Introduction to Jiaying University
Jiaying University (website) is a provincial public undergraduate college. It was founded in 1913 as a Meixian County Women’s Normal School. It has a history of 106 years, and has experienced 65 years of secondary school, 22 years of junior college and 19 years as undergraduate university. The school is located in the hometown of Marshal Ye Jianying, a famous historical and cultural city in China, the main settlement of Hakka people, an excellent tourist city in China, the ten most safe cities in the country, the famous cultural town, the hometown of overseas Chinese and the hometown of football – Guangdong Province Meizhou City. Meizhou was called Jiaying Prefecture in the Qing Dynasty, and Jiaying University got its name.
The university covers an area of 1,085,500 square meters, with a school building area of 619,800 square meters; a total of 247 million yuan worth of teaching equipment; 2,342,900 books, 1,054,500 electronic books, and 49,400 electronic journals. There are 1764 faculty members and 1,269 full-time teachers, including 125 senior titles, 354 associate professors, 170 doctors and 716 masters. Hiring famous experts and scholars such as Qiu Chengtong, Ikeda Daisaku, Pan Yigang, Pan Yiyuan, Wang Fosong and Chen Zhijie as visiting professors or honorary professors. There are 25018 regular full-time students and 12174 adult students, from 18 provinces (cities, districts). There are 20 secondary colleges, 1 public teaching department, and 59 undergraduate majors. The disciplines cover 11 disciplines including literature, science, engineering, law, and medicine.
Jiaying University adheres to the mission of “establishing a foothold in Meizhou, facing the grassroots, serving Guangdong, radiating the country, and extending overseas”. It has formed a multi-level and multi-type modern school-running system with undergraduate education as the main body, and has higher vocational education, international student education, adult education, etc., and cultivates applied talents that meet the needs of local economic and social development, with innovative spirit and practical ability.
Jiaying University has the distinctive characteristics of running a school that “roots the hometown of overseas Chinese, serves the localities, and promotes Hakka culture”. Since the school was founded, Zeng Xianzhao, Tian Jiabing and other domestic and foreign folks and alumni have donated more than 200 million yuan. The Hakka Research Institute was established, which was listed as the key research base of humanities and social sciences in Guangdong Province and the Hakka Research Base of Guangdong Province. The first Hakka Academy in mainland China was established, and the excellent Hakka culture and traditional education was carried through the whole process of talent cultivation.
At present, Jiaying University is studying and implementing the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in the light of Xi Jinping’s new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics. General Secretary Xi Jinping inspects the spirit of Guangdong’s important speech, and implements higher education in Guangdong Province. Strong features “enhancement plan, Guangdong North and West University revitalization plan, provinces and cities. The University strives to improve the professional level of disciplines, comprehensive school strength and local service capabilities, strengthen cooperation between cities and schools, promote university city integration, serve Meizhou innovation-driven development, and strive to achieve the goal of transforming development and building high-level applied universities.
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