The history of Taiyuan University of Technology in Taiyuan, Shanxi province goes back to 1902 when it was called the Western
Studies School of Shanxi Grand Academy, one of the threeearliest national universities in China.
The history of Taiyuan University of Technology in Taiyuan, Shanxi province goes back to 1902when it was called the Western Studies School of Shanxi Grand Academy, one of the threeearliest national universities in China.
Shanxi Grand Academy was later called Shanxi University, which had two schools for Chineseand Western studies.
Taiyuan University of Technology, known as TUT, grew out of one of the schools and became anindependent university in 1953.
With traditions and development going back more than 100 years, TUT is now a universityincluded in Project 211 - the national higher education promotion program for the top 100universities in China.
TUT admits students from across the country. Currently, it has nearly 27,000 full-timeundergraduates, 5,000 postgraduates and more than 700 PhD students.
The university has 76 undergraduate disciplines, 126 master's degree programs, 49 doctorateprograms and 13 post-doctorate research centers. It has three national authorized importantdisciplines and four State-level educational demonstration centers.
The Ministry of Science and Technology listed the international research center on sustainabledevelopment of coal resources at TUT as a national scientific cooperation base.
The university has 2,116 full-time teaching staff, of which 1,096 have doctorate degrees. Thereare 967 professors and associate professors, 181 doctoral supervisors, three nationaloutstanding specialists and three winners of the Chinese Young Scientists Award.
TUT places importance on scientific research and technology development. The university, as thechief science institution, has carried out the 973 Research Project, a key national program onbasic scientific research, twice.
It is also involved in 945 national research projects, including the national 863 High-tech Project,National Scientific Trouble-shooting Projects and National Young Scientist Fund. It has received434 national and provincial level awards for scientific breakthroughs and 132 awards forteaching achievements.
The achievements offer technology and expertise for regional and national development,according to TUT.
The university holds onto its long-term ethos that humanity should be the essence and culture tofight for all-around development of intellect and morality.
Guided by the ethos, the university has won a range of awards in various sports and culturalcompetitions.
TUT has stepped up eforts in international cooperation by enrolling students from all over theworld, exchanging its students with universities in other countries and running joint-educationprograms with overseas colleges and universities.
TUT cooperates with countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia,Canada, Germany, Russia, France, Italy and Japan.