Shihezi Medical University

The Cagayan State University (CSU)

Shihezi University is auniversity in Shihezi, Xinjiang, founded in April 1996under the integration of institutional colleges by the Ministry of Education and the XinjiangProduction and Construction Corps. It is a national key university.[1]Shihezi University is a new comprehensive university, inShihezi, the Garden City, by the river of Manas on the northern foot of theTianshan Mountains in Xinjiang. In August 2000, the Central Governmentdesignated the university as a key institution to develop in northwesternChina. Shihezi University was ranked among the key constructed university underthe “211 project” in December31, 2008.Shihezi University offers 10specialties—Agriculture, Medicine, Engineering, Economics and Trade,Management, Literature and Arts, Sciences, Education, Law, and History. It has21 colleges, offering four doctorate degrees, 52 master's degrees, 66bachelor's degrees,1 pre-university senior middle school programs, fivespecialties that enroll on-job-teachers for master's degrees, one post-doctoralscientific work station, two post-doctoral mobile stations. The university hasjointly set up graduate education bases with Peking University and TianjinUniversity, as well as a program for culture-oriented quality education.The university has 11 disciplines of Ministryof Agriculture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and the XinjiangProduction and Construction Corps (XPCC), three key laboratories co-constructedand supported by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science andTechnology, and the XPCC. It has two key laboratories of XPCC, two key basesfor art and scientific research, and 24 graduate schools and research centers.The university has become a key scientific research base of XPCC and XUAR.The university has 2,611 staff. There are 1,560 full-timeteachers including a specially-engaged academician of the Chinese Academy ofEngineering, 166 professors, 489 associate professors, 58 experts and scholarsreceiving outstanding achievement awards at national and provincial level, and80 distinguished experts and scholars receiving special subsidies from thegovernment. It employs more than 10 foreign experts and teachers every year.Students come from 31 provinces and regions. The studentpopulation is currently 30,261, including 22,635 undergraduates, 2120postgraduates and 245 international students from countries such as UnitedStates, India, Russia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, etc.The campus covers 1,870,000 square meters. Ithas 950,000 square meters of building, and the area of its laboratories is170,000 square meters. The library has a collection of 2,900,000 Chinese andforeign books and periodicals, and is only one model project in Xinjiang, asuniversity digital libraries in State High-tech Project 863. It has a bookcollection spot of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).