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Shihezi University is a university in Shihezi, Xinjiang, founded in April 1996 under the integration of institutional colleges by the Ministry of Education and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. It is a national key university.
Shihezi University is a new comprehensive university, in Shihezi, the Garden City, by the river of Manas on the northern foot of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang. In August 2000, the Central Government designated the university as a key institution to develop in northwestern China. Shihezi University was ranked among the key constructed university under the “211 project” in December 31, 2008.
Shihezi University offers 10 specialties—Agriculture, Medicine, Engineering, Economics and Trade, Management, Literature and Arts, Sciences, Education, Law, and History. It has 20 colleges, offering four doctorate degrees, 52 master's degrees, 66 bachelor's degrees programs, five specialties that enroll on-job-teachers for master's degrees, one post-doctoral scientific work station, two post-doctoral mobile stations. The university has jointly set up graduate education bases with Peking University and Tianjin University, as well as a program for culture-oriented quality education.
The university has 11 disciplines of Ministry of Agriculture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), three key laboratories co-constructed and supported by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the XPCC. It has two key laboratories of XPCC, two key bases for art and scientific research, and 24 graduate schools and research centers. The university has become a key scientific research base of XPCC and XUAR.
Faculty and students
The university has 2,611 staff. There are 1,560 full-time teachers including a specially-engaged academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 166 professors, 489 associate professors, 58 experts and scholars receiving outstanding achievement awards at national and provincial level, and 80 distinguished experts and scholars receiving special subsidies from the government. It employs more than 10 foreign experts and teachers every year.
Students come from 31 provinces and regions. The student population is currently 30,261, including 22,635 undergraduates, 2120 postgraduates and 245 international students from countries such as United States, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, etc.
Shihezi University is equipped with the most up-to-date teaching and scientific research facilities. It has a well-equipped library, a large gymnasium, a multi-functional stadium and modernized teaching buildings. The campus covers 1,870,000 square meters. It has 950,000 square meters of building, and the area of its laboratories is 170,000 square meters. The library has a collection of 2,900,000 Chinese and foreign books and periodicals, and is only one model project in Xinjiang, as university digital libraries in State High-tech Project 863. It has a book collection spot of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
It is located in the Garden City—Shihezi city north of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang.
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