College of Science is an important teaching and research unit of Hunan University of Technology, undertaking the teaching tasks of the following courses: College Mathematics, College Physics and College Physics Experiment for the whole university, assigned with the instruction of undergraduate and graduate education for majors in mathematics, physics, electronics, etc. There are seven basic teaching units in this college, i.e., Department of Information and Computer Science, Department of Applied Physics, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Department of Electronic Information and Technology, Department of Advanced Mathematics, College Physics Experiment Center, and Computational Physics Experiment Center, including three research institutes, i.e., Institute of Physics, Institute of New Energy and Energy Saving Technology, and Institute of Nonlinear System Analysis and Control, and three administrative offices, i.e., General Affairs Office, Academic Affairs Office, and Student Affairs Office.
The college currently has a total of 123 faculty members, of whom 107 are full-time teachers, including 18 professors, 46 associate professors, 2 doctoral supervisors and 15 graduate supervisors, 42 with a doctor’s degree, 3 Ph.D. candidates, and 5 adjunct professors.
The college offers one first-level discipline in mathematics for master's degree, one secondary discipline in network system control for master's degree, and four undergraduate programs in Information and Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, and Electronic Information Science and Technology.
Recent years have witnessed many achievements made by the college, including 88 teaching and research or teaching reform projects, 39 of which are at provincial level, 156 essays on teaching and research or teaching reform contributed to magazines or journals at home and abroad, 4 Provincial Teaching Achievement awards, with 17 textbooks and 14 guidebooks for experiments edited (or co-edited with other colleges) or published. Major courses including Advanced Mathematics are granted as Provincial Excellent Course, Linear Algebra as Provincial Quality Course, and College Physics Lab as Provincial Qualified Lab.
We have been conducting research in such fields as Mathematics, Physics, Electronic Science and Technology, Computer Science and Technology, etc. and undertaking 130 research projects, of which 45 are at national level and 76 provincial level, with 530 plus academic papers published, 170 plus of which have been included in SCI, EI and ISTP, 58 items of State Award for Inventions or State Patent for Utility Model, including 2 second prizes and 1 third prize of Hunan Natural Science Award.
We have been seeking for a steady improvement in teaching quality. In the past three years, students delegated from our college have won 9 first prizes, 18 second prizes, and 53 third prizes at provincial level in Mathematics Competition of Chinese College Students, China Undergraduate Physics Tournament (CUPT), National Undergraduate Electronics Design Contest, China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling(CUMCM), as well as obtained 9 Hunan Province College Students Research Learning and Innovative Experiment Projects, published or issued 15 academic papers, patents or software copyrights, with an average graduate employment rate of 92%, and 20% plus for postgraduate or overseas study.
With “consolidating foundation, stressing innovation and cultivating high-quality talents” as our teaching philosophy, undergraduate education as the foundation, discipline construction as the leading force, talent construction as the effort core, research as the powerful backup, we have been striving for a constant exploration of new ways to cultivate talents, seeking to improve our teaching environment and conditions in order to build College of Science into a college with a strong influence and distinctive characteristics among the similar colleges in Hunan province.