Xi’an Polytechnic University
Introduction to Xi’an Polytechnic University
Xi’an Polytechnic University, or XPU, is a typical industry-based university in China under the direct leadership of the Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government. As one of the earliest institutions where China’s higher education in textile took shape, Xi’an Polytechnic Universityat present goes beyond the textile by offering education at different levels including 63 undergraduate programs, 25 graduate programs, and 1 joint PHD program. Located in the eastern part of Xi’an, Xi’an Polytechnic University consists of two campuses – Jinhua Campus in downtown and Lintong Campus.
In 1912, Xi’an Polytechnic University started as Beijing Higher Industry Institute Weaving Academy. With a 66-years of development, Northwest Textile Science and Technology University was founded in 1978 under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Textile. It transferred to the supervision of Shaanxi Provincial Government in 1998. In 2006, it took on its current name Xi’an Polytechnic University(XPU).At present, Xi’an Polytechnic University consists of 12 schools and 1 teaching department covering arts, education, economics, management, engineering, literature and law with textile and engineering as its pillar.
Xi’an Polytechnic University provides students with on-campus communal spaces, such as a student center including a gym, entertainment venue for relaxing, socializing and showcasing their versatile talents. The cafeteria and supermarket meet the students’ need in their daily life. The beautiful campus contributes to its elegant environment, and the convenient school facilities create a pleasant and civilized atmosphere.
The university boasts a high-level staff of over 1500, each with both academic distinction in their respective fields and significant working experience, among whom Professor Yao Mu, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, has been devoted to the teaching and researching on textile materials for more than 60 years. The university attaches great importance to developing students’ ability to solve real-world problems, and it provides students with opportunities to conduct real-life projects. On campus, the university is well-equipped with the latest lab facilities. The applied research centers and comprehensive talents training bases are multidisciplinary and have connections and cooperation with many institutes and enterprises both at home and abroad.
Xi’an Polytechnic University is always open to international friends. Over the years XPU is active in a full range of international cooperation and exchanges in education.To date, it has ties with more than 50 universities and academic institutions in 20 countries or regions.More than 500 students have been studying abroad through the dual degree programs between Xi’an Polytechnic University and partner universities in the U.S, UK, Australia and Canada. More than 400 faculties and students have visited partner universities through various exchange programs and more than 400 foreign students have studied at Xi’an Polytechnic University since 1995. Xi’an Polytechnic University has successfully held international conferences, such as the first and second International Wool Conference, The Sixth China International Warp Knitting Design Awards, TBIS2014, etc. With the opening up of ‘One belt, One road’ initiative, we have made it a strategic priority to go global.
Xi’an Polytechnic University
Xi’an (Panorama) is the capital of Shaanxi Province and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history. It is about 2 hours by air from Beijing and 2 hours from Shanghai. Known as the leading city of China’s Western Development Drive Program since 1990s, Xi’an is an important economic, cultural, industrial and educational center of the central-northwest region, providing visitors with modern and convenient facilities.
Xi’an was the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, and played a very important part in Chinese history. Today Xi’an is one of the most important and convenient transportation hubs in central and western China. Frequent flights, trains and buses connect the city with other major cities all around the country. The urban transportation of the city has been somewhat frustrating in recent years because of the metro construction. Now metro line 1, line 2 and line 3 are in operation. Several other lines are also under construction or in the planning process. For now the buses and taxis can take you to get around the city.
Xi’an is a foodie paradise, with excellent restaurants serving local and international cuisine. You can’t come to Xi’an without sampling the following: savory, often spicy roujiaomo “burgers”; DIY roupaomo, a soupy concoction of bread in mutton stew; cumin-laden meat skewers in the Muslim Quarter; and refreshing liangpi rice noodles with peanut sauce, perfect for cooling down in the heat of summer. Make sure to visit the night market to explore the flavors of Shaanxi street food.