Xiangnan University is located in Chenzhou at the foot of Wangxian Mountain and it is a public university specializing in teacher-training and medical science. It has an enrollment of 17048 full-time students, with library book collection of 1330,000 volumes and has a teaching faculty of over 780, 157of whom are professors, archiaters, and researchers. The university consists of 20 departments which offer degrees in 33 majors, covering fields such as art, science, medicine, management, engineering, law, teacher-training, economics, and so on. It has 2 national characteristic majors of Ministry of Education, 4 provincial key disciplines, and 5 provincial characteristic majors.
Xiangnan University an e-library with a collection of 1,100,000 volumes, over 2000 overseas and domestic journals and periodicals and various digital databases and network resources. The university has its own Journals and newspaper that appear in China abroad. The university campus computer networks are linked directly to the Internet and electronic reading-rooms; The University is equipped with language labs, multimedia classrooms, micro format classrooms and boasts more than 100 labs for computer science, physics, chemistry and medical science; The university also has advanced teaching and scientific research equipment such as CAI studios, 3D cartoon production system, infra-red spectrum, high performance liquid chromatography, automatic biochemistry analyser, computer network system etc..
There are also over 200 work practicum bases for teachers training, medical education, tourism management, etc. The university has made great achievements in the field of teaching and scientific research. The university has presided and participated in over 100 national and provincial teaching and scientific research projects in past three years; and published 65 monographs, chiefly and jointly compiled 78 teaching texts and reference books. More than 2100 academic theses were published above the provincial level publications, of which 80 has been recorded in SCI and other international periodicals; more than 90 has been reprinted in full in the Information Center for Social Sciences of Renmin University of China. More than 19 projects have been awarded for achievements in scientific research at or above the provincial level.
Xiangnan University always places importance on developing international cooperation and exchanges. The University hopes to establish cooperative and exchange relations with foreign universities or foreign countries and regions.The University take responsibilities such as coordinating visiting delegations or scholars to other countries, examining applications for all.