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Central South University is located in Changsha, a famous historical and cultural city in China, covering an area of 3.17 million square meters. Across the banks of the Xiangjiang River, by the lofty foot of the mountain, facing the surging Xiangshui, the environment is elegant and the scenery is pleasant. It is an ideal place for seeking knowledge and scholarship.


Central South University was formed by the merger of the former Hunan Medical University, Changsha Railway University, and the Central South University of Technology in April 2000. The predecessor of the former Central South University of Technology was the Central-South Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, founded in 1952, and the predecessor of the former Changsha Railway Institute was the Central South School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, founded in 1953. The main subjects of the two schools were first traced back to the Hunan Higher Industrial School founded in 1903. The mining section and the road section. The predecessor of the former Hunan Medical University was the Xiangya Medical College established in 1914, and it was one of the earliest western medical colleges established in my country.


After a century of running a school, Central South University conforms to the general trend of China's higher education system reform, promotes the university spirit of "integration of knowledge and practice, and application of knowledge and practice" as its core, and adheres to the school spirit of "being kind, seeking truth, aesthetics, and tolerance". With its own school-running characteristics, it serves the major needs of the country and society, unites forge ahead, reforms and innovates, pursues excellence, and its overall strength and overall level are greatly improved.


The school has a complete range of disciplines, with a complete system of non-ferrous metals, medicine, rail transit, and other disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, science, engineering, medicine, management, art, etc. 10 disciplines, radiation In military science, the school is an independent review unit for degree authorization.


School materials science, engineering, clinical medicine, computer science, chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, biology and biochemistry, neuroscience and behavior, mathematics, molecular biology and genetics, general social sciences, immunology, 17 disciplines including psychiatry and psychology, earth sciences, environmental sciences and ecology, agricultural sciences, and physics are among the top 1% of the world in basic science indicators, among which materials science, engineering, clinical medicine, and computer science are among the top 1‰ in the world; There are three large-scale tertiary general hospitals and Xiangya Stomatological Hospital, Xiangya Hospital, Xiangya Second Hospital, and Xiangya Third Hospital, which enjoy the reputation of "South Xiangya".


There are 50 national-level first-class undergraduate majors, 49 national-level first-class undergraduate courses, and 13 online courses on the international MOOC platform. Approved the Ministry of Education's basic disciplines top-notch student training program 2.0 bases, 2 national clinical teaching training demonstration centers, 8 national teaching teams, 18 national engineering practice education centers, 8 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, and national level There are 12 off-campus practical education bases for college students, and 24 national teaching achievement awards. Take the lead in establishing experimental classes for innovative senior engineering talents in China, and become the first batch of pilot universities for the education and training program of outstanding engineers, outstanding doctors, and outstanding legal talents of the Ministry of Education. It was selected as one of the first batches of pilot universities in the "Strong Base Program" of the Ministry of Education, an eight-year medical education (Doctor of Medicine) pilot university, and the first university in the country to train active-duty military officers and technical masters. It was selected as one of the first batches of colleges with typical graduate employment experience in the country, the first batch of national demonstration universities for deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform, and the national demonstration base for mass entrepreneurship and innovation. It has become one of the top 10 universities in my country's top 100 enterprises.


The school adheres to open education and active international cooperation and exchanges. It is the first batch of universities in the country to pass the quality certification of studying in China. It has successively cooperated with more than 260 countries and regions in more than 50 countries and regions including the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, and Russia. The universities and scientific research institutions have established long-term cooperative relations, have extensively carried out industry-university-research cooperation with many multinational enterprise groups, initiated the establishment, and participated in 12 international university alliances. There are currently international students from more than 100 countries and regions studying in the school.


The school always adheres to the principal responsibility system under the leadership of the party committee, firmly grasps the correct direction of running the school, comprehensively improves the scientific level of the school's party-building and ideological and political work, and provides a strong ideological, political and organizational guarantee for reform, development, and stability. The school has been rated as the National Advanced University for Party Building and Ideological and Political Work, the National Advanced Unit for Spiritual Civilization Construction, the National Advanced Model Unit for Basic-level Ideological and Political Work, and the National Civilized Campus.


The construction and development of the school have been cordially cared for and fully affirmed by the party and state leaders. In recent years, more than 50 party and state leaders including General Secretary Xi Jinping and 10 members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee have visited the school and spoke highly of the school’s reform and innovation, talent training, scientific research, and social services.


"The only Chu has talents, where it is prosperous", today's Central South University is shouldering the historical responsibility of building a national high-level university, based in Hunan, facing the whole country, looking at the world, speeding up the comprehensive reform and connotative development of the school, and striving to build characteristics Distinctive world-class universities make greater contributions to the realization of the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

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