Jinggangshan University (JGSU, hereafter), a state-run institution of higher education, is known for its comprehensive ordinary undergraduate education with a long history and glorious tradition. It is a university jointly supported by Ministry of Education and the People’s Government of Jiangxi Province, pair-assisted by Tongji University and authorized by Nanjing Military Region for cultivation of military talents and cadres. Jinggangshan University, located in the city centre of Ji’an Municipality, currently has 18,000 full-time registered students, including 331 oversea students. Meanwhile, it has enrolled more than 10,000 adult students. Up till now JGSU has produced nearly 100,000 graduates working in all walks of life.
Jinggangshan University has a reasonably structured high-quality faculty team. At present, JGSU has a faculty of nearly 1600 people, including 129 professors, 409 associate professors. Among the faculty are 154 teachers with doctoral degree, 69 doctorate candidates, and 611 with master’s degree. JGSU is composed of 21 schools and offers 75 undergraduate majors covering 11 main disciplines (i.e. Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science, Engineering, Agronomy, Medicine, Management, Arts). 7 undergraduate majors in JGSU is entitled to enrolls the first batch high school students in Jiangxi Province
The past few years have seen the rapid development of Jinggangshan University in discipline, specialty and course construction. Among the 5 key disciplines of Jiangxi Province are the Discipline of Biology granted as “Advanced-level Discipline” in the 12th Five-year Plan, the Discipline of Marxism as the primary provincial key discipline, the Discipline of Atomic and Molecular Physics, the Discipline of Physical Chemistry and the Discipline of Computer Science and Application as the secondary provincial key disciplines. Either in terms of research achievements or in terms of talents cultivation, these disciplines enjoy a high reputation and exercise a significant influence.
Currently, Jinggangshan University has constructed 8 key research bases, including 1 Ministry of Education Key Research Institute for Humanities & Social Science in Universities (i.e. Centre for Studies of CPC Revolutionary Spirit & Culture Resources), 1 cooperative research base (i.e. Branch Centre of Jinggangshan University, Cooperative Research Center on Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) by Ministry of Education in China), 2 province-level Key Research Bases of Humanities and Social Science (i.e. Centre for Jinggangshan Spirit Studies and Centre for Luling Culture Studies), 1 province-level postgraduate education and innovation base(i.e. Education Centre for Master of Social Work), 2 provincial key laboratories (i.e. the Coordination Chemistry Laboratory and Laboratory of Biological Diversity and Ecological Engineering) and 1 key laboratories supported by Jiangxi Education Department (i.e. Laboratory of Ecological Environment and Resources). Through years of construction and development, these key research bases have effectively spurred on the development of the university’s teaching and talents cultivation, turning into the university’s “benchmark” of academic innovation, and “a flagship” for enhancing quality. JGSU will continue to promote the construction of provincial and ministerial key research bases, and to start the construction of its own key research bases.