University Profile

Xiangtan University (XTU) is a comprehensive and national key university. The great man Mao Zedong initiated its establishment in 1958. On September 10 that year, Mao inscribed the name of the university, and bade university administrators to “do their best to make a success of it”. In 1974, the Central leaders including Deng Xiaoping and Li Xiannian approved to reconstruct the university. In 1978, it was identified by the State Council as one of the 16 national comprehensive key universities. In 1981, it became one of China’s first batch of higher educational institutions to award master’s degree. The Central Government leaders, including Hua Guofeng, Jiang Zemin, Li Peng, He Guoqiang, and Liu Yandong, have paid great attention to its development.

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Based on Great Leader Mao Zedongs expectation to build a university in his hometown, Xiangtan, Xiangtan University (XTU) was established. On September 10, 1958, the founding year...

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By the time of 2044, the 70th year after Xiangtan University restarted to admit students, it will have built itself into a modern university with high-quality education and distinct features in an all-round way.

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Current Administrators

Huang Yunqing

Secretary of the CPC Xiangtan University Committee


Li Bochao

Deputy Secretary of the CPC Xiangtan University Committee and President of Xiangtan University

Former Presidents & Secretaries