Founded in 1902, Guizhou University has gone through the periods of Guizhou University Hall, Provincial Guizhou University, National Guizhou Agricultural and Engineering College, and National Guizhou University. It was named Guizhou University in October 1950. In November 1951, Chairman Mao Zedong wrote the name of "Guizhou University" by himself. In August 1997, it merged with Guizhou Agricultural College and other institutions. In August 2004, it merged with Guizhou University of Technology. In December 2004, it became a university jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the People's Government of Guizhou Province. In September 2005, it became a national "211 Project" university. In September 2012, it was selected as a university in the national "Middle and Western University Comprehensive Strength Enhancement Project". In April 2016, it became a national key construction university of "One Province, One School" in the Midwest. In September 2017, it became a national world-class discipline construction university. In November 2017, it was awarded the first "National Civilized Campus". In February 2018, it became a "Ministry-province Joint Construction" university by the Ministry of Education and the People's Government of Guizhou Province. In December 2018, it was selected as the fostering and founding unit of the "National Party Building Work Demonstration University". In January 2019, it was selected as a pilot unit for the comprehensive reform of the "Three All-round Education" of the Ministry of Education.
The school covers an area of 4646 acres. The library currently has a collection of more than 3.81 million paper documents and 2.4 million e-books. The school has a complete range of disciplines, covering 12 categories of literature, history, philosophy, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, economics, management, law, education, and art. There are 40 colleges under it, with 34,188 full-time undergraduate students and 12,202 graduate students. There are currently 4022 employees, including 2676 full-time teachers. Among the full-time teachers, 1252 have doctorate degrees, accounting for 46.8%. There is 544 staff with senior professional titles and 937 staff with deputy senior titles. At present, the school employs 158 people in special positions, including 3 outstanding talents, 3 outstanding talents, 10 young talents, 141 first-class discipline special zone talents, and 1 "Xishan Scholar" distinguished professor.
The school currently has 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 special-appointed professors of the "Changjiang Scholars Award Program" of the Ministry of Education, 4 young scholars of the "Changjiang Scholars Award Program" of the Ministry of Education, 6 national "Ten Thousand Talents Program" leading talents, and "10,000 people" in the country There are 1 young top-notch talents in the plan, 4 national young and middle-aged scientific and technological innovation leaders, 2 national cultural masters and the “four batches” of the Central Propaganda Department, 5 national-level young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, and the new century “100 There are 8 candidates for the "Ten Thousand Talents Project", 24 members of the Teaching Steering Committee of Higher Education Ministry of Education, 10 "New Century Outstanding Scientific and Technological Talents" of the Ministry of Education, 18 core experts of Guizhou Province, and 51 experts of Guizhou Province. Besides, one person has been included in the global "Highly Cited Scientists" list for five consecutive years, and one person has been selected as one of Elsevier's "Highly Cited Scholars in China" list for five consecutive years.
The school currently has 1 world-class construction discipline, 1 national-level key discipline, 2 ministries and provinces jointly built universities to serve local characteristic industry disciplines, 9 domestic first-class construction disciplines, 7 regional first-class construction disciplines, and a doctorate in first-level disciplines There are 17 authorization points, 52 first-level discipline master degree authorization points, and 24 professional master degree authorization points. 1 National Engineering Technology Research Center (co-construction), 1 National Innovation Talent Training Demonstration Base, 1 National Key Laboratory Cultivation Base, 5 National and Local Joint Engineering Research Centers (Engineering Laboratories), National New Rural Development Research 1 institute, 1 collaborative innovation center jointly established by the province and ministry, 6 key laboratories (centers) of the Ministry of Education, 1 key laboratory of the Ministry of Land and Resources, 1 innovation team in the key areas of the National Innovation Talent Promotion Plan, and innovation team of the Ministry of Education 2, 1 science and technology innovation team of the Ministry of Land and Resources, 1 Engineering Technology Research Center of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration, 50 provincial key laboratories (centers), 8 post-doctoral research mobile stations, 9 provincial collaborative innovation centers, There are 19 national-level teaching bases and demonstration sites, 2 national-level talent training model innovation experimental areas, and 9 provincial-level humanities and social science research and demonstration bases.
The school actively serves the economic and social development of Guizhou and pays attention to the cultivation and development of characteristic and advantageous disciplines. Actively serve the three major strategies of Guizhou's "big poverty alleviation", "big data" and "big ecology", give full play to the advantages of science and technology, talents and platforms, and focus on three sets of "combined punches" for poverty alleviation through science and technology, poverty alleviation through education, and school-agricultural integration. The implementation of the "Doctor Village Chief" action plan leads to the improvement of the quality and efficiency of poverty alleviation through education, and the implementation of the "One Hospital, One Product" action plan to carry out group-based assistance to help the province's poverty alleviation and promote local economic and social development.
The school is the counterpart of Zhejiang University, China Agricultural University, and East China Normal University. It cooperates with Renmin University of China, Nanjing Agricultural University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Tianjin University, Southeast University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, Beijing University of Posts, and Telecommunications, Jiangnan University Wait for the university to sign a cooperation agreement. At the same time, the school actively promotes the development of higher education in Guizhou and develops counterpart cooperation with colleges and universities in 9 cities (prefectures) in Guizhou Province. The school has signed comprehensive cooperation agreements with the people's governments of 9 cities (prefectures), nearly 30 counties (districts) in the province, and more than 400 enterprises including Moutai Group, Wengfu Group, China Aluminum Guizhou Branch, and China Tobacco Guizhou Branch, To strengthen scientific and technological cooperation, implement the action plans of Guizhou Province, such as "Doctoral Science and Technology Village", "Three Districts Scientific and Technological Talents", "Professors and Doctors Entering Enterprises", and "Millions of Scientific and Technological Commissioners System Project" and other action plans to deepen school-site, school-enterprise cooperation and improve Cooperation level.
The school adheres to open education, continuously promotes international exchanges and cooperation, and has established exchanges and cooperation with more than 150 universities or research institutions in more than 40 countries and regions. It is the Ministry of Education's Educational Foreign Aid Base, the Ministry of Science and Technology International Science and Technology Cooperation Base, and a higher school. Disciplinary innovation and intelligence introduction bases, Chinese government scholarship institutions, and Confucius Institute scholarship institutions have successively established Confucius Institutes at Price by College in the United States and the University of Gambia, and have cooperated with universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to organize Sino-foreign cooperative education projects. Also, the school has played an active role in international organizations such as SEAMEO (Organization of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education), AUN (ASEAN University Alliance), and EPU (Eurasian Pacific Academic Association). Since 2008, the school has hosted, undertook, and co-organized the 13th "China-ASEAN Education Exchange Week" series of activities.
Facing the future, the school upholds the school motto of "Mingde is to be good, knowledgeable, and erudite", closely centering on the fundamental task of cultivating people, and speeding up the construction of the joint construction of ministries and provinces and the construction of "double first-class" high-level universities. Serve the "Three Strategic Actions" of Guizhou, make greater contributions to creating a colorful new future in Guizhou where people are rich and ecologically beautiful, and strive to write a pen to create a high-level university to achieve a century of glory, and write a new chapter in the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.