Shanxi University, founded in 1902, is one of the three earliest national universities in China. In the course of running a school for more than one hundred years, Shanxi University has formed the cultural tradition of "communication between China and the West, seeking truth and goodness, ascending Chong Junliang, self-improvement and serving the country" and the fine school spirit of "diligence, preciseness, faithfulness and innovation". At present, the school covers an area of 2066 mu, with a construction area of 907000 square meters. It is the "garden unit" and "green school" named by the provincial government. The school has 2026 full-time teachers, including 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2 academicians and 1154 teachers with senior professional titles.
After the restoration of graduate education system in China, Shanxi University became the first batch of master's degree awarding units in the country in 1981 and began to enroll students. In 1993, it became a doctoral degree awarding unit. The Postgraduate Office was formally established in 1988, and in November 2001, it was reorganized into a Graduate School. In June 2011, the Graduate School was officially renamed as "Graduate School of Shanxi University". At present, there are six offices under the graduate school: general office, admissions office, training office, degree office, discipline construction office and professional degree office.
At present, the school has 12 disciplines, such as philosophy, economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, art and so on. At present, there are 15 first-level discipline authorization points for doctoral degrees, 5 second-level discipline authorization points, 37 first-level discipline authorization points and 13 second-level discipline authorization points for master's degrees, and 2 doctoral and master's programs for interdisciplinary disciplines independently. There are 3 doctoral and master's degree programs outside the catalogue. There are 18 professional degrees in Law, Public Administration, Business Administration, Education, physical Education, Engineering, Arts, Applied Statistics, Chinese International Education, Translation, Journalism and Communication, Cultural relics and Museum, Agricultural extension, Tourism Management, Library and Information, Applied Psychology, traditional Chinese Medicine and Accounting. It involves 42 enrollment areas. It has 14 postdoctoral mobile stations. In addition, our school is also a vocational school teacher in-service master's degree enrollment unit. In recent years, the number of national "973" and "863" projects and the national natural science fund and social science fund projects have increased steadily. It has won 16 national scientific research awards, such as the second prize of national natural science, the second prize of technological invention, the second prize of scientific and technological progress, and the first prize of excellent achievements in humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education.
With the rapid development of degree and postgraduate education in our university, the scale of graduate students in our school is constantly expanding, and the number of mentors is also greatly increased. at present, there are 230doctoral instructors (including 55 off-campus), 1122 academic master's degree instructors, 1122 professional master's degree postgraduate mentors and 469 part-time mentors outside the school. Our school attaches importance to the construction of the echelon of mentors. in the selection of excellent mentors and excellent mentors in postgraduate education organized by Shanxi Province in recent years, a total of 17 mentors in our school have won the title of excellent mentors in Shanxi Province, and 5 mentor teams have won the title of excellent mentor team in Shanxi Province.
The scale of graduate education in Shanxi University is constantly expanding, which has trained a large number of high-level professionals for the national and local economic construction and social development of Shanxi. As of March 2015, the number of graduate graduates has reached more than 14000, and the number of degree awards has reached more than 19000. At present, there are 650 doctoral students and 6945 master's degree students. With the rapid development of the scale of running a school, the training quality of postgraduates has also been significantly improved. in recent years, doctoral and master's degree graduates have won 160 excellent dissertations at or above the provincial level, including 2 national excellent doctoral dissertations. Eight national excellent doctoral dissertations have been nominated.
The cultivation of high-quality postgraduates and high-level discipline construction are the inevitable requirements of building "high-level research universities with distinctive regional characteristics". Our school insists on taking discipline construction as the leader, comprehensively promotes the work of degree and graduate education, the scale of graduate education has developed rapidly, the quality of postgraduate training has been significantly improved, and the school's strength and staying power for development have been greatly enhanced. it has laid a good foundation for the next development of the school.
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