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1. History

Inner Mongolia University is located in Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and a famous historical and cultural city. It is more than 400 kilometers away from Beijing. It is the first comprehensive university established by the party and the state in ethnic minority areas after the founding of the People's Republic of China. The school was founded at a high starting point in 1957. The then Vice Premier of the State Council and Chairman of the Autonomous Region Ulanhu served as the first president (1956-1968). Yu Beichen, the former deputy director of the Comprehensive University Department of the Ministry of Higher Education, served as the vice president, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a well-known biologist, Mr. Li Jitong, a first-class professor of Peking University and a doctor of Yale University, came to the school to teach and served as the academic vice president. The party and the government selected a group of well-known academic leaders and academic backbones from a dozen well-known domestic universities such as Peking University to form a high-start faculty team at the beginning of the school’s establishment, bringing the long-established academic tradition and lofty university spirit of prestigious schools to serve the school. The follow-up development has laid a solid foundation for running a school and an excellent school spirit.


The school enrolled postgraduates in 1962, was designated as a national key university in 1978, was granted the right to confer a doctoral degree in 1984, was approved as a national key construction institution of the "211 Project" in 1997, and became the People’s Government of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and the Ministry of Education in 2004. The university was jointly established by the provinces and the ministry. In 2012, it was selected as a university in the National "Middle and Western Universities to Enhance Comprehensive Strength Plan" ("One Province, One School"). In 2016, it became a first-class university construction support university in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In 2017, it was selected as a national first-class discipline construction university. In 2018, it became a university jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the People's Government of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.


2. Institutions, disciplines, and professional settings

The school is composed of the school headquarters, the School of Transportation, and the Manzhouli College. There is also an independent college with a new mechanism and new model-the Entrepreneurship College. The school has 21 colleges.


The school's disciplines cover 11 university disciplines of philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, management, and art. It has 2 national key disciplines of Chinese minority language and literature, and zoology, ecology Study 1 national key cultivation discipline; there are 18 autonomous region key disciplines and 8 autonomous region key cultivation disciplines. There are 12 first-level disciplines authorized for a doctoral degree, 1 second-level discipline authorized for a doctoral degree, 23 first-level disciplines authorized for a master's degree, and 2 second-level disciplines authorized for a master's degree, 15 types of professional master degree authorization, 8 A mobile post-doctoral research station. Biology was selected as the national "double first-class" discipline, and biology, ecology, chemistry, ethnology, Chinese language and literature (Mongolian language and literature), and Chinese history were selected as the autonomous region's "double first-rate" construction discipline.


The school is a national-level college student innovative experimental plan school, an innovation and entrepreneurship training plan school approved by the Ministry of Education, and the first batch of demonstration colleges in the country to deepen the innovation and entrepreneurship education reform. There are 94 undergraduate majors, 121 undergraduate teaching laboratories, and 97 teaching practice bases both on and off-campus. There are 4 national-level basic scientific research and teaching talent training bases, 1 national university student cultural quality education base, 1 national western excellent basic-level legal talent training base, 1 national professional comprehensive reform pilot, and 2 national-level talent training models Innovative experimental area, 8 national characteristic majors, 11 national first-class undergraduate major construction sites, 2 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 2 national off-campus practice education bases for university students, 6 national quality courses, 3 national quality courses Resource sharing courses, 7 national quality video open courses, 2 national bilingual teaching demonstration courses, 1 English-taught branded course for studying in China, and 4 national teaching teams. There are 1 national virtual simulation experiment teaching project, 2 new engineering research and practice projects of the Ministry of Education, and 2 new agricultural research and reform practice projects of the Ministry of Education.


3. Talent training

There are 27,502 students of various types in the school. Among them, there are 15,884 undergraduates, 829 doctoral students, 6,888 postgraduates, 13,791 undergraduates, 829 doctoral students, and 6,619 postgraduates in the main school. The annual intake of international students in China is nearly 800. Among the students in the school, ethnic minority students such as Mongolian, Daur, Ewenki, and Oroqen account for about 30%. Since the establishment of the school, several outstanding alumni such as Xurigan and Liu Yao, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Zhang Jie and Zhao Jincai, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have emerged.


4. Faculty

There are 1973 faculty members in the school. Among them, there are 1,293 teaching and research personnel, 261 professors, and 449 associate professors; there are 1121 teaching and research personnel in the school headquarters, accounting for 74.22% of doctoral degree holders, 253 professors, and 384 associate professors. 3 national-level teaching teachers, 1 national outstanding professional and technical talent, 1 distinguished professor and 1 chair professor in the "Changjiang Scholars Award Program" of the Ministry of Education, 1 winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, "Ten Thousand Talents Program" "1 Leading Talent in Philosophy and Social Sciences, 1 Leading Talent in Technological Innovation, 1 in the National First Batch of Young Top Talent Support Program, 1 in the "Thousand Talents Program" youth project, 9 in the National "Hundred, Thousand, and Thousand Talents Project". 4 young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, 59 experts enjoying special government allowances from the State Council, 11 from the New Century Excellent Talent Support Program of the Ministry of Education, 9 outstanding talents in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, 42 experts with outstanding contributions from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and “Prairie Talents” in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region There are 126 candidates for the project and 88 for the "New Century 321 Talent Project" in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. 1 innovation team in the key field of the Ministry of Science and Technology Innovation Talent Promotion Plan, 2 research teams selected in the "Changjiang Scholars and Innovation Team Development Program" of the Ministry of Education, 1 national advanced collective team of professional and technical talents, 14 science and technology innovation teams in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and teaching teams 26, and 18 innovation teams for the "Grassland Talents" project in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. There are 2 members of the State Council Discipline Appraisal Group, 1 member of the Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Education, and 13 members of the Teaching Steering Committee of Higher Education Ministry of Education.


5. Scientific research

The school has 1 State Key Laboratory of Grassland Animal Reproductive Regulation and Breeding jointly established by the province and ministry, 1 National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Mongolian Intelligent Information Processing Technology, and other areas in Mongolian Studies, Ethnology, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, etc. There are 12 key research platforms at the ministerial level including the Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base, the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory, and the Ministry of Education Engineering Research Center (9 in science and engineering, 3 in the humanities, and social sciences); there are key experiments in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region There are 42 laboratories, engineering technology research centers, humanities, and social sciences key research bases (32 for science and engineering, 10 for humanities and social sciences). Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, a total of 476 national and ministries scientific research projects in science and engineering have been completed, and 602 newly approved projects have been approved. They have presided over or undertaken the national key research and development plan, the national science and technology major project, the national science and technology support plan, and other major national key natural science projects. 68 items. Completed 712 scientific research projects in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and obtained 848 new approvals. Won the 1-second prize of the National Technological Invention Award, 35 natural science awards, and scientific and technological progress awards from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region; a total of 1172 humanities and social science projects have been approved, including 16 major projects of the National Social Science Fund, 9 key projects, education The Ministry of Humanities and Social Sciences has 2 major research projects and 1 major commissioned project. Won 3-second prizes and 2 third prizes of the Ministry of Education's High School Scientific Research Outstanding Achievement Award (Humanities and Social Sciences), 286 government awards for outstanding achievements in philosophy and social sciences of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (including 17 first prizes), and the National United Front One-third prize for theoretical and policy research innovation achievements, and one-third prize for outstanding achievements in the 4th National Ethnic Studies. Based on the results of WOS statistics, the international influence of the school's academic achievements in 2020 will increase to 7 times that of 2012.


6. Social Services

The school's ability to serve local development has been significantly improved, in modern agriculture and animal husbandry, ecological environment construction, energy and new materials, utilization of mineral resources, biomedicine, food safety, new-generation information technology, construction of ethnic cultural regions, strategic decision-making and consulting Significant progress has been made in research and application in other fields, and the contribution to local development is increasing day by day. Completed the improvement and industrial application of the cattle and sheep breeding biotechnology system, established a new ecological breeding model of cattle, sheep and camels, carried out research and pilot promotion and demonstration of the beef cattle industry model combined with the meat and milk industry, and cooperated with local superior enterprises to carry out beef cattle purification Rejuvenation and breeding of dairy sheep strains; integrated grassland adaptive grazing utilization technology, comprehensive improvement technology of degraded grassland and continuous utilization technology of mowing grassland, and carried out the construction of a comprehensive demonstration area of modern family pasture ecological animal husbandry; solidly promoted the "one lake, two seas" in Inner Mongolia "Comprehensive management of water ecology, proposes plans and countermeasures for ecological restoration of degraded rivers and lakes in northern China, water resources regulation, and multi-functional ecosystem maintenance; relying on the national science and technology support plan project to study and solve common key technologies in the potato industry; in traditional Mongolian medicine On the basis of the development of innovative Mongolian medicine using modern pharmaceutical technology; for the key technical issues of purification and separation of raw ore impurities and minerals, a series of patented bentonite deep processing technologies have been developed; for the clean utilization of coal resources, key catalysts and core technologies for the production of isobutanol from synthesis gas have been developed ; Provided important technical support for the autonomous region to develop strategic emerging photovoltaic industry, build photovoltaic towns and modern agriculture and animal husbandry integration demonstration base; developed the first domestic Mongolian speech recognition and speech synthesis system, support multi-font Mongolian OCR system , Mongolian-Chinese machine translation system, Mongolian and Cyrillic Mongolian mutual conversion system, Mongolian handwriting recognition system, etc. Give full play to the advantages of humanities such as ethnology and participate in the construction of ethnic culture in the autonomous region. Co-established the Khitan Liao Cultural Industrialization Research Center with the local government to help the Khitan Liao cultural heritage and the construction of local cultural tourism characteristic towns, and provide intellectual support for the development of the cultural tourism industry in the autonomous region. In recent years, the school has focused on serving the “Belt and Road” initiative and the research on the construction of the “China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor” and established the “Mongolia Research Center”, the “China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Research Institute” and the “Great Think Tank”, the school was selected as the governing unit of the “Belt and Road” Think Tank Cooperation Alliance in 2017, and the Mongolian Studies Center and the Mongolian Research Center were successively selected as the source think tanks of the China Think Tank Index (CTTI).


7. International Exchange and Cooperation

The school has established cooperation and exchanges with 105 universities and scientific research institutions abroad (overseas), and international cooperation and exchanges between teachers and students have been expanding and deepening. In cooperation with Arizona State University in the United States, the Inner Mongolia Research Center for Sino-US Ecology, Energy and Sustainability Sciences has been established; in cooperation with Aichi University in Japan, the Sino-Japanese Joint GIS Application and Regional Economic Industry Research Center has been established; in cooperation with the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, there has been a Sino-Japanese Joint Research Center for GIS Application and Regional Economic Industry. British Enterprise Digital Laboratory. The school has the Mongolian Studies Center, the Russian Language, and Culture Center, the Canadian Studies Center, the Japanese Studies Center, the Australian Studies Center, the American Studies Center, the Hohhot Sino-Japanese Exchange Window, and the Confucius Institute is established in cooperation with the Kalmyk State University in Russia. The school is the first batch of national demonstration bases for studying in China approved by the Ministry of Education, a training base for Chinese language preparatory courses for Mongolian students in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and a new Chinese proficiency test site for international students from Hanban. It accepts Chinese Government Scholarships, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Government Scholarships and Confucius College scholarships come to universities in China for international students. The school has an international education college, which annually accepts Mongolia, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, from the four continents of Asia, Europe, the United States, and Africa. There are nearly 800 students from 32 countries including Ukraine, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Togo, Zimbabwe, Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Nigeria, and Zambia.


8. School conditions

The school covers an area of 3801.5 acres, with a construction area of 884,200 square meters, and the total value of teaching and research equipment is 1.138 billion yuan. Among them, the school headquarters covers an area of 1,851.51 mu, with a construction area of 738,900 square meters, and a total value of 1.083 billion yuan in teaching and research equipment. The library is a B-level member library of the Mongolian Literature Information Center for Ethnic Subjects of the Ministry of Education, a Science and Technology Novelty Search Station of the Ministry of Education, a National Patent Document Service Network and a CALIS (China Higher Education Document Security System) joint catalog project, a provincial central library, and a Chinese university One of the 16 sponsors of the Institutional Repository Alliance (CHAIR), the school has 3.510 million copies of printed documents (3.091 million copies of the school headquarters), 102 Chinese and foreign language databases, 747,800 electronic books, and 76,100 full-text electronic journals. The campus network covers the entire school's teaching, research, office, and life services. The campus network center is the main node of China Education and Research Computer Network (CERNET) and Next Generation Internet (CNGI-CERNET2) in Inner Mongolia.


9. School goals

The school adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, earnestly implements the spirit of General Secretary Jinping’s inspection of Inner Mongolia University’s important speech, comprehensively implements the party’s educational line, guidelines, and policies follow the basic policy of "dual tasks", and adheres to the "seeking truth." "Pragmatic" school motto, promote the spirit of "advocating true knowledge and pursuing excellence", take root in frontiers, build morality and foster people, face the whole country, and look at the world, accelerate the construction of "double first-class" and "joint construction of ministries and regions", and run the work of good characteristics Distinctive first-class universities, make greater contributions to national and local economic and social development!

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