Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT) is situated in Taiyuan, capital city of Shanxi Province, in the north of China. It was established in 1902 as one of the first three national universities in China. It is a key construction university in “211 Project” and national “double-first-class” project. There are four campuses: Yingxi Campus, Huyu Campus, Bailin Campus and Mingxiang Campus, covering an area of nearly 3200 mu (about 2.13 million square meters).
TYUT now has 30960 full-time undergraduates, 7017 postgraduates and 762 doctoral candidates. It also has 84 undergraduate specialized programs, 34 master degree programs in first-level discipline, 15 doctoral programs in first-level disciplines, 15 post-doctoral research stations, 14 authorized points for professional degree and 3 national key disciplines, 4 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 5 national characteristic specialized construction points, 7 national “ engineering practice education centers” and 1 state key laboratory base cofounded by the province and Ministry, 4 key laboratory of the Ministry of Education. Engineering Science, Materials Science and Chemistry have entered the top 1% of ESI in the world.
It has 3549 teaching and administrative staff, including 2178 full-time teachers, 3 academicians of the Academy of Engineering, 1 academician of the Academy of Sciences, 244 doctoral supervisors and 1254 teachers with senior professional and technical titles
TYUT links itself to the local development and has achieved a lot scientifically in research. The promotion in research and technology have been put into application for further study in TYUT. The output and transformation of sci-tech achievement have promoted the development of the university high-tech enterprises, and highlighted the leading role of TYUT in the re-inventive high-tech production, and offered the technological and personnel support to the regional and industrial economy construction in the realization of prospering the nation by science and education. Especially in the process of speeding up the unification of learning, research and production, TYUT’s researching advantage and innovating capacity have successively materialized into real productivity to serve the regional and industrial development, and prominent contributions have been made to the national economy construction and social development.
With the globalized vision and international exchange, TYUT has consistently accelerated the international cooperation and communication. Programs of various levels and modes and mutual education have been in effect with many universities and colleges from the U.S., Japan, the U.K., Australia, Canada, Germany, Russia, France, Italy and others. The more frequent international communication at higher academic level has helped upgrade TYUT’s reputation both at home and abroad.