Shaoyang University is a full time university with undergraduate course approved by the Ministry of Education, under the supervision of Hunan People#s Government. The school is composed by former Shaoyang Normal College of Higher Education and Shaoyang College of Higher Education.
The university now has two education areas, namely, Li Ziyuan (Shaoyang Normal College of Higher Education) and Qi Liping (Shaoyang College of Higher Education), occupying an area of 1598 mu of Chinese acre, among which, 270,000 square meters as teaching and accommodation space. The school now has 10,456 full time undergraduate and junior college students, more than 548 teachers, including 216 professors and vice-professors; 228 of them possess doctor, master and postgraduate degree; 9 of them get special governmental allowance from the state council. There are also more than 20 experts, scholars, part-time and inviting professors from both home and abroad. These years, the university has hosted and taken part in over 50 provincial scientific research programs. The school has been honored 2 national scientific research awards, 54 provincial and ministerial scientific research and teaching awards. Teachers from the school have published more than 1937 academic papers on public periodicals, among which about 932 of them were published on key periodical and 67 of them have been recorded by SCI and EI international retrieving system. There are also 20 academic writings.
The university has bought teaching equipments of 37 million yuan RMB, 1.15million books and more than 2200 kinds of Chinese and foreign periodicals in the library. Teachers and students are using 30 well-equipped laboratories and 70 educational and production bases. The high-speed campus internet has already been used for teaching as well as management system.
The school by now has dispatched more than 30 persons to study, visit and exchange works abroad. U.S $750,000 of loan, from international bank, has been put into use. At the same time, we have established many kinds of cooperative relationships with organizations from Great Britain, United States, Japan, France, Thailand and other regions as well.
Within 45 years of teaching, we have cultivated more than 40,000 talented people with different specifics and most of them have already become the key member of some education organizations and enterprises. As a result, the university honors a high prestige in the society. The teaching reform, laboratory construction, inter-management system renovation has been given commendation from the Ministry of Education. The university has twice got the award of university of excellent party construction and excellent ideological and political works and #civilized university of Hunan province# from Hunan Provincial government and Party Committee of Hunan.
The school attaches great importance to liberal arts, science and engineering courses, employs both normal education and common education. There are 8 institutes and 7 departments, 52 majors of junior and senior education with Chinese language, mathematics, applied mathematic, chemistry, history, city and village programming, economic and trade management, physical education, machining, and machine automation, heating power and automation, and electronic engineering as senior college education while computer science, tourism management, electronic information engineering, applied chemistry, social physical education as junior education. And the school is enrolling students from 21 provinces, cities and autonomous regions around the country.
With convenient transportation and living system, agreeable environment, and broad campus, the university is located in the city urban of Shaoyang, next to No.320 and No. 207 national highway, Luoyang-Shaoyang-Zhanjiang railway and Shanghai (Ruili (Yunnan) Express way, Xiangtan-Shaoyang section.
Shaoyang University is exhilarating its development by emancipating the mind; carrying on the past and opening a way for future, keep the pace with times in order to create a new splendid phase.