Xi'an International Studies University is one of the first four foreign language colleges established in New China, and it is the only general college in Northwest China with complete major foreign languages. In 1951, with the approval of the Ministry of Education of the Central People's Government, the Russian Department of Lanzhou University College of Letters, the Russian Division of the Department of Foreign Languages of Northwest University, and the Department of Russian Studies merged to form the predecessor of Xi'an International Studies University—Northwest Russian College. In 1952, the Russian language class of the Party School of the Northwest Bureau of the Communist Party of China was merged into the Northwest Russian Language College and began to train foreign language talents at the undergraduate level for the country.
In 1958, it was renamed Xi'an International Studies University. It began to recruit graduate students in 1979 and was approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council in 1986 to become a master's degree authorization unit. In 2006, approved by the Ministry of Education, the school was renamed Xi'an International Studies University. In 2011, it was listed by the Shaanxi Provincial People's Government as a key high-level university during the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period. In January 2013, it was approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council to be a doctoral degree-granting unit and was granted the right to confer a doctoral degree in foreign language and literature. Approved as a post-doctoral research mobile station in 2014. After nearly 70 years of construction and development, the school has achieved a multi-disciplinary development from a single foreign language college to highlight the characteristics of foreign language education and foreign humanities and social science research, with the humanities as the main body, and the coordinated development of social, management, and science. The transformation of foreign language universities is an important training base for foreign language talents in the west of the country, and it plays an irreplaceable role in the field of foreign language education, teaching, and research in the northwest.
The school covers an area of 1593 mu with a building area of 801,000 square meters. The school vigorously promotes the construction of a smart campus, with full coverage of wired and wireless networks, rich high-quality network teaching resources, and public service platforms such as digital campuses are gradually established. It has smart classrooms, a multilingual translation experiment teaching center, an international financial investment, and a business comprehensive simulation experiment teaching center, Northeast Asia Research Multimodal Laboratory, Collaborative Innovation Laboratory, and other modern laboratories, the school’s classroom multimedia facilities are equipped with a rate of 100%. The library's collection of documents covers 35 languages, including Chinese, English, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Arabic, 1550 Chinese and foreign newspapers and periodicals, and 65 Chinese and foreign databases. The school has been awarded honorary titles such as "Safe Campus" and "Civilized Unit Model" in Shaanxi Province.
The school has 18 colleges (departments) and other teaching institutions, has a doctoral degree authorization point for foreign languages and literature, 13 second-level doctoral programs, and 1 post-doctoral research station, and jointly cultivates doctoral students with 8 foreign universities.
There are 7 first-level master degree authorization sites, including foreign language and literature, Chinese language and literature, business administration, pedagogy, journalism, Marxist theory, and applied economics, and 74 second-level degree authorization sites, translation, Chinese international There are 9 master's degree authorization points in education, tourism management, accounting, journalism, education, finance, international business, and art.
There are 58 undergraduate majors and 7 minor majors, covering 7 disciplines of literature, economics, management, law, education, science, and art. The first-level disciplines of foreign language and literature are the characteristic disciplines of philosophy and social sciences in ordinary universities in Shaanxi Province. English language and literature, French language and literature, and German language and literature are the key disciplines of Shaanxi Province; English, Russian, translation, Japanese, German, business English, Spanish, The 9 majors of French and tourism management are national-level first-class undergraduate majors.
Approved 1 provincial-level innovation and entrepreneurship education training base, 2 provincial-level innovation and entrepreneurship education reform pilot colleges, 3 provincial-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, and 1 provincial-level virtual simulation experimental teaching center. Vigorously develop the "dual foreign language + professional" outstanding talent training, and set up 5 outstanding talent experimental classes including outstanding diplomatic talents, outstanding journalism talents, outstanding international trade talents, outstanding business management talents, and outstanding economics talents, and one English top-notch talents Talent experimental class. "Research Innovation and Practice of Translation Professional Teaching Model", "Innovation and Practice of International Business Talent Training Model", "Innovation and Practice of International Language Service Talent Collaborative Training System", "Leading by Advantages, Regional Linkage, Serve Western Advanced Foreign Language Education for 20 Years of Exploration and Practice "Won the special prize of Shaanxi Provincial Teaching Achievement Award, and the "Innovation and Practice of the Collaborative Training System for Translation Professionals" won the second prize of the National Teaching Achievement Award. The school cooperated with Global Times Online (Beijing) Cultural Communication Co., Ltd. to establish a literary practice education base and was successively approved to become a national and provincial off-campus practice education base for college students. It is in cooperation with Xi’an Pepsi-Cola Beverage Co., Ltd. and Xi’an Yanliang National Aviation High-tech Industry Base.
The management practice education base established in cooperation with the committee was approved as an off-campus practice education base for provincial college students. "JD Cloud-Xi'an International Studies University Cross-border E-commerce Translation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice Education Base" and "Shaanxi Radio and Television Station-Xi'an International Studies University Social Media Innovation Practice Practice Training Base" were approved as provincial-level university students' off-campus innovation and entrepreneurship practice bases. The school and Sichuan International Studies University jointly initiated the formation of foreign language education and teaching alliance for western universities and colleges, including 31 western universities and 7 publishing houses and educational institutions including foreign research and foreign education organizations. The school is recommended for excellent undergraduate students to study for master's degrees without examination, non-speaking language pre-batch admissions colleges, and acceptance qualification colleges. There are currently 20,000 doctoral students, master's students, undergraduates, foreign students, and various training students.
The school has strong scientific research strength. The Polish Research Center and the Northeast Asia Research Center have been filed by the Ministry of Education’s National and Regional Research Centers, and the South Asian Research Center has been approved by the National People’s Commission as the “Belt and Road” National and Regional Research and Cultivation Center, and the Belt and Road Language Service Collaborative Innovation The center is the 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center of Shaanxi Province, the European and American Literature Research Center, the Research Center of Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, and the Institute of International Public Opinion and International Communication are the key research bases of philosophy and social sciences in Shaanxi (universities), with a language big data research center, 33 university-level scientific research institutions, including the American Research Institute and the Translation Teaching and Research Center, have formed a relatively complete and large-scale foreign language and interdisciplinary scientific research system, and have undertaken a number of scientific research funded by the national, provincial and ministerial levels and the Ministry of Culture The project has published high-quality large-scale dictionaries, monographs, translations, essays and teaching materials. Academic journals such as "Foreign Language Teaching", "Human Geography", and "Journal of Xi'an International Studies University" established by the school are core journals of Chinese humanities and social sciences and Chinese geography that have a certain influence in the academic circles at home and abroad. Among them, "Foreign Language Teaching" and "Human Geography" The magazine has been selected as CSSCI source journals for many years, and "Journal of Xi'an International Studies University" is an extended version of CSSCI source journals. "Foreign Language Teaching" and "Human Geography" have been consecutively awarded as "China's Outstanding International Influential Academic Journal" and "China's Most Internationally Influential Academic Journal".
The school insists on making use of its own advantages, extensively carrying out international exchanges and cooperation, and has successively signed cooperation agreements with 270 colleges and universities and scientific research institutions in 49 countries and regions including the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Russia. , Implement joint training programs for talents at different levels of study, master and doctorate; carry out academic exchange and cooperation projects such as teacher-student mutual assignment, mutual recognition of credits, mutual award of degrees, and joint international conferences; introduction of overseas visits from the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Hong Kong Learning and internship projects.
The school has been identified by the Ministry of Education as a designated institution for the China-US Fulbright Program of the China Scholarship Council, a partner institution for the overseas training program for young backbone teachers, and an international exchange program for outstanding undergraduates. It is a commissioned institution for foreign students to receive a national government scholarship program. The unit is the only HSK (written and computer-based test) and HSKK test center certified by the Ministry of Education in Northwest China. The school actively responded to the national "One Belt One Road" initiative, established the Central Asia Institute to carry out education for international students in Central Asian countries, established 9 "One Belt and One Road" national and regional research centers, and was approved by the Ministry of Education to hold Arabic language and literature with the University of Sharjah, UAE Professional undergraduate education Sino-foreign cooperative education project.
The school has established 3 Confucius Institutes in Kazakhstan, Argentina, and France, and has been awarded the "Advanced Chinese Cooperative Organization Award" by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, Shaanxi Provincial Government Departments, Education Departments, and other units. In 2012, the establishment of a multilingual base (Xi'an) for the international promotion of Chinese was approved by Hanban. The school cooperates with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Management Accountants to open ACCA teaching reform classes, CIMA teaching reform classes, and CFA teaching reform classes. It also builds a Russian language and culture center with the Novosibirsk State University of Technology in Russia and builds a Sino-German college with the University of Münster in Germany. The Korean Cultural Center, the German Goethe Institute, and the American Pucheng English Group have established "Sejong Academy", "Goethe Language Center" and "Qin Susan English Center" in the school. In addition, the school also has a training base for overseas study personnel of the Ministry of Education, the Preparatory Education Center for Study Abroad of the China Scholarship Council, and the Study Abroad Service Center of China (Ministry of Education).
The school adheres to the development concept of "five in one" for student growth and talent, teacher development, discipline and professional development, college development, and school development, and strives to cultivate more mastery of the party and national policies, and sound personality and professional knowledge for the country, especially the western region. Global vision and cultural self-confidence, innovative spirit and practical ability, comprehensive and international talents who are familiar with international rules, and are proficient in Chinese and foreign negotiations and communication. School graduates have been welcomed by employers for their "solid foreign language skills, strong communication skills, high overall quality, quick adaptation to work, dedication and love for their jobs, hard work, and potential for development". The employment rate of graduates has remained high for many years. Level. The school volunteer group actively serves social, economic, and cultural development. College students participated in volunteer work for major events such as the Beijing Olympics, Shanghai World Expo, Xi'an World Horticultural Exposition, Shenzhen Universiade, Nanjing Youth Olympics, Eurasian Economic Forum, Rio Olympics, etc. The school volunteer team was awarded "China's Hundred Excellent Volunteer Service Collectives" and many other honors.
To meet the needs of my country’s social development and economic construction, the school will seize the historical opportunities of the great development of national higher education, the “Belt and Road” initiative, and the opening-up strategy. Integrate the spirit of “Western and foreign countries, mutual virtues and virtues, and continuous self-improvement”, “based on Shaanxi, serve the northwest, radiate the country, and face the world”, adhere to the open and international road of running schools, continue to deepen comprehensive reforms, and strive for the “four first-class” ", strive to catch up with and surpass, and strive to build the school into a high-level teaching and research university with distinctive foreign language characteristics and coordinated development of multi-disciplinary development!