Central South University

Central South University (CSU) is a comprehensive and key national university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China.
CSU was established on basis of the amalgamation of the three formal individual universities, namely Central South University of Technology, Hunan Medical University and Changsha Railway University.
Also CSU is one of the 32 universities first acceded to the "211 PROJECT".

Campus Location

Central South University is situated in Changsha, Hunan. It covers an area of 3,360,000 square meters and has a total floor space of 1,710,000 square meters. It also uses advanced teaching and research equipment with a total value of  673 million Yuan (RMB). The university libraries have a collection of 4,194,900 volumes. Information digitalization and automatic management are applied in these libraries.

Teaching Conditions

The fields of study at CSU cover 10 branches of learning namely Medicine, Engineering, Science, Management, Literature, Law, Economics, Philosophy, Eduucation and History. The university now offers 76 undergraduate programs, 282 master's programs and 142 doctoral programs. It has 22 postdoctoral exchange centers, 6 key national disciplines of second level, a key national discipline, 4 national key laboratories and national engineering centers. 5 national training and teaching bases. Among its faculty members, there are 3 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 12 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 578 doctoral supervisors, 850 full professors and 1663 associate professors. At present the total number of students at CSU have reached 50,000.

International Exchange

Central South University has achieved international prestige in the past years. Due to productive staff, high level of scientific research and activity in conducting scientific and technological cooperation with other countries, international exchange programs are multiplying. It has agreements on bilateral exchanges and cooperation with more than 100 universities and has established academictries and research ties with over 300 institutes in 30 countries and regions. Every year, 700 scholars and experts from many parts of the world are invited to the university to give lectures and do joint research. Also every year CSU sponsors a number of international conferences and symoposiums .


Educational & Accommodation Facilities

Educational conditions are excellent, with private classrooms for the overseas students. Modern computerized teaching technologies and facilities in the computer center are available for courses involved in computer-aided teaching. The university’s library has an advanced electronic reading room and has access to the retrieval system for medical documents from the American MEDLINE and the Chinese Medical Institute. At the same time, the university library provides a convenient studying environment for overseas students. The experts hotel is available in the campus for the overseas students with hotel–standard accommodation together with a dormitory especially designed for the overseas students including laundry facilities and kitchen. A wide variety of restaurants and cafeterias are located throughout the campus, with a selection of foods diverse enough to cater to many tastes. Recreational areas on campus provide for all kinds of sports and activities, such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and roller-skating. There are lots of shops satisfying the domestic needs of students.