Xi’an Shiyou University (XSYU) was founded in 1951, which is the only university in northwest China characterized by petroleum and petro-chemistry. The university stands at the High & New-tech Development Zone of Xi’an. The university enrolls students from 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China. Currently the enrollment of postgraduates and undergraduates is approximately 16,000 students, besides; there are more than 270 international students and over 10,000 continuing education students. Since the founding of the university, the XSYU has awarded degrees to over 100,000 qualified graduates.
Xi’an Shiyou University consists of 13 colleges and 4 departments. XSYU offers 49 undergraduate programs, among which 5 are Provincial Named Specialties, 30 graduate programs, 1 program for jointly-cultivate doctor candidates, and 11 application-oriented Engineering Master’s Degree programs. XSYU has 7 key disciplines and 18 key laboratories (research centers) at the provincial or ministerial level, 13 Provincial Competitive Courses and 4 Provincial Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center.
The university has 1,600 faculties and staffs, including 973 full-time teachers, among which there are over 500 professors, associate professors and other teachers with equivalent professional titles, more than 620 doctor’s degree or master’s degree holders, over 220 doctorate advisors or graduate supervisors, 14 experts with Outstanding Contributions at national, ministerial and provincial level, and 23 experts enjoying the Special Government Allowance; 13 national or provincial Excellent Teachers and 5 Cross-Century Disciplinary Forgoers at provincial level, 89 part-time professors at home and abroad.
The XSYU campus covers an area of 2,207.15 mu. The total fixed property values at RMB 1.670 billion. The total instruments and equipments for teaching and experiment values at RMB 2.81 million, the Average Teaching Equipment Value Per-student ranks the top among the colleges and universities in Shaanxi Province.
The university devotes much attention to the teaching, through deepening the education reform to enhance the overall education level and quality. The employment rate of XSYU graduates has been continuously kept over 92% for 15 years, which enable the university to be granted the Advanced Group of Graduates Employment by Shaanxi Government and the Ministry of Education. XSU was also given the title of the Campus Culture Demonstration Center by Shaanxi Government.
XSYU is fully reinforced on scientific research. Since 2000, the university has undertaken more than 165 scientific research programs, including the “State 863 Programs”, the “State 973 Programs”, the State Natural and Science Fund Programs, the State Social Science Fund Programs, and other high-level scientific research programs. XSYU has won 36 scientific awards at provincial or ministerial level. The scientific research fund is over RMB 3 million.
The university adheres to an open policy in active international exchanges and cooperation. XSYU had successively signed cooperation agreements with 37 universities and institutions in U.S.A., U.K., Russia, etc. Of whom 13 American universities are partner universities on the Sino-American 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program to jointly cultivate undergraduates and postgraduates.
At present, XSYU persists in the idea of “a quality-oriented and characterized university”, and steadily forges ahead toward the great goal of a high-level teaching and research oriented university with multi-disciplines and distinct characters.