|Inner Mongolia University|
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Inner Mongolia University is a university in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, under the authority of the Inner Mongolia regional government. It is a member of the Chinese state Double First Class University Plan and former Project 211, and identified as a Double First Class University by Chinese Ministry of Education.
The university has four campuses, covering an area of 1,990 thousand square meters. It consists of 20 colleges, under which there are 34 departments, and 1 independent department for general education.
As of February 2006, the university provides 92 programs for master's degrees and 59 undergraduate majors.
About 2,414 staff members work with the university, including 1,303 full-time teachers and researchers, among whom are 744 professors and associate professors.
Inner Mongolia University has officially signed agreements of exchange and cooperation with 20 foreign universities.
There are currently three separate campuses, all located in city of Hohhot. The main campus is adjacent to Manduhai Park. To meet the need for rapid development of higher education in both Inner Mongolia and the whole China, the university is undergoing an expansion on a large scale. A new campus is being built in suburban Huhhot.
Rengong Hu, an artificial lake constructed when the university was first built has been maintained during spring, summer and autumn. In winter, water is frozen and a part of the surface is operated as a skating rink, even though there is much garbage and many dead fish stuck in the ice.
Rengong Hu was later renamed Sai Hu (in Mongolian, ᠰᠠᠢᠨsai means good). During the Fortieth Anniversary of the founding of the university in 1997, it was again renamed as Taoli Hu (in Chinese, 桃李 Taoli means intellectual; while in Mongolian, ᠲᠥᠯᠦᠢ Toli means mirror). Its water surface is 13,000 square meters.
At nearly all colleges, a few courses taught in both Chinese and Mongolian are provided. Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees in a few majors are awarded by studying in Mongolian – some courses in the Chinese language are always mandatory.
In recent years, the university has also made efforts to provide courses taught in English, Japanese and Russian. For example, the College of Law has officially listed during an important, cosmetic curriculum reform since the mid-2000s. Many other colleges have followed this practice.
The university admits undergraduates from those applicants who take part in the national examination for admission to universities and colleges. In this examination, questions for all subjects are assigned by a particular group nominated by the country.
The university admits master's degree students from those applicants who take part in examination for admission to master's degree programs. In this examination, questions for some subjects are assigned by a particular group nominated by the country, while questions for some subjects are assigned by supervisors.
The university admits doctoral degree students from those applicants who take part in examination for admission to doctoral degree programs. In this examination, questions for some subjects are assigned by a particular group nominated by the country, while questions for some subjects are assigned by supervisors.
The university admits foreign degree and non-degree students through particular application procedure designed for foreigners. Instruction languages include Chinese, Mongolian, English, etc. It is also possible to study other languages at Inner Mongolia University, such as Russian and Japanese.
Inner Mongolia University provides full-time education, vocational and technical education, adult education, and foreign students education. In 2005, there were 22,203 students, including 3,191 postgraduate students and 12,766 undergraduate students.
It was established in 1957 in Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Being awarded the national key comprehensive university by the Ministry of Education of China in 1978, it was listed as one of 100 universities of the former "211 Project" universities for key construction and development in 1997.
It is included in the Double First Class University Plan designed by the central government of China.
As most Chinese universities with strong Chinese characteristics, Inner Mongolia University includes a huge, bloated administrative system, besides its teaching and research system. There are even some enterprises operated under the umbrella of this university.
Teaching units at this university were originally called "department". At the end of the 1990s, almost all of them were renamed "schools" (in the sense similar to, e.g., law school), under which several departments were covered. However, currently on the university website, they are translated as "colleges" in English. It is yet unclear whether these colleges are still equivalent to schools, or are enlarged based on those schools. Furthermore, this will not become clearer in the near future.
Professors and other teachers and researchers at Inner Mongolia University have taken part in many research projects.
Since mid-1980s, Inner Mongolia University Cultural Festival has been celebrated in May each year. During this festival, a series of activities are held, including the copious consumption of inebriating libations.
Inner Mongolia University Track and Field Games are held in Spring each year.
Inner Mongolia University Library was established on 14 October 1957. Inner Mongolia University Library is located in the north of the main campus, facing the artificial lake.
Established in 1985, Inner Mongolia University Press publishes books in both Chinese and Mongolian. Annually, it publishes about 120 books. Inner Mongolia University Press has published 1315 books since it was established, among which 140 books were in Mongolian, and 60 books were in English, Japanese and Russian, etc.
Pinyin: Neimenggu Daxue Xuebao. Journal of Inner Mongolia University has three versions: Mongolian version, Journal of Inner Mongolia University(Humanities and Social Sciences) in Chinese, Journal of Inner Mongolia University(Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis NeiMongol) in Chinese (ISSN 1000-1638. Domestic Unified Periodic Number: CN15-1052/N) In fact, they are three different journals. Under Chinese regulation on publishing activities, they are regarded as merely one journal.