FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 2000
5,778 Faculty Staff
Central South University (CSU) is situated in Changsha and covers an area of 3,924,000 m².
As a top university directly under the Ministry of Education, CSU is one of the first universities admitted into "Project 211", "Project 985" and "Plan 2011". In September 2017, CSU was enlisted as one of the A-Level "Double First-Class" universities by the State Council. Currently, the Secretary of the CPC Committee of CSU is professor Yi Hong and the President is professor Tian Hongqi.
CSU was incorporated in April 2000 by a merger of the former Hunan Medical University (HMU), which was founded in 1914, the former Changsha Railway University (CRU), which was founded in 1953, and the former Central South University of Technology (CSUT), which was founded in 1952.
Based on its over one hundred years of experience in operation as an education institution, CSU actively responds to the reform of China's higher education, advocates "Learning by Doing and Learning for Using" and pursues "Virtue, Truth, Perfection, Inclusiveness". Sticking to its own operation characteristics and orienting at major demands of the country, CSU has made great progress in its overall strength through teamwork, innovation and commitment to excellence.
CSU has complete disciplinary systems for Non-ferrous Metals, Medicine, Rail Transit, etc., covering Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Art, and Military Science was embraced. CSU values moral education and high-quality cultivation, so it has been bettering its talent training model. It has over 55,000 full-time students, including over 34,000 undergraduates, over 20,000 graduate students and nearly 1,500 overseas students.
Internationalisation is one of its key strategies, and CSU has established long-term cooperation with more than 200 universities and research institutes in over 30 countries and regions, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Russia, and has been extensively engaged in industry-university-research cooperation with a large number of multinational enterprises. Overseas students from more than 110 countries and regions study here.