Tianjin Polytechnic University

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Tiangong University
天工大学
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Former names
Tianjin Polytechnic University
Type Public Research University
Established1912
AffiliationTianjin Municipal Education Commission
President XIA Changliang
Academic staff
2,700
Students30,000
Location,
Website www.tiangong.edu.cn

Tiangong University (Chinese :天工大学; pinyin :Tiān gōng dàxué) is a university in Tianjin, China under the municipal government. It is also referred to as TGU. The former name of this University is Tianjin Polytechnic University. The university was founded in 1912 [1] and currently has fourteen colleges on two campuses in the city. The old campus is located in the Hedong District (河东区 Hédōng Qū), and the new one is in the Xiqing District (西青区 Xīqīng Qū). It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines. [2]

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Tiangong University (TGU) is a state-run full-time institution of higher education, which is jointly established by Ministry of Education and Tianjin Municipal Government. In 2003, TGU received outstanding marks in the “Undergraduate Program Evaluation” sponsored by Ministry of Education. The 460-acre new campus has been completed in the scenery spot of Xiqing District since 2006.

The university has a long history with its earliest departments established in 1912. TGU is a multidisciplinary teaching and researching university, which offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in science and engineering, arts, liberal arts, management, economics,law and languages. The university consists of 16 schools, offering bachelor, master and doctor degrees in 60 undergraduate programs, 78 master degree programs and 16 doctoral degree programs. The university also holds 3 postdoctoral research stations. Now more than 28,000 full-time students study here, of which almost 3000 postgraduates.

Currently, there are 1,600 full-time teachers and more than 800 administrative staffs in TGU, of whom more than 800 are professors and associate professors. TGU has also specially engaged over 20 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering and renowned foreign scholars as visiting scholars and part-time professors.

TGU is the frontrunner in China in the scientific research on textile composite materials, hollow fiber membrane separating technology, special functional fiber materials, textile oiling agent, semiconductor lighting, and production of electromechanical equipment integration, etc. The subject of textile engineering always ranks Top 2 in China. The university has over 60 research institutions in cooperation with some famous enterprises, including Motian Membrane Science and Technology Company, Functional Fiber Development Centre, etc.

TGU has more than 80 partner universities in more than 30 countries. Now there are about 1700 overseas students one year studying Chinese language, Textiles, Fashion design, Computer, Accounting, Art design and so forth in TGU.

TGU is now taking great initiative in meeting the needs of the educational development in the 21st century and the economic construction in China and become one of China's best universities in science and technology.

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References

  1. 天津工业大学简介 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2 August 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  2. "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".

Coordinates: 39°03′44″N117°06′19″E / 39.062150°N 117.105252°E / 39.062150; 117.105252 (tianjin)