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|Motto||求是 明德 卓越|
Motto in English
|Diligence Virtue Excellence|
Xihua University (西华大学 "West China University") is a university in Sichuan province, People's Republic of China. Approved by the State Ministry of Education, Xihua University (XHU) was founded on April 16, 2003, formed by the merger of the former Sichuan University of Science and Technology and the former Teacher's College. The former Sichuan University of Science and Technology, once called the Sichuan Mechanical College of Agriculture, was founded in 1960. The former Teacher's College, located in Peng Zhou County, was founded in 1971.
XHU covers about 2,850 mu (469.5 acres) in the Hi-tech zone of Chengdu. The campus has a tributary of Ming Jiang River winding through it, and the Ancient Irrigation Project—Du Jiangyan and its national scenery zone is to the west. XHU's school motto is “Diligence, Virtue and Excellence”.
More than 70 academicians of Chinese academy of sciences, Chinese academy of engineering and experts from China and abroad are invited to serve as special professors of the school. Tang Dan, a teacher of the school of humanities, won the first prize of the liberal arts group in the national young teachers teaching competition with the first prize in the total score, and won the labor medal of "May Day" in Sichuan province. Wu Changdong, a teacher of the school of electrical and electronic information, won the first prize in the national competition for young teachers' electronic technology foundation and courses teaching of electronic circuit.
The university consists of 27 schools, one department and 68 undergraduate programs, covering the fields of science, management, liberal arts, technique,[clarification needed] economy, law and education. Currently, the university enrolls students from 23 provinces and is qualified to enroll foreign students. There are about 22,000 full-time students, including 16,000 undergraduates and 400 graduates. It has been a Provincial Key Base for Personnel Training and Scientific Research. It has set up a campus network and the library houses about 1.5 million volumes, of which some are digital books.
Besides four engineering master's degree programs, the university offers 18 other master's degree programs. It has four key provincial disciplines, five provincial priority laboratories, one provincial engineering center, seven personnel training bases for bachelor's degree, one model center for the basic teaching program and over 30 research and assessment centers. XHU is qualified to admit four-year course equivalent ME applicants and hold graduate courses, enroll foreign students, and offer doctoral programs jointly with other national principal universities.
XHU is developing scientific research. It has undertaken the state 863/CIMS Projects, the State Natural Science Fund Projects, the Projects of The 8th Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Machinery Industry, the State Major Project of the 9th Five-Year Plan and the 10th Five-Year Plan, the Major Teaching and Research Projects of Personnel Training and Fostering For the 21st Century of Ministry of Education and many other ministerial and provincial major scientific research projects as well, and has won several science and technology achievement prizes and science and technology advanced prizes at the ministerial and provincial levels.
XHU students have won the first and the second national prizes in the National Electronic Design Competition for six years, the second national prize in Mathematical Model Design Competition, two national third prizes and organizing prizes in the Challenging Cup Competition in 2002, and a national third prize in 2000.
The university held the Table Tennis Game of the 6th National Game of the Undergraduates and won both the men's and women's gold and silver medals of the team title. In 2002, the university held 11 meetings of the 2002 Anniversary of China Scientific Committee. The university is the National Art Education Model and has been awarded the prize of a National Model for excellent organization of students practice work. Therefore, employers for their creative and diligent spirit welcome students of XHU. For years, the employment rate has been above 85%.
XHU has established collaborative relations with more than 20 universities from nearly 14[quantify] countries and signed the 1-2-1 Educational Program with four American state universities, providing its students an opportunity to earn dual degrees from Chinese and American universities over the course of four or five years.
XHU has collected funds in many ways to develop itself. In 2002, the university signed an agreement with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and secured a loan of RMB one billion yuan. In 2002, the university signed another agreement with Xin Tiantong Co. Ltd, which will invest one-billion-yuan to build an extension of the campus.
Having paid great attention to the faculty building, XHU now has 1,400 teachers and staff members, among whom 380 teachers have the title of senior post. XHU has invited three academicians to be directors of the key provincial laboratories, 14 other academicians and 43 distinguished professors to be part-time professors.
- Official website (English version)
- XiHua Online student journal – An online student journal from students of China West Normal University