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Hunan University of Science & Technology

Apr 15, 2024



Hunan University of Science & Technology (HNUST), which evolves from Northern Hunan Construction College founded in 1949, was established in 2003 by merging Xiangtan Institute of Technology and Xiangtan Normal University. Co-constructed by People’s Government of Hunan Province and the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, and by the People's Government of Hunan Province and the former State Administration of Work Safety, HNUST is among the “‘13th Five-Year Plan’ National Basic Capacity Building Project of Hundred Universities in Central and Western Regions”as well as the “Domestic First-Class Universities” of Hunan Province.

The campus covers an area of over 3,1 00 mu (207 hectares) with a building area amounting to 1,100,000 m² and boasts teaching and researching equipment worth approximately 620 million yuan and a library collection including both material and e-material of over 7.2 million volumes. Made up of 19 schools, the School of Graduate, Continuing Education, the International Education College and Xiaoxiang College (an independent college), HNUST offers 94 undergraduate programs in eleven disciplines, 2 disciplines including Engineering and Chemistry ranking ESI’s top 1% in the world, three post-doctoral research stations of First-Level Discipline, 5 First-Level disciplines for doctoral degrees, 30 First-Level disciplines offering master’s degree, 15 professional master's degree authorization programs, as well as the qualification for recommending excellent fresh graduates to pursue a master's degree without an examination and the recommending qualification for “Countryside Teachers with Master Degree Training Program”. It also provides 3 characteristic disciplines of national defense, 1 characteristic and advanced key discipline at the provincial level, 8 provincial key disciplines, 6 disciplines construction of “First-class universities and disciplines of the world” of Hunan Province, 8 national characteristic specialties, 17 provincial characteristic specialties and 1 experimental specialty of national comprehensive reform in specialties.
HNUST has 1,619 faculty members out of 2,552 employees, 338 of whom are full professors and 1,011 are doctorate holders. Among the outstanding faculty members are subject-matter experts of National 863 Program, leading talents in philosophy of the social science of “National High-level Personnel of Special Support Project”, talents of “The Four Fist-batch Talents Project”, national young and middle-aged experts with remarkable contributions, national candidates for “The New Century Talents Project”, national distinguished teachers, recipients of special government allowances of the State Council amounting to more than 21.

HNUST is the Ministry of Education undergraduate teaching level evaluation "excellent" universities, the Ministry of Education "excellent engineer education and training plan" of colleges and universities, China's first batch of innovation and entrepreneurship typical experience universities, the national graduates’ employment typical experienced colleges and universities, undergraduate enrollment in the first batch covering the whole country. As for now, HNUST enjoys a nationwide first-batch enrollment of over 29,106 full-time undergraduates, along with 3,283 post-graduates and 5,721 students of Xiaoxiang College. HNUST also hosts these resources to guarantee quality education: 1 national teaching team, 7 provincial teaching teams, 2 state-level demonstration centers for laboratory teaching, 1 state-level virtual simulation laboratory teaching center, 1 off-campus practice base sponsored by “Excellency Project” of Education Ministry of China, 77 province-level platform for practical teaching 3 first-class courses at the national level, 37 first-class courses at the national level, 74 excellent courses, key courses and high-quality courses at the provincial level. Since the beginning of the China’s 12th Five-Year Plan, HNUST has won 40 teaching achievement awards, 2 at the national level and 38 at the provincial level.
HUNST has possessed 37 innovation platforms for natural science at both national and provincial level and 12 for social science at the provincial level, and undertaken 741 national research projects funded by China’s 863 Program, 973 Program, National Natural Science Foundation, National Social Science Foundation and so on independently. The university has reaped 155 achievement awards in scientific research at both provincial and national level and 2,246 national patents and software copyrights, and promoted 125 new technologies. HNUST is home to two academic journals: Journal of Hunan University of Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition), Journal of Hunan University of Science and Technology (Social Sciences Edition), which are both included in A Guide of the Core Journal of China and the latter is listed in the widely-acclaimed Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI), the Core Journals of Chinese Humanities and Social Sciences and the Top 100 National Social Science Journals. Moreover, the university has led the development of the "manatee" deep-sea multi-purpose drilling rig for a depth of 60 meters, which makes China’s deep-sea drilling rig technology rank among the first-class in the world.
HNUST has successively opened her door to the outside world. Up till now, the university has cooperated with around forty universities in over 10 countries and regions, such as the United States, Britain, Russia, Australia, Germany, Japan, Korea, as well as Taiwan of China, and has already enrolled international students from 24 countries and exchange students from Taiwan of China.

Why Choose HNUST

The university holds 23 teaching colleges, continuing education colleges and international education colleges, with 97 undergraduate majors covering 12 disciplines such as science, engineering, literature, education, philosophy, law, economics, management, art, history, and agriculture. Engineering, chemistry, computer science, and materials science have entered the top 1% of ESI's global rankings, with 7 first-level disciplines as postdoctoral research stations, 8 doctoral degree authorization points, 48 Master's degree authorization points, 29 Professional Master's Degree Authorization Categories, and the recommended qualifications for outstanding undergraduate graduates to pursue master's degree programs without taking exams, as well as the promotion qualifications for the "Master's Teacher Program". It has 1 "world-class cultivation discipline" in Hunan Province, 5 key disciplines in the 14th Five Year Plan of Hunan Province, 1 advantageous characteristic discipline group in Hunan Province's universities, and 3 national defense characteristic disciplines. We have 24 national first-class professional construction sites, 8 national characteristic majors, 28 provincial-level first-class professional construction sites, 17 provincial-level characteristic majors, and 1 national comprehensive reform pilot major.
Campus Life
HNUST attaches importance to international academic exchange and cooperation. Up till now, the university has cooperated with over 40 universities including USA, UK, Australia, Japan, and over 15 universities in Taiwan. International students enrolled are from 24 different countries. Until now, the number of international students in HNUST is up to 200. Over the past three years, HNUST has recruited the high-end foreign experts for 6 patches and maintained over 10 foreign teachers constantly.

Well-Qualified Teaching Staff
The school currently has 2,731 faculty members, of which 1,761 are full-time teachers, 337 hold senior professional titles, and approximately 69% are doctoral degree teachers. We have 2 specially appointed academicians, 4 Changjiang scholars, 5 candidates for the "Ten Thousand Talents Plan",2 national level candidates for the Talent Project, 1 national outstanding youth, 1 overseas high-level young talent, and 1 national outstanding professional and technical talent; More than 10 recipients of honorary titles such as Model Teacher of the Times, National Teaching Master, National "Most Beautiful Teacher", National Model Teacher, and National Excellent Teacher; Two Huang Danian style teacher teams in national universities.

Well-Equipped Facilities &Abundant Resources
The school covers an area of 3003.88 acres, with a building area of 1.1623 million square meters. The total value of teaching and research equipment is 677.5 million yuan, and the total amount of paper and electronic literature is over 7.50 million copies.

Students Support Service
Application and Admission
►Online application: http://hnust.at0086.cn/StuApplication/Login.aspx; 
►Download the “Foreigner Physical Examination Form” and “The Information Form of Family Members” from the website http://dwll.hnust.edu.cn/zlxz/lhlx/index.htm. 
►Fill in the “The Information Form of Family Members” and do physical examination at the local public hospital as requested. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Physical Examination Record for Foreigner. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. The medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. 
► Hunan University of Science & Technology organizes expert panel to review application documents and make the final selection. 
► A video interview or face-to-face interview will be held by International Education College for applicants whose documents are approved. 
► Admission result will be sent by email in the application system. 
► Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (Jw202) will be posted to applicants as soon as they are ready. 
► All master and PhD applicants must take an interview organized by corresponding colleges before officially enter into school. Those who failed in the interview will not be admitted. Note: The application documents will NOT be returned regardless of the result of application.

Ms. Jiang Ms. Zhou 
Tel: +86 0731 58291917 
E-mail: faoffice@hnust.edu.cn (Only for application consulting) 
Application system website: http://hnust.at0086.cn/StuApplication/Login.aspx 
Address: International Education College, Hunan University of Science and Technology NO. 1 Taoyuan Road, Xiangtan City, Hunan Province, P. R. China, 411201
Source: Hunan University of Science and Technology

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