Shenyang Ligong University (SLU), founded in 1948, whose predecessor was Northeast Military Special School, was upgraded to Shenyang Institute of Technology in 1960 and renamed Shenyang Ligong University in 2004. The university is located near the south bank of Hun River in the scenic Hunnan New Hi-tech District, Shenyang City, with imposing and elegant buildings, and pleasant and agreeable campus environment.
Over sixty-five years of construction and development, SLU has developed from a single-discipline military and technological school into a multi-disciplinary university, well-known in engineering, with combination of science, management, arts, economics, law and art. With the distinctive features of national defense, SLU enrolls students on a nationwide basis, mainly contributing to the development of Liaoning Province.
SLU covers an area of 1,220,000 ㎡, with campus buildings 443,400㎡ and the total value of teaching and scientific equipment 260 million RMB. On campus, there is a local network and many high-level modernized labs. Its library occupies an area of 39,000㎡ with 1,230,000 paper books in the collection, an automatic management system, and important database of both home and abroad, meanwhile, its development plan of digitalizing the library is now in steady progress.
SLU has 16 schools, 2 teaching departments, 12 first- level and 45 second-level disciplines for master degree program, 7 master-accredited fields for engineering and MBA. It offers 51 undergraduate programs. It has 9 provincial level key disciplines and preponderant and characteristic disciplines, 1 Sino-Russian Scientific and Technological Cooperation Base, 1 National Key Lab for 863 Plan, 1 key science and technology platform, 16 provincial and ministerial level key laboratories and engineering and technology research centers.
SLU has 1728 teaching staff with 1061 full-time teachers, of whom 546 are professors and associate professors, 220 with doctor degree, 1 national outstanding teacher, 9 provincial outstanding teachers, 1 “new century talent” awarded by Ministry of Education, 3 provincial outstanding experts, 4 provincial distinguished professors, 6 under the program of “Supporting Outstanding Talents in Science and Technology” and 10 under the “Outstanding Young Scholar Growth Plan” in province, 15 at the hundred-level of the “Ten Million Talent Project”, 21 with special allowance from the State Council and 10 Ph. D supervisors.
SLU has 20,000 students, among whom 1,682 are postgraduates and 17,096 full-time undergraduates. Over the past 65 years since its establishment, SLU has cultivated over 100,000 talents in various fields for the country.
SLU has established stable cooperation with 65 universities in eleven countries, such as Russia, the United States, Britain, Canada, Germany, Japan, Finland, etc.. Four advanced laboratories were built with nine institutes from the National Academy of Sciences of Russia and Belarus. SLU has conducted joint programs with universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Russia and other countries. Confucius Institute has been established based on the cooperation with Tomsk State University in Russia, meanwhile, the cooperation between the two universities is also extended with the opening up of the Pushkin Russian Language Center, which was approved by the Ministry of Education of China as a national Russian center.
Sixty-five years has witnessed the many changes and growth of Shenyang Ligong University. With full enthusiasm, innovative and enterprising spirit, SLU is striving ahead to elevate itself to be a high-level teaching-research university, with distinctive features, domestically well-known, and distinguished first-echelon university in Liaoning Province.