Zhengzhou University of Light Industry
|President||Zhao Weidong (赵卫东)|
|Location||Zhengzhou, Henan, People's Republic of China|
Address: No.5, Dongfeng Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, P.R.China (Simplified Chinese:中国河南省郑州市金水区东风路5号), Post Code: 450002
Founded in 1977, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI) was administered successively by the Ministry of Light Industry, the National Council of Light Industry, and the State Economic and Trade Commission until it was transferred to Henan Province as an institution co-administered by the central and local authorities in 1998. Presently it has evolved into a multi-disciplinary engineering focused university promoting coordinated development of other disciplines such as Sciences, Liberal arts, Economics, Management, Law and Pedagogy.
Education and teaching
At present, ZZULI has secured a faculty of nearly 900, among whom over 400 are professors or associate professors, apart from a number of part-time professors. The University now offers 8 posts for provincial level Specially Employed Professors. Among the faculty members, more than 100 are entitled provincial Innovative Talents, Excellent Specialists, or Backbone Teachers.
Disciplinary development and scientific research
In recent years, a large amount of special funds has been poured into the construction of the key disciplines. As a result, there have been established 22 provincial Key Disciplines, 3 provincial Key Laboratories, 1 Engineering and Technology Center of Henan universities and over 20 scientific research institutions such as the Bioengineering and Technology Center of Henan Province.
The University has assumed about 2,000 major scientific research projects including those of the National Natural Science Foundation and Social Science Foundation. Over 50 scientific research awards at the provincial or above level have been acquired such as the Second Prize of the National Scientific and Technological Progress. In addition, it owns 2 Scientific and Research Innovation Teams of Henan Province and 1 of Henan Universities. Adhering to the principle of integrating production, study and research into one, ZZULI is strengthening its cooperation with large national or local enterprises such as the Hongta Group, the Haier Group, the Midea Group and the Shenma Group. An agreement of production, study and research integration has been signed with the Xuchang municipal government.
International exchange and cooperation
ZZULI has developed cooperation with universities who are from the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Australia, Canada and Korea. Frequent academic exchanges have been made with foreign universities.
Institutions have been set up such as the Communist Party School for Students, Seminar of Deng Xiaoping Theory. Educational bases have also been established including Henan Museum, Red Flag Channel and Jiao Yulu Memoriam. Great achievements have been made in the practice of the credit system in Henan universities. Thanks to the students’ fruitful social practice, ZZULI has been awarded many times as “the outstanding organization unit in college students’ social practice” by the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of CPC and Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China.