Brief Introduction of JUST

Jiangxi University of Science and Technology (JUST), formerly Southern Institute of Metallurgy, was established in 1958. On June 6, 2004, ratified by the State Education Commission (Ministry of Education), it was renamed as Jiangxi University of Science and Technology. It was initially subordinated to the former State Metallurgical Ministry and subsequently to the former China National Nonferrous Metals Industry Corporation (CNNC). Since September 1998, the university has been under the jurisdiction of both the Central government and the Jiangxi Provincial government, mainly under the administration of the latter.

JUST is a comprehensive university of multi-disciplines, focusing on Engineering and integrated with economics, sciences, law, arts, management and education. A wide range of programs are offered at JUST, including full-time undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs, higher vocational & technical education programs, and part-time higher adult education programs. The students of JUST have been enrolled nation-widely since its establishment. In the early 1998, JUST was conferred the qualification by the Ministry of Education to enroll the students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and the oversea Chinese. At present, the total enrollment of students at JUST is over 20,000, among which the enrollment of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students exceeds 12, 000. The teaching staff and administrative staff total more than 1500.

With a total area of 330 acres, JUST consists of four campuses, namely Main Campus, Jinshawan Campus, West Campus and Nanchang Campus. The Main Campus, Jinshawan Campus and West Campus are all located in Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province. It is bordered on the east by Fujian province and on the south by Guangdong province. Transportation is convenient as Beijing-Kowloon railway passes through the city. It also boasts scheduled flight to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, etc. Ganzhou is a famous historical and cultural city. The city is beautiful and lively with trees and flowers. Continuously, it has been granted the National Civilized and Clean City. Covering an area of 90 acres and with student enrollment of 12, 500, the Main Campus is situated in the downtown of Ganzhou. Occupying an area of 160 acres and with 3, 000 students, Jinshawan Campus lies in the southern suburbs of Ganzhou. The West Campus lies in the western suburbs of the city. Holding an area of 30 acres, it is still under construction and will be a new campus for all the full-time undergraduate freshmen of the main campus from September 2003. Both Jinshawan campus and West campus are only 10 minutes ride by bus from the main campus. Taking up an area of 50 acres, Nanchang Campus is situated in the northern suburbs of Nanchang City – the Capital City of Jiangxi Province. With 3, 500 students, Nanchang Campus focus on higher vocational and technical education.

    

Jiangxi province is rich in nonferrous mineral resources, such as tungsten, rare-earth, tantalum, copper, uranium. Ganzhou prefecture is also known as “the capital of tungsten” and “the kingdom of rare-earth”. Located in such a beautiful and fertile area, JUST has been branded with the character of nonferrous metallurgical industry ever since its founding.

Jiangxi University of Science and Technology boasts 11 schools, i.e. School of Environmental & Construction Engineering, School of Material & Chemical Engineering, School of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering, School of Information Engineering, School of Sciences, School of Economics & Management, School of Arts & Law, School of Foreign Languages and Foreign Trade, School of Applied Science (Jinshawan Campus), School of Higher Vocational & Technical Education (Nanchang Campus), and School of Continuing Education.

As the university develops rapidly, JUST involves itself more and more frequently in academic exchanges at home and abroad, and invites well-known experts and scholars to visit JUST or give lectures. Meanwhile, JUST also organizes some teachers to participate in academic international conferences of all levels, and send some backbone teachers to study or work as visiting scholars abroad. In the past 15 years, JUST has established cooperative relationship with universities and research organizations in many countries such as USA, Germany, Thailand, Japan, Finland, UK and France. JUST look forward to undertake academic exchange with more and more foreign institutions in the new century.

Since 1986, foreign teachers have been invited to teach undergraduates majoring in English and postgraduates in our university. In recent years, with the sharp increase of students, more foreign teachers and experts are required to teach in this university. We have provided them with comfortable and well-equipped working and living conditions. We warmly welcome foreign friends to teach in this university. We are entitled by Ministry of Educational to recruit overseas students, including undergraduates and postgraduates. The current program we can provide is teaching Chinese to non-native speakers. If you have interest in Chinese culture and language, JUST will be an ideal place for you.

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