Shanxi Datong University (SDU) is a multi-disciplinary university, which was approved by China Ministry of Education in 2006, was formed by merging Yanbei Teachers College, DaTong Medica College, Datong vocational & technical college and Shanxi Industry Polytechnic College. Shanxi Datong University is situated in Datong. The new campus has four main buildings: new teaching building, technology laboratory, new Library, coliseum. Equipments of university for teaching cost 96,360,000 RMB in all. Our library has a collection of over 1,800,000 books. There are 35 majors, 16 schools in Political and Law, Literature and History, Foreign Language, Arts, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture and so on. The full-time undergraduates are reaching 22,000.
There are 3 key provincially supported disciplines, 10 key construction disciplines of university, 6 brand-making majors of university, 2 provincially model laboratories, 15 elaborate courses of university and 1 provincially elaborate course. it includes various ares of Specialties such as, School of Mathematics and Computer Science, School of Business, School of agriculture, School of Educational Science and Technology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, School of Political and Law, School of Medicine, School of Arts, School of Physics and Electronics Science, School of Literature and History, School of Physical Education and School of Foreign Language.
The existing staff of university is of 2286 people, including 1671 teachers, 124 professors, 456 associate professors, with 129 doctoral degree teachers, with a master's degree teachers 1041 people.
In recent three years, researches in SDU are increasing in quantity and quality as well as diversity. The university has acquired 20 national research projects, 109 provincially projects. 3675 papers on Science and technology were printed, among which 201 papers were printed in core academic periodical, 130 papers were entered the international four major paper indexing system. And 326 books were published, 13 of which received provincial or ministerial awards.