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Introduction of STDU


Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (STDU) was established in 1950, the predecessor of Chinese people's Liberation Army Railway Engineering Institute.  The university is located in Shijiazhuang city, only over one hour's train to Beijing.  It is a technical university with the distinctive characteristic of applied engineering, and offers a wide range of disciplines covering science, management, economics, arts and social sciences.  It has been listed as one of the national key universities since 1979 and now it is one of the top universities in Hebei Province.


The university has been enrolling students from all over the country who are qualified for first-batch enrollment based on their performance in the College Entrance Examination.  Currently, it has 28,000 full-time students, including 2,700 post graduate students and more than 210 international students.


STDU has a faculty of 1800 teaching staff, including 230 professors and 450 associate professors, 438 Doctoral and Master Supervisors, and more than 10 scholars, such as Cheung Kong Scholar, Program ¡°973¡± chief scientists, State Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, State Outstanding Professional and Technical Personnel winner, Nationally Known Teacher and Candidates of New Century Talents Program.


There are 19 institutional departments and 25 research centers in STDU.  It consists of 49 undergraduate majors, 2 doctor programs for first-level disciplines, 2 post-doctoral research stations, 11 master programs for first-level disciplines, 44 master programs for second-level disciplines.


STDU possesses 39 laboratories, including 1 National Key Laboratory Breeding Base Co-constructed by Hebei Province and Ministry, 3 Ministerial or Provincial Key Engineering Laboratory Centers, 1 Provincial Engineering Technology Research Center, 1 Soft Science Research Base in Hebei Province, 1 Province Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Base, 1 Hebei Province Philosophy and Social Sciences Research Base, 4 key laboratories and engineering technology research centers by the state-owned enterprises and our university.  The total value of equipment is 490 million RMB, and there are 2.3 million copies of printed books and 22 electronic database in library.  Campus network has implemented the network structure of 100M desktop, 1,000M backbone, the core to support 10,000M and total interaction.

Education Achievements

STDU adheres to the university's philosophy of "quality first, development in connotation, win in characteristic and pursue excellence".  It is devoted to the teaching reform integrated by the knowledge education, ability education and quality education.  The university has received 1 first prize and 4 second prizes of State Excellent Teaching Achievements, 61 provincial prizes.  We have built 1 Innovative Experimentation Center of Talent Cultivation Mode, 1 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, 5 National Feature Major Construction Station and 2 National Quality Courses.  In 2011, ¡°National Excellent Engineers¡± program of the university was approved, and in 2012 National Training Programs of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Undergraduates was approved.  In 2006, our university was rated as "excellent" in Undergraduate Teaching Assessment by the Ministry of Education.


Depending on the advantage of railway industry, STDU lays great emphasis on cultivating talents of railway construction and management.  Our graduates are favored by employers, and the graduate employment rate keeps over 96% for 10 years in succession.  China Railway Construction Corporation, one of the World Top 500 Enterprises, has 70% middle-level and above managers and 70% of senior engineering and technical personnel who graduated from STDU.  "Where there is the railway, there are students of STDU".

During more than 60 years, STDU has educated more than 92,000 graduates and has cultivated a large number of well-known scholars, engineering and technical experts and senior management personnel, including 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Science, 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and 1 academician of Royal Academy of Engineering.  The former Vice Premier Li Lanqing acclaimed our graduates as ¡°young people who are holding up a rainbow ¡±.

Participated Projects

STDU excels in the service of the major state and local projects, aiming at the frontier of science and technology, concentrating on multidisciplinary joint ventures, undertaking and completing a number of projects with significant influence in China and abroad, making a series of achievements that marks the advanced level in China.  The university has achieved numerous distinctive results in various fields, such as the new tunnel construction technology and environmental control, transportation emergency engineering, advanced geological forecast, large-scale structural health diagnosis, TBM tunneling technology, traffic environment and safety engineering, project management and other research projects.

In recent years, the school has undertaken the State Program ¡°973¡± and "863", projects of the State Science Fund, programs of State Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the National Science Foundation as well as the National Social Science Fund, and plans of National Mars and Moon Exploration, including more than 900 projects and research activities, funded with 8.3 billion Yuan.  The University has received more than 180 national and provincial certifications, among which, 1 National Scientific and Technological Progress Special Award; 2 first prizes of National Scientific and Technological Progress; 5 second prizes of State Scientific and Technological Progress; 1 second prize for National Natural Science; 1 Chinese Excellent Research Award, and 39 first-class Provincial Natural Science and Technological Progress Awards.

International Education

STDU promotes actively the work of international exchanges and cooperation and has set up the International Cooperation and Exchange Office and the International Exchange Center.  It has established the relationship with more than 20 universities and research institutions in countries and regions such as the United States, Britain, Russia, Canada, Australia and Spain.  STDU develops extensive cooperation with those countries and regions in the fields of teaching, scientific research, cooperation and exchange.  STDU has many students from Asia, America, Europe and Africa. Many bachelor and master programs for overseas students are offered in the English medium, such as Electronics engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Railway Engineering, Information Technology (IT), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), International Trade and so on.  Chinese language program is also offered.

(Note:  All Statistics are current as of December 2016)

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