The University of Shaoxing, approved by the Ministry of Education of the PRC in 1996, is a multidisciplinary university growing in both popularity and strength. The history of the university can be traced back to Shankuai Primary Normal School founded in 1909, which Lu Xun, one of the greatest modern Chinese writers and a native of Shaoxing, once supervised as the educational inspector. It is located in Shaoxing, a historic city widely known for its deep cultural accumulations.
The University of Shaoxing consists of 3 campuses, namely the Main Campus, Lanting Campus and Shangyu Campus, with the total area of 103 hectares and the total floor space of 530,000 square meters. The University offers 46 undergraduate programs in the following 8 academic disciplines, namely, arts, science, engineering, medical science, law, pedagogy, economics and management. Organized within the University are one independent college---Yuanpei College and 17 Schools: School of Humanities, Law School, School of Foreign Languages, School of Economics and Management, School of Education, School of Sports Science, School of Mathematics, Physics and Information Science, School of Life Sciences, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, School of Textile Engineering and Apparel Design, School of Medical Science, Music School, School of Fine Arts, Lanting School of Calligraphy, Shangyu College (diploma programs) and College of Extended Education. The University also has 3 university-affiliated hospitals.
At present, the university's full-time undergraduates total 20,000. Among its 1,700 staff members, there are over 1,000 full-time faculty (117 with doctorate), including 8 guest professors who are academicians with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 138 full professors and 382 associate professors. There are 54 academic institutes in the University and the University library boasts a collection of some 2,670,000 books and bound periodicals. The Journal of the University of Shaoxing is among top 100 in China.
With the school motto “To cultivate moral integrity, To pursue the truth” and the concept of scientific development, the University of Shaoxing aims at enhancing the quality of teaching and building the capacity of research, hereby to offer graduate degree programs in a couple of years. The University will make further endeavors to develop itself into a top university of its kind with high prestige in Zhejinag Province. It will strive to improve its educational services to make greater contribution to the regional social and economic development.
(The data above accumulated by September 21, 2009)