FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1958
3,195 Faculty Staff
Fuzhou University (FZU) is a national key university designated as a "National Double First-Clas" University Project institution and a "National 211 Project" institution. The development of the university is supported jointly by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense under agreements separately signed with the Fujian Provincial People's Government. Founded in 1958 with a focus on engineering, FZU has now developed into a key university that specializes in engineering and science and supports the study of a wide spectrum of disciplines covering science, engineering, economics, management, humanities, laws and the arts.
FZU has a number of campuses in Fuzhou, Xiamen and Quanzhou with a combined are of 4.7 Km². It is made up of 19 colleges for undergraduate and postgraduate education and one independent college. The university takes pride in the strengths of its disciplines, including one "Double First-Class" discipline group, one national key discipline, one national key (developing) discipline, 5 provincial innovation platforms for prime disciplines, 6 provincial special key disciplines and 26 provincial key disciplines. Three of the university's disciplines, namely chemistry, engineering and material sciences, are ranked among the top 1% according to Essential Science Indicators.
FZU has a faculty and staff of 3,195, of whom 2,078 are full-time teachers. Currently there are over 24,000 undergraduate students and over 11,000 postgraduate students in the various disciplines. Since its founding, over 210,000 students have graduated from doctoral, masters, undergraduate and secondary programmes at FZU.
FZU has set up a state-level university science and technology park. Of the university's 12 state-level and 121 provincial level science and technology innovation platforms, there are one national key laboratory, 8 state-level engineering research centres, 3 national bases for international science and technology co-operation, 3 MOE key laboratories and one MOE engineering research centre.
The university vigorously develops external co-operation and exchanges, and has forged partnerships with over 140 universities, research institutes and famous enterprises in the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia and China's Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. As a university that receives international students funded by the Chinese Government Scholarship, FZU has enrolled international students from nearly 30 countries. It has hired over 50 overseas experts and scholars to teach here and set up "Look West Library", the first centre in China to be dedicated to Western literature and codes and records. The university currently has 3 Sino-foreign co-operation programmes available to undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students. Exchanges with Taiwan have been strengthened, now featuring a two way communication mode. The university has implemented a national key pilot project for the reform of Fujian-Taiwan co-operation in running schools, with its two-way communication training model being a highlight in Fujian-Taiwan education exchanges and co-operation. FZU has become an important window for science, education and culture exchanges between Fujian and foreign countries and Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.