Southwest University Profile

 

Situated near the beautiful Jialing River, at the foot of Jinyun Mountain—a state level scenic spot, in Beibei Chongqing, known for its 600 hectare garden style campus, Southwest University is a national key, comprehensive university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, one of the “211 Project” universities (top 100 universities in the 21th century gaining preferential support in the construction and development from Central Government of China.

Southwest University was established in July 2005 through the incorporation of former Southwest Normal University and Southwest Agriculture University, both of which could be traced back to their common origin, i.e. East Sichuan Teachers College in 1906.

After long-term construction and development, Southwest University has developed its running characteristics in teachers’ education and agricultural education. It excels in a number of disciplines including education, psychology and agronomy. Among them, the silkworm genome research takes the lead in the world; psychology and education have taken a national lead. Other great achievements include natural fallowing, silkworm gene bank, southwest ethnic education and psychology research, and human time cognition and so on. Hundreds of new technologies and achievements have brought with them outstanding social and economic benefits.

The following statistical data offer different aspects of SWU profile:

►Campus aspect: Big campus area of 600 hectares, with the facilities area of almost 1,500,000 square meters

►Disciplinary aspect: 12 disciplinary categories, covering 55 first class disciplines, 3 national key disciplines, 37 provincial or ministry key disciplines, 22 PhD degree programs of the first class disciplines, 19 post-doctoral research stations, 44 master’s degrees programs of the first class disciplines, 107 bachelor’s degree programs

►Faculty aspect: Nearly 2,800 full time teachers, over 1800 professors and associate professors (including research fellows), nearly 300 PhD supervisors, over 1200 master’s degree tutors

Student aspect: Over 50,000 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students, over 1,400 international students from over 70 countries and regions

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