Xi'an Shiyou University

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Xi'an Shiyou University
Former names
Northwest Oil Industry Secondary School
Endowment RMB 1670,000,000
President Qu Zhan
Students 21,100
Undergraduates 17,800
Postgraduates 3,200
Location Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Website [1]

Xi'an Shiyou University (Chinese: 西安石油大学; pinyin: Xīān Shíyóu Dàxué) is a university in Xi'an, China.


In May 2003, with permission of the Chinese National Education Ministry, Xi'an Petroleum Institution changed its name to Xi'an Shiyou University. It was founded in 1951 with the name "School of Petroleum industry in Northwest of China", and changed its name to Xi'an Petroleum Institution in 1958.


XSYU consists of 12 schools and 3 departments, offering 48 bachelor’s degree programs, 30 master’s degree programs, and 1 doctoral program. XSYU boasts 7 province/ministry-accredited key disciplines, 11 province/ministry-accredited key labs (research centers), 5 province-accredited quality courses, and 1 province-accredited model center for laboratory teaching.

XSYU has a staff of over 1500; 900 are full-time.


The XSYU campus has an area of 2,030 Chinese mu (approximately 135 hectares). It possesses RMB¥870 million worth of fixed assets and RMB¥190 million worth of teaching equipment, ranking among Shaanxi’s top universities in terms of per-student investment in teaching equipment.

Since 2000, XSYU has undertaken over 100 high-level research projects for various Chinese agencies.

XSYU is active in international collaboration, having established cooperative relations with 23 universities or research institutes in various countries abroad. Under the Agreement for the “1+2+1 Sino-US Talent Education Program”, it has been training undergraduate and postgraduate students in collaboration with 10 US universities.

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