Xian Shiyou University is a university in Xian, China. In May 2003, with permission of the Chinese National Education Ministry, Xian Petroleum Institution changed its name to Xian Shiyou University. It was founded in 1951 with the name "School of Petroleum industry in Northwest of China", and changed its name to Xian Petroleum Institution in 1958. The XSYU campus has an area of 2,030 Chinese mu (approximately 135 hectares). XSYU is active in international collaboration, having established cooperative relations with 23 universities or research institutes in various countries abroad. Under the Agreement for the “1ï¼2ï¼1 Sino-US Talent Education Program”, it has been training undergraduate and postgraduate students in collaboration with 10 US universities. At present, XSYU persists in the idea of “a quality-oriented and characterized university”, and steadily forges ahead toward the great goal of a high-level teaching and research oriented university with multi-disciplines and distinct characters.
XSYU consists of 12 schools and 3 departments, offering 48 bachelor’s degree programs, 30 master’s degree programs, and 1 doctoral program. XSYU boasts 7 province/ministry-accredited key disciplines, 11 province/ministry-accredited key labs (research centers), 5 province-accredited quality courses, and 1 province-accredited model center for laboratory teaching. XSYU has a staff of over 1500; 900 are full-time. XSYU has 7 key disciplines and 18 key laboratories (research centers) at the provincial or ministerial level, 13 Provincial Competitive Courses and 4 Provincial Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center.