Founded in 1983, Changsha University (CCSU) is a unique comprehensive institution affiliated with Changsha Municipal Government. The campus, situated to the Hongshan Ancient Temple at the Kaifu district of Changsha, enjoys a favorable geographical location and convenient access to all destinations. Endowed with charming natural landscapes, it has become an ideal choice for academic study and research.
The University consists of 16 departments, covering 5 major faculties of law, humanities, science, engineering, management. Up to now, a comprehensive multi-discipline network, under the structure of engineering, management guiding and science, humanities, law coordinating, has shaped for its strategic development. At present, Changsha University runs 1 provincial social research institute, 13 research centers at municipal or school level and 1 provincial model laboratory. Provincial key specialty, subjects and excellent courses are offered by the university.
The campus now covers a total area of 1,320,000 square meters with building area of 290,000 square meters. The value of instruments and equipments for research and teaching has totaled to 83.5 million Yuan ( RMB ). Over 1,180,000 volumes are collected in its library, including over 1300 periodicals. Now the beautiful campus has been filled with clusters of modern and elegant constructions, ranging from academic buildings, library, laboratory, standard stadium, building of science and technology, and well-equipped student residential facilities.
Changsha University enjoys good reputation for outstanding research facilities and high qualifying teachers and scholars with extensive research interests and profound knowledge. By 2013, the university has 951 full-time faculties, of whom 90 are professors and 193 associate professors, 2 members of young discipline pioneers at provincial level, 29 young faculties enjoying special aid for teaching and academic research from Education Department of Hunan Province and 4 experts enjoying special allowance from the State Government. Another 8 have won Zeng Xianzi Prize for model teachers.
The university has 16 departments，offering 32 full-time undergraduate degree programs, 7 three-year diploma programs, and adult education programs, attracting over 12,000 full-time students and 4,800 part-time students from 30 provinces ( autonomous regions or directly governed city region) across the nation. Changsha University is now a comprehensive and well-coordinated university with diversity in management, students and programs.
The university lays emphasis on teaching and promoting students’ capacity in acquiring knowledge and adjusting with the society. It strives not only for the simultaneous improvements and developments in teaching and research work, but also for the stimulation of interaction and mutual promotion among various subjects. Computer Appliance and Maintenance has been granted as key specialty at provincial level. The course of Higher Mathematics has been qualified as Provincial Excellence. The specialties of Machinery Design, Manufacture & Auto mechanics, Applied English, Tourism and Hotel Management and Art Design have renowned for their own characteristic and affecting academic circle or business community both in and out of Hunan Province.
By focusing on strengthening scientific research, Changsha University commits itself to improving teaching and fostering a growing atmosphere for teachers’ research and innovation. It has set up 5 research institutes, namely Research of Changsha Culture, Research Institute of Higher Education, Research Institute of Mathematics and Research Institute of Biological Technology, and 1 key laboratory of Cell Engineering. Since 2000, the teaching staff have undertaken 2 projects of the State Science Fund and 1 special project of Youth’s Fund subsidized by Ministry of Education, published 3,000 treatises in the provincial or national periodicals, 98 of which were quoted by SCI and EI, 23 of which were reprinted by Xinhua Digest, Periodicals of National People’s Congress, etc. In May 2005, “Study of Post-war Britain Peaceful Movement”(by Pro.Xiong Weimin ) won State Social Science Fund, together with “Research on Study-oriented Society and Study Innovation and Creativity of College Students”(by Pro.Qu Linyan ) conferred as a key subject of “The 10th 5-Year Plan” of State Education Science in 2003, indicates that the research on humanities and social science in our university has already approached the national level.
Meanwhile, Changsha University has established extensive global links and diverse cultural communications. By the year 2007, it has formed cooperative relationship with higher education providers from over 10 countries and regions, which covers areas of North America, East Asia, Europe and Asia-Pacific. A variety of overseas organizations and communities are in wide and mutual-beneficial cooperation with the university.
The university has committed to its mission to serve the need of economic development of Changsha and surrounding areas, and endow its students with initiatives and competence to make greater contribution for local economy and social development.