Anhui University, the key comprehensive provincial institution, is situated in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province. Founded in 1928 in Anqing and moved to Hefei in 1958, Anhui University is now a well-developed higher institution that supported by the government under the State 211 Project.
The main campus covers an area of about 55 hectares, two branch campuses 30 hectares and the new campus which is under construction 135 hectares. Its library has a collection of more than 1.75 million books and over 7000 Chinese and foreign periodicals, and it is equipped with a campus computer network. The University consists of 18 schools, 44 departments, 65 undergraduate specialties, 119 master degree programs, 16 PH.D. Programs, and 1 Post-doctor's scientific research flow work station, 4 professional master degree programs, and 2 state-level disciplines, 12 provincial-level disciplines. The University has a staff of 2399, among which 210 are professors and 490 associate professors. The student population totals 28143, in addition to 6466 adult students.
The university attaches great importance to international exchange and cooperation. Now, it has entered into agreements with 74 overseas institutions. It began to accept foreign students in 1980. It is authorized by the Ministry of Education to enroll international students who enjoy Chinese government’s scholarships. It was designated by Overseas Chinese Affairs Office under the State Council the Teaching Base for Chinese Language and Culture in 2000. Up to date, more than 700 international students from Asia, American and Europe have been admitted to study at the university.
The university based upon Anhui, face up with the country, and having cultivated thousands of talents for the country's construction, and supplies services in all scientific aspects. Being responsible for high-level talents training, the university is the main base for the economical construction and social development. In the future, the university will continue to spare no efforts to dedicate to the prospering and development of the construction and developing of Anhui Province and the whole China. Sticking to the education quality and exploring the research achievements, the university will concentrate on its own development and improvement, and endeavor to rank among the world-class universities.