The College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering (MVE), started as the Mechanical Division in 1908, is one of the oldest colleges of Hunan University.
MVE has 2 first-order disciplines authorized to confer Ph.D. degrees--mechanical engineering and mechanics, with postdoctoral research stations, 8 second-order disciplines offering doctorate programs, 10 master's degree programs, and 4 professional master's de gree programs. Mechanical engineering is a first-order discipline, whose second-order disciplines are all national key disciplines. It is listed in World-class Disciplines issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the P.R.C. The College has established 2 state-level scientific research institutes, the National Engineering Research Center for High Efficiency Grinding and the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body. It has 7ministerial and provincial-level scientific research institutes, including:the Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Simulation Techniques for Special Equipment of MOE; Engineering Research Center of Automotive Electrics and Control Technology of MOE; the Engineering Research Center for Automotive Mold Technology of Hunan Province; the Key Laboratory of Intelligent Laser Manufacturing of Hunan Province; the Key Laboratory of Nuclear Equipment Reliability Technology of Hunan Province; the Engineering Research Center of Green Remanufacturing Technology for Machinery Equipment of Hunan Province; and, the International Science and Technology Cooperation Center of Advanced Composite Manufacturing of Hunan Province. The college has been approved as a Creative Research Group of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and an Overseas Expertise Introduction Center for Discipline Innovation (111 Center).
Currently, MVE has 5 majors for undergraduates, including:mechanical design, manufacturing and automation;vehicle engineering;energy and power engineering; industrial engineering; and engineering mechanics. There are around 240 faculty members, including 4 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 academicians of oversea engineering academies, 1 distinguished professor of the “Thousand Talents Program”, 5 distinguished professors of the “Young Overseas High-level Talents Introduction Plan”, 2 visiting and distinguished professors with the Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholars Program, 1 expert of theNational “863 Program”, 5 supported by the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 3 supported by the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, 4 members of the Ten-thousand Talents Program, 1 member of the “Changjiang Young Scholars Program”, 3 distinguished professors of the “Lotus Scholars”, 2 members of the “Hundred Talents Program”, 2 professors supported by the Excellent Young Teachers Program of MOE, and 12 professors supported by MOE’s Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University. With 65 professors and 67 associate professors, the college boasts a strong and stable academic team, rich in teacher resources. There are more than 3,500 registered students, among which 1,500 are graduates, and 2,000 are undergraduates.
Aiming at the goals of building a research-oriented college with world-class disciplines and top research standards, and adhering to the concept of “Seeking Truth from Facts and Daring to be Pioneers”, MVE has made a series of landmark achievements in such fields as discipline development, personnel training, scientific research, and social services. It has recently won 4 national scientific research awards, more than 50 ministerial and provincial-level scientific and technological awards, 2 National Teaching Achievement Awards and more than 10 ministerial and provincial-level teaching achievement awards. It has established two national undergraduate teaching experimental centers, and won many awards in scientific and technological competitions for domestic and foreign college students. The college has established solid partnerships with many internationally renowned universities, and has developed sound cooperation mechanisms of industry-university-research with well-known enterprises at home and abroad.Under the guidance of the “Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” and by fully implementing the spirit of the National Education Conference, the College will strive to make a contribution to China's rejuvenation via education development in pursuit of top standards, featuring development, and leading innovation and reform motivation. (April 2019 Update)