Zhongyuan University of Technology (ZUT) is a high level teaching-oriented university with characteristic of textiles and apparel,and the coordinated development of multi-disciplinary as engineering,management, literature, science, economics, law, philosophy, history, art and other disciplines. Founded in 1955,ZUT, formerly known as Zhengzhou Textile Institute, has been under the administration of Henan Provincesince 2000, which subordinated to the former Ministry of Textile Industry (known as China Textile Association today).
Covering a total area of 1610 mu (107 hectares), ZUT consists of three campuses — the South Campus,North Campus and West Campus. With a building area of 617,000 square meters and a library collection of 4.158 million volumes, the total value of its teaching and research facilities add up to 363 million yuan.There are 1774 staff members,consisting of 1191 full-time teachers, 518 with senior professional titles and 377 with PhD;6 national-level excellent teachers, 1 national model teacher,and 20 specialists separately on distinguished contribution national young and middle-aged, and the special allowances of the State Council. There are 7 Academic professionals, 7 prominent educators,10 excellent provincial teachers, 6 special chair professors,11 teaching and scientific research teams at provincial level or above.So far, it has more than 30,000 registered students, undergraduates, graduates, adult studentsand overseas students included.
ZUT is composed of such 20 schools and departments as School of Textiles, School of Fashion Design, School of Energy and Environment, School of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering,School of Electronics and Information Engineering, School of Art and Design,and etc, with 60 undergraduate level specialties, 9 disciplines and 41 sub disciplines for master’s authorization, 3 categories for master degree authorization till now, the 10th graduate has graduated.In addition,ZUT has 8 first-level and 2 second-level disciplines of provincial key disciplines,among them, the discipline of textiles ranks the 7th among the homogeneous subject in China. The characteristic discipline group of“New Materials and High-end Equipment of Textiles and Garment”has been awarded the construction discipline of the first phase of the construction project of the dominant specialty in Henan, a A-discipline construction project with characteristic disciplines. It has one of the first Industrial Training Centers and University-Based Science Parkin Henan..
Persisting in the concept of “Quality-Oriented University” and focusing on the education and teaching reforms, ZUT is devoted to the cultivation of senior application-oriented talents featuring all-round development of moral,intelligence, sports and aesthetics, rich knowledge, outstanding ability and excellent quality. In May 2016, our university successfully passed undergraduate teaching work audit and assessment of the Ministry of Education.Nowadays, our university has 4 national-level characteristic specialties, 1 national-level comprehensive reform pilot specialty, 1 national-level teaching practice base, 1 national college and university ideological and political theory teaching research team and also a batch of provincial characteristic specialties,experimental teaching demonstration centers (laboratories), teaching teams,elaborate resource sharing courses and bilingual teaching demonstration classes, etc. During the reviews on higher education and teaching achievement awards held by Henan Province in the recent three years, our university has obtained 9 prizes such as grand prize, first prize and so on. As for the national competition events, such as National Undergraduate “Challenge Cup” Competition,Mathematical Modeling Competition, Undergraduate Electronic Design Competition,Undergraduate Mechanical Design Innovation Competition, etc, student participants from the ZUT have gained excellent achievements. Especially in the“Comprehensive Ability Competition for National Undergraduate Project Training”, ZUT has been among one of three universities which have won the first prize for four consecutive years; industrial design students have ever won the German “Red Dot Design Award” known as the “International Design Circle Oscar”; clothing and fashion design students have won the highest prize for nationwide college and university fashion design “rookies”, and it has obtained the fashion design “Educator Award”. Graduates from our university are characterized by strong practice ability and innovation consciousness with high rate of employment keeping more than 90% in the recent years.
ZUT vigorously implements “a strong scientific research university” for which a batch of scientific research platforms have been established and got landmark research achievements. National and provincial scientific research platforms total 32 at present, involving State-Local Joint Laboratory for Efficient and Precise Diamond Sawing and Cutting Techniques Joint Experiment Laboratory, Henan Textile and Apparel Industry Collaborative Innovation Center, Henan Provincial Key Laboratory of Functional Textile Materials, Henan Provincial Engineering Laboratory of Image Analysis and Machine Vision, Henan Provincial Research Center of Heat-pumpingAir-conditioning Engineering. In recent five years, ZUT has undertaken 105 national projects, of which there are 86 national natural scientific research fund projects, 17 national social science fund projects and 2 national major scientific and technological special projects; 83 provincial and ministerial or above scientific research awards, containing 2 national second prizes for science and technology progress; 1,532 dissertations which have been included in SCI, EI and IETP, 560 published works and 404 authorized patents of invention.
Adhering to the policy of running school openly, ZUT has been developing collaborative relationship with nearly 50 home and overseas colleges and universities more than 30 countries orregions as the U.K., U.S.A, Russia, Germany, New Zealand, etc, to introduce high quality educational resources and the concept of running school to upgrading the quality of running school. Since 2002, ZUT has jointly collaborated with the University of Manchester,Manchester Metropolitan University,U.K for undergraduate level program majoring in Textiles、Fashion, and diploma level program with Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand in construction engineering、photography, totally involving 9 specialities In 2017, Zhongyuan-Petersburg Aviation college, Zhongyuan University of Technology, anon-independent legal entity of the Chinese-foreign cooperation in running school, was approved by the Ministry of Education of China, and recruited simultaneously, which collaborated between ZUT and Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, RU.ZUT is also an affiliated unit of Henan Education Association for International Education,and successfully hosted the 7th National Annual Conference of Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools,and selected as an executive director unit of Research Branch of Chinese-Foreign Cooperationin Running Schools of China Association of Higher Education.
In recent years,ZUT has been successively honored Henan Provincial Civilization Unit and Henan Provincial Advanced Ideological and Political Work Unit by Henan Provincial Party Committee and Government, the Party Committee of ZUT have been titled Henan Provincial “Five-Virtue”University Party Organization and Henan Provincial Advanced Ranking Grassroots Party Organization; it has been appraised as advanced student status management unit by the Ministry of Education and Henan Provincial Civilization Pacesetter University and Advanced Employment Unit by the Education Department of Henan Province.