Hunan University is situated at the foot of the picturesque Mount Yuelu and on the west bank of the rippling Xiang River in Changsha, Hunan Province. Hunan University traces its origin to Yuelu Academy founded in 976 A.D. Officially named in 1926, Hunan University has always been honored as a “One-Thousand-Year-Old Institution”. Chairman Mao Zedong, one of the founders of the People’s Republic of China, inscribed the name of the University in 1950. Hunan University is a comprehensive university featuring studies in engineering, with a strong foundation in science, a unique cultural background in liberal arts and its own characteristics in economics and management. Hunan University, affiliated with the Ministry of Education of China, is included in China’s “Project 211” and “Project 985” for priority investment and construction.