Brief Introduction to the University
Southwest University for Nationalities (SWUN), directly under the control of the State Ethnic Affairs Committee, is a multi-disciplinary higher education institute. The university was founded in July 1950 and officially established on June 1st, 1950. The university is located in Chengdu, “Land of Abundance”, and is in adjacent to the famous Wuhou Temple. It covers an area of over 1600 mu with 472,000 square meters for construction area, including old campus, new campus, Taipingyang campus.
The university includes 18 colleges and departments of sociology, social science and physical training, 47 undergraduate subjects, 28 master degree subjects and one doctor degree subject, five key provincial (ministerial) –level subjects, five provincial-level undergraduate talents training bases and nine key provincial (ministerial) –level laboratories. Currently, more than 20,000 students are studying in the university, with overseas students from 15 countries. The university has over 1400 teachers and employees with more than 400 professors and associate professors. The library has collected 1.9 million books, the cost of teaching and research facility is over 100 million RMB.
The university is a key opening-up unit of Sichuan province. So far, experts, scholars and government officials from over 70 countries have come to make academic exchanges and visits. SWUN has established inter-university cooperative relations with foreign colleges of Britain Manchester University, Birmingham University, New Zealand Waikato University, Canada Indian United College, Seattle Washington university of USA and academic exchange relations with the research institutes of USA, Japan and Switzerland and finished many international cooperative research projects; SWUN has exchanged students with Konkuk University, Dongguk University and Inje University of Korea. Warm welcome every friend from all over the world to our university to study.