Central South University


About This Partner

Central South University was established through the merger of the former Hunan Medical University, Changsha Railway University and Central South University of Technology on April 29, 2000. The former Hunan Medical University, formerly known as Xiangya Medical University, was founded in 1914, the former Central South University of Technology was established in 1952 and identified as a national key university in 1960, and the former Changsha Railway University, formerly known as Central South College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, was founded under the reorientation of national higher education institutions in 1953. 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 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 1,647 overseas degree students. The university has 57 national excellent courses, 8 national teaching teams and 8 national experimental teaching demonstration centers.

Central South University is comprised of the following colleges/faculties:
  •  Literature & Journalism
  •  Foreign Language
  •  Business
  •  Law
  •  Architecture and Art
  •  Public Administration
  •  Marxism
  •  Mathematics and Statistics
  •  Physical Science and Electronics
  •  Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  •  Geosciences and Info-physics
  •  Materials Science and Engineering
  •  Automation
  •  Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  •  Civil Engineering
  •  Traffic and Transportation Engineering
  •  Powder Metallurgy Research Institute
  •  Energy Science and Engineering
  •  Resources and Safety Engineering
  •  Minerals Processing and Bioengineering
  •  Aeronautics and Astronautics
  •  Computer Science and Engineering
  •  Basic Medical Science
  •  Public Health
  •  Xiangya Nursing
  •  Stomatology
  •  Pharmaceutical Sciences
  •  Life Sciences



3+1 Accelerated Master’s Program

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Central South University, Lushan South Road, Yuelu, Changsha, Hunan, China