Xi’an Technological University is located in Xi’an, the ancient capital of civilization. Founded in 1955, it is a high-level key university in Shaanxi Province with a complete educational system for undergraduates and postgraduates, along with three centers for post-doctoral studies. Our university boasts a long history and has formed the school ethos of “loyalty, enterprise, craftsmanship, versatility” and the school motto of “upholding virtues and studies, enhancing knowledge and practice” with the feature of “focusing on engineering practice and highlighting manufacturing technology”in talent cultivation. In the course of more than 60 years, our university has trained more than 110,000 high-level professional talents with comprehensive quality and strong innovation for the regional economy and national defense industry, which has won wide acclaim from the society.
The campus covers 1200 acres with the floor area of school buildings amounting to 800,000 square meters. There are more than 1,800 faculty members, including nearly 600 with the title of professor or associate professor, more than 2,000 full-time postgraduate students and more than 18,000 undergraduate students. The library has a collection of more than 1.78 million books and rich online resources. Our university has one national engineering practice and education center, one national experimental teaching demonstration center, 16 experimental teaching demonstration (virtual simulation) centers in Shaanxi Province, and 4 provincial-level university students’ off-campus practice bases. Our university has an engineering training base covering 43,000 square meters, along with 251 undergraduate teaching laboratories and 180 off-campus teaching practice bases.
The university has 14 teaching units, including “Optical Engineering”, “Material Science and Engineering” and “Mechanical Engineering” as three doctoral programs with centers for post-doctoral studies, 22 master’s programs, and 54 bachelor’s programs, covering eight disciplines including engineering, science, management, economics, law, literature, education, and art. Six majors have been listed in the “Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program” of the Ministry of Education and three majors have obtainedengineering education professional accreditation.
Our university highlights technological innovation and focuses on platform and team building. Now it has one national and local joint engineering research center, one national and local joint engineering laboratory, one international science and technology cooperation base, one key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, and 17 other provincial and ministerial research bases. It is also a pilot university of comprehensive innovation and reform in Xi’an. It has 2 key scientific and technological innovation teams of Shaanxi Province and has the ability to undertake major scientific research projects in advanced optical manufacturing, special processing, high-performance lightweight alloy new materials and other areas. In the past three years, our researchers has won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award and more than 30 Scientific and Technological Achievements Awards in provincial and ministerial levels. In 2017, we have won the China Industry-University-Research Collaboration Innovation Award.
Our university attaches great importance to fostering an international perspective for student. It has established stable cooperative relations with more than 40 universities and scientific & research institutions in more than 12 countries and regions such as the United States, Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia and the United Kingdom. We play an active role in foreign student education and students from 16 countries, including the United States, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and so on, have come to visit and study. Our university carries out multilevel international exchange projects and offers corresponding awards and funding for key projects, in order to meet the international needs of all majors and students of all kinds.