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Sichuan University is a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education. It is a high-level research-oriented comprehensive university with a national layout in western China. Sichuan University is located in Chengdu, which is a famous historical and cultural city in China-the "land of abundance". It has three campuses in Hopejiang, Huaxi, and Jiangnan. It covers an area of 7,050 acres and has a building area of 2.694 million square meters. The campus has an elegant environment, luxuriant flowers and trees, green grass, and pleasant scenery. It is an ideal place for studying and studying.


Sichuan University was formed by two mergers of three national key universities, the former Sichuan University, the former Chengdu University of Science and Technology, and the former West China University of Medical Sciences. The original Sichuan University was founded in 1896 by Sichuan Governor-General Lu Chuanlin under the special decree of Guangxu. It is the earliest modern university in Southwest China; the former Chengdu University of Science and Technology is the first batch of multi-disciplinary establishments established during the adjustment of the new Chinese faculties. The former West China University of Medical Sciences originated from West China Union University established in Chengdu by the Western Christian Church in 1910. It is the earliest Western-style university in Southwest China and one of the earliest universities in China to train graduate students. In 1994, the former Sichuan University and the former Chengdu University of Science and Technology merged into Sichuan Union University. In 1998, it was renamed Sichuan University. Party and state leaders such as Jiang Zemin and Li Peng gave inscriptions on the merger of the two schools and placed high hopes.


In 2000, Sichuan University merged with the former West China University of Medical Sciences to form the new Sichuan University. When inspecting the new Sichuan University, Comrade Li Lanqing said: “Sichuan University is the earliest university that we reformed. It has made historic contributions to the reform of our country’s universities. It can be said to be a pioneer in the reform of the university system.” In 2008, “5·12” "During the relief efforts of the Wenchuan Earthquake, Wen Jiabao and other party and state leaders visited Sichuan University for their condolences. In 2016, Premier Li Keqiang visited the school and encouraged Sichuan University to take the lead in the national "double innovation" and create more world-class disciplines.


Sichuan University inherited the teachings of Wenweng and gathered talents and talents. For more than a hundred years, the school has brought together historian Gu Jiegang, writer Li Jieren, aesthetician Zhu Guangqian, physicist Wu Dayou, botanist Fang Wenpei, hygienist Chen Zhiqian, mathematician Ke Zhao and other masters. Historically, Wu Yuzhang and Zhang Lan were in charge of school administration, and Zhu De, the founding father of the Republic, Yang Shangkun, chairman of the Republic, Guo Moruo, the literary giant, people's writer Ba Jin, and a generation of heroes Jiang Zhuyun (Jiang Sister) studied at Sichuan University. Among the academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 64 are alumni of Sichuan University.


Sichuan University has a complete range of disciplines, covering 12 disciplines including liberal arts, sciences, engineering, medicine, economics, management, law, history, philosophy, agriculture, education, and art. There are 35 discipline-based colleges (departments) and graduate schools, overseas Colleges of Education, and other colleges. Our school is an independent review unit for degree authorization. There are 47 first-level disciplines authorized for doctoral degrees, 38 professional degree authorization points, 39 post-doctoral mobile stations, 46 national key disciplines, 4 national key cultivated disciplines, and national clinical key specialties. 45, are the first batch of national engineering doctoral training units.


The masters of Sichuan University gather together, and the famous teachers gather together. As of the end of 2020, the school has 4578 full-time teachers. The school has 20 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 9 dual-employed academicians), 7 outstanding professors of Sichuan University, 58 winners of the National Natural Science Outstanding Youth Fund, and 64 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Science Fund; "973" 7 chief scientists (9 items); 15 national-level teaching teachers; 4 persons in charge of major national science and technology projects (4 items); 54 persons in charge of national key research and development plan projects; major national social science fund tenders (commissioned) and There were 61 winners of various special projects (67 items); 22 people were “Young and Middle-aged Science and Technology Innovation Leaders” under the National Innovative Talent Promotion Plan, and 3 were “Innovative Teams in Key Fields”.


In the long history of running a school, Sichuan University has formed a profound humanistic heritage, a solid foundation for running a school, and a Sichuan University spirit with the school motto "Inclusive of all rivers, tolerance is great" and the school spirit "rigorous, diligent, truth-seeking, and innovative" as the core. In recent years, centering on the goal of building a world-class university with Chinese characteristics and Sichuan University style, the school has established a modern university-running philosophy of "people-oriented, advocating academics, and pursuing excellence", and established "a department as the management focus, with teachers As the main body of running a school, the new management and operation mechanism of taking students as the center of education puts forward the guiding ideology of talent cultivation of “elite education, quality-oriented, integration of science and education, and interdisciplinary”, and establishes the cultivation of “noble ideals and beliefs, profound humanities”. National pillars and social elites with a solid foundation, solid professional knowledge, a strong sense of innovation, and a broad international vision.


The school continued to promote the "inquiry-style-small class" classroom teaching reform, successfully held 8 "practical and international curriculum weeks", and launched the "Dachuan Vision" student overseas study plan. The school has 1 national university base for the inheritance of Chinese excellent traditional culture, 1 national university student cultural quality education base, 1 national university mental health education and psychological counseling demonstration center, and 9 national talent training and scientific research and engineering basic course teaching bases. 8 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 3 national virtual simulation experimental teaching centers, 19 engineering practice education centers, 1 national clinical teaching training demonstration center, 1 national teacher teaching development demonstration center, and off-campus practice education base for college students 9. Since 2003, the school has been approved for the establishment of 28 national characteristic professional construction sites, 63 national first-class professional construction sites, 1 comprehensive reform pilot department of the Ministry of Education "Three All-round Education", and 31 national teaching achievement awards ( Among them, 1 special prize), 64 national first-class courses, 12 national quality video open courses, 31 quality resource sharing courses, and 19 national quality online open courses. Since 2015, the school has won 13 gold awards in the China "Internet +" College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, ranking fifth in the country in terms of gold awards. The school currently has more than 37,000 full-time general undergraduate students, more than 28,000 master and doctoral students, and nearly 4,500 foreign students, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan students.


Sichuan University is strong in scientific research, and iconic achievements continue to emerge. The school currently has 1 major national science and technology infrastructure, 4 national key laboratories, 2 national engineering technology research centers, 1 national applied mathematics center, 2 national clinical medicine research centers, 1 national engineering laboratory, and national and local 3 joint engineering laboratories, 1 national and local joint engineering research center, 1 national 2011 collaborative innovation center, 5 national international scientific and technological cooperation bases, 1 frontier science center of the Ministry of Education, 10 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, engineering research There are 7 centers, 2 collaborative innovation centers jointly established by the province and the ministry, 2 key laboratories of the National Health Commission, 4 key laboratories of the National Medical Products Administration, 1 regulatory scientific research base, and 56 provincial scientific research bases; There is 1 national high-end think tank cultivation unit, 1 research base for establishing the consciousness of the Chinese nation community, 4 key research bases for humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, and 4 regional and national research and cultivation bases. Since 2005, the school has won 64 National Science and Technology Awards.


In 2020, the school's research funding will reach 3.08 billion yuan. In the humanities and social sciences, the school has successively compiled and published large-scale cultural construction achievements such as "Oracle Bone Inscriptions Dictionary", "Chinese Dictionary", "All Song Wen", "Chinese Taoism History", "Confucianism" and other large-scale cultural construction achievements.


Sichuan University actively serves the national and regional economic and social development, vigorously promotes innovation and entrepreneurship, and continuously enhances its ability to serve society. The National Technology Transfer Center of Sichuan University is one of the first six national technology transfer centers established in universities across the country. The National University Science and Technology Park of Sichuan University is one of the first 15 national university science and technology parks approved by the country and is a national high-tech entrepreneurship service center. In 2016, the school was approved as one of the first batches of national “double innovation” demonstration bases and the first batch of demonstration universities in the country to deepen innovation and entrepreneurship education reform.


The school is one of the seven ministerial universities recommended by the Ministry of Education to be selected as one of the first pilot units to grant scientific research personnel title ownership or long-term use rights in the country. It is recognized by the State Intellectual Property Office and the Ministry of Education as the first batch of national intellectual property model universities. In recent years, the school has established industry-university-research cooperation relations with nearly 30 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities), more than 200 prefectures, and more than 10,000 enterprises and institutions in China and has built more than 300 schools, local-enterprise industry-university-research platforms. In the past five years, the school has undertaken more than 14,000 technology development, transfer, licensing, service, and consulting projects entrusted by domestic and foreign enterprises and institutions, and a large number of major scientific and technological innovations have become the leading technologies in related industries.


In 2009, the school was approved as one of the first 13 "National Cadre Education and Training College Bases". The school has 4 budget management hospitals of the National Health Commission, which have played an important role in the treatment of the wounded of the Wenchuan earthquake, the Yushu earthquake in Qinghai, the Lushan earthquake in Ya'an and other major natural disasters, the medical rescue of new coronary pneumonia, and the prevention and control of the epidemic. It has made important contributions to the development of health services and the improvement of people’s health. The China International Emergency Medical Team (Sichuan) established by West China Hospital was certified by the World Health Organization and became the world's first non-military Class III international emergency medical team (Type3 EMT). West China Dental Hospital was approved as National Dental Center, West China Second Hospital was approved as National Children's Regional Medical Center, West China Telemedicine Network became China's largest telemedicine education and hierarchical collaborative medical system, covering 20 provinces, municipalities, and 843 medical institutions, Benefiting more than 500 million people.


Sichuan University insists on opening up schools and continuously promotes international exchanges and cooperation, which has significantly improved its international influence and competitiveness. At present, the school continues to deepen the joint training programs of "2+2", "3+1", and "3+1+1" models with high-level universities abroad (overseas), and cooperate with 268 well-known universities in 34 countries and regions. , Scientific research institutions have established exchanges and cooperation relations. With world-class research universities and related institutions, the Jiuzhaigou International Research Center for Ecology and Sustainable Development of Sichuan University, the Sino-German Energy Research Center of Sichuan University, the Sino-British Joint Materials Research Institute of Sichuan University, and the Sichuan University-Italian National Institute of International Studies have been established. There are more than 20 international high-end scientific research cooperation platforms such as the Functional Polymer and Biomaterials Cooperative Research Center, the Sichuan University-Oxford West China Gastrointestinal Tumor Center Joint Research Center, and the Sichuan University European Research Center. The school and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University jointly established the Sichuan University-Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Post-disaster Reconstruction and Management and the Sichuan University Pittsburgh College with the University of Pittsburgh in the United States.


Sichuan University has 8.17 million volumes of paper documents, 312 Chinese and foreign literature databases, more than 85,000 pieces of cultural relics, more than 870,000 pieces of animal and plant specimens (sets), and about 340,000 volumes of various archives (including more than 9,000 precious historical archives) volume). The school’s sports facilities are well-equipped and advanced in equipment. The school also has an analysis and testing center, a modern education technology center, a national foreign language examination and a training institution for overseas students, and an adult continuing education college.


Jinjiang school gate, stringed song sonorous. At present, Sichuan University has established the grand goal of "promoting the great new project of school party building and the great new cause of building a world-class university" in an all-around way. Looking forward to the future, the school will always shoulder the historical mission and social responsibility of integrating ideas, cultivating pillars of the country, pioneering academics, promoting the advancement of science and technology, and leading the direction of society. A glorious chapter intertwined with dreams!


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