Guizhou university About us

The university consists of 24 colleges and 2 public education departments. There are 137 undergraduate specialties, covering 11 branches of learning such as philosophy, economics, laws, liberal arts, history, science, engineering, agriculture and administration.

The university has 1 state-level key subject, i.e. Pesticide Science, 24 provincial key subjects, 3 postdoctoral research stations. GZU offers 8 First-level and 36 Second-level Disciplines for PhD granting, 46 First-level and 201 Second-level Disciplines for Master's Degree Granting, and 10 Master's programs for specialized subjects. GZU also offers on-the-job MA programs for teachers of universities and secondary schools.

The university has a national center of engineering technology, an   engineering laboratory co-constructed by the state and GZU, 5 national   teaching bases and demonstration sites, 5 key laboratories or centers   affiliated to the Ministry of Education, 34 provincial key laboratories or   centers, and 4 provincial research centers of humanities and social sciences.  

Guizhou University covers a total area of 356.39 hectors (3563866.67   square meters). Its libraries hold a collection of over 3.70 million regular   books. The central node of the "China Education and Research   Network" (CERNET) in Guizhou is set in GZU.


GZU has laid much emphasis on the quality of teaching. It has   developed 2 state-level and 4 provincial excellent teaching teams, 1 national   High-quality Course, 1 bilingual demonstration course approved by the   Ministry of Education and 29 provincial High-quality Courses.

During the 11th Five-year Plan Period, GZU has undertaken 2086   research projects (the total funds being 603 million yuan RMB) at provincial   or ministry level, among which 317 are funded by the State 973 Program, 863   Program, National Natural Science Foundation or National Social Sciences   Foundation, and 1530 are provincial programs. There are 251 awards at or   above provincial level, including 2 Second-Class Prize of National Sci-Tech   Advancement, 142 patents of invention and utility models, 375 published   academic monographs, 14994 academic papers (of which 861 are collected by   SCI, EI and ISTP). In 2006, GZU won the title of National Advanced University   in Sci-Tech Innovation.

The university publishes such research journals as Journal of Guizhou   University (which constitutes three editions, namely, natural sciences,   social sciences and arts), Journal of Mountain Agriculture and Biology, and   Forum of Education and Culture. The university is the only one in Guizhou   that has its own publishing house.

GZU always places importance on developing international cooperation and exchanges. So far, the University has established cooperative relations with more than 100 academic institutions in over 40 countries and regions. GZU is a base of international education aid authorized by the Ministry of Education, an institution offering Chinese Government Scholarship Programs, and a base of international cooperation in science and technology authorized by the Ministry of Science and Technology. In 2009, GZU established Guizhou’s first Confucius Institute in Presbyterian College, U.S.. Four sessions of “China-ASEAN Educational Cooperation Week” have been successfully organized by GZU since 2008. The university also plays an important role in such international organizations as IAUP and AUAP.