Hunan University is situated at the foot of the picturesque Yuelu Hill and on the west bank of the rippling Xiang River in Changsha, capital city of Hunan Province, is honored as an "Ancient Millenarian Academy, Famous Centennial University". Hunan University traces its origin to Yuelu Academy founded in 976 A.D. Officially named in 1926.
Hunan University is a comprehensive university featuring studies in engineering, with a strong foundation in science, a unique cultural background in liberal arts and its own characteristics in economics and management. Hunan University, affiliated with the Ministry of Education of China, is included in China's "Project 211" and "Project 985" for priority investment and construction. The University now has the Graduate School and 23 colleges and departments. Professional disciplines involve 11 subject categories, such as philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, management, and medicine.
It has a staff of over 4,600 with a faculty of nearly 2000, of which, nearly 1,200 are professors and associate professors, 4 are members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering. The student body totals nearly 30,000, of which over 20,600, are undergraduates and 13,000 are graduates. The university has established academic exchanges with 120 universities and research institutes across the world. Hunan University is also home to over 1000 students from 48 countries and regions.
Carrying on good educational tradition during the long history of personnel cultivation, Hunan University has focused on the pith of the admonition of "Seeking Truth from Facts; Daring to be Pioneers" The university has produced more than 160,000 senior professionals, of whom large numbers of the graduates have grown into academic expertise, entrepreneurs and managers in governmental departments, and 13 alumni have been elected as members of the Chinese Academy of Science or the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Highlights of HNU
● A university affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China.
● A university included in "Project 211" and "Project 985" for priority investment and construction.
● A time-honored university tracing back Yuelu Academy founded in 976 A. D.
● A university located in picturesque surroundings with rich natural resources.
● Most programs in engineering can be instructed in English.
● Scholarship opportunities for 10% of the applicants.