Central South University (CSU)
Zhongnan University

General Introduction

Central South University (CSU) is situated in Changsha, a famous historic and cultural city which is the capital of Hunan Province in China. This is a key national University under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education. CSU is among the first universities that entered the national key constructions “Project 211” and “Project 985”. It is one of the top 20 universities in over-all strength in China.

The fields of study at CSU cover 11 branches of learning, namely medicine, science, engineering, management, literature, law, economics, philosophy, education, history and agriculture. CSU has 24 postdoctoral exchange centers and a graduate school which offers master’s degrees in 282 specialties and doctorate degrees in 142 specialties. CSU has 31 schools and institutes and offers bachelor’s degrees in 83 specialties.

Central South University (CSU) has around 50,000 students (including 18,000 graduate students) from all over China and several hundred overseas students from all over the world. The University started to enroll foreign students in early 1960’s. It is also one of the universities which undertakes scholarship projects organised by Chinese Government. CSU is situated on an area of 341 hectares.

Being a prestigious university with advanced condition and infrastructure, the total value of the equipment, research apparatus and its advanced teaching is over 1 billion RMB.

Central South University (CSU) provides great conditions for the staff and students with libraries, academic centers, teaching and research buildings, stadiums, computer labs, student dormitories, activity centers, swimming pools, hospitals, banks, post offices, coffee bars, special Muslim dinning halls and so on. It is located at the foot of the beautiful Yuelu Mountain and close to the Xiang River with amazing picturesque and quiet environment. This University is an ideal place for higher learning and scientific research.

CSU boasts a high quality group of faculty and staff, comprising many famous scholars and experts with great influence both at home and abroad. Among them, three are members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 13 are members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, nine are members of the Discipline Assessment Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 23 scientific and technological experts have been recognized at a national level for their outstanding achievements.

Also 532 experts have been awarded special subsidies from the Government, 797 are doctorate supervisors and 28 are Special-term Professors funded by Chang Jiang Scholars Program. In addition, CSU has appointed a number of well-known Chinese and international scholars as honorary professors, visiting professors or adjunct professors.

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