About XAIU


“The unswerving objective of Xi’an  International University is to run a comprehensive institution of higher  learning to the best of our ability by garnering sources from all sides and by  extending four-year bachelor to graduate education and incorporating with  vocational training. It is imperative that we collaborate with well-established  colleges and universities overseas so that we have models to emulate. Such  collaboration will also assist our students in their overseas studies and  experience. We must examine all our educational programs from a global  perspective and turn our university into a truly international one. Today we are  a top-notch private university in China, but as a long-term goal we will strive  to rank among the top-notch public, state-run universities across the nation and  become a member of its premier “211 group”. This is the future of Xi’an  International University.”

                                                                              — Huang Teng  

   About the  University

Xi'an International University was founded in  1992 with the accreditation of the nation’s Ministry of Education for its  diverse four-year bachelor and three-year vocational programs. It is located in  the heart of the Xi’an high-tech zone boasting two beautiful campuses totaling  135 hectares, a student population of 36,000, and faculty and staff of  2,200.  

The academics of the University include 11  colleges with 34 departments offering a total of 101 major fields of study,  which cover economics, humanities, management, engineering, agriculture,  medicine and law. It has grown into a multi-discipline and multi-layer  comprehensive university. 

The University is driven by the vision of  giving every young person the opportunity to achieve a higher education by  creating a dynamic, responsive, and credible educational experience. The  University’s well-equipped classroom buildings, spacious dormitories,  well-stocked libraries, full sized sports fields and other facilities all serve  to educate its students to be responsible, whole people, able to participate in  our nation’s economic and social development.

In order to establish the highest standards of  education, Professor HUANG Teng, a deputy to the National People’s Congress and  founder of the University, went to great lengths in search of first-class  educators. Professor Huang, the University’s president and Chairman of the Board  of Trustees, firmly maintains that scholars should sustain the university and  professionals should manage and lead the university. 

It follows that noted professors from different  fields, including up and coming middle-aged and young scholars are recruited for  teaching and research. Their dedication and wisdom have made the university  competitive in its diverse disciplinary areas.

In the meantime, the University has taken great  steps to ensure its curriculum is geared to support the nation’s economic and  social growth as well as market demands. Traditional disciplines were modified,  new programs were added and the structure of the whole curriculum was  optimized.

     Differentiated teaching was developed and  the credit system introduced. Academic and professional competence is given  equal importance with twin diplomas issued so that students have hands-on  experience in addition to academic excellence.

The University attaches great importance to  research, which ensures and sustains quality teaching. With painstaking effort  the private education research that the University conducted has gained  recognition nationwide and promoted projects in other academic studies.  Over  the years, the University’s faculty has undertaken a variety of national and  provincial research projects and wrote and published numerous textbooks and  monographs. The University has also hosted national and international  conferences on different topics.

     Going global has also been a major feature  for the competitive edge of the University. Chief among the out-reach endeavours  for the internationalization of its programmes is the recruitment of talent from  overseas. On an annual basis the University employs over 20 professors from the  USA, the UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, France and Korea.  

The University has set up collaborative,  twinning faculty/student exchange and other programmes with over 40 colleges and  universities worldwide. Students who get into top-notch overseas universities  are awarded scholarships.

     The University has a ten-year partnership  with the Australian government in terms of its cooperation with vocational  education. Its partner TAFE, the South West Sydney Institute, delivers the  advanced Diploma of Business on campus with a negotiated pathway to  undergraduate studies in Australia.

     Courses are also offered to students from  overseas. Hundreds of students from 15 countries have taken Chinese language and  culture classes on our campus. More note-worthy are our semester credit courses for   American students, which  include economics, Chinese history, English writing and Chinese art and  literature, all conducted in English by our faculty members.

     Financial help is available to students in  the form of scholarships by the government and assistantships by the University.  Other schemes such as work-study programs and social practice are also included  to assist students in the successful completion of their academic programs. The  University sees to it that no student drops from their academic pursuits because  of financial constraints.

     Our students are intimately involved in  university life, from social clubs to university management and leadership in  the form of their governing bodies such as youth committees and students’ unions  at university and college levels. A rich variety of extra-curricular activities  are actively organized to contribute to the whole-person growth of the  students.

     Great effort is made to assist students to  identify their careers upon completion of their studies. Connections are built  and maintained nationwide for information on job openings. Help is also rendered  to students in their career opportunities with centres set up in such  economically vibrant cities as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Dalian for  internships. Over 9,000 large and medium-sized enterprises partner with us for  long-term, strategic cooperation. On campus, weekend forums and career fairs are  conducted at regular intervals.

     The University also pioneers other schemes  to encourage the competitiveness of our graduates. We have set up a college of  entrepreneurship, the first ever in China’s higher education system. In  addition, we have venture capital investment and foundations for  entrepreneurship to help graduates in their business endeavours.

     At Xi'an International University, we  never lose sight of the individual. We value every student and provide resources  necessary to ensure their success.

We take pride in our achievements over the  years. As the University grows in stature, we continue to commit ourselves to  creating new opportunities, to be creative and move with the times to be not  only a vigorous, competitive, and premier private university but also a quality  university able to compete with other top-tier, public institutions of higher  learning in the whole of China.

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