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Guizhou University (GZU) is the only key university in Guizhou prioritized to develop itself in line with the criteria of the "211 Project". Its predecessor, Guizhou Institute of Higher Learning, was founded in 1902. In November 1951, Mao Zedong, the chairman of the country, give the present name of Guizhou University. In September 2005, it was approved to be one of the key "211 Project" universities


The university consists of 20 colleges and 3 public education departments. Presently, the total number of full-time students is 32,152, which includes 25,053 undergraduates, 4,360 graduates with 123 as PhD candidates, and 52 overseas students. Up to now, it has cultivated over 150,000 graduates in various fields.


The university has 24 provincial key subjects, 1 postdoctoral research station, 3 state-level postdoctoral research stations for major projects. It offers 11 PhD programs, 149 Master’s programs and 6 Master's programs for specialized subjects all are authorized to confer degrees. Guizhou University contains 112 undergraduate specialties. Among them, 38 are characteristic specialties including 5 ministry-level ones and 10 province-level model specialties. The disciplines cover 11 branches of learning: philosophy, economics, laws, education, liberal arts, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine and administration.


Presently, the number of full-time teachers of the University is 2,332 with 231 PhD owners and 954 Master degree owners. 298 teachers are full professors and 721 associate professors. Guizhou University covers a total area of 3786.83 hectors. The school buildings occupy 89.22 square meters, among which 49.67 square meters are dedicated for teaching. Currently, the University contains 81 teaching laboratories of various kinds. Its libraries hold a collection of 3.81 million regular books and 1.6 million electronic books.



The university boasts 32 research centers at provincial level and beyond, including the National Center of Engineering Technologies, 4 key laboratories or centers affiliated to the Ministry of Education, 23 provincial key laboratories or centers, and 4 provincial centers of humanities and social sciences. Since the implementation of the Tenth Five-year Plan, the university has completed 1207 provincial and national research projects , which include 188 “973” , “863” , national natural science research fund and national social sciences fund projects; and 1019 provincial and ministerial projects.


Guizhou University always places importance on developing international cooperation and exchanges. So far, the University has established cooperative and exchange relations with more than 40 academic institutions in such countries and regions as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom., Australia, France, Japan, Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macao, etc. To maintain and develop these relations, Guizhou University receives visitors from these institutions and other areas. During the past three years, over 300 have been sent to such countries as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Thailand, France, Japan, and Korea for academic exchanges. The university has hosted over 20 international academic conventions and conferences.


The University has engaged foreign teachers and experts for teaching, lecture tours and academic exchange meetings. It has also enrolled oversea students from different countries to study Chinese and other courses in degree and non-degree academic programs. Through sending teachers and researchers overseas to study and research collaboratively with the foreign counterparts, degree study, or attending international academic workshop, Guizhou University has been better known worldwide. Therefore the progress of internationalization has been accelerated. Embracing international cooperation and friendship,Guizhou University cherishes this same ideal with its foreign counterparts, and makes great efforts for mutual development. Day by day, the university provides a more ideal and satisfactory platform for numerous students to conduct their studies, for experts and scholars to deliver their lectures, and for researchers to been engaged in their undertakings.


Pursuing its goal of becoming an even higher-level university for those at home and abroad, the university is reaching to grasp the mantle of academic leadership in western China. The university is dedicating to fulfill its dream of becoming one of the leading universities in the country, taking great strides to rejuvenate the Guizhou Province.


Welcome to study at Guizhou University(贵州大学)