Panzhihua University (Abbreviated as PZHU) is a comprehensive university of higher learning ratified by National Ministry of Education and mainly focusing on engineering courses. The school is located in Panzhihua city, well known as the capital of Vanadium and Titanium, the biggest base of iron and steel industry in western China. The city lies in the southwestern portion of Sichuan province and borders northwestern Yunnan Province.
Panzhihua University covers an area of 840,000 square meters, including a total building area of 502,300 square meters. The fixed assets of the school are over RMB 571 million. The collection of books in the library is more than 1,578,400 volumes. The total value of the teaching equipment is RMB 94.78 million. Presently there are 1004 faculty and staff members. Among the 700 professional teachers, 215 are professors or associate professors, 301 are postgraduates or doctors. 3 foreign teachers are now working in university
There are 13 schools and 2 departments providing undergraduate courses in 29 specialties, among which 14 are in engineering, totally more than 50 majors. The schools and departments are: Information and Electrical Engineering School, Electromechanical Engineering School, Civil Engineering School, Computer Science School, Humanities and Social Science School, School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Economic Administrative School, Art School, Engineering Technology School, Materials Engineering School, School of Chemistry and Biology Engineering, Medical Science School, Further Education School, Physical Education Department, Political and Ideological Education Department. Currently, PZHU offers a wide range of programs covering seven branches of learning such as science, engineering, liberal arts, law, economics, management, and medical science.
The University now has a total enrollment of 12,383 students including 8987 undergraduate students, 2897 college students and 499 adult students (commuted numbers). The students are from all over the country (29 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government). PZHU has now formed the pattern of focusing on engineering and combining with different disciplines, harmonizing and developing higher education, higher vocational education and adult higher education.