Central South University

Central South University
Central South University
Motto Central South Univ-Moto.jpg
(simplified Chinese: 经世致用; traditional Chinese: 經世致用; pinyin: Jīngshì Zhìyòng)
Established 29 April 2000
Type Public
President Huang Boyun
Vice-president Chen Qiyuan
Hu Tiehui
Huang Jianbai
Li Guiyuan
Qiu Guanzhou
Tian Yongquan
Academic staff 6,846
Undergraduates 33,188
Postgraduates 11,996
Doctoral students 4,449
Other students 51,812
(including college students, international students, adult education students and web-based education students)[1]
Location Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China
28°10′23″N 112°55′30″E / 28.173°N 112.925°E / 28.173; 112.925Coordinates: 28°10′23″N 112°55′30″E / 28.173°N 112.925°E / 28.173; 112.925
Campus Urban, 381 ha
Website http://www.csu.edu.cn/
Central South University
Traditional Chinese 中南大學
Simplified Chinese 中南大学

Central South University (CSU) is located in Changsha, a historic and cultural city in Hunan province, central south of the People's Republic of China. CSU was established in April 2000 on the basis of the amalgamation of the three former individual universities, namely Central South University of Technology (founded in 1952), Hunan Medical University (founded in 1914 as Hsiang-ya Medical College; currently named Xiangya School of Medicine) and Changsha Railway University (founded in 1953).i



CSU is a comprehensive research university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. CSU is among the first universities of key constructions of the Project 211 and the Project 985 with strength in engineering and medical science.

CSU has 29 Colleges and institutes:

  • College of Literature
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Business School
  • Law School
  • School of Political Science and Administration
  • College of Mathematical Science and Computing Technology
  • College of Physics Science and Technology
  • College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • School of Energy and Power Engineering
  • School of Material Science and Engineering
  • Research Institute of Powder Metallurgy
  • School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering
  • School of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • School of Metallurgical Science and Engineering
  • School of Geoscience and Environmental Engineering
  • School of Info-physics and Geomatics Engineering
  • School of Resources and Safety Engineering
  • School of Resources Processing and Bioengineering
  • School of Information Science and Engineering
  • Software School
  • College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Nursing School
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Basic Medical Sciences
  • School of Stomatology
  • College of Biological Science and Technology
  • Research Department of Physical Education

and 2 national key laboratories:

  • State Key Laboratory for Powder Metallurgy of China
  • State Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics of China

According to the newest data in Chinese University Ranking, CSU ranks 15th out of 751 universities in China.

Faculties and Students

Path in front the Shenghua Teaching Building at Main campus
Playground at Main campus, behind which lies Yuelu Mountain

CSU has full-time college students 33800, graduate students 15796, overseas students 408. The faculty-student ratio is about 1:8. Among its faculty members, there are 3 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 13 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). Wang Dianzuo is an academician of both CAS and CAE. There are also 2 deceased academicians.[2] Here are the names of them:

Members of CAS

  • Jin Zhanpeng
  • Wang Dianzuo
  • Yao Kaitai

Members of CAE

  • Gu Desheng
  • He Jishan
  • Huang Boyun
  • Huang Peiyun
  • Liu Baochen
  • Liu Yexiang
  • Wang Dianzuo
  • Xia Jiahui
  • Zeng Qingyuan
  • Zeng Sumin
  • Zhong Jue
  • Zhou Honghao
  • Zuo Tieyong

Deceased academicians of CSU

  • Chen Guoda
  • Chen Xinmin


CSU ranks 15th among 751 universities in "Academic Achievements Ranking". In 2004, Prof. Huang Bo-Yun was awarded the 1st prize of the National Awards for Technical Invention for his significant contribution to research project "Preparation Technology of High-performance Carbon-Carbon Composite Braking Materials in Aviation" and filled the 6-year long vacancy for this prize.[3]

Xiangya Medical School
Railway Campus
Peace Plaza

Notable alumni

Chuan-Fu, Wang, CEO of BYD, No.1 on Hurun Rich List 2009 in China
Wen-Gen, Liang, CEO of Sany Group
Zhi-Wu Chen, Professor of Finance, Yale , http://mba.yale.edu/faculty/profiles/chen.shtml
Mo Li, Professor, Gatech, http://www.mse.gatech.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/mo-li
Zi-Kui Liu, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, PennState, http://www.matse.psu.edu/faculty/liu
Ji-Cheng Zhao, Professor, OhioState, http://www.matsceng.ohio-state.edu/faculty/zhao/
Jian-Er, Chen, Professor, Text A & M, http://faculty.cs.tamu.edu/chen/


CSU covers an area of 3,810,000 square meters and has a total floor space of 2,330,000 square meters. The library of CSU have a collection of more than 4,390,000 volumes. library, academic centers, teaching and research buildings, stadiums, standard student dormitories, activity centers, swimming pool, hospital, bank, post office, dining halls are located in the campus.


  1. ^ "Statistics". Central South University official website. 31 August 2008. http://www.csu.edu.cn/chinese/outline/statistics/index.htm. Retrieved 14 March 2009. (Chinese)
  2. ^ "Academicians". Central South University official website. 2004. http://www.csu.edu.cn/english/academician/index.htm. Retrieved 10 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "National S&T Awards Winners Revealed". CISTC. 2004. http://www.cistc.gov.cn/newsletters/view.asp?clm=&id=572. 

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