Hunan Institute of Science and Technology (HNIST) is a provincial undergraduate university, which is well known for science and engineering subjects as well as the balanced development of science, engineering, liberal arts, economics, management, law, education and arts. HNIST is a master degree granting unit approved by Academic Degree Committe of the State Council and is one of the first universities to be granted with “the 13th Five Year Plan” National Production and Education Integration Development and Application-oriented Undergraduate University” in Hunan Province. The school has a beautiful natural environment and profound cultural heritage. Its history can be traced back to 1910 when it was founded as Lakeside University. Nanhu University now has 20 teaching colleges and one independent college, Nanhu University, with 51 undergraduate majors, 10 first-level discipline master degree authorization points, 12 professional master degree authorization points, 1 domestic first-class construction discipline, 1 domestic first-class cultivation discipline, 5 provincial key construction discipline.
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