Shihezi University is a new comprehensive university, located in Shihezi, the Garden City, located by the river of Manas on the northern foot of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang.In August 2000, the Central Government designated the university as a key institution to develop in northwestern China.Shihezi University was ranked among the key construted university under the '211 project' in Dec 31,2008.
The University now has a faculty of 2,607, including 1,527 full-time teachers, 2 specially-engaged academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 152 professors, 450 associate professors. The university employs more than 10 foreign experts and teachers every year. The students of the university come from 31 provinces and regions. The total enrollment of students numbers 30,032, including 21,989 undergraduates 1,906 postgraduates and 245 international students from eight countries, such as United States, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakstan, South Korea etc.
The University is equipped with the most up-to-date teaching and scientific research facilities. It has a well-equipped library, a large gymnasium, a multi-functional stadium and modernized teaching buildings. The University covers 1,870, 000 square meters. It has 950,000 square meters of building, and the area of its laboratories is 170,000 square meters .The library has a collection of 2,900,000 Chinese and foreign books and periodicals, and is only one model project in Xinjiang, as university digital libraries in State High-tech Project 863.There is also a book collection spot of UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in it.
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