Guangxi University, established in 1928, is a regional comprehensive university with the longest history and largest scale. Being the only National 211-Project Key Construction University in Guangxi and the co-administrative university by both the national Ministry of Education and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, it has also been selected as a construction university within "First-class Discipline Project " and "National Plan to Promote the Comprehensive
Strength of Midwest Colleges and Universities". At present, 25 colleges in Guangxi University provides programs of eleven disciplines (philosophy, economics, law, liberal arts, education, sciences, engineering, agriculture, medicine, administration and art), including 10 post-doctoral research programs, 17 Ph.D. programs, 65 graduate programs and 98 undergraduate programs. There are 28,221 undergraduates, 8,639 master and doctoral students , and 46,246 students of continuing education . There are 3,524 faculty members among whom 1,945 are teachers.
The university covers an area of over 1440 hectares and a floor space of 1,700,000 square meters. Its library possesses a total collection of 3.92 million volumes of books, 4.65 million digital books, 65,000 electronic periodicals, and 202 Chinese and foreign databases. As the digitized library has been built at a large scale, it functions as both an academic library and an information system that provide abundant paper and digital literature resources.
As one of the 66 universities in China certified by the Ministry of Education to recruit international students, it started to accept international students in 1961. In 2018, Guangxi University recruited 2,251 international students from 73 countries and regions. While the scale of international students is expanding, the university has signed agreements of cooperation and exchange with 263 universities and research institutions from 47 countries and regions, including the United States, Britain, Germany, Canada, Japan, Vietnam and so on. At the same time, the university has invited large numbers of international experts and scholars to teach, lecture and conduct research here.
In December 2006, Guangxi University and Suan Dusit University co-founded the Confucius Institute in Suphanburi, Thailand.
（Updated in June 2019）
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