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The University has a Graduate School, plus 23 colleges and departments that cover 11 subject categories – philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, management, medicine and arts. These subjects offer 25 post-doctoral programmes, 25 first order Ph.D. degrees, 41 first order master's degrees and 22 undergraduate degrees (which include two first order disciplines and 14 second order disciplines).

The College currently has more than 1,200 students, including 800 undergraduates and nearly 400 postgraduates. There are 62 full-time faculty members. Our programmes include doctoral degrees in journalism, advertising, radio and television, broadcasting and hosting art, plus five undergraduate programmes, a Ph.D in communication research, a journalism master's degree with history of journalism and communication, journalism practices, media management, advertising communication, dissemination of film culture, science and technology news and technology dissemination, cultural and creative industries and activities direction. We also offer a master’s degree in journalism and communication (MJC), media and software engineering. Our college is a national education base, and founded the China Yuelu Media and Culture Industry International Forum, along with the Scientific and Technological Innovation and Technology Dissemination Forum.
Established in 2013, we are an international hub for China's economic, financial and scientific management, as well as being an independent international teaching and research centre. We undertake academic research, and take in independent master's, doctoral and postdoctoral degree level students. There are currently more than 60 students. The Centre consists of three institutes: the Institute of Economic Research, Institute of Finance and Management and our Research Institute. We are focused on international level scientific research and teaching, and work with U.S. research universities on similar master's and doctoral degree programmes, teaching in English. Our faculty team includes seven distinguished Professors from overseas, three distinguished Senior Fellows from overseas, and four full-time teachers with experience of working at international universities. We also have Professors from leading U.S. universities, with extensive international experience in teaching and research.
In 2010, the School of Computer and Communication merged with the School of Software, and became the College of Information Science and Engineering. The College has two level 1 discipline Ph.D programmes: computer science and technology, and software engineering; three level 1 discipline master’s programmes: computer science and technology, software engineering, and information and communication engineering. Among these disciplines, computer science and technology is a provincial key discipline. We offer seven undergraduate programmes: computer science and technology, communication engineering, information security, intelligence science and technology, software engineering, digital media technology, and engineering for Internet of Things. Among these undergraduate programmes, software engineering and communication engineering are nationally featured programmes, while computer science and technology is a provincial key programme. The college now has 37 Professors and 74 Associate Professors, including national Thousand Talents Plan scientists and Yangtze River scholars. More than 60% of our faculty members have Ph.D. degrees.
The College was founded in 1921. It covers 4 departments including electrical engineering, control science and engineering, electronics science and technology, instrumentation science and technology, and a Lab Center. We have over 180 faculty members, about 2000 undergraduate students and 1200 master students and PHD students. We have two national key disciplines (control science and engineering, and electrical engineering), together with one national engineering technology research centre and one state key laboratory. Our doctoral programs cover a wide scope of modern technologies including: electric motor and appliances, automation of electric power systems, high voltage and insulation technology, power electronics and power transmission, theory and new technology of electrical engineering, control theory and control engineering, pattern recognition and intelligent systems, systems engineering, measurement technology and automatic equipment, navigation guidance and control, and circuit and system.
The College was founded in 1982, and is among the best schools of environmental study in China. We offer the national key discipline of environmental engineering, key laboratory of environmental biology and pollution control in education (Ministry of China), plus a national Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centre. We are eighth in China's discipline ranking, providing programmes that lead to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and post-doctoral positions. Our distinguished faculty comprises more than 20 prize winning scholars, including winners of the national Leading Talents Programme in China, the Yangtze River Scholar Programme, the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and the national programme for supporting the top young professionals in China.
The history of the College can be traced back as early as 1896, when the Yuelu Academy was founded. The College comprises the departments of Chinese language teaching, ancient Chinese literature, Chinese modern and contemporary literature, comparative literature and world literature, Chinese language and literature, and literature and writing. The college has 36 staff in total; our 28 teaching faculty members includes 7 Professors and 13 Deputy Professors, focused on cultivating talent from undergraduate to Ph.D level.
The School offers master's and doctoral degrees in the two first order disciplines: theoretical economics and applied economics. We also offer master's degrees in taxation and international business; and bachelor's degrees in international trade, economics and finance and taxation. The School currently takes in over 2,000 students, including 1,300 undergraduates, 550 master's students, 150 doctoral students and approximately 100 international graduate students. We have a staff of 90, with a faculty of 76 (of which 29 are Professors). Our faculty also includes national Outstanding Youth, Cheung Kong scholars, state education teachers, Lotus scholars, council experts for special allowances, and members of the state’s Outstanding Talents project of the 21st century. We also have a national level teaching team, a national level innovative training model laboratory and two national quality courses. More than 20 overseas Ph.Ds set up the Wanglu economic community, which encourages academic passion.
The School offers a full set of programmes, from bachelor's and master's to Ph.D. degrees. We have a key laboratory within the Ministry of Education, and also a key laboratory for the Hunan province as a whole. Our physics programme ranks in the top 1% of universities globally on ESI. Currently, we have 70 faculty members, including members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the national Thousand Talents Plan scholars, the Chang-Jiang scholar and the winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.
Founded in 1903, the College’s civil engineering programme was ranked sixth nationwide. We cover the majority of disciplines in civil and environmental engineering, including structural engineering, bridge engineering, geotechnical engineering, hazard-mitigation and safety engineering, municipal engineering (water and wastewater engineering), built environment, transportation engineering and construction management. Currently, the College has a total of 198 faculty and supporting staff members, including three members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and six national Thousand Talents Plan Professors. The research activities benefit from three state-of-the-art research key laboratories and facilities sponsored by the Ministry of Education of China and the Hunan provincial government. The College hosts a National Centre for International Research in Building Safety and Environment, and partners with many top research institutes around the world.
Traced back to 1897, the College of Foreign Languages of Hunan University comprises of two teaching departments in English and Japanese languages. It has 139 full-time teaching faculty, including 23 professors and 49 associate professors. Now, the College has a complete cultivation scheme of four tiers, including one post-PhD exchange station and one PhD programs in Foreign Languages and Literature, one Master of Science program and two programs for specialized masters, and two programs for undergraduates. The College houses 11 research institutes, including one provincial research centre of social science studies. In recent years, it has published over 30 academic works and over 190 CSSCI papers based on 24 nation-funded, 9 Ministry-funded and over 120 provincial funded research projects. Up till now, the College has been awarded 1 national and 6 provincial prizes for teaching and research achievements, and in 2012 its first-grade discipline of Foreign Languages and Literature was ranked at 17 in China by Ministry of Education of the PRC and was named the provincial key discipline.
The College offers Ph.D programmes in pure mathematics and applied mathematics. It is equipped with one of the main laboratories in Hunan Province; while our mathematics programme is a key discipline within Hunan Province. We have 85 full-time faculty members, including 15 Professors. The main research fields in pure mathematics include partial differential equations and geometric analysis, functional differential equations, dynamic systems, complex analysis and hyperbolic geometry, harmonic analysis, algebra, combinatorics and general topology. The main research fields in applied mathematics include numerical PDEs, optimisation methods, numerical algebra, inverse problems, statistical analysis and optimal prediction.
Established in 1977, the School is one of the earliest design schools in China. It first offered a master’s degree in Design in 1993, and a doctoral degree in 2005. The following year, the School featured in the World Top 60 Design Schools by Business Week (U.S.) magazine. Today, we offer BA degrees in industrial design, product design and visual communication; MA in design, MFA in design and ME in design; plus Ph.D in design. We chair the Industrial Design Education Instructional Committee under the Ministry of Education of China. We’re also members of Cumulus and of three important national design education organisations, as well as being co-founder of the China-Italy Design & Innovation Centre. We have an international joint design school in Shenzhen with RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) which is the first one of this kind in China.
The Institute offers a doctoral degree of educational management, two academic master's programmes (which are education, economics and administration of education), and a professional master's programme of education. We explore research fields such as basic educational theory, effective teaching, administration of higher education, and evaluation of higher education. We have a group of renowned scholars with multidisciplinary backgrounds and broad academic visions, and the majority of the faculty has experience of studying overseas. We also maintain close links with many famous international universities.
The College has a long history of education in finance and statistics and established very good reputation in industry. It offers doctoral, master's and bachelor’s degrees in both applied economics and statistics, as well as programmes for specialist masters. The College takes in 360 full-time undergraduates, 240 postgraduates and approximately 20 doctoral candidates each year and links with overseas universities in education and research, including University of Miami(USA), University of Nottingham(UK), and Tohoku University(Japan). The College comprises five teaching departments in monetary finance, applied finance, financial engineering, risk management and insurance, and statistics. The college currently has 80 full-time faculty members, including 22 Professors and 40 Associate Professors. The college has several Professional qualification test centers including SOA,CAS,LOMA,PROMETRIC, and FSAC, it is also the examination affairs center for FMA.
The College, ranked 6th nationwide, is one of the top schools of Mechanical Engineering in China with a rich history tracked back to 1908 at Hunan Polytechnic Institute. Degree programs including B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. can be offered through three primary disciplines covering Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics and Engineering Thermophysics. The college is comprised of 158 full-time Professors and Lecturers including academicians from the Chinese Academy of Engineering and over 510 undergraduates, 370 postgraduates to be enrolled each year. We provide an excellent research environment including two national research bases as National Engineering Research Centre for High Efficiency Grinding and State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, and value the contributions of all employees in making the college a top institute nationwide.
Founded in 2000, the College offers one of the best known programmes in China. It provides the majority of disciplines, including metallurgy, carbon and ceramic materials engineering, polymer science, materials physics and chemistry. The college currently has 68 faculty members and 24 technical and administrative staff, educating approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 400 doctoral/master's degree graduates. Our cutting edge research projects are funded by state agencies and high-tech companies, and benefit from advanced research and educational facilities. The ESI (Essential Science Indicators) of Materials Science at the University is presently ranked at 260 of the 719 top 1% institutions in the world.
The College has a rich history of education, scientific innovation and technological development, that can be traced back to 1908. Our programmes include B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in two primary disciplines. More than 60 doctors, 220 postgraduates and 230 undergraduates enrol each year. Our faculty includes 2 CAS members, 7 Thousand Talents Plan Professors and 7 winners of the national Outstanding Young Scientist Fund. We also provide a national key discipline (Analytical Chemistry), a State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Bio-Sensing and Chemometrics, an Engineering Centre for Advanced Catalysis (Ministry of Education), and a Key Laboratory for Bionanotechnology and Molecular Engineering of Hunan Province.
The Academy is one of the top four colleges in ancient China. It was founded in 976 AD and is famously known as ‘Millenarian Academy’. We are known as ‘The Home of Talent’, and Chairman Zedong MAO has visited the Academy on three occasions. Famous alumni include proletariat revolutionists Hesen CAI, Zhongxia DENG and Juezai XIE. Currently, there are 27 members of the teaching faculty, including 17 Professors, 8 Associate Professors and 10 Ph.D Instructors. We proudly hold the leading role for research in the history of science (Song-Ming dynasties), history of Chinese academies, history of HuXiang culture and history of Chinese etiquette. Our courses include a post-doctoral degree in history, Ph.D and master’s in archaeology and Chinese history (first order), and philosophy (second order). We offer a number of specialisms, including a master’s degree in heritage and museology and a bachelor’s degree in history. We also provide one national course, one provincial key discipline and two provincial key research foundations.
The School prides itself on the 100-year history of business education which dates back to 1911. It currently has departments of business administration, management sciences, marketing, electronic-commerce, accounting, financial management, and information management systems, and offers all-level educational programs. Faculty members in our school have accomplished a number of large-scale national research projects and a series of research papers in internationally renowned business and management journals. The Business School has webbed itself into an international academic and research networks with a number of renowned foreign universities, such as the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Southern California, the University of York, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Kent, Monash University, et al. As an AMBA accredited institution, it is committed to its vision of becoming an internationally influential business school.
Our College was established in 2003,and comprises the departments of physical education, public sports, advanced sports and competitive team sports, along with the graduate school and administration office. We offer a master's degree in physical education and training, and sociology of sports; plus bachelor's degrees in social physical education and sports training. The College has a total of 70 faculty members, including five Professors, 33 Deputy Professors, 16 Master Student Supervisors and 4 National Referees. There are currently a total of 31 master's students and 170 undergraduates.
Founded in 1929, the College was ranked ninth nationwide in 2012. We cover the majority of disciplines, from urban and rural planning to environmental art and landscape architecture. We offer programmes that lead to bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral degrees. We’re focused on international academic exchanges, and the College has been linked to Kagoshima University (Japan) since 1992, Ecole d'architecture de Nancy (France) since 2006, University of Rome (Italy) since 2008, KIT (German) since 2011 and Louisiana State University (USA) since 2013, and Ming Chuan University (Tauwan) since 2014.
Established in March 2003, the College is among the first Marxism colleges founded during the new era of China. We provide ideological and political courses, from undergraduate level to Ph.D. We offer the following first order courses: Ph.D in Marxist theory, basic principles of Marxism, development history of Marxism, Marxism in China and ideological education. We also offer master's degrees in philosophy and Marxist theory, basic principles of Marxism, Marxism in China, ideological education, basic problems of modern Chinese history, philosophy of science and technology, and Marxist philosophy. Marxist theory became the primary first order discipline in Hunan province in 2011; and in July 2012 its postdoctoral centre was established by the College. In the third round of the China Discipline Ranking (CDR) assessment released by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC), our College was ranked in the top 15.
The College comprises three departments: Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Medicine. The College has established an International Science and Technology Co-operation Base of Biomedicine and Life Analytical Chemistry, which was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. The College has a total of 38 full-time faculty members. With nearly 4,000 sq.m. of research and teaching space, plus 30 million RMB state-of-the-art instruments and devices, we have attracted more than 50 million RMB of research funding in recent years, including a number of important scientific research projects, such as the National Programme of Key Basic Research Project (973 Programme) and the Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China. The disciplines of biology and biochemistry entered the top 1% of the ESI Global list 2011.
The School covers the established and emerging fields of law, public administration and politics. It is well known internationally for high quality research, as well as for its legal, administrative and political education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The teaching and research fields in the School include civil law, criminal law, economic law, jurisprudence, administrative management, community management, city management, land resources management and politics. There are currently 90 full-time academic faculty members, including 20 Professors and 40 Associate Professors.