Directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education, Chang'an University is one of the State's "211 Project" key development universities, is a college accepting the students with a Chinese government scholarship, and is also one of the earliest universities in western China recruiting the overseas students. It was merged by the former Xi'an Highway University, Xi'an Engineering Institute and Northwest Institute of Construction Engineering in April, 2000. With the Chinese language as the main teaching language, Chang'an University covers many subjects such as engineering, science, economics, management, humanities, law, liberal arts, and foreign languages. Highway transportation, land resources and environment, and construction engineering are its features, among which, the highway transportation course takes the leading position in the whole country. Currently, Chang’an University has more than 80 overseas students coming from 14 nations and regions. Among the graduates, two are serving as ministers; one of their alumni is the ambassador and one is embassy minister in China.
Chang'an University has a quality teaching staff and has assembled a large number of well-known experts and scholars, including two academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, guest professors of the "Cheung Kong Scholars Program" and the tutors of Doctor, Master degree. At present, the university has more than 40,000 undergraduate and junior college students, and more than 3,000 doctoral and master postgraduates.
Chang'an University has perfect teaching facilities and advanced research types of equipment. It owns 20 key subjects and laboratories of national, provincial and ministry level. Among the national colleges, it has the sole high-speed automobile testing ring road, the comprehensive testing site, the top-grade gymnasium, and playground.
The Learning Environment and Living Facilities
Chang’an University is located in Xi’an, called Chang’an in the past, is a Chinese city with the longest capital history, 13 dynasties including Zhou, Qin, Han, Tang and so on successively founded their capital here which lasting more than 1100 years, is the origin place of the Chinese civilization. Xi’an has more than 3100 years of city history, is also one of the earliest places that the Chinese ancestors explored. The present Xi’an has become an important economic, science and technology, commerce & trade, and cultural center in the Chinese western region. It owns more than 80 domestic airlines and 13 international (regional) airlines, and nearly 1000 kilometers long city road. It locates between east longitude 107°40′～109°49′ and northern latitudes 33°39′～34°45′, with an average elevation of 424 meters. The city administrates a territory of 204 kilometers long from east to west, 116 kilometers long from the south to north; it has an area of 10108 square kilometers, among which 1256 square kilometers of the urban area, with a total population of 7.03 million. Xi’an has a safe and stable social environment, and low living cost.
There are numerous colleges, scientific research, and cultural units around Chang’an University, so it has a dense learning atmosphere. The university covers a land of 200 hectares, establishing five main campus areas, such as the Main Campus, Yanta Campus, Xiaozhai Campus, Weishui Campus, and Taibai Campus. Each campus has beautiful environment, complete living facilities such as dining hall, supermarket, soccer playground, gymnasium, tennis court, swimming pool, etc.. The overseas student apartment is equipped with telephone, air conditioning, television, washroom, and the shower facilities, Internet access, etc.. The accommodation fee: Double person room: RMB 30 / bed/ day; Single-person room: RMB 50 / bed/ day.
Disciplines Recruiting the Overseas Students
Focusing on engineering, Chang’an University has a balanced combination of science and engineering and the corresponding development of humanities, it has complete disciplines. Covering six subjects such as philosophy, law, science, economics, engineering, and management, it owns the advantageous subjects including road and railroad engineering, geology engineering, machine designs and theories, transportations planning and management, transportation tool application engineering, etc. At present, the university has 15 institutes and one teaching department (the athletics department), 2 mobile stations for postdoctoral research programs, 2 first-class discipline postdoctoral degree conferring posts, 22 second-class discipline postdoctoral degree conferring posts, 50 doctoral degree conferring posts and 75 undergraduate majors or specialties. All the majors can accept foreign students, at the same time, the school provides various classes of Chinese language training and advanced study courses for overseas students with different levels. Show less