Shenyang Ligong University (SYLU), founded in 1948, whose predecessor was Northeast Military Special School, was upgraded to Shenyang Institute of Technology in 1960 and renamed Shenyang Ligong University in 2004 upon approval of the Ministry of Education. In 2010, Liaoning Provincial Government signed the agreement with China Ordnance Equipment Group and China Ordnance Industry Group to co-construct Shenyang Ligong University. It was approved as “the co-constructed university by National Defense Science and Technology Industry Bureau and Liaoning Provincial Government” with features of national defense in 2016.
SYLU is located in Hunnan District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. It covers an area of 1,130,000 m2 with magnificent, solemn and elegant campus buildings covering 444,000m2, which consists in a fresh and pleasant environment. There is a local area network on the campus. The library occupies an area of 39,000m2 with 1,373,000 paper books in the collection. The students’ cultural and sports facilities are all in readiness. A standard stadium and students’ sports center are established, which provide a good foundation for the all-round development of college students. SYLU has the only Weaponry Museum in northeast China and it is the National and Provincial Popular Science Education Base, the National Defense Education Base of Liaoning Province and the Patriotism Education Base of Shenyang city.
Over 60 years of construction and development, serving in Liaoning and facing the whole country, SYLU has developed from a single-discipline military and technological school into a multi-disciplinary university with distinctive features of national defense, giving priority to engineering, with combination of science, management, arts, economics, law and art. SYLU undertakes the task of cultivating national defense students for Shenyang Military Region. It is also one of the universities approved by the Ministry of Education to recruit high-level football team.
SYLU has 19 schools (teaching departments). There are 1,685 teaching staff and faculties, including 1 Double Academician, 424 doctoral, master tutors, 546 professors and associate professors, 29 at the hundred-level of the “Ten Million Talent Project”, national outstanding teachers, State Council Experts for Special Allowance, New Century Excellent Talents from Ministry of Education, members of National Professional Teaching Committee. 63 Provincial Leading Talents, Provincial Outstanding Experts, Provincial Distinguished Professors, Provincial Outstanding Teachers, talents of Provincial University Outstanding Scientific and Technological Personnel Support Plan, Provincial University Outstanding Young Scholars Growth Plan, Provincial hundred-level of the “Ten Million Talent Project”, 4 Liaoning Province Innovation Teams.
SYLU has 17,424 full-time students, among whom 15,811 are undergraduate students, 1,315 are PHD students and postgraduates, 1 Doctoral Training Program, 1 Postdoctoral Research Station and 1 Postdoctoral Workstation, 13 First-level and 47 Second-level Disciplines for Master Degree Program (including engineering, science, economics, management, arts, law and art).
8 Master-accredited Fields for Engineering and 4 Professional Degree Authorization Sites, 1 State-level Shenyang Sino-Russian Scientific and Technological Cooperation Base, 1 National Key Lab for 863 Plan, 1 Provincial Key Science and Technology Platform.
5 National Defense Fields, 5 Provincial Key Disciplines, 4 Provincial Characteristic Disciplines and Cultivating Discipline,, 22 Provincial and Ministerial Level Key Laboratories (Engineering Technology Research Centers).
SYLU has 54 undergraduate majors. In the assessment, it was identified by the Ministry of Education as an excellent university of undergraduate teaching in 2007. SYLU has 2 State-level National Characteristic specialty Construction Sites, 1 National Professional Comprehensive Pilot Reform Specialty, 16 Provincial Characteristic (Demonstration) Specialties, Pilot Reform Specialties and Key Support Specialties, 6 Provincial Teaching Teams, 1 Ministry of Education Quality Video Class, 13 Provincial Quality Courses, 14 Provincial Video Classes and Quality Resources Sharing Courses. In 2011, SYLU was established by the Ministry of Education to carry out the National Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program. It has 1 National Level Outside-school Undergraduate Practice Base, 17 provincial undergraduate Practice Base, Experimental Teaching Centers and Engineering Practice Centers.
Since it was established, the university has always adhered to strengthening morality. With the aim of cultivating high-quality applied talents and the talent training characteristics of “Implementation of Engineering Education, Highlighting the Engineering Practice and Social Practice”, SYLU has cultivated many advanced engineering and management personnel. They are greatly welcome in the society. The employment rate of graduates has been ranked forefront of Colleges and Universities in Liaoning Province for years. Since it was established, the university has cultivated over 130,000 specialized personnel.
SYLU has established stable cooperation with over 75 universities in 16 countries, such as the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Finland, etc. SYLU has conducted cooperative education programs with Silesian University of Technology in Poland. Confucius Institute and State Level Pushkin Russian Language Center have been established based on the cooperation with Tomsk State University in Russia. Four advanced laboratories have been built with 9 institutes from the National Academy of Sciences of Russia and Belarus. SYLU has conducted joint programs with universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Russia, France and other countries. SYLU is one of Chinese Institutions admitting international students under Chinese government scholarship programs.
SYLU adheres to the working principle of “Education-oriented, Innovation, Strengthening characteristics, Improving quality”, fully implements three strategies (Characteristic University, Enhancing university by talents and Open university) and five projects (Teaching Quality, Scientific and Technological Innovation, Discipline Promotion, Teaching Staff Construction, Management System Reform). With the spirit of “Patriotism, Dedication, Self-improvement, Seeking Truth and Pursuit of Excellence” and the motto: “Keep Your Ambition, Advance Your Intellect; Combine High Ability with Moral Integrity”, people in SYLU are striving to build it into an applied and research university with distinctive national defense features.