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Why study in Chengdu?

Southwest University For Nationalities is located in Chengdu, which is one of the largest metropolises in Southwest China. Chengdu is not only among the first group of famous historical and cultural cities ratified by the State Council but also a well known tourist attraction all over China. Chengdu is an ancient city with more than 2000 years, therefore there are lots of historical scenic spots in the city such as Wuhou Temple, Dufu's Thatched Cottage, the Tomb of Wangjian and Jinsha Ruins etc. World Cultural Heritage Dujiangyan Irrigation Project and Mt. Qingcheng is located in the suburb of Chengdu, the largest panda reserve zone in the world, Wolong is only 2-hour's drive from the city by car. Also Chengdu is the traffic hinge of landway and aviation of Sichuan Province and the city has an international airport connecting the United States, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, France and other countries. It also connects most major Chinese cities by frequent flight, railways, and highways. Another attraction for foreign students is the fact that Chengdu is the gateway to mysterious Tibet.

A key opening-up unit of Sichuan province

Southwest University for Nationalities (SWUN), directly under the control of the State Ethnic Affairs Committee, is a multi-disciplinary higher education institute. The university was founded in July 1950 and officially established on June 1st, 1950. The university is located in Chengdu, "Land of Abundance", and is in adjacent to the famous Wuhou Temple. It covers an area of over 1600 mu with 472,000 square meters for construction area, including old campus, new campus, Taipingyang campus.

The university includes 18 colleges and departments of sociology, social science and physical training, 47 undergraduate subjects, 28 master degree subjects and one doctor degree subject, five key provincial (ministerial) –level subjects, five provincial-level undergraduate talents training bases and nine key provincial (ministerial) –level laboratories. Currently, more than 20,000 students are studying in the university, with overseas students from 15 countries. The university has over 1400 teachers and employees with more than 400 professors and associate professors. The library has collected 1.9 million books, the cost of teaching and research facility is over 100 million RMB.

The university is a key opening-up unit of Sichuan province. So far, experts, scholars and government officials from over 70 countries have come to make academic exchanges and visits. SWUN has established inter-university cooperative relations with foreign colleges of Britain Manchester University, Birmingham University, New Zealand Waikato University, Canada Indian United College, Seattle Washington university of USA and academic exchange relations with the research institutes of USA, Japan and Switzerland and finished many international cooperative research projects; SWUN has exchanged students with Inje University of Korea. Warm welcome every friend from all over the world to our university to study.


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