Shenyang Ligong University
Shenyang Ligong University (SYLU), founded in 1948, is a university jointly established by the People's Government of Liaoning Province, China North Industries Group Corporation Limited, China South Industries Group Corporation Limited, and State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence. It is a pilot university of the National Outstanding Engineer Education and Training Program and a university to recruit international students with Chinese Government Scholarship. It is one of the first construction units of "Digital Intelligence Demonstration Base of School-Enterprise Collaboration, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and it is also the independent pilot unit of "one-stop" comprehensive management mode for student communities by the Ministry of Education.
SYLU is located on the south bank of the beautiful Hunhe River in Shenyang, the capital city of Liaoning Province, covering an area of 1.13 million square meters and a floor area of 490,000 square meters. It has 1,703 faculty members, including 1,100 full-time teachers, 589 of whom are full-time teachers with senior titles and 551 of whom are doctoral and master research supervisors. There is 1 part-time academician, and 15 excellent teachers including national candidates of "Hundred- Thousand- Ten Thousand Talent Project", nationally outstanding teachers, experts enjoying the special government allowance of The State Council, and "New Century Outstanding Talents" awarded by the Ministry of Education. The university also has 131 teachers who are provincial leading talents, provincial outstanding experts, provincial specially-appointed professors, candidates of the "Talent Plan for Liaoning's prosper", provincial academic leaders, provincial Hundred- Thousand- Ten Thousand Talent Project", provincial renowned teachers, provincial excellent teachers, and provincial innovative talents of colleges and universities. There is 1 teaching team of Huangdanian type, 6 provincial teaching teams and 7 provincial innovation teams. SYLU has several national platforms including a state-level base called Shenyang Sino-Russian Science and Technology Cooperation Base, national key laboratory of the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program), and a national education base for popularization of science--Weapon Museum, and it also has 26 innovation platforms including ministerial and provincial key laboratories, Engineering Technology Research Centers, and Institutes of Industry Technology, such as key technology "Modern Weapon Technology and Equipment Engineering Research Center".
SYLU is a multidisciplinary university that focuses on engineering and combines science, economics, management, liberal arts, law and arts. There are 16 colleges (departments), 63 undergraduate programs, 12 first-level disciplines authorized for master's degree and 2 second-level disciplines, and 6 types of professional master's degree authorization programs, such as Electronic Information, Machinery, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Translation, Accounting and Business Administration. There is 1 doctoral training project, 1 postdoctoral mobile research station, 1 postdoctoral research station, 5 national defense specialty disciplines of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, and 1 first-class discipline of Liaoning Province.
The university has a total enrollment of 17,851 full-time students, including 15,321 undergraduates and 2,530 postgraduates. Centering on the fundamental task of fostering people with morality education, this university has achieved fruitful results in the areas of cultivating high-quality and practised talents, renewing teaching concepts, researching teaching methods, and exploring training models. It has received the approval of the Ministry of Education for the construction project of industry-education integration of 121 million yuan. This project includes 5 national first-class undergraduate projects, 2 special major programs, 1 pilot major of comprehensive reform, 2 majors of outstanding engineer education and training program, 19 provincial first-class undergraduate programs, 2 national first-class undergraduate courses and 47 provincial first-class undergraduate courses. There are 18 national and provincial off-campus practical educational bases for college students, 12 provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers, 14 excellent textbooks of Liaoning Province and weapon industry, 1 College of Automotive Engineering of Liaoning Province. In the past 5 years, SYLU has won 36 ministerial and provincial undergraduate teaching achievement awards, and 10 demonstration bases for joint training of postgraduates for professional qualification in Liaoning Province, and SYLU students have won 93 national awards, published 1998 papers and obtained 565 authorized patents. The quality of undergraduate students has been improved, the enrollment of graduate students has been significantly enlarged, and the employment rate of graduates has remained above 92%.
The university has a distinctive characteristics of national defense and a full range of qualifications of scientific research and production. It is the chairman of Liaoning Ordnance Industry Association and Liaoning Military-Civilian Integration (ordnance industry) Industry School-Enterprise Alliance, the member of "B8 Collaborative Innovation Alliance", the member of China University-Run Industries Association and University-Run Military Enterprise with a full range of qualifications of national defense. SYLU has been granted with outstanding contribution award by the General Armaments Department for the 70th anniversary of the victory of China's Resistance War against Japanese Aggression. Its Weapon Museum is the only weapon museum in the northeast part of China, and it is the education base for the popularization of science in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, comprehensive reform and opening-up base of three-wide education of Liaoning Province, the national defense education base of Liaoning Province, patriotism education demonstration base of Liaoning province, and Shenyang patriotic education base.
In recent years, the university focuses on industries and local economic development, continuously highlight its characteristics, concise its main directions, improve talents cultivation and team building, expand and strengthen its advantageous fields. Its strength of scientific research has been significantly improved, for example, the annual scientific research funds of each division exceed 100,000 yuan, the major scientific research projects worth tens of millions of dollars have sprung up in succession. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, the university won 20 ministerial and provincial awards of science and technology, obtained 638 authorized patents and 39 patent transfers, and it also published 634 papers on the world´s three major search (SCI, EI, and ISTP). In addition, 2 provincial innovation teams and 3 innovation platforms were approved and supported. It has signed a workstation cooperation agreement with Northeast Science and Technology Market, and a co-construction agreement with Shenyang and Fushun Reform and Innovation Demonstration Zone. The university has become one of the first "Technological Achievements (intellectual property) Transformation and Technology Transfer Bases of Colleges and Universities in Liaoning Province", and has jointly built 28 substantive industry-university-research alliances in Liaoning Province.
SYLU has been vigorously implementing the strategy of "prospering the university by opening up", and constantly exerts its advantages in cooperation with Russia and strengthens the exchanges and cooperation with countries along the "Belt and Road". SYLU has established stable cooperative partnerships with many universities and research institutes in Russia, Belarus, Poland, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Finland, Canada, Malaysia and other countries. SYLU Cooperate with Russia Tomsk Polytechnic University to set up a Chinese-foreign cooperatively-run institute- " Institute of International Engineering "jointly founded by Shenyang Ligong University and Tomsk Polytechnic University. Institute of International Engineering is a non-independent legal entity approved by the Ministry of Education. It admits students of 4 majors including Mechanism Design, Manufacturing and Automation, Computer Science and Technology, Metallic Materials and Engineering, and Measurement and Control Technology and Instrumentation. The Sino-foreign cooperative education project in Chemical Engineering and Technology with Silesian University of Technology in Poland was approved as an undergraduate cooperative education project by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. SYLU has conducted 4+0, 2+2, 3+1 and other Sino-foreign exchange programs with universities in Britain, Poland, France and other countries. SYLU has cooperated with Tomsk University of Technology, Tomsk State University, St. Petersburg State University of Economics and other famous Russian universities to conduct the China-Russia 2+2 joint education projects and cultivated a large number of "Professional + Russian" composite international talents. In 2012, SYLU became the priority selection institution for the "Professional Talents Training Program in Russia" of the China Scholarship Council. Over the years, SYLU has cultivated more than 5,000 international students from more than 50 countries and regions.
In more than 70 years, the university always bear in mind its mission and responsibility of higher education, keep pace with the time and share its destiny with the country. Based on Liaoning and facing the whole country, SYLU cultivated more than 140,000 students of all kinds of high level professionals for the country. It has made important contribution to national rejuvenation, prosperity, modernization of national defense, economic construction and social progress. In the new era, SYLU will always adhere to the fundamental task of "fostering people with morality education", implement the five development strategies (establishing school with characteristics, strengthening school with talents, opening and prospering school, managing schools with culture, maintaining school with quality), practice the military spirit of "Patriotism, Dedication, Self-improvement, Seeking Truth, Pursuiting of Excellence" and adhere to the university motto of "Keep Your Ambition, Advance Your Intellect; Combine High Ability with Moral Integrity". What's more, SYLU will continuously deepen the education reform, strengthen the development of connotation and improve the education quality. People in SYLU are striving to build it into a high level multidisciplinary coordinated university with distinctive features.