Hunan University of Arts and Sciences Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

    Date:2018-11-04 Source:Changde Official Web Portal Fonts:[ large medium small ]

    Activity Overview

         On November 3, 2018, Hunan University of Arts and Sciences (HUAS) held a grand ceremony to celebrate its 60th anniversary. In the past 60 years, it has trained more than 150,000 high-quality professionals for the country and society, and has made important contributions to economic and social development of Changde. Li Youzhi, former vice governor of Hunan province, and Zhang Changsheng, major general and political commissar of the People’s Liberation Army Aerospace Engineering University, attended the event and delivered important speeches. 

         Li Youzhi expressed his congratulations to all the staff, students and alumni of HUAS. He hoped that HUAS could take the 60th anniversary as an opportunity to thoroughly study and implement the spirit of the important speech of Chairman Xi Jinping at the National Education Conference, conscientiously implement the Party’s education policy, and vigorously promote transformational development, connotative development, and characteristic development. He also hoped that HUAS could comprehensively improve the university-running level and quality of personnel training, accelerate the pace of building a first-class “local, open-minded, and international” comprehensive applied technology-oriented university, and breathe new life into local economic and social development. 

    Development of History of HUAS

         HUAS is evolved from Changde Normal College in 1958.

         In August 1998, Changde Normal College was awarded as “National Higher Polytechnic College Teaching Reform Pilot Unit”. It was listed as “National High Level of Polytechnic Pilot Unit” by Ministry of Education at the same year.

         In March 1999, Changde Normal College and Changde Polytechnic College merged to form Changde Normal University with the approval of the Ministry of Education. 

    In February 2003, Changde Normal University was renamed as Hunan University of Art and Science. 

         HUAS has always adhered to the university-running idea that seeks integrated progress based on its students, teachers, teaching standards, market, and local resources. It has also implemented a development strategy that seeks to achieve the law-based management, talents-based improvement, quality-based development, and technology-based advancement. 

         In 2004, international students were allowed to apply for studying in HUAS. It was one of the first local colleges of Hunan Province approved by the Ministry of Education to initiate international undergraduate cooperative education projects.

         In 2005, the characteristic university-running idea, i.e. “to comprehensively promote the cooperation between the university and the counties and the cooperation between the university and the enterprises, to actively cultivate applied high-level professionals for the local”, was recognized by groups of experts from Undergraduate Teaching Level Evaluation Team of Ministry of Education. Relevant results were awarded the second prize of state-level teaching achievement.

         HUAS is quality-oriented and fosters applied compound undergraduates, forming a new comprehensive “Learning & Using” application-oriented talent training model. 

         In 2014, HUAS was identified as one of the two transformation pilot universities in Hunan Province.

         In 2015, HUAS was honored as “National Undergraduate Employment Typical Experience University” by the Ministry of Education.

         In 2016, HUAS was identified as the State-Level Pilot of the “Production-Education Integration Engineering Applied Undergraduate Universities” by the Hunan Provincial Government. Its transformation development experience was included in the National Education System Reform Leading Group Briefing to be promoted national wide.

         Adhering to the direction of socialist education, HUAS forged ahead with determination, deepened the comprehensive reform from all perspectives with teachers and students, and promoted innovative development to write a history filled with striving and pursuit as well as honors and dreams under the guidance of Xi Jinping’s theory of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

    Future Expectations

         As results of the 60-year gradual development, HUAS formed its motto of “broadening knowledge and promoting culture, understanding the principle and seeking the truth” and its spirit of “to value kindness, learning and practice, to love country, school and people”.

         Nowadays, HUAS is striving for the vision to be a first-class “local, open-minded, and international” comprehensive applied technology oriented university in China sharing a common fate with the nationality and keeping the pace with the time.

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         Translator: Li Haijun

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