Central South University（CSU）is situated in Changsha, a famous historic and cultural city in central south China. It’s a key national university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education. CSU was established in April, 2000 through the amalgamation of three former universities, namely Central South University of Technology, Hunan Medical University and Changsha Railway University. CSU is among the first universities that entered the national key construction “211 Project” and ministry- province key construction “985 Project”. It’s one of the top-20 universities in over-all strength in China.
The fields of study at CSU now cover 11 branches of learning, namely engineering, science, medicine, literature, law, economics, management, philosophy, education, history and agriculture. CSU has formed its own superiorities and characteristics in mineral resources, material science & engineering, medical science, civil engineering, traffic & transportation engineering. Founded in 1914, Xiangya medical school of CSU was the first to teach western medicine in China. In the middle of the 20th century, the best disciplines in the national non-ferrous metal industry and in civil engineering in the south central China were aggregated in CSU. At the beginning of the 21st century, CSU reconfigured in the disciplines of engineering, science, medicine, humanities, etc.
CSU has 31 colleges and institutes, a graduate school, and 3 AAA-level affiliated hospitals. We offer bachelor’s degrees in 83 specialties, master’s degrees in 282 specialties, and doctor’s degrees in 142 specialties. CSU has 24 postdoctoral exchange centers, ranked 9th in the Chinese universities. There are 20,000 faculty and 52,400 enrolled students including 18,800 postgraduate students at CSU.
The international communication of the university is active and extensive. It has agreements on bilateral exchanges and cooperation with over 200 universities, research institutes and enterprises all over the world. like Monash Univ. in Australia, Oak Ridge National Lab in USA and Mittal Steel Company in India. CSU pays great attention to the education of foreign students. It began to enroll foreign students in early 1960’s. Now it has 800 overseas students from more than 80 countries studying at the university. It’s one of the universities undertaking Chinese Government Scholarship projects.