Shihezi University is a university in Shihezi, Xinjiang, founded in April 1996 under the integration of institutional colleges by the Ministry of Education and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. It is a national key university.
Shihezi University is a new comprehensive university, in Shihezi, the Garden City, by the river of Manas on the northern foot of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang. In August 2000, the Central Government designated the university as a key institution to develop in northwestern China.
Shihezi University offers 10 specialties—
- Economics and Trade, Management
- Literature and Arts, Sciences
It has 21 colleges, offering
- 4 doctorate degrees
- 52 master’s degrees
- 66 bachelor’s degrees
- 1 pre-university senior middle school programs,
- 5 specialties that enroll on-job-teachers for master’s degrees
- 1 post-doctoral scientific work-station
- 2 post-doctoral mobile stations.
It has two key laboratories of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps(XPCC), two key bases for art and scientific research, and 24 graduate schools and research centers.
The university has 2,611 staff. There are 1,560 full-time teachers including a specially-engaged academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 166 professors, 489 associate professors, 58 experts and scholars receiving outstanding achievement awards at national and provincial level, and 80 distinguished experts and scholars receiving special subsidies from the government. It employs more than 10 foreign experts and teachers every year.
Students come from 31 provinces and regions. The student population is currently 30,261, including 22,635 undergraduates, 2120 postgraduates and 245 international students from countries such as United States, India, Russia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, etc.
The library has a collection of 2,900,000 Chinese and foreign books and periodicals, and is only one model project in Xinjiang, as university digital libraries in State High-tech Project 863.