A Bird’s-Eye View of Campus Garden
Guangxi University of Foreign Languages (GUFL) is located in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regionthe, the permanent site of the China-ASEAN Exposition and the key city of the Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone. The University, formerly named Guangxi Dongfang Foreign Language College, was founded in June 2004 and upgraded in April 2011 to offer bachelor's programs.
GUFL Main Gate
The University adheres to its Mission Run the University to the Satisfaction of the People and its Motto Chinese-souled, International-minded. In the spirits of innovating and enterprising, the university has established its unique school ethos.
Planning MapⅠof Konggang Campus
GUFL comprises 11 schools which include School of South-East Asian Languages & Cultures, School of European-American Languages & Cultures, School of Literature, School of International Education, School of International Economics & Trade, School of Business & Public Administration, School of Accounting, School of Arts, School of Education, School of Information Engineering, School of Marxism, School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. GUFL offers 30 undergraduate programs, including 8 foreign language majors such as Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian and so on. It has an enrollment of 14,488 full-time students, 12,905 of whom are undergraduates.
Planning MapⅡof Konggang Campus
GUFL has 2 campuses, Wuhe Campus and Konggang Campus, with a combined area of 869,546.95 square-meters, teaching buildings of 132,634.91 square-meters and dormitory buildings of 116,669.84 square-meters. Total laboratory facilities value 59,395,800 RMB and the library has a storage of 1,519,000paper books.
Southeast-Asian Cultures Park
GUFL attaches importance to the cultivating mode for applied talents. It has a provincial grade pilot study project for construction of major groups of newly-built high education institutions, 1 provincial grade characteristic specialty, 5 provincial grade key majors for non-government undergraduate education. Since 2011, the university has undertaken 99 provincial grade teaching reform projects with 6 prizes including 1 grand prize, 1 second-class prize and 4 third-class prizes. With commitment to the goal to cultivate applied professional talents with patriotic sentiments, international perspective, solid specialty foundation, strong practical innovative capabilities, virtue, wisdom, fitness and goodness, the university has enforced its unique mode.
GUFL pays attention to cultivate students` ability of innovation and entrepreneurship by founding the School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, setting up the China-ASEAN Students Innovation & Entrepreneurship Park and China-ASEAN Free Trade Zone Double-track Education Base. The university won a National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Educator Team Construction Award in November, 2016. In December, 2016, GUFL was considered as National Private Universities Training Model Base for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teacher by The Chinese Association for Non-Government Education. In 2017, the university received provincial grade grand prize of Guangxi Teaching Achievement Award in Higher Institution for the project Innovative-oriented and Entrepreneurial-oriented Personal Training Mode Research and Practice of the Management Major which Service for Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Construction.
GUFL reinforces the exchanges and cooperation with universities in Taiwan by establishing cooperative relationship with 8 universities in Taiwan, undertaking the Cooperation Forum of Industrial Upgrading and Guangxi-Taiwan Cooperation, the academic exchange meetings such as Guangxi-Taiwan Private Universities Summit Forum, Guangxi-Taiwan Cooperative Education Center which awards the Guangxi Higher Education Creating Excellence Plan Project, the Integrated Construction of Guangxi-Taiwan Cooperative Major Course, opening the Guangxi-Taiwan Characteristic Class, offering Personnel and Intellectual Support for Taiwan Companies which are in Guangxi. GUFL is one of the earlier universities which promotes Guangxi-Taiwan cooperation.
GUFL pays attention to the research on regional economics and social development. The pattern dominated by foreign languages majors, literature, economics, management, art, education, and engineering multidisciplinary coordinated development was initially formed. It builds Sino-Thai Cultural Research Center with Consulate General of Thailand in Nanning and building a Gui-Tai Production, Study, Research and Usage base with Taiwan Affairs Office of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region People`s Government. There are Institute of Xi Jinping New Times Socialism Thought with Chinese Characteristics Studies, Institute of South-east Asian Studies, Institute of Gui-Tai Exchange & Cooperation Studies, Institute of Guangxi Private Education Science Studies. In recent years, GUFL undertook 3 national education science projects, 3 provincial-level projects, 196 bureau-level projects. GUFL has win 1 second award of Guangxi excellent achievements in social science.
One of the university missions is to serve the regional economic and social development. More than 39,100 faculties and students have worked as volunteers for many important international activities like the China-Asean Expo, the China-Asean Commerce and Investment Summit, Nanning International Folk Song Art Festival and so on, during which they developed their comprehensive ability and their services have been commended by Guangxi Expo Affairs Bureau and the local government.
Statue of Confucian
GUFL insists on opening up in running school and carries out international exchanges and cooperation actively by signing MOU with 65 famous universities in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, USA, Canada, Spain, Japan and so on. GUFL had carried out teachers and students exchange and practice programs. Since its establishment, GUFL had already dispatch 3,953 students to universities in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonisia to exchange study and do practice. And it had been 1,180 international students study in GUFL. According to the 2017 China Best University Rankings-Students Internationalization Rankings (International Students` Ratio) published by SOHU, International Students` Ratio of GUFL is the former list universities and the No1. in private universities in Guangxi.
GUFL implements the talents developing strategy by regarding teacher as the first resource in running school, drawing up the faculty construction plan, regarding faculty construction as the key to improving teaching level and guaranteeing teaching quality. There are 636 full-time teachers, 269 part-time teachers, totally 806 teachers. There is a experienced high level teacher team, including 2 Class Professors, 2 doctoral supervisors, 81 master tutors, 3 provincial grand university teachers. Guest professors are famous industry experts and entrepreneurship elites, some of them are CEO of limited companies, director of central enterprises and government counselor.
In recent years, GUFL has received many honors and awards, including the National Advanced Private Education Institution, the National Excellent Private Higher Institution, National Private Education Institution Innovation and Entrepreneur Teachers Construction, Ministry of Education Industry-Academy Cooperation Cultivate Students Project Institution, Guangxi Advanced Higher Institution in Ideological and Political Work, Guangxi Excellent Higher Education Institution for Student Employment, Guangxi Higher Institution with Safe and Civilized Campus, Guangxi Excellent Higher Institution in Sanitary Condition, Guangxi Higher Institution May 4th Red Flag Youth League Committee and so on. With all this, the university has become wel-received in society.
Siyuan Pavilion—A Gift from Alumni
Joy of Graduation
Campus at Night
(Upgraded October 8,2018)