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About Xi’an

  • Together with Athens, Cairo and Rome, Xian is among the four major ancient civilization capitals of the world. It is on the natural westward land route out of China into Central Asia, the starting point and terminus of the Silk Road, which brought the city material wealth as well as religious and cultural melting for over a thousand years.

    Xian, located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Called Chang'an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area,having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history including Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage. Visitors marvel at the numerous historical sites and cultural relics in and around the city.

    Known as the leading city of China's Western Development Drive Program since 1990s, Xian is an important economic, cultural, industrial and educational center of the central-northwest region, providing visitors with modern and convenient facilities. 。

    The Bell Tower of Xi'an

    Fast forward to the 21st century where Xi'an has resurfaced as a cultural, industrial and technological hub, laying claim to a flourishing software industry, a growing community of cutting edge artists, musicians and architects, a plethora of shopping malls, and the world's largest internet bar with more than 3000 computers.

    According to the state-issued 2009 "Guanzhong - Tianshui Economic Zone Development Plan," Xi'an is listed after Beijing and Shanghai as China’s third "international metropolis.” Its urban population is expected to exceed ten million by 2020 and the main urban area will encompass 800 km2. Xi'an will be built into China's premiere R&D center, regional trade logistics and exhibition center, regional financial center, world-class tourist destination, hi-tech industries base, and advanced manufacturing base. 。

    Xi'an High-tech Industries Development Zone

    Xi’an is one of the four world ancient capitals which attract lots of worldwide attention. It not only has centuries-old civilization but also has a number of excellent universities which have a long history.

    Xi'an Jiaotong University, a national key university is a comprehensive research university offering programs in nine areas—science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, art, law, philosophy and education—with an emphasis on science and engineering. It includes 20 schools, eight undergraduate residential colleges, and eight affiliated teaching hospitals. XJTU has a faculty and staff of more than 5500, of which 2500 are full-time teachers, including over 1500 professors and associate professors.

    Xi’an Jiaotong University

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