University description (as per official university website)
Hainan University, officially established in August 2007 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, is a national key comprehensive university. It is the merger of the former South China University of Tropical Agriculture (SCUTA), and the former Hainan University (HU). As one of the national “211 Project” universities, it is jointly supported by the Ministry of Education and the Hainan Provincial Government.
The university runs three campuses, namely Haidian, Chengxi, and Danzhou. Its main campus is located on Haidian Island of Haikou, the capital city of Hainan Province. Haidian Campus, nestled along the coast of the South China Sea and dotted by lakes, along with its fragrant tropical flora and long coconut leaves fluttering in refreshing sea breezes, is at once a beautiful tropical sight and an ideal place for learning. Danzhou Campus is located in Danzhou City, which is in the west of Hainan Province and well known for “The hometown of poetry in a sea of songs”. Chengxi Campus is in the west of Haikou. The total area of the three campuses covers 741 acres. What’s more, the library contains more than 3,035,000 books on different subjects, among which 1,970,000 are paper books while 1,065,000 are electronic books.
The university boasts a high-level team of full-time faculty and staff with a total number of over 1,400 full-time faculties, including over 760 full professors and associate professors. It offers programs covering 8 categories of disciplines in philosophy，economics， law， literature， natural sciences，agriculture，engineering，and management, which then fall into 4 major academic divisions--Tropical Agriculture and Life Science Engineering，Electrical and Mechanical Engineering， the Humanities, and Social Sciences.. The university hosts 20 colleges, three general education divisions，a state key discipline， two key disciplines of the Ministry of Agriculture，10 provincial key disciplines，three key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, two Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education，five provincial key laboratories, and two provincial Engineering Centers. It offers a post-doctoral research station, 11 doctoral programs, 74 master
s programs, 68 undergraduate programs, and 7 state-class specialized courses and two state-class elaborate courses.
The university has extensive international academic exchanges and cooperation. Currently, the university has signed agreements on academic cooperation and exchanges with more than 60 well-known overseas universities and institutions from more than 20 countries and regions including France, Singapore, Russia, and Taiwan. Each year some outstanding undergraduates and graduates are selected to further study in these universities. As one of the 22 Chinese Education Bases in China with the approval of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the university has cultivated thousands of foreign students so far.
Hainan University has obtained approval of HSK from the Office of Chinese Language Council International to CICE in the University since 2008, which will bring great convenience for the foreign students and other foreigners to take the test of HSK. It will also absolutely promote a more rapid and sound development of the education for international students in the University!
Hainan University warmly welcomes international students wishing to study in China.