Taiyuan University of Technology

Taiyuan University of Technology
Latin: Taiyuan
Motto 求实 创新
Motto in English
Pursue Practicality, Create Originality
Type Public
Established 1902 (1902)
President Lǚ Míng (吕明)
Academic staff
2116(Jan 2015)[1]
Undergraduates 21590(May 2013)
Postgraduates 4642(May 2013)
667(May 2013)
Location Taiyuan, Shanxi,  People's Republic of China
37°51′36″N 112°31′22″E / 37.859964°N 112.522915°E / 37.859964; 112.522915Coordinates: 37°51′36″N 112°31′22″E / 37.859964°N 112.522915°E / 37.859964; 112.522915
Website http://www.tyut.edu.cn/
Taiyuan University of Technology
Simplified Chinese 太原理工大学
Traditional Chinese 太原理工大學

Taiyuan University of Technology (Chinese: 太原理工大学; pinyin: Tàiyuán Lǐgōng Dàxué) (abbreviation: TYUT or TUT) is a university in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China, under the authority of the provincial government. In 2012 it celebrated its 110th anniversary.

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Taiyuan University of Technology can have its history traced all the way back to Western Learning School of National Shanxi Grand Academy, which was established in 1902 as one of the earliest universities in china. With the history of 100 years, it is now a modern general university, which is majored in engineering, conjoined by engineering and sciences, and harmonized with many other disciplines. Taiyuan University of Technology is the only university in Shanxi Province that is nominated as one of the top 100 universities by the national higher education program---211 Project.


This university is situated by the beautiful Fenhe River in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province. It has the total area of 527 acres (2.13 km2) with constructed area of 1.21 million square meters. This university consists of 23 colleges offering 76 undergraduate disciplines, 126 master’s degree programs, 49 doctorate programs and 13 post-doctor research centers. At present, there are over 27 thousand undergraduates, 5,700 master’s degree and Ph. D. students studying at the university.[1] Three national key disciplines,[2] 13 provincial key disciplines and 12 provincial supported disciplines[3] play a leading role in the scientific research in the university. Working at this university are over 4,000 staff members, among whom 2116 are teaching staff and 967 are professors or associate professors and over 181 are doctorate supervisors. 127 professors are granted the government allowance. Nearly 180 well-known scholars both at home and abroad are nominated honorary or guest professors.[1]


The publications of this university include: “Journal of taiyuan University of Technology”, “Taiyuan University of Technology Paper”, “Coal Conversion”, “Journal of Systematic Dialectics”, “Journal of Social Science” and “Shanxi Coal”.[4]

With “Pursue Practicality, Create Originality, Serve Locality” as its policy, this university has contributed to the country and society over 100 thousand qualified graduates. In 2004, the Ministry of Education honored the university “Excellent University for Undergraduate Education”.


Taiyuan University of Technology is both solid in its scientific research and technological development and motivated in basic applied research. This university has continuously twice undertaken the national “973” Research Project as the first scientist unit and undertook the national “863” High-Tech Project. 434 prizes from different ministries or the province were respectively awarded to this university.[1] Dou Yinke, a young teacher from this university was selected to work in the Chinese 21st scientific investigation in the Antarctica. Tiancheng. Scien-tech Cooperation Ltd of Taiyuan University of Technology is the only university company in the province that went public.

International cooperation

The man basketball team of this university has continuously won 14 championships in Chinese University Basketball Association northwest district, thus is honored as the “Northwest King” and among the national top eight every times. Over 30 universities from dozens of countries, such as the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Russia, Germany, France, India and Norway have established partnership with Taiyuan University of Technology. Dozens of universities from Taiwan, Hong Kong and the mainland have well cooperated with this university in the areas of education and research.


With the motto of “Pursue Practicality, Create Originality”, this university will go all out to upgrade its teaching and researching level, to communicate with all walks of life and to turn itself into a research-teach university with solid power, at high level, and for better benefits.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "About TUT". Taiyuan University of Technology (in Chinese). Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  2. "National key disciplines" (in Chinese). Taiyuan University of Technology. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  3. "Provincial key disciplines" (in Chinese). Taiyuan University of Technology. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  4. "Academic journals" (in Chinese). Taiyuan University of Technology. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
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