GuangZhou University

Tel Tel: +86-20-39366230
Address Address: 230 Wai Huan Xi Road, Guangzhou, P.R.China 510006
Email Email: cai-yifan@163.net
Website Website: http://english.gzhu.edu.cn/index.aspx
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Guangzhou University (GU 广州大学 ) was merged by five tertiary institutions, including Guangzhou Normal University, South China College of Construction, Guangzhou University, and Guangzhou Education College (Guangzhou Junior Teachers College) on July 11, 2000, while the history of university goes back to the year 1927. The university is dually affiliated to Guangzhou Municipal Government and Guangdong Province Government, while the larger part of the university's funding is subject to Guangzhou Municipal Government.



The university is made up of two campuses. The major campus is located in Guangzhou Higher Education Meager Center (geographically called XiaoGuWei Island), covering a total area of 131.7 hectares, with a building space of 596,000 square meters. The other campus is located in downtown (GuiHuaGang) of Guangzhou, covering 20 hectares.



The university is fully committed to consolidating and expanding its undergraduate program, graduate programs and international students program. The university comprises 26 schools (department). Currently, the university is authorized to run 3 PhD programs with 20 grade-2 subjects, 27 graduate programs with 150 grade-2 subjects. In addition, the university offers 5 professional graduate programs in 27 fields, including pedagogy, engineering, physical education, art and international Chinese language teaching. It also offers 69 undergraduate programs with coverage of 8 disciplinary fields, including philosophy, history, literature, law, pedagogy, art, science, engineering, management and economics.



The university has a teaching and research staff of 1439, including two academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and one academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 290 full-time professors and 604 full-time associate professors. The number of the full-time graduates and undergraduates is over 23,000.



The university is actively undertaking the national and provincial research programs, such as national “973”and “863” projects. It has established more than 30 research institutes or centers specializing in a wide range of subjects, including Interdisciplinary Research Center, Earthquake Engineering Research Test Center,Human Right Research Center, Research Institute for Computer Science & Software etc.



International exchange and cooperation have always been a priority work of the university. Up to 2011, the university has established the partnership with more than 100 overseas institutions. The university is available for international students to study Chinese and apply for degree study. It also enrolls students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well.



In the new age, the university is engaged in making a contribution to the development of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province as well as that of China. The goal of the university is to mold itself as a comprehensive university with a unique characteristic and ranks in a leading position among the universities of similar type.