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Xiangtan University
Location
Zone:South China
Address:Yanggutang Western suburb,
Summary
Institution (Private/Public):Public
Year Founded:1958
Started Semester: September
School Advantages
The university was established in 1958 as a result of Chairman Mao’s proposal. On September 10th of the same year, Chairman Mao himself wrote the name of the school and enjoined the authorities to work hard to make a success of it. Thanks to the concern and care by Deng Xiaoping, Hua Guofeng, Li Xiannian and other government leaders, the university kept growing and was thus approved by the State Council as a key state university in 1978. In 1998, on the fortieth anniversary of the school’s founding, ex-President Jiang Zemin wrote: “Work for a better Xiangtan University, train competent graduates and make more contribution.” On December 17th, 2005, the Ministry of Education and the Hunan Provincial Government signed a treaty agreeing to provide joint financial support to the university. In the past decades, the school has been expanding its exchange and cooperation with over thirty universities in more than twenty countries, including France, Spain, Japan, Russia, USA, Britain, and Australia. In China, the university is the only non-military institute training reserve army officers. It has been chosen by Guangzhou Military Command as a base for the selecting and training of reserve officers, and by the Army 61046 under the PLA General Staff as a base for the training of postgraduates. Training officers and soldiers suited for both military and civilian jobs is a feature of training talent in Xiangtan Universtity. Every year many graduates leave the school to work for Guangzhou Military Command, South China Sea Fleet, Chengdu Military Command, Beijing Military Command, and the other army units. Xiangtan University is located in the cradle of Hunan Culture——Xiangtan, which is an ancient city and lies in the central of Hunan Province. Its landform belongs to the hilly area under semitropical climate with a yearly average temperature of 17℃ and average rainfall of 1,300mm. The highest place reaches 802m and the lowest 33.6m above the sea level. Xiang River runs across Xiangtan from south to north. Lying to the north of the city are the beautiful Dongting Lake and Yueyang Tower, a historical and cultural scenic spot. Standing to the south is the magnificent Nanyue Hengshan Mountain,one of five well-known high mountains which are great centers of Buddhism in China. In the west is Shaoshan, hometown of Mao Zedong, and Zhangjiajie, the World Heritage forest park. In the east is the most important city of central southern China——Zhuzhou, which is a hub of communication. Furthermore, Xiangtan University is conveniently located next to the expressway that leads to Changsha Huanghua International Airport.
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The university was established in 1958 as a result of Chairman Mao’s proposal. On September 10th of the same year, Chairman Mao himself wrote the name of the school and enjoined the authorities to work hard to make a success of it. Thanks to the concern and care by Deng Xiaoping, Hua Guofeng, Li Xiannian and other government leaders, the university kept growing and was thus approved by the State Council as a key state university in 1978. In 1998, on the fortieth anniversary of the school’s founding, ex-President Jiang Zemin wrote: “Work for a better Xiangtan University, train competent graduates and make more contribution.” On December 17th, 2005, the Ministry of Education and the Hunan Provincial Government signed a treaty agreeing to provide joint financial support to the university.

In the past decades, the school has been expanding its exchange and cooperation with over thirty universities in more than twenty countries, including France, Spain, Japan, Russia, USA, Britain, and Australia. In China, the university is the only non-military institute training reserve army officers. It has been chosen by Guangzhou Military Command as a base for the selecting and training of reserve officers, and by the Army 61046 under the PLA General Staff as a base for the training of postgraduates. Training officers and soldiers suited for both military and civilian jobs is a feature of training talent in Xiangtan Universtity. Every year many graduates leave the school to work for Guangzhou Military Command, South China Sea Fleet, Chengdu Military Command, Beijing Military Command, and the other army units.


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