South Central University for Nationalities

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South Central University for Nationalities
South Central University for Nationalities logo.png
Former names
South Central College for Nationalities
Motto笃信好学 自然宽和
Motto in English
Be a naturally easy-going person with serious belief and knowledge
TypeNational university
PresidentLi Jinlin (李金林)
Administrative staff
Location, ,
Campus100 ha(公顷)
The university library

South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN/SCUEC; Chinese: 中南民族大学; pinyin: Zhōngnán mínzú Dàxué; colloquially 中南民大, Pinyin: Zhōngnán mínDà) is a national university located in Hubei province's capital Wuhan, directly under the State Ethnic Affairs Commission of PRC. It is a comprehensive university founded in 1951 and the former name was South Central College for Nationalities (Chinese: 中南民族学院). In March 2002, the school adopted the current name. As one of the six national higher education institutes for ethnic groups in China, SCUN is committed to innovation in higher education for ethnic groups and thus has achieved a rapid and comprehensive development.

Development and honor[edit]

In recent years, SCUEC has made a steady and rapid development. It was graded as “excellence” in the undergraduate teaching assessment by the Ministry of Education in 2001. It developed from a college into a university and renamed into South-Central University for Nationalities in 2002. In September 2003, it became a university co-supported by the State of Ethnic Affairs and the Municipal Government of Wuhan. It won the honor as “Model Institute for National Ethnic Unity” in May 2005, awarded by the State Council. In 2006, SCUEC was again graded as “excellence” in the undergraduate teaching assessment. In 2008, it won the title “Model Institute” granted by the State of Ethnic Affairs, and the third prize for its great achievement in “The Higher Education Campus Culture Construction” granted by the Ministry of Education. For the last consecutive 10 years, it has been awarded for five times the honor of “Model Institute in Hubei Province.”

During the last six decades, more than 100,000 students graduated from SCUN and worked all around the country.


South-Central University for Nationalities boasts a campus of 1500 mu (100 ha), with construction area of 730,000 square meters, a modern-facilitated library with 2.8 million books and the first museum of ethnology in Chinese universities.

Staff and faculty[edit]

  • 1,240 Full-time faculty
  • 168 Professors
  • 407 Associate Professors
  • 365 PhD and master supervisors
  • 32 Provincial-level experts
  • 29 Teachers enjoying State council Special Allowance
  • 79% Teachers with PhD or master's degree

Courses and programs[edit]

  • 68 Undergraduate majors
  • 19 research-oriented MA program (Category I discipline)
  • 72 research-oriented MA program (Category II discipline)
  • 10 Professional master's degree program
  • 1 PhD program (Category I discipline)
  • 5 PhD program (Category II discipline)

Colleges and schools[edit]

Education and research[edit]

Key laboratories and research institutes[edit]

  • Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials Science
  • Laboratory of Agricultural Technology Research and Development
  • Laboratory of China Minority Pharmacy
  • Laboratory of Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Laboratory of Biotechnology
  • Wuhan Institute for Neuroscience & Neuroengineering
  • The Soft Science Research Base of Low-carbon Development and Cleaner Production
  • Ethnic Minority Study Center of South China
  • Aesthetic Culture Study Center of Minority in South-central China

Key disciplines (provincial/ministerial level)[edit]

  • Ethnology (Category I discipline)
    • Ethnology
    • Marxist Minority Theory and Policy
    • History of China Minorities
    • Art of China Minorities
    • Economy of China Minorities
  • Theory of Literature and Art
  • Technology of Computer Application
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Linguistics and Linguistics Application of Foreign Languages
  • Jurisprudence
  • Educational Economy and Management

Research and academic achievements (2006-2010)[edit]

  • 48 Research institutes and centers
  • 14 Authorized patents
  • 169 Awards for scientific and technological achievements
  • 172 Published books
  • 4,229 Published academic papers

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