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Anhui University (simplified Chinese: 安徽大学; traditional Chinese: 安徽大學; pinyin: ānhuī dàxué), colloquially known in Chinese as Anda (安大, āndà), is located in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, China. Founded in 1928 in Anqing, named 'National Anhui University' in 1946 and moved to Hefei in 1958, Anhui University is now supported by the government under Project 211. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.[1] The university currently has approximately 27,000 students and 2500 staff including 1522 faculty members. Consisting of 14 college & faculties, Anhui University's broad-based education covers philosophy, economics, law, literature, history, science, engineering and management. Its motto is 'honest, resolute, erudite, discreet'. Anhui University has provided higher education in fundamental knowledge, professional skills, social responsibility and innovative concepts for over 170,000 students in the past 80 years. Additionally, the university hosted the 7th Forum for Presidents from Asian Universities in the year of its 80th anniversary.

Anhui University
安徽大学
Motto至诚至坚,博学笃行 honest, resolute, erudite, discreet
Established1928
PresidentKuang Guangli (匡光力)
Academic staff
1522
Administrative staff
2500
Students26,690
Undergraduates21,338
Postgraduates5,352
Location, ,
Campus磬苑校区, 龙河校区 (2,143,116 square meters)
Nickname安大, āndà
Websitewww.ahu.edu.cn
View of Anhui University's main campus from inside the South Gate.
Qingyuan Campus

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HistoryEdit

Anhui University was established in 1928 in Anqing and moved to Hefei in 1952. Then it was split into Anhui Agricultural College and Anhui Teacher's college. In 1958, Anhui provincial government rebuilt Anhui University in Hefei. Anhui University is now a well-developed higher institution supported by the government under the State 211 Project.

CampusEdit

Anhui university has 4 campuses. The main campus covers an area of about 55 hectares, two branch campuses 30 hectares and the new campus about 200 hectares. The University consists of 18 schools, 44 departments, 65 undergraduate specialities, 119 master's degree programs, 16 PH.D. programs, and 1 Post-doctor’s scientific research flow work station, 4 professional master's degree programs, and 2 state-level disciplines, 12 provincial-level disciplines. The University has a staff of 2399, among which 210 are professors and 490 associate professors. The student population totals 28143, in addition to 6466 adult students.

LibraryEdit

The university library has a collection of more than 1.75 million books and over 7000 Chinese and foreign periodicals, and it is equipped with a campus computer network. It has two libraries in both the main campus and the new campus.

Department structureEdit

Anhui University consists of 18 schools, 44 departments, 65 undergraduate programs, 119 master's degree programs, 16 PhD programs, and 1 Post-doctorate research flow work station, 4 professional master's degree programs, and 2 state-level disciplines, 12 provincial-level disciplines. The University has a staff of 2399, of which 210 are professors and 490 associate professors. The student population totals 28143 including 6466 mature students.[2]

Postdoctoral Research StationEdit

  • Computer Application and Technology

State Key DisciplinesEdit

  • Chinese Language & Graphonomy
  • Computer Application Technology

Provincial Key DisciplinesEdit

  • Basic Mathematics & Probability Statistics
  • Material Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Circuit and Systems
  • Foreign Philosophy
  • Political Economics
  • Economics Law
  • Chinese Ancient Literature
  • English Linguistics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Computer Application
  • Magnetic and Microwave Technology
  • Information Management and Information System
  • Arts and Design
  • Music

Research Institution for Human & Social Sciences under the Ministry of EducationEdit

  • Huizhou Studies

Key labs under the Ministry of EducationEdit

  • Intelligent Computing & Signal Processing

International exchangeEdit

The university participates in international exchange and cooperation. It has agreements with 74 overseas universities. The university has accepted foreign students since 1980. It is approved by the Ministry of Education to enroll international students who have received Chinese government’s scholarships. It was designated by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office under the State Council as the Teaching Base for Chinese Language and Culture in 2000. To date, more than 700 international students from Asia, America and Europe have been admitted to study at the University.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".
  2. ^ a b [1] Archived January 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

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