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Central South University
Motto Central South Univ-Moto.jpg
(simplified Chinese: 经世致用traditional Chinese: 經世致用pinyin: Jīngshì Zhìyòng)
Established 29 April, 2000
Type Public
President Huang Boyun
Vice-president Chen Qiyuan
Hu Tiehui
Huang Jianbai
Li Guiyuan
Qiu Guanzhou
Tian Yongquan
Faculty 6,846
Undergraduates 33,188
Postgraduates 11,996
Doctoral students 4,449
Other students 51,812
(including college students, international students, adult education students and web-based education students)[1]
Location People's Republic of China Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China
28°10′23″N 112°55′30″E / 28.173°N 112.925°E / 28.173; 112.925Coordinates: 28°10′23″N 112°55′30″E / 28.173°N 112.925°E / 28.173; 112.925
Campus Urban, 381 ha

Central South University (CSU; simplified Chinese: 中南大学traditional Chinese: 中南大學pinyin: Zhōngnán Dàxué) is located in Changsha, a historic and cultural city in Hunan province, central south of the People's Republic of China. CSU was established in April, 2000 on the basis of the amalgamation of the three former individual universities, namely Central South University of Technology (founded in 1952), Hunan Medical University (founded in 1914) and Changsha Railway University (founded in 1953).



CSU is a comprehensive research university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. CSU is among the first universities of key constructions of the Project 211 and the Project 985 with strength in engineering and medical science.

CSU has 29 colleges and institutes:

and 2 national key laboratories:

According to the newest data in Chinese University Ranking, CSU ranks 19th out of 751 universities in China.

Faculties and Students

Path in front the Shenghua Teaching Building at Main campus
Playground at Main campus, behind which lies Yuelu Mountain

CSU has full-time college students 33800, graduate students 15796, overseas students 408. The faculty-student ratio is about 1:8. Among its faculty members, there are 3 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 13 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). Wang Dianzuo is an academician of both CAS and CAE. There are also 2 decreased academicians.[2] Here are the names of them:


Members of CAS

Members of CAE

Commemorate Deceased Academicians of CSU


CSU has outstanding scientific outputs and ranks 22nd among 751 universities in "Academic Achievements Ranking". In 2004, Prof. Huang Bo-Yun was awarded the 1st prize of the National Awards for Technical Invention for his significant contribution to research project "Preparation Technology of High-performance Carbon-Carbon Composite Braking Materials in Aviation" and filled the 6-year long vacancy for this prize.[3]

Xiangya Medical School
Railway campus
Peace Piazza


CSU covers an area of 3,810,000 square meters and has a total floor space of 2,330,000 square meters. The library of CSU have a collection of more than 4,390,000 volumes. library, academic centers, teaching and research buildings, stadiums, standard student dormitories, activity centers, swimming pool, hospital, bank, post office, dining halls are located in the campus.


  1. ^ "Statistics". Central South University official website. 2008-08-31. Retrieved 2009-03-14.  (Chinese)
  2. ^ "Academicians". Central South University official website. 2004. Retrieved 2009-03-10.  
  3. ^ "National S&T Awards Winners Revealed". CISTC. 2004.  

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