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Carrying out the administrative system built by Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense and People’s Government of Hunan Province, the University of South China (USC) merged the original Central South Institute of Technology (which was attached to China National Nuclear Corporation), state-funded Hengyang Medical College. In October 2002, USC incorporated the Sixth Research Institute of National Nuclear Industry as its subordinating part. In July 2004, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) set up a training base for Navy Reserve Officers in USC. 
With beauty surrounding it, the university is conveniently situated in downtown Hengyang city – a city with a long history. The university library boasts over 3 million volumes, and due to its network resources and a good academic atmosphere, the library is an ideal place for study and research.
In addition to eight clinical medical schools in the Affiliated Hospitals, the university consists of 21 schools and departments, such as School of National Defense Technology, School of Nuclear Science and Technology, School of Medicine, etc.  Besides, it has 1 first-grade authorized post-doctoral exchange center of nuclear science and technology, 4 disciplines offer PH.D degrees (mining engineering, nuclear technology and its application, Pathogen Biology, and Pathology and Path physiology), 45 disciplines offer Master’s Degree and 20 are authorized to grant professional degrees, 55 Graduate student majors include Engineering, Medicine, Management Science, Natural Science, Economics, Law, Literature, Education, etc.
USC has several distinguishing features. It currently has 9 nuclear science programs and 18 nuclear science-related programs. It is one of the universities in China with complete undergraduate programs in nuclear science, with facilities and faculty to fully train students in mass, and with the ability to fully train students of varying abilities. With Clinical Medicine as the main focus of its Medical College, USC serves as the cradle for the training of Hunan’s doctors, nurses, and medical professionals. USC has become a form of overlap of engineering, medicine and management, featured as nuclear and has more than 10 special disciplines relating to environmental protection.
USC has 20 basic labs built by the central authorities and the local place during the tenth five-year plan, 14 specialty labs during the eleventh five-year plan, 5 provincial model laboratories of basic courses, 4 direct affiliated hospitals, 8 cooperative affiliated hospitals and 9 excellent experimental bases in Hunan.
USC has the Sixth Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering, Life Science Center, and Center for Environmental Protection, Center for Nuclear Energy Economics and Management, and 30 scientific laboratories, five of which belong to key research institutes at the provincial level.
Today, USC employs more than 2,200 people, 234 of whom are full professors and 610 associate professors. In the affiliated hospitals, there are more than 4,000 staffs and 600 of them with senior professional title. At USC, there are also 4 provincial-level creative groups, 56 national level specialists who have made great contribution at professional work and have been awarded the special national government allowances. 45 teachers of varying disciplines are either leader in their field at the provincial level, famous educators, or extraordinary in their achievements. 103 provincial core teachers,and 10 academicians.
With students from 34 provinces, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the enrollment currently exceeds 30,000. More than 28,000 students are full-time undergraduates and more than 2,500 are doctorate and postgraduate students. In addition to these, there are about 8,000 adult learners.
USC undertakes more than 500 projects on all levels, such as 973 Program, 863 Program, National Defense and Military Engineering Program, and state and local government scientific research projects as well as 300 other research projects. Over 230 were awarded prizes at state or provincial level, five of which were awarded at the International and National Fairs, four 2nd award and three 3rd award of the National Progressive Prize for Science & Technology, one 3rd award of the National Invention Prize, two Golden Award of the 42nd Belgium Eureka International Invention Prize, two Golden Award at International Fair and two Golden Award and one Silver Award in China, two 2nd award at the 10th Chinese Patent Exhibition, 134 National Defense Award for Science and Technology, and more than 50 Progressive Prize for Science & Technology of the Ministry of Health or Hunan province.
Academic exchanges and national and international seminars are often held in USC, building up the cooperative relations between more than 30 universities and international institutes of nuclear energy both at home and abroad, sending mutually visiting students to Glamorgan University in England, setting up a Sino-Ukraine Cultural Center, and sending many young teachers, postgraduates and undergraduates to America and Europe for further study.

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