Xinjiang University

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Xinjiang University
شىنجاڭ ئۇنىۋېرستېتى
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Undergraduates> 20,000
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Xinjiang University (XJU) (Uyghur: شىنجاڭ ئۇنىۋېرستېتى‎‎, Шинҗаң Университети; Chinese: 新疆大学; pinyin: Xīnjiāng Dàxué) is one of the major universities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China and is a national key university. Established in 1924 in Ürümqi, Xinjiang University is a comprehensive university with the highest academic level in Xinjiang, under Project 211.[1] It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class B Double First Class University.[2]

Establishment and location[edit]

In 1924, Xinjiang Russian and Law School was founded, which is known as the former school of Xinjiang University. In 1935, it was converted to Xinjiang College. Xinjiang University was named in 1960; it is in the southern part of Ürümqi. Among its prominent leaders was Du Zhongyuan, who was executed in 1943 on suspicion of being subversive.

It is a national key comprehensive university with students from various ethnic groups. It is one of two in Xinjiang entering the national “211 Project.” On December 30, 2000, the former Xinjiang University and Xinjiang Engineering Institute merged into a new Xinjiang University. In the past 78 years, it has seen 65,000 students graduate.


Xinjiang University comprises fourteen schools, which has courses and branches of study ranging from science, engineering, law and economics to management, the arts and history. A new major in intellectual property was created in 2013. XJU has three campuses: the Main Campus, the North Campus and the South Campus.


There are three Ph.D. programs, 46 Masters’ programs and 75 undergraduate majors. The university has research institutions in these areas of study:

  • Economics
  • Arid Ecology
  • Math Theory
  • Demography
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Central Asian Culture
  • Altaic Study
  • Architectural Design


Asteroid 192450 Xinjiangdaxue was named in honor of the university.[3] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 25 September 2018 (M.P.C. 111803).[4]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Tashpolat Tiyip
  • Migiti Hudabyer
  • Uzur Slam
  • Abu Krem
  • Abdullah Abbas
  • Su Bai·Anabe
  • Muha Baite Haasmu
  • Xia Xi
  • Pan Xiaoling
  • Nur Beckley
  • Zhou Ji
  • Yang Song
  • Sima Yi Tili Valdi
  • Yang Gang
  • Alken Tunia
  • Japar Abbbra
  • Esherty Krimubai
  • Abdullah Abdul Ghiti
  • Ibrahim Abdullah
  • Nurchari 恰 恰
  • Wang Huaiyu
  • Buy Timothy Zacker
  • Xiong Huiyin
  • High water
  • Li Wei
  • Fu Qiang
  • Nurlan Abuman
  • Hou Changan
  • Jia Chengzao

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About Xinjiang University Archived September 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved on 2 September 2008
  2. ^ 教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 [Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines]. Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.
  3. ^ "192450 Xinjiangdaxue (1997 WY21)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved October 17, 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°45′54″N 87°37′12″E / 43.7650°N 87.6201°E / 43.7650; 87.6201