Shihezi University is a national "211 Project" key construction university, a national western development key construction university, and a provincial joint university. It is a "central and western university basic capacity-building project" and a "central and western university comprehensive strength improvement project" (one province, one School) was selected as a college. In 2017, the school was selected as a national "double first-class" construction (first-class discipline) university, the first batch of national demonstration universities for deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform, and the third batch of "national colleges and universities practice education innovation and entrepreneurship base". In 2018, the school was selected by the Ministry of Education and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps "Ministry-provincial Joint Construction" colleges and universities. In 2019, the school was selected as the second batch of the "National Party Building Work Demonstration Colleges" cultivation and founding unit. In 2020, the school was awarded the "National Civilized Campus".
The predecessor of the school was born in September 1949 on the way of the Chinese People's Liberation Army to liberate Xinjiang. In April 1996, it was formed by the merger of Shihezi Agricultural College, Shihezi Medical College, XPCC Teachers College, and XPCC Economics College.
The school has always adhered to the school positioning of "based on the Corps, serving Xinjiang, facing the country, and radiating Central Asia", adhered to the school philosophy of "serving for the purpose and developing through contributions", and insisted on "educating people with the spirit of the Corps, and serving for the maintenance of stability and borders" The characteristics of running a school has become an important force in maintaining stability and safeguarding borders and building borders.
The school has 11 majors in economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and art. The school has 94 undergraduate majors, 8 first-level disciplines for doctoral degree authorization, 26 first-level disciplines for master's degree authorization, 20 types of master's degree authorization categories, 4 post-doctoral research mobile stations, and 2 post-doctoral research workstations. There are 1 national first-class construction discipline, 1 national key discipline, and 10 autonomous region key disciplines. The three disciplines of clinical medicine, agricultural science, and chemistry are among the top 1% of ESI in the world. There are 6 national-level first-class professional construction sites, 8 national-level first-class courses, and 24 provincial-level first-class professional construction sites. There are 3 national teaching teams, 2 national teaching teachers, 4 national quality courses, 3 quality video open courses, 2 quality resource sharing courses, 5 national characteristic professional construction projects, and 1 experimental teaching demonstration center. A. The school is a pilot university for the Ministry of Education's outstanding (doctors, engineers, agricultural and forestry talents) education and training programs, and has 6 pilot programs for the outstanding talent training programs. The school also has a national university student cultural quality education base and an off-campus practice education base.
The school adheres to the road of integration of production, education, and research, and gives full play to the advantages of large-scale integration and strong application of disciplines. In the "desert oasis area, high-efficiency agriculture and ecology, animal genetic improvement and disease control, Xinjiang local and ethnic high-incidence prevention, and Xinjiang agricultural products efficient storage and deep processing, Xinjiang special botanical resources and development, chemical green technology and new material technology, Xinjiang characteristic agricultural production mechanization technology and equipment, XPCC’s economic and social development, and other research fields with geographical advantages and characteristics have made breakthroughs.
In recent years, presided over 2 national "973 plan" projects, 4 national "863 plan" projects, 6 national science and technology support plan projects, 1 national key research and development plan, 7 national philosophy and social science major bidding projects, and achieved scientific research results More than 300 items, more than 200 awards at or above the provincial and ministerial level, and 1 third prize of the 8th Higher School Scientific Research Outstanding Achievement Award (Humanities and Social Sciences). The school has 3 national international science and technology cooperation bases, 2 national key laboratory cultivation bases jointly established by the province and the ministry, 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 2 engineering centers of the Ministry of Education, 1 national and local joint engineering research center, and national and local joint engineering research centers. 2 joint engineering laboratories, 1 National University Science and Technology Park, 1 National Institute of New Countryside Development, 1 Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture, 10 Key Laboratories of the Corps, 3 Engineering Technology Research Centers of the Corps, co-constructed by the provincial and ministerial departments There are 2 collaborative innovation centers of the Ministry of Education in 2011 and 4 collaborative innovation centers of the XPCC. There are 4 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education of the Autonomous Region, 4 key research bases for humanities in the Autonomous Region and the Corps, and 2 new-type scientific and technological innovation think tanks of the Corps.
The school has good teaching and scientific research conditions. The campus area is 1.794 million square meters, the school building area is 1.261 million square meters, the laboratory and internship area is 269,700 square meters, and the green coverage rate is 41%. It has several landmark buildings such as well-equipped libraries, gymnasiums, swimming pools, track and field stadiums, standard stadiums, halls, comprehensive teaching buildings, museums, and 4 affiliated hospitals.
The school has 2,605 faculty members, 1,869 full-time teachers, 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2 special-appointed professors of the "Changjiang Scholars Award Program" of the Ministry of Education, 1 young scholar, 2 chief scientists of the National "973 Program" project, and 295 professors There are 653 associate professors. There are 2 innovation teams from the Ministry of Education, 1 Huang Danian-style teacher team, 10 people selected into the "New Century Excellent Talent Support Program" of the Ministry of Education, and 75 experts at or above the provincial and ministerial level.
The school recruits students from 31 provinces (cities, districts) across the country, and currently has 41,840 students, including 22,532 ordinary undergraduates, 1,461 ordinary junior college students, and 5,575 master and doctoral students. The employment rate of undergraduate graduates of the school has been at the forefront of Xinjiang universities for many years, and it has successively won the honorary titles of "National Advanced Collective for Employment of Ordinary College Graduates" and "50 Universities with Typical Employment Experience of National Graduates".
The school has extensively carried out foreign exchanges and cooperation, established an international education center, and established a Confucius Institute in Kazakhstan. It has successively carried out multi-level and wide-ranging exchanges and cooperation with more than 70 universities and scientific research institutions in the United States, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Austria, Japan, South Korea, and other countries. More than 1,200 people came to the school to study abroad.
The school actively expands inter-school, school-site, school-enterprise exchanges, and cooperation. Since 2001, Peking University has been supporting Shihezi University for a long time; in 2010, Peking University was the leader unit, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, East China University of Science and Technology, and Huazhong Agricultural University were the deputy team leaders, Chongqing University, Jiangnan University, Foreign Economics The university team of the University of Business, Nanjing Normal University, and South China Agricultural University as the member units supported Shihezi University; in 2018, China Agricultural University assisted in the establishment of the agricultural engineering discipline of our school. The school has successively signed inter-school cooperation agreements with more than 30 domestic universities such as Zhejiang University, Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi Normal University, etc.; with the third division, eighth division, tenth division, fourteenth division, Manas County, Shawan County, More than 30 units in Heshuo County and other corps and autonomous regions have signed school-site cooperation agreements; they have established school-enterprise partnerships with more than 30 companies including Xinjiang Tianye, Xinjiang Tianfu, Tianshan Aluminum, and Xinjiang Western Animal Husbandry.
Taking advantage of the spring breeze of revitalizing the universities in the central and western regions and the comprehensive deepening of reforms of the Xinjiang Corps, Shihezi University is moving towards the goal of building a "first-class, internationally renowned, a high-level university with characteristics in the west"!