National major construction on professional teaching staff training base

    Being founded in 1958, Guangxi University of Technology is located in Liuzhou, a central industrial city with stated history and culture in Guangxi. Centering on engineering, Guangxi University of Technology is a provincial higher education school accompanied with liberal arts, science, law, economy, management and education. In May, 2005, Ministry of Education confirmed it as ¡° national major construction on professional teaching staff training base¡±.Guangxi University of Technology has the right to confer bachelor¡¯s degree and enroll overseas students and students from Hong Kong, Macao, Chinese Taibei.

    Guangxi University of Technology covers an area of nearly 80 hectares; the construction area in the campus is more than 300,000 square meters. It is named with " the Secure and Civilized Campus "by the Autonomous Region and " the Garden-type Unit " by the government of Liuzhou.

    It is ¡°the Spiritual Civilization Unit¡± of Guangxi Autonomous Region and " the Garden-type Unit¡± with green grass and trees, blooming flowers, chirping birds, interlocking pavilions and mountains and lakes. GXUT sets up 12 departments as follow: mechanical engineering, automobile engineering, computer engineering, electronic information and controlling engineering, civil engineering, biography and chemistry engineering, management engineering, information and computer science, foreign languages, social science, art and design, financial and economics, etc., there are 4 secondary institutes, such as the professional technological institute, application technology institute, Lushan institute, and 4 teaching departments such as social science teaching department , university foreign language teaching department , sports teaching department , literature and art teaching department ,etc. with 29 bachelor degrees as well as 8 job education skill specialties. There are 12000 full-time undergraduates and students of high vocational education, nearly 5000adult education students. There are nearly 1000 teaching and administrative staff, among whom there are 250 professors and associate professors now.

    Guangxi University of Technology has six province-level or university-level key disciplines now, 10 research institutes (technological development center). In recent years, it has undertaken many key items of the national natural science fund and reform in education of national Ministry of Education, etc., published more than 30 monographs as well as more than 1800 theses; moreover, many scientific achievements have received provincial or ministry awards.

    Insisting on ¡°running a school open¡±, and attaching great importance to the exchange and cooperation with foreign countries, Guangxi University of Technology has established educational, or scientific research cooperation with higher colleges and university of U.S.A, Germany and Ireland, etc. GXUT also recruits some foreign students, and sends teachers to relevant universities to learn and research every year.

    Guangxi University of Technology was ratified to be a national constructed base for professional education and teachers¡¯ training in May 2000.With the support of the National Ministry of Education and the Office of Education in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the base has developed base construction and teacher¡¯s training since it was founded three years ago. It employed ten teachers who are also engineers and invested to build computer labs, computer network equipment and maintenance labs, computer repairing labs, computer labs for network students used only, electronics and electricians labs, facilities repairing labs, mould designing manufacturing labs, facilities repairing labs, mould designing and manufacturing labs, computer controlling and machining labs. What¡¯s more, it supplemented apparatus and equipments to the electronic information labs, observing and controlling technology labs. Teachers who are rich in practical teaching experience of different departments take on the main teaching tasks of the base. At the same time, labs and other teaching facilities of these departments offer services for the professional teachers¡¯ training to share resources.

    With the approval of the Ministry of Labor and Society Ensurance, the base has become an appraisal station of ATA and it has had the capability to train and test applied Office Software Skills, applied Access skill, applied Internet skills, mini-computer equipment and adjustment skills, computer Assisted Design skills. Those who pass these tests would receive National ATA qualified certificates issued by the Ministry of Labor and Society Ensurance and the Labor Office of the Autonomous Region. What¡¯s more, with the approve of the ministry of Labor and Society Ensurance, the base has become a test station for electronic businessmen to offer tests to electronic business clerks and assistant electronic businessmen. At the same time, it could give training and tests to electronics maintenance workers and electricians.

    The professional techniques education college of Tongji University, the technique cooperation company in Germany and the professional education and teachers¡¯ training base of our college cooperate in implementing Sino-German professional education and teachers training projects, set up " Tongji University¡¯s Sino-German teachers training base for vocational education of Guangxi University of Technology ", to focus on such specialties as mechanical engineering, electric information, civil engineering ,computers , industrial and commercial administration, etc. in order to train talents for such western regions as Guangxi ,etc..

    During more than four years, the base has run such more than 30 training classes as computer application, applied electric technology, multimedia courseware making, network technology of computers, electronic appliances¡¯ using and maintaining, electromechanical application technology, auxiliary education skills of computers, etc., with more than 2000 students.

    From 2002, facing teachers from secondary vocational schools, the base holds specialized academic education of " upgrading from junior college student to university student " for computer science and technology as well as educational technology.