Southwest University

Southwest University


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Introduction to Southwest University

Southwest University (西南大学, website) is a key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and Chongqing Municipality. The main body of the university is located in Beibei District, Chongqing. It is located on the foot of Jinyun Mountain and on the banks of the Jialing River. It covers an area of more than 8,000 acres, covers an area of 1.65 million square meters, and has a green area rate of 40%.

The university traces its origins to the Chuandong Normal School established in 1906, which has evolved several times. In 1936, it was renamed the Sichuan Provincial College of Education. In 1950, the Departments of Education, Chinese, Foreign Languages, History, Geography, and Mathematics of the Sichuan Provincial Institute of Education merged with the National Women’s Teachers College established in 1940 to establish the Southwest Teachers College. The Departments of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Agricultural Manufacturing were founded in 1946. The private Xianghui College was merged to establish the Southwest Agricultural College. In 1985, the two universities were renamed Southwest Normal University and Southwest Agricultural University. In 2000, Chongqing Vocational College of Light Industry was merged into Southwest Normal University; in 2001, Southwest Agricultural University, Sichuan College of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, and Citrus Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences merged to form the new Southwest Agricultural University. In 2005, Southwest Normal University and Southwest Agricultural University merged to form Southwest University, which opened a new chapter in school development.

Southwest University has a full range of disciplines, comprehensiveness and distinctive features. There are 53 first-level disciplines covering 12 disciplines including philosophy, economics, law, teaching, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and art. In this category, there are 3 national key disciplines, 2 national key (cultivation) disciplines, 28 first-level disciplines have the right to grant doctoral degrees, 51 first-level disciplines have the right to grant masters degrees, and there are 1 professional doctorate and 19 Professional master’s degree, there are 25 post-doctoral research stations, 8 subject areas enter the top 1% of the ESI world ranking.

The university currently has 37 colleges (departments) and 105 undergraduate majors, including 20 national specialty majors and 37 Chongqing specialty majors. Rich teaching resources, there are 4 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 3 national virtual simulation experimental centers, 13 Chongqing experimental teaching demonstration centers, there are 46 national excellent courses, 96 excellent courses in Chongqing, there are national 1 cultural education base for college students. At present, there are more than 50,000 students, including nearly 40,000 ordinary undergraduates, more than 11,000 master and doctoral students, and more than 2,000 international students.

The school has 3,000 full-time teachers, including 655 professors, 1198 associate professors, 491 doctoral tutors, 1576 master tutors, 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 senior professor, and national teaching teacher. 3 persons, 5 national and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, 12 persons selected under the “Thousand Talents Plan”, 9 persons included in the “National Special Support Plan”, 13 “Changjiang Scholars”, and “National Outstanding Youth Fund” winners 2 people, 2 chief scientists of the “973” project, 12 national candidates for the “Billion Talent Project”, 8 members of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and 8 members of the subject evaluation team, 4 national teaching teams, and 3 innovation teams of the Ministry of Education .

Southwest University has 1 National Key Laboratory, 1 National Engineering Technology Research Center, 1 National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory, 1 National Key Laboratory Cultivation Base jointly established by the Ministry of Education, and 10 Key Laboratories of the Ministry of Education or Agriculture10 , 3 Engineering Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, 3 “111 Project” Innovation and Inductive Bases, 2 National Field Scientific Observation Experiment Stations, 2 Ministry of Agriculture Science Observation Experiment Stations, 2 Ministry of Land and Resources Field Bases, National University Science 1 park, 12 Chongqing key laboratories, 25 Chongqing engineering laboratories (engineering technology research centers), 1 humanities and social sciences key research base of the Ministry of Education, 1 public culture research base of the Ministry of culture, and key points of the State Sports General Administration 1 laboratory (co-constructed), 13 key humanities and social science research bases in Chongqing. During the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” period, the number of national scientific research projects of the school reached more than 900, and the total funding for scientific research reached 2.035 billion yuan. It was awarded “973” projects, “863” projects (projects), major projects of the National Social Science Fund, and national priorities More than 700 national projects such as R & D planning projects, national major cultural engineering projects, more than 1,000 authorized patents, 50 new species of animals and plants have been bred, more than 800 monographs have been published, and the number of natural science search papers in the three major SCIE, EI, and ISTP More than 5,400 papers, and more than 3600 papers in the three major humanities and social sciences searched in SSCI, A & HCI, and CSSCI. Since the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” period, he has won 2 National Science and Technology Progress Awards, 2 National Natural Science Awards, 1 Chinese Patent Excellence Award, and more than 20 outstanding scientific research awards (Humanities and Social Sciences) from ordinary universities in the Ministry of Education. 8 first prizes of Chongqing Science and Technology Award.

Southwest University has established strategic cooperative relations with more than 50 places, cities, and counties in Chongqing, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Jiangsu, Shandong, and other provinces and cities. It has carried out effective project cooperation with more than 500 administrative institutions and 26 enterprises in 26 provinces and cities, and has achieved significant economic and social benefits. Among them, the cooperation with the county schools of Chongqing Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County has been widely praised, and is known as the “Shizhu Model” which effectively combines industry, university and research.

The university actively promotes the internationalization process, and has established long-term friendly and cooperative relations with more than 140 universities and research institutions in nearly 40 countries and regions such as the United States, Canada, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Australia, and Russia. Kazakhstan cooperated to establish 3 Confucius Institutes.

The university has comprehensively improved the quality of personnel training, comprehensively deepened comprehensive reform, comprehensively promoted the management of schools according to law, comprehensively improved the scientific level of party building, and worked hard to build a world-class university with distinctive characteristics.


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