Anhui University of Science and Technology

Infobox_University
name = Anhui University of Science and Technology (AUST)


motto =
established = 1945
type = Public
undergrad = 17,100+
postgrad = 4,000+
faculty = 1,950
president = Yan Shilong (颜事龙)
city = Huainan
state = Anhui
country = People's Republic of China flagicon|China
campus = Urban, 3 Campus
website= [http://www.aust.edu.cn/ www.aust.edu.cn]

Anhui University of Science and Technology (zh-stp|s=安徽理工大学|t=安徽理工大學|p=Ānhuī Lǐgōng Dàxué) one of the five key universities in Anhui Province. It is situated in Huainan City, Anhui Province, which is also known as a green city and as an important base of science and education in China. Like a resplendent pearl embedded in the land of the Yantze-Huaihe region, the university is of vital importance to the Province and the surrounding areas in terms of scientific research, technological innovation and training of higher or advanced talents.

Covering a land area of 1,300 mu, the university is divided into three branches, with various kinds of architectures of more than 400,000 square meters of floor space. The university takes on a fine appearance with trees and grass, and is the provincial "Garden-like School".

History

Anhui University of Science and Technology (the predecessor of the university, namely, Bengbu Advanced Industrial and Professional Training School of Anhui Province) was founded in the year of 1945. It was one of the only two institutions of higher education in the then Anhui Province. The school was renamed "Hefei Mining Institute" in 1955, and moved to Hefei the same year, and again renamed "Hefei University of Technology" in 1958. In 1971 the Department of Geology and the Department of Mining Engineering were established in the university and then moved to Huainan City completely, together with some teachers of the Department of Basic Courses, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, on the basis of which established Huainan Coal Mine Institute. The institute was renamed "Huainan Mining Institute" in 1981. In 1993 the former East China Medical School merged into the institute, which was renamed "Huainan Institute of Technology" in 1997. Since 1998 the university has started to be under the auspice of the Province instead of the former Ministry of Coal Industry of the state due to the readjustment of the organs of the State Council. In 2000, Huainan School of Chemical Engineering , an important junior school of the former Ministry of Chemical Engineering of the country, merged into the university according to the resolution of the Provincial Government. In February, 2002 the university adopted the present name authorized by the State Education Commission.

Having gone through a rough course of 57 years, the university has developed into what it is at present a university with disciplines and inter-disciplines in engineering, science, medicine, management, arts and so on. It has been ranked as one of the five universities to be built specifically by the Province during the Tenth-five Year Period.

[http://www.aust.edu.cn/english/institute/2.htm Detailed Outline of University History]

Organization

A president (校長) heads the University. Each school (院) is headed by a dean (院長), and each department (系) by a chairman (系主任). Students elect their own representatives each year to attend administrative meetings.

Currently the university consists of 12 departments, an advanced vocational and technical training school, an adult education school, and more than 42 research institutes.

*Department of Resources & Environmental Engineering
*Department of Resources Exploration & Management Engineering
*Department of Mechanical Engineering
*Department of Electrical Engineering
*Department of Civil Engineering
*Department of Chemical Engineering
*Department of Mathematics & Physics
*Department of Foreign Languages
*Department of Economic Management & Social Sciences
*Department of Computer Science & Technology
*Department of Material Science & Engineering
*School of Medical Science
*Vocational & Technological School

The university was authorized among the first with privilege to grant Master and Bachelor degrees in 1981 by the State Council. It was also authorized to confer Master degrees to those either at work or with the same educational experience. At present, there are in the university 50 master and 42 bachelor programs, with over 21,000 students, of which 17120 are bachelors and 4000+ are masters.

It is now the only one university in Anhui Province that has the privilege to grant engineering master degrees, and the only one multi-disciplined university having a discipline in medicine.

University library

The library, established in 1954, is one of the university libraries in China. It occupies a central location of the campus. There are five floors with over 10,000 square meters of floor space, providing 6,442 seats and a computer lab. In 2006, the Library has a collection of more than 1,900,335 volumes of books and bound periodicals, as well as a collection of electronic and non-print materials.

;Library resources
*1,238,954 volumes of printed books and journals
*350,000 units of micro forms
*602,640 titles of media resources
*99,000 titles of resources via Internet
*6,442 seats, including 1,800 study carrels for individual use
*28 rooms for group study and discussion
*A fully equipped classroom and a computer laboratory for group instruction
*Self-service photocopiers on every floor
*Wireless Internet connection

Campus culture

AUST has formed a rich campus cultural atmosphere by promoting its education in ideology, politics, science and technology, culture and art. In recent years, the university has attached great importance to quality education of its students. The Students’ Union, the Students’ Scientific Society, Art Team, and the Youth Volunteers’ Society have played active roles in organizing cultural and art festivals, science and technology festivals, sport festivals, work-study programs, and social activities in the forms of lectures, seminars, contests, soliciting articles, training and weekend music parties. The university, as a trial unit and base of national cultural quality education for undergraduates, has made remarkable achievements in cultural quality education.

Intercollegiate relations

AUST attaches great importance to academic exchanges and cooperations, having established intercollegiate relations with over 20+ universities and research institutes of Australia, Germany, the US and other foreign countries. International exchanges and cooperations in such field as exchanging experts, scholars and studying-abroad people and joint-cultivation of students have been fulfilled.

External links

* [http://www.aust.edu.cn/ Official Website]
* [http://bbs.cnaust.com/index.php Anhui University of Science and Technology BBS]


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