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Southwest University (Southwest University) is a key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and Chongqing Municipality. It is the first batch of "Double First Class" construction universities in the country, and the "211 Project" and "985 Project Advantage Discipline Innovation Platform "Building colleges and universities. The current Secretary of the Party Committee, Professor Li Xufeng, and the President, Professor Zhang Weiguo.


The main body of the school is located in Beibei District, Chongqing City, at the foot of Jinyun Mountain and by the Jialing River. It covers an area of more than 8,000 acres, with a school building area of 1.87 million square meters and a green area rate of 40%. The magnificent campus is magnificent and beautiful, and it is a well-known garden style. School, a civilized campus commended by the Ministry of Education.


The school traces its roots to the East Sichuan Normal School established in 1906. After several inheritance and evolution, it was renamed Sichuan Provincial Institute of Education in 1936. In 1950, the Departments of Education, Chinese Language, Foreign Languages, History and Geography, and Mathematics of the Sichuan Provincial Institute of Education merged with the National Women’s Normal College established in 1940 to establish the Southwest Normal College. The departments of agronomy, horticulture and agro-manufacturing were established in 1946. Private Xianghui College and others merged to establish Southwest Agricultural College. In 1985, the two universities were renamed Southwest Normal University and Southwest Agricultural University respectively. In 2000, Chongqing Vocational University of Light Industry was merged into Southwest Normal University; in 2001, Southwest Agricultural University, Sichuan College of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, and Citrus Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences merged to form the new Southwest Agricultural University. In 2005, Southwest Normal University and Southwest Agricultural University merged to form Southwest University, opening a new chapter in school development.


For more than a hundred years, the roads have been blue, the jade is the jade, and the generations of Southwest University people have forged the university spirit of "reliance in the southwest, learning the world" with their perseverance, perseverance, and self-improvement. They have continuously enriched the "contain Hongguang University and carry forward the future." The connotation of the school motto.


For more than a hundred years, the school has always taken the country's prosperity and national rejuvenation as its own responsibility. A large number of famous teachers and sages have taught here, and the spring breeze has turned the rain, and they have continued to work hard. Hundreds of thousands of graduates have moved from here to all directions, becoming the builders of the great cause of national rejuvenation and the backbone of all walks of life.


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The school has a complete range of disciplines, strong comprehensiveness, and distinctive features, covering 12 disciplines including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and art, among which there are 3 national key disciplines , 2 national key (cultivation) disciplines, 28 first-level discipline doctoral degree authorization points, 51 first-level discipline master degree authorization points, 1 professional doctorate, 24 professional master degrees, and a post-doctoral research station ( Workstations) 27.


The school insists on the cultivation of talents, and cultivates high-quality talents with a strong sense of social responsibility, profound humanistic background, solid professional knowledge, innovative spirit and practical ability. The school currently has 38 teaching units and 103 undergraduate majors, including 24 national-level first-class undergraduate major construction sites and 32 first-class undergraduate major construction sites in Chongqing. Rich in teaching resources, there are 4 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 3 national virtual simulation experiment centers, 9 Chongqing experimental teaching demonstration centers, 23 national first-class undergraduate courses, and 23 Chongqing city-level online first-class undergraduate courses There is a national-level university student cultural quality education base. There are currently more than 50,000 students, including nearly 40,000 ordinary undergraduates, nearly 13,000 master and doctoral students, and nearly 2,000 international students.


The school has a strong and well-structured faculty. There are 3085 full-time teachers, including 725 professors, 1286 associate professors, 535 doctoral supervisors and 1,699 master supervisors. There are 107 national talents, including 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 overseas academicians, and 1 senior professor of humanities and social sciences. There are also 4 national teaching teams and 3 innovation teams from the Ministry of Education.


The school has 1 national key laboratory, 1 national engineering technology research center, 1 national and local joint engineering laboratory, 1 provincial and ministerial joint national key laboratory cultivation base, and 7 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Agriculture , 4 Engineering Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, 5 "111 Plan" Innovation and Intelligence Introduction Bases, 1 Field Scientific Observation and Experiment Station of the Ministry of Education, 1 Scientific Observation and Experiment Station of the Ministry of Agriculture, 2 Field Bases of the Ministry of Land and Resources, National University Science and Technology 1 park, 18 Chongqing Key Laboratories, 28 Chongqing Engineering Laboratories (Engineering Technology Research Center), 1 Humanities and Social Science Key Research Base of the Ministry of Education, National and Regional Research Centers of the National Ethnic Affairs Commission "One Belt One Road" 4 social science research bases of the central ministries and commissions, 7 social science research platforms jointly established with relevant departments and bureaus of the central ministries and commissions, 13 Chongqing humanities and social sciences key research bases, 1 national-level 2011 plan collaborative innovation center sub-center, Chongqing Two collaborative innovation centers are planned in 2011. At present, the school has won 1 National Natural Science Second Prize, 3 National Science and Technology Progress Second Prizes, and 1 China Patent Excellence Award. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, the total scientific research funding of the school reached 3.69 billion yuan, and it was approved for 7 national key research and development projects, 702 national natural science fund projects, more than 252 national social science fund projects, and 4 major national cultural engineering projects. Projects, 1524 authorized patents, 99 new species of animals and plants bred, more than 600 monographs published, 19 outstanding achievements in scientific research awards (humanities and social sciences) in ordinary universities of the Ministry of Education, and provincial awards such as Chongqing Outstanding Achievement Award in Social Sciences More than 130 items.


The school pays attention to its own advantages, serves the national strategy and local economic and social development, and actively carries out school-local cooperation, fixed-point poverty alleviation and counterpart support. Adhering to "based in Chongqing, facing southwest, serving the whole country", we have established strategic partnerships with schools in 73 regions, cities, and counties in Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Jiangsu, Shandong and other provinces and cities, and established 54 large and medium-sized domestic enterprises. Established a close industry-university-research cooperation relationship, and carried out effective project cooperation with more than 800 administrative institutions and more than 900 enterprises in 21 provinces and cities, and achieved significant economic and social benefits. Among them, the cooperation with the county school in Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County of Chongqing City has been widely praised. It is known as the "Stone Pillar Mode" for the effective combination of industry, university and research, and is selected as one of the top ten outstanding cases of industry-university-research cooperation among universities across the country.


The school actively promotes the process of internationalization and has established long-term friendly cooperative relations with more than 180 universities and scientific research institutions in nearly 40 countries and regions including the United States, Canada, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, and Russia. Kazakhstan has cooperated in the establishment of 3 Confucius Institutes, a non-independent legal person institution for Sino-foreign cooperative education, and 6 Sino-foreign cooperative education undergraduate programs.


After more than a hundred years of hard work and development, today's Southwest University is adhering to the school motto of "Including Hong Guang University, Carrying Forward the Future" and the development concept of "Innovation, Coordination, Green, Openness, and Sharing", comprehensively improve the quality of talent training, and comprehensively deepen integration. Reform, comprehensively promote the management of schools according to law, comprehensively improve the scientific level of party building, and strive to build a world-class university with distinctive characteristics.


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