sometimes abbreviated as JSU) is a university located in Jishou, Hunan, China.[2][3][4][5][6]

As of fall 2013, the university has 2 campuses, a combined student body of 27,000 students, 2,000 faculty members, 200 staff members.

The university consists of 23 colleges, with 71 specialties for undergraduates, 2 specialties for the second bachelor's degree.

At present, the university has 15 provincial engineering research centres and 4 provincial key laboratories.


Jishou University was formed in April 1958 by the CPC Government of the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture and was initially called "Jishou College".

In August 1978, Hunan Medical University and Xiangtan University, Xiangxi merged into the university.

In August 2000, Jishou Health College merged into the university.

In October 2002, Wuling College merged into the university.


  • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • School of Tourism
  • School of Biological Resources and Environmental Science
  • School of Business
  • School of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • School of Physical Education
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Physical Science and Information Engineering
  • School of Literature and Journalism
  • School of Medical
  • School of Music and Dance
  • School of Law
  • School of Political Science and Public Administration
  • School of History and Culture
  • School of Art
  • School of Information Management and Engineering
  • School of Town Planning and Urban Planning
  • School of International Exchange
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Marxism
  • School of Public Languages
  • School of Preceptors
  • School of Computer General Course
  • School of Modern Educational Technology
  • Zhangjiajie College

Library collections[edit]

Jishou University Library's total collection amounts to more than 2.3 million items.


  • Motto: 以人名校,以业报国
  • College newspaper: Journal of Jishou University


Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ 白晋湘任吉首大学党委副书记、校长 (in Chinese). Sina. 2013. 
  2. ^ 吉首大学集中学习贯彻党的十八届三中全会精神. Sina (in Chinese). 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jishou University". jsu.edu.cn. Archived from the original on 28 April 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "JISHOU UNIVERSITY". 4icu.org. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jishou University". study-in-china.org. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jishou University | English". college114.com. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°17′15″N 109°43′19″E / 28.287414°N 109.721872°E / 28.287414; 109.721872