Xi¡¯an Polytechnic University, or XPU, is a typical industry-based university in China under the direct leadership of the Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government. As one of the earliest institutions where China¡¯s higher education in textile took shape, XPU at present goes beyond the textile by offering education at different levels including 63 undergraduate programs, 25 graduate programs, and 1 joint PHD program. Located in the eastern part of Xi¡¯an£¬XPU consists of two campuses-Jinhua Campus in downtown and Lintong Campus near to the Terra-Cotta Warriors.
In 1912, XPU started as Beijing Higher Industry Institute Weaving Academy. With a 66-years of development, Northwest Textile Science and Technology University was founded in 1978 under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Textile. It transferred to the supervision of Shaanxi Provincial Government in 1998. In 2006, it took on its current name Xi¡¯an Polytechnic University(XPU).At present, XPU consists of 12 schools and 1 teaching department covering arts, education, economics, management, engineering, literature and law with textile and engineering as its pillar.
XPU provides students with on-campus communal spaces, such as a student center including a gym, entertainment venue for relaxing, socializing and showcasing their versatile talents. The cafeteria and supermarket meet the students¡¯ need in their daily life. The beautiful campus contributes to its elegant environment, and the convenient school facilities create a pleasant and civilized atmosphere.
The university boasts a high-level staff of over 1500, each with both academic distinction in their respective fields and significant working experience, among whom Professor Yao Mu, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, has been devoted to the teaching and researching on textile materials for more than 60 years. The university attaches great importance to developing students¡¯ ability to solve real-world problems, and it provides students with opportunities to conduct real-life projects. On campus, the university is well-equipped with the latest lab facilities. The applied research centers and comprehensive talents training bases are multidisciplinary and have connections and cooperation with many institutes and enterprises both at home and abroad.
XPU is always open to international friends. Over the years XPU is active in a full range of international cooperation and exchanges in education.To date, it has ties with more than 50 universities and academic institutions in 20 countries or regions.More than 500 students have been studying abroad through the dual degree programs between XPU and partner universities in the U.S, UK, Australia and Canada. More than 400 faculties and students have visited partner universities through various exchange programs and more than 400 foreign students have studied at XPU since 1995. XPU has successfully held international conferences, such as the first and second International Wool Conference, The Sixth China International Warp Knitting Design Awards, TBIS2014, etc. With the opening up of ¡®One belt, One road¡¯initiative, we have made it a strategic priority to go global.