BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO JINGGANGSHAN UNIVERSITY
 
 

Jinggangshan University is a full-time integrated university for regular bachelor-level education, favored with joint key support by both Education Ministry and Jiangxi Provincial Government of China as well as partner assistance by famous Tongji University of China in Shanghai. The University is located at the foot of Mount Jinggangshan_the famous cradle of Chinese Revolution, and in the downtown of Jian Municipality, Jiangxi Province. Jiangxi Province, located at the southern bank of middle and lower reaches of Yangtse River in southeastern China, has a total land area of 1669000 square kilometers, 11 municipalities including districts and counties, and a population of 41.4 million. Jiangxi has a galaxy of talents arising from the ancient times, named after the old saying Fruitful Nature, in this God Heaven; Intelligent Individuals, on this Divine Land. More and more domestic and overseas guests and businessmen, attracted by its location advantage, natural resources and investment environment, are investing here so far. In 2007, Ji'an Municipality signed sister cities with Solano County of California, USA, and started cooperation and exchange in education, economy and health.

Jinggangshan University's construction and development owes much to tender care from the Party and State leaders as well as great support from all fields of the society. China's former vice-president Zheng Qinghong made several-time work inspections and required the university staff to construct a distinctive regional high-level university. Education ministers and deputy ministers at different term of office came here routinely for work guidance.

        

The University covers an area of 2553 mu with 4 campuses, of which the main campus accounts for 2400 mu and building area for 539,000 square meters. The university has a total value of over 1 billion teaching and scientific research devices and a collection of 1,400,000 library books. There are over 17000 full-time students including 12000 bachelor-level students from China's 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, over 200 international students and 12000 Chinese adult-education students of all levels.

The University employs over 1400 staff members, of whom over 990 are professional teachers including 129 professors and 345 associate professors, 120 are doctors and 470 masters. One teacher is elected member of Management Academic Division of the Sixth Education Ministerial Science and Technology Committee, one of Nation-level Hundred-Thousand-Ten thousand Talents Project for New Century, two of Education Ministry Excellent Talents Program for New Century, and 13 of Jiangxi Province-level Hundred-Thousand-Ten thousand Talents Project for New Century, 3 provincial university young and mid-aged academic pacemakers and 31 provincial university backbone teachers.

The University consists of 15 colleges: Politics and Law College, Humanities College, Foreign Language College, Business College, Math and Physics College, Engineering College, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering College, Life Science College, Information and Media College, Education College, Medical College, Nursing College, Arts College, Physical Education College and National Defense College. There are 58 undergraduate majors covering 10 discipline fields: economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, natural science, engineering, agronomy, medicine and administration.

The University sticks to the leading role of discipline construction. Now it has 6 key disciplines at provincial level, including Ecology, Regional Economics, Computer Applied Technology, Physics &Chemistry, and Ancient Chinese Literature, of which Ecology is one of the Jiangxi Province-level Disciplines of the Top Priority. There are one province-level key laboratory-Coordination Chemical Lab, one province-level key research base for humanities and social science??Mount Jinggangshan Research Centre, one key laboratory at the Provincial Education Department level-Ecologic Environment & Resources Lab, and 4 Province-level University Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers.

        

Jinggangshan University sticks to the teaching-centered logos. Now there are 7 Provincial distinguished teachers, 4 Provincial excellent curricula (Engineering Mechanics, Inorganic Chemistry, Track and Field, and Botany), 5 Provincial high-quality curricula (History of Ancient Chinese Literature, Organic Chemistry, Ecology, Mechanical Graphics and Computer Basic), 4 State-level special majors (Chinese-Language Literature, Chemistry, Biology and Music), 3 Province-level special majors (Ideological and Political Education, Computer Science and Technology, Physical Education), 3 Province-level teaching teams,20 Key-Construction Curricula clusters, and 27 University-level excellent curricula. Besides a batch of Practice Bases in Humanity and Social Science, there are 245 Practice Bases of Science, Engineering, Pedagogy and Medicine, and one 3 A-level Affiliated Hospital. The University adopts the academic credit system in teaching management, and focuses much on students' cultivation of practice ability and creative ability. Students' general qualities are increasingly improved.

The University pays special attention to scientific research, and has set up scientific teams and incentive mechanism. Currently, over 270 scientific programs province-level or above are in process, including 18 programs of State Natural Sciences Fund and 7 of Ministry of Education.

All Jinggangshan University members will continue to promote Jinggangshan Spirit greatly, implement the Scientific Outlook on Development and strive to construct a distinctively regional high-level university.

 
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