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Introduction to Xiangtan Institute of Technology

Xiangtan Institute of Technology (hereinafter referred to as XIT) is located in Jiuhua Economic & Development Zone, Xiangtan City, Hunan Province, at the central node of the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Grand Innovation Corridor along the Xiangjiang River. It is the first independent undergraduate institution in Hunan Province approved by the Ministry of Education to complete the transformation from a branch college to an independent college. It is also a collaborative training unit with the Geely Postdoctoral Research Workstation under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

The predecessor of XIT was the Beijin College of Hunan University of Technology and Business, established in 2001. Initially, the college was situated in the historical city of Beijin, along the beautiful Xiangjiang River. In 2018, with the care and support of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee and Government, Hunan University of Technology and Business and Geely Group cooperated to establish Beijin College of Hunan University of Technology and Business. In 2019, the Xiangtan campus of Beijin College was completed and officially opened in September, welcoming its first batch of students. In June 2020, approved by the Ministry of Education, Beijin College of Hunan University of Technology and Business was transformed into an independent undergraduate institution and renamed Xiangtan Institute of Technology. It operates as a private non-profit general higher education institution.

XIT covers an area of 1,200 acres and currently offers seven disciplines: science, engineering, economics, management, law, literature, and art. It provides 38 undergraduate majors and has nearly 12,000 students from 17 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) across the country.

XIT places great emphasis on comprehensive quality education for students. In the fall of 2021, XIT established the Tanzhou Academy, dedicated to the study, research, and dissemination of Hunan culture, exploring a college management system for student development. Tanzhou Academy adopts the CFAP applied talent cultivation model, strengthens general education, and uses outstanding traditional culture to cultivate outstanding talents capable of taking on responsibilities in the new era. (CFAP stands for "Character; Fundamental abilities; Action; Professional skills," representing four dimensions: character development, fundamental abilities, action efficiency, and professional skills. This acronym was first introduced by the President of XIT, Mr. Yuan Libin, in July 2021.)

Standing at the starting point of a new era, the XIT is committed to prioritizing moral education and serving the real economy and the strategic goals of "Two Centenary Goals." Drawing inspiration from the experiences and management models of globally excellent institutions such as the California Institute of Technology and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, XIT focuses on the integration of industry and education, aligning comprehensively with strategic emerging industries. It concentrates on "new engineering" and "new business," closely following the forefront of industry and technology, and strives to build a new type of international applied university with outstanding quality, prominent research capabilities, and excellent academic reputation.