Introduction

Longyan University is situated in the well-known former Revolutionary Base and the world-famous Hakka ancestral land-----Longyan City, Fujian Province.

This university is originated from Longyan Teachers College established in 1958, merged with Fujian Resource Industry School in 2001, and officially renamed as Longyan University in 2004. Since 2007 the university has been an Authorized Institution of Granting Bachelor's Degree and in 2012 it passed the Teaching Qualification Assessment by the Ministry of Education with a good mark. In 2018 the university is selected as one of the Provincial-level Exemplary Application-oriented Universities and one of the Provincial Construction Universities of Granting Master's Degree in Fujian.

The university is consisted of 14 colleges and 2 special institutes, i.e. Institute of Central Soviet Area Research, Institute of Fujian-Taiwan Hakka Research. There are now 40 specialties in the university covering all the 8 major disciplines, which are entitled to enroll students all over the country. Currently the university has nearly 12,000 students and over 900 members of staff, including 288 professors or associate professors, 598 teachers of doctor’s or master’s degrees as well as 6 national-level talents, 27 provincial-level talents and 10 provincial-level distinguished teachers.

The university is now implementing a strategy of strengthening itself with talents and attaching importance to teacher education, which has established a Provincial-level Academician and Expert Workstation. The university also pays attention to its connotative development, which has been equipped with 1 National-level Specialty of Characteristic Construction, 1 National-level Pilot Project of Comprehensive Specialty Reform, 6 Provincial-level Key Disciplines, 1 Provincial-level Key Laboratories and 4 Provincial-level Applied Disciplines. The Journal of Longyan University has been awarded as the National-level Excellent Periodical in Local Universities, whose column of “Hakka Research” has been awarded as the National-level Characteristic Column in Local University Journals. The College of Special Mechanical Equipment of the university has been awarded as the Provincial-level Exemplary Industrial College while the practice base of mechanical and electrical engineering has been awarded as the Provincial-level Exemplary Practice Base for Vocational Education Co-constructed by University and Enterprise. The university teachers have won 1 Second Prize and 3 Third Prizes of the Provincial-level Science and Technology Awards as well as 1 Second Prize, 4 Third Prizes of the Provincial-level Outstanding Achievements in Social Sciences  and  1 Youth Masterpiece Award in their research achievements.

Longyan University, sticking to the motto of being “Rooted in the Red Land, Devoted to Application, Manifesting through Characteristics and Serving Local Development”, with the goal of “Footholds in Longyan, Service on West Coast, Orientation at Basic Level and Connection with Industry”, is now working hard to reconstruct itself into an exemplary high-standard and application-oriented university.

Updated: March, 2018


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