Pingdingshan University

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Introduction to Pingdingshan University

Pingdingshan University (PDSU, 平顶山学院, website), ratified by the Ministry of Education of China and managed by the Government of Henan Province, is a full-time and comprehensive university. Standing on the Guoding Hill and overlooking the Baigui Lake in Xincheng District, Pingdingshan, it takes pride in its beautiful natural environment and rich humanistic cultural atmosphere.

PDSU grows up from Pingdingshan Normal School, founded in October 1959. In August 1977, junior college classes were attached to Pingdingshan Normal School, and in 1984 it was named Pingdingshan Teachers Training College. In May 2004, approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education, it was upgraded to be a tertiary education institute, Pingdingshan University. Actively responding to the national and provincial requirements concerning the classification and development of higher education, she has been carrying out the in-depth transformational development, which paves the way for her Construction Unit for Master’s Degree Conferment Project, thePilotUniversityin Transformational Development of Henan Province, one of Henan Province Undergraduate Colleges of Applied Technology. From then on, she has been developing well and playing her important roles of talent cultivation, scientific research, community commitment, and cultural inheritance & innovation, greatly inspired and motivated by her operation motto (namely, Morality, Erudition, Factualism and Innovation), and by her ethos (that is, Rigorous, Realistic, Harmonious, and Striving), and by her school spirit (namely, Effort, Hardship, Self-improvement, Solidarity, and Devotion).

PDSU owns two campuses at present. There is a staff size over 1,400, of whom over 900 teachers have got master’s or doctor’s degrees and over 400 teachers are full professors, associate professors or senior experimentalists. It is fully equipped with cultural and athletic facilities, including a PE training hall, a concert hall, a studio, etc.

Persisting in serving local industries, Pingdingshan University has formed such a disciplinary layout as is dominated by some engineering or applied disciplines with multidisciplinary coordinated development. It has 18 teaching units or colleges, 55 undergraduate majors, 8 junior college majors, covering ten disciplines including engineering, management, science, humanities, law, and art and so on. It has 1 national extramural training base, 8 provincial specialty construction units, 8 provincial pilot majors for comprehensive reform, 4 provincialqualitycourses, 2 provincial online open quality courses, 2 provincial teaching teams, and 4 provincialdemonstration centersfor experimental teaching.

Pingdingshan University adheres to the opening-up and cooperation policy. We communicate with foreign universities in the United States, Britain, Canada, Singapore, Australia, etc., and carry out cooperation in teaching and scientific research. With Pingdingshan Municipal Government, China Pingmei Shenma Group, Pinggao Group Co. Ltd, Yakun Group, Dahe Net, ChinaBuilding Ceramics and Sanitaryware Association, PDSU develops school-enterprise cooperation and production-teaching integration, and establishes some enterprise colleges such as Pingmei Shenma College, Pinggao College and Yakun College. Together with Development Research Center of Henan Provincial Government, Henan Bureau for Letters and Calls, and Publicity Department of CPC Pingdingshan Municipal Committee and so on, she has co-built such new think tanks as the Transformational Development Institute for Resource-based Cities, Henan Institute of People’s Letters-Calls and Social Issues, Pingdingshan Cultural Industry Research Institute. Pingdingshan University makes great innovations in talent cultivation, and enhances her capacity of serving regional economic development and social progress.

Pingdingshan University pays much attention to students’ comprehensive qualities and innovative ability, so their extracurricular academic, scientific and technological activities and social practice activities are flourishing. She is rewarded as National May Fourth Red Flag League, National Top Unit in Social Practice of Three Services in Rural Areas (that is, going to rural areas to spread scientific and literacy knowledge or to offer medical service to villagers), as well as Provincial Advanced Social Practice Unit for College Students. Over the past three years, she has won over 2000 honor titles in such competitions as National “Challenge Cup” College Students Entrepreneurship Design Contest, National Mathematical Modeling Contest, National Chemical Design Competition for College Students, China Robot Competition, and National IT Competition and so on. She has also received such great honors as Henan Provincial Model Unit (namely, arole model in comprehensive progress), one of Henan’s Satisfying Universities in Higher Education Quality, one of Henan’s Recommendable Education Cards, one of Henan’s Top Ten Model Universities of Applied Technologyand one of Henan’s Three-All-Education Pilot Colleges for Comprehensive Reform.

At the new historical starting point, PDSU strives to put into practice her schooling philosophy (that is, valuing virtue, ability, and application), sticks to her development strategy (namely, stressing education quality, attracting excellent scholars, strengthening scientific research, and building exclusive features), and spares no efforts to speed up her transformational development and quality construction, working hard to building herself into a quality university of applied technology with distinctive characteristics, prominent advantages, and strong ability to serve regional economic and social development.


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About Pingdingshan

Pingdingshan City (Panorama) is located in the central part of Henan Province. Pingdingshan means “flat-top mountain” and is named after the visible mountain located just northwest of the city center. It was established in 1957. It has jurisdiction over 2 cities, 4 counties and 4 districts, with an area of 7882 square kilometers and a total population of 4.4 million. Pingdingshan people carry a regional pride with them, as their city is home to an ancient “Eagle” tribe which was probably one of the earliest in the country. If you want to experience the real Chinese culture, Pingdingshan is definitely the place to do.

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