Central South University (CSU) is situated in Changsha, a famous historical and cultural city in Hunan province, China. CSU was established in April 2000 by merging the former Central South University of Technology (CSUT), the former Changsha Railway University (CRU) and the former Hunan Medical University (HMU). The main disciplines of CSUT and CRU originated from the disciplines of Mining & Metallurgy and Civil Engineering of Hunan Industrial College established in 1903.The predecessor of HMU was Xiangya Medical College founded in 1914 as one of China's earliest colleges offering western medicine courses.
Central South University was selected as a Class A university under China's World-Class Universities Initiative in September 2017. In 2021 THE World University Ranking, CSU was ranked at 351-400.
CSU has a total of 26 national first-class undergraduate professional construction points, respectively is Law, Sociology, Ideological and Political Education, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Biological Science, Mechanical Design Manufacturing & Automation, Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Electronical Information Science and Technology, Automation, Software Engineering, Civil Engineering, Surveying Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing Engineering, Transportation, Safety Engineering, Clinical Medicine, Pharmaceutical Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Information Management and Information System, Engineering Management, Business Administration. 17 subjects entered the ESI global ranking 1%, and 3 subjects entered the ESI global ranking ‰ (Materials Science, Engineering, Clinical Medicine). More than 58,000 full-time students are studying in CSU now.
The history of CSU could be traced back to 100 years ago with a legacy on education, advocating the spirit of Learning by Doing and Learning for Using and implementing the ethos of Virtue, Truth, Perfection, Inclusiveness. In the face of national and social development demanding, a large number of renowned industrial leaders and innovative talents have been nurtured at CSU, and its innovations are driving relevant industries and regional development.
Based on its existing strengths and characteristics, CSU will strengthen collaborative innovation, continuously improve its international reputation and influence, strive to build itself into a world-class university with distinctive features, and actively promote the progress of human civilization.
Above all, CSU is striving to gather the global excellent researchers and students.