Guilin University of Technology
Introduction to Guilin University of Technology
Guilin University of Technology (GUT, website) is a university jointly built by the central and local governments and mainly managed by the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The school originated from Guilin Geology School, which was established in Guangxi by the former Ministry of Heavy Industry in 1956. In 2009, it was renamed Guilin University of Technology.
The university has four campuses, namely, Guilin Pingfeng, Guilin Yanshan, Nanning Anji, and Nanning Airport. The total campus area is more than 3,300 mu.
There are 19 teaching units in the university, 75 undergraduate major, more than 34,000 full-time students, and more than 1,700 full-time teachers. There are two post-doctoral research stations, three first-level doctoral degree programs, 18 first-level master’s degree programs, and nine professional degree categories (including 11 majors in engineering), with excellent undergraduate qualifications. Graduates are exempt from the postgraduate requirements and are focusing on engineering.
The university has seven subject areas and five undergraduate majors listed in the Ministry of Education’s Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program. In recent years, it has undertaken more than 300 provincial education, research and teaching reform projects. The teacher edited and published more than 200 textbooks, including 14 national planning textbooks.
The university has one national key laboratory cultivation base jointly built by the provincial and ministerial departments, one key laboratory of the Ministry of Education, one engineering research centre of the Ministry of Education, and 24 key disciplines of Guangxi (including five advantageous disciplines), academician of Guangxi District Government. There are six workstations, eight key laboratories in Guangxi, 1 Guangxi Engineering Research Center, 2 Guangxi Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Bases, 2 Guangxi Collaborative Innovation Centers, and 1 Guangxi International Science and Technology Cooperation Base. There is a national and autonomous regional university science park called “Zhongchuang Space.”
The university has established friendly and cooperative relations with more than 100 colleges and universities in more than 30 countries and regions. Among them, more than 50 colleges and universities have signed exchange agreements for international students, academic exchanges and scientific research cooperation. More than 2,000 students have been sent to study abroad and study abroad. Name; hosted several international academic seminars and exchanges; the international jewellery industry widely hailed the university. A total of more than 5,600 international students have been accepted. The average passing rate of Chinese students in the Chinese Proficiency Test (New HSK) is over 95%. The Kyrgyz International Student Culture Festival and the “One Belt, One Road” International Education Development Principal Forum were successfully held.
College of Foreign Studies
The College of Foreign Languages (website) was established in July 1995. In 1993, the college began to recruit business English majors. In 1998, it enrolled undergraduate students in business English and tourism English. In 2003, it enrolled undergraduate students in Japanese. The college now has an English teaching and research section, a Japanese language teaching and research section, a university English teaching and research section (I), a university English teaching and research section (II), a postgraduate public English teaching and research section, a language comprehensive laboratory, and a foreign language and culture institute.
The college has 112 faculty members, including 100 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 famous school visits.
The School of Foreign Languages 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 majors 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 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.
The college has 33 language and audio-visual training rooms, including a trade and economic training room, a translation training room, a simultaneous interpretation training room, a Japanese cultural experience center, and 4 interactive classrooms with nearly 2,000 seats. The Japanese Cultural Experience Center covers an area of nearly 200 square meters and is the largest and most comprehensive Japanese cultural experience and Japanese language learning laboratory in Guangxi. The College’s professional library has a collection of nearly 10,000 books.
Foreign Teachers at Guilin University of Technology
Guilin (Panorama) is a city in North Guangxi, China. Guilin is a scenic town and one of the best-known tourist destinations in China. There are many scenic places within short traveling distance of Guilin. Guilin is a beautiful city. The town center is surrounded by two rivers and four lakes and studded with sheer sided karst mountains. Outside the city center, the buildings are less well kept. The main industry in the city is tourism so the city is much cleaner than other Chinese cities.Guilin itself is like most other medium size Chinese cities, other than that it has a large number of western-style hotels, tourists and is relatively free of air pollution. Many Chinese domestic tourists also flock to this area. What makes it special is its proximity to many picturesque limestone mountains and formations.
- 2h 30mins to Guangzhou by rail
- 3h to Shenzhen by rail
Guilin food is a combination of Cantonese and Hunanese cuisine. It is characterized by its sweetness and the delicate use of spices, particularly chili. Many foods are have a sour or spicy taste. Stir-frying and steaming are the most common cooking methods of Guilin food.
Guilin has short, mild winters, and long, hot, humid summers. Winter begins dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier. Spring is generally overcast and often rainy, while summer continues to be rainy though is the sunniest time of year. Autumn is sunny and dry. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 8.1 °C (46.6 °F) in January to 28.2 °C (82.8 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 19.12 °C (66.4 °F).