Guilin University of Technology
Introduction to Guilin University of Technology
Guilin University of Technology (GUT, website) is a university built by the central and local governments. It is managed by the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The university originated from Guilin Geology School in 1956.
The university has four campuses including Pingfeng, Yanshan, Nanning Anji, and Airport campus. The total campus area is more than 3,300 mu.
There are 19 colleges, 75 undergraduate majors. It has more than 34,000 full-time students, and more than 1,700 full-time teachers.
Guilin University of Technology has five Excellent Engineering Program majors in China. In recent years, it has more than 300 provincial projects. GUT teachers have pulished more than 200 textbooks.
It has established cooperative relations with more than 100 colleges and universities worldwide. More than 50 universities have signed exchange agreements with GUT on academic exchanges and research cooperation. More than 2,000 students have studied abroad. A total of more than 5,600 international students have studied at GUT. The passing rate of Chinese Proficiency Test (New HSK) is over 95%.
College of Foreign Studies
The College of Foreign Languages (website) was established in July 1995. In 1993, the college began to offer business English course. In 2003, it offered Japanese course. The college now has an English teaching section, a Japanese language section, a postgraduate English teaching section, a language laboratory, and a foreign culture institute.
The college has 112 faculty members, including 100 full time teachers. The college has 9 professors, 36 associate professors, 6 doctoral teachers, and 5 doctors. More than two-thirds of the teachers have master’s degrees or above, and more than one-third of the teachers have overseas experience.
The college now offers a full-time English undergraduate major (in three directions: economics, trade, tourism, and translation) and a Japanese undergraduate major (business direction). In recent years, English major enroll about 150 students per year, and Japanese majors enroll about 60 students. In terms of postgraduate education, nearly 20 graduate students in foreign linguistics and applied linguistics are enrolled each year.
The College of Foreign Languages at Guilin University of Technology conducts a variety of second classroom activities, such as: reading project, English-Japanese drama competition, “foreign language star” speech contest, English and Japanese song chorus competition and Chinese and foreign cultural exchange month and other large-scale events.
List of Universities that Cooperate with Guilin University of Technology
- University of Cincinnati in the United States
- Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom
- Kumamoto University in Japan
- Griffith University in Australia
- Canterbury University in New Zealand
- Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences in Germany
- La Rochelle University in France
- Royal Thai Institute of Technology
- Vietnam University of Foreign Languages
Life on Campus
1. Life at GUT (Campus Scenery, Food, Activities etc.)
2. Living in Guangxi, Chinadaily: Guangxi
University Teaching Program