A Brief Account of the Key Disciplines at the University
The University aims at training qualified technical personnel to serve both the local community as well as the State-Level Base of Energy Resources and Heavy Chemical Industry located in Yulin. To achieve this goal, Yulin University has tried to broaden the disciplines and programs it offers, optimize its disciplinary structures and lay stress on the unique features of each program. Currently, the University offers 31 bachelors programs, comprising four disciplinary groups, namely: energy resources and chemical industry, ecological agronomy, teacher education and business management. Among them, Function Theory and Northern Shaanxi Culture are listed as two key disciplines at the provincial level, and Oil Storage and Transportation Engineering and Botanical Science are listed as two programs of distinctive features at the provincial level. The University itself has been set as “the Shaanxi Provincial Base for Training Personnel in Energy Engineering and Chemical Industry” by the Shaanxi Provincial Bureau of Education.
According to the University’s strategic development plan for 2006 – 2015, the University is set to offer 12 more programs in the disciplinary group of energy resources and chemical industry, thus raising the total number of the programs in that disciplinary group 20. Accordingly, the University will be able to achieve its goal of focusing on training qualified technical personnel in energy engineering and chemical industry but, at the same time, giving sufficient consideration to the training of qualified personnel in economic management, ecological agriculture, teacher education, as well as dissemination and study of Northern Shaanxi culture. In short, the University will engage with the local government in developing economy, society, and culture of Yulin and its neighboring communities, while also becoming a regionally important center for training technical personnel, conducting applied scientific research, and studying and disseminating culture.