Sichuan University is a university in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, China. It was transformed to be a modern university in 1920s and the name National Sichuan University was adopted in 1931.Sichuan University (SCU) is one of the national universities directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Today, Sichuan University is the most comprehensive and largest university in Western China, and is part of Project 211. SCU grants doctorates in twelve main disciplines and 111 subordinate disciplines. It also has six professional degree programs, and has 16 disciplines for postdoctoral research. The 109 bachelor’s degree programs SCU grants cover the main fields in liberal arts, sciences, engineering, medicine and agriculture. Its current student population is more than 70,000
Sichuan University has a current total staff of 11,357, among which
- 1,323 are professors
- 2,345 associate professors
- 13 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering
- 434 tutors of doctoral students
- 17 members of the Academic Degrees Committee and the Discipline Appraisal Group under the State Council.
SCU has 23 professorships from the Yangtze River Scholar Award Plan (9 lecture professor).