Hunan University of Arts and Science
Hunan University of Arts and Science (HUAS) is a multi-disciplinary full-time undergraduate university and has a history of approximately sixty years. Hunan University of Arts and Science is located in Changde, a historic and cultural city northwest of Hunan Province, honored as the National Civilized City, the National Hygienic City, the National Garden City, the International Garden City, the National Traffic Management Model City and in the list of China’s First Charming Cities. The beautiful environment, convenient land, sea and air transportation network through the country is ideal for learning, teaching and research.
Hunan University of Arts and Science occupies an area of more than 1400 mu and has a building area of 478 thousand square meters. Its library houses 1.543 million volumes of paper books and 200 thousand digital books. Hunan University of Arts and Science has 1 candidate of National Hundred-Thousand-Ten Thousand Talents Project, 3 members of the Teaching Guidance Committee of Education Ministry, 1 candidate of Transportation Ministry’s New Century Ten-Hundred-Thousand Talents Project, 1 winner of Education Ministry’s New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan, 3 experts enjoying the State Council’s Special Allowance, 11 winners of Hunan Provincial New Century 121 Talents Project, 7 provincial-level discipline leaders, 113 professors, 344 associate professors, 209 doctors, 4 part-time doctoral supervisors, and 55 part-time master supervisors.
Hunan University of Arts and Science is made up of 20 colleges and 1 independent college, offering 57 undergraduate programs covering 10 disciplines like literature, science, engineering, agriculture, history, law, economics, management, education and art. Hunan University of Arts and Science enrolls prospective students from 31 provinces (municipalities, autonomous regions) in China and has more than 23000 full-time undergraduate students in 2016/17.
Hunan University of Arts and Science has a strong international profile. In 2004, Hunan University of Arts and Science began to enroll international students and was in the first list local colleges of Hunan Province approved by the Ministry of Education to initiate international undergraduate cooperative education projects.
Hunan University of Arts and Science is talent-oriented in the innovative teaching methods and has made great achievements in teaching and scientific research. Hunan University of Arts and Science has 1 State-Level Undergraduate Cultural and Quality Education Base, 1 State-Level School-Enterprise Cooperative Talents Fostering Base, 4 State-Level Feature and Reform Pilot Programs, 6 Province-Level Feature Programs, 1 State-Level High-Quality Course, 14 Province-Level High-Quality Courses, 1 State-Level Teaching Team, 2 Provincial-Level Higher Learning Science and Technology Innovation Teams, 2 Provincial-Level Institutions of Higher Learning “2011 Collaborative Innovation Centers”: Collaborative Innovation Center for Efficient and Healthy Production of Aquatic Products and Dongting Lake Ecological Economic Zone Construction and Development Innovation Center. Hunan University of Arts and Science has more than 50 other above-provincial-level base platforms, like the National Linux Technical Training and Promoting Center, Academician Workstations, and Post-Doctoral Workstations. Since 2012, Hunan University of Arts and Science has achieved approximately 800 vertical or horizontal scientific research projects, among which 55 are supported by the National Natural Science Foundation and the National Philosophy and Social Science Fund, including the Most Important Project Commissioned by the National Philosophy and Social Science Fund –Research on the Japanese Invaders’ Germ War Crime in the Southern China (Hunan and the Surrounding Areas), with the scientific research project funds revenue totaled approximately ￥100 million.
Hunan University of Arts and Science is quality-oriented and fosters applied compound undergraduates, forming a new comprehensive “Learning & Using” application-oriented talent training model. In 2014, Hunan University of Arts and Science was identified as one of the two transformation pilot universities in Hunan Province. In March 2016 the Transformation Development Experience of Hunan University of Arts and Science was included in the National Education System Reform Leading Group Briefing to be promoted national wide; in April 2016 Hunan University of Arts and Science was identified as the State-Level Pilot of the “Production-Education Integration Engineering Applied Undergraduate Universities” by the Hunan Provincial Government. Hunan University of Arts and Science has made remarkable achievements in the featured production-education integration employment, the initial employment rate ranking at the forefront among the similar universities of Hunan Province, and has been honored as “the Hunan Provincial University Undergraduate Employment Top-Leadership Project Outstanding Unit”, “Hunan Provincial Undergraduate Employment and Entrepreneurship Model University” by the Education Department of Hunan Province, and “2015 National Graduate Employment Typical Experience University” by the Ministry of Education.
Hunan University of Arts and Science is striving for the vision to be the top comprehensive applied technology oriented university in China.