(abbreviation: Xi Da (西大）
: 广西大学; Pinyin
: Guangxi Daxue) is a state university
, located in Nanning
, capital of Guangxi
Guangxi University was established in October 1928. Its first president was the celebrated scientist and educator Ma Junwu
In 1936, Guangxi University was molded into a comprehensive university with disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, agriculture and medicine.
In 1939, Guangxi University developed into a national university and by 1949 it expanded into one with 5 colleges and 22 departments.
In 1952, Mao Zedong inscribed the name for the university. His calligraphy is still in use today.
In 1952, College of Agriculture became independent as Guangxi Agricultural College.
In 1997 the former Guangxi University and the former Guangxi Agricultural University merged and formed the new Guangxi University.
- liberal arts
Guangxi University has 18 colleges and one department:
- College of Social Science and Management
- College of Commerce, College of Laws
- College of Culture and Mass Communication
- College of' Foreign Languages,
- College of Sciences
- College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
- College of Biotechnology and Sugar Making Engineering
- College of Resources and Environment
- College of Mechanical Engineering
- College of Electric Engineering
- College of Computer Science and Information Engineering
- College of Civil Engineering, College of Agriculture
- College of Forestry
- College of Animal Science and Technology
- College of Vocational Technology
- College of Adult Education
- Department of Physical Education
The campus covers an area of 3.07 square kilometres (1.2 square miles) with a building area of 745,000 square meters (7.9 million sq. ft). The university has 2 million volumes, 200 professors and 670 associate professors. Among them the most famous is the Nobel Prize
-winning physicist Yang Zhenning