Following the guideline of “focusing on big projects while improving scientific research and the capacity for independent innovation”, SAUP has energetically explored new approaches to enhance scientific research, thereby having made greater achievements in team building, scientific projects, publication of papers and monographs and academic exchanges.
To help realize the goal of building a top, featured, and modern university for minorities, SAUP has defined the notion of “integrating teaching, scientific research and social service; combining practices and innovation with planning and design; and incorporating traditions and modern factors with ethnic features”, and adhered to the principles of “realizing self-development through premium education, excellent service and fruitful scientific research”. With the focus on “integration of humanities and science, and inter-infiltration of art and architecture”, SAUP endeavors to, through 5 to 10 years’ efforts, develop into a most influential architectural school with salient characteristics, excellent quality and prominent advantages in West China, or even in the whole country.
Scope and Programs of SAUP
SAUP offers five undergraduate programs for over 1,100 full-time undergraduates.
Urban and Rural Planning, Architecture, and Landscape are five-year undergraduate programs, for which candidates are conferred the Bachelor of Engineering.
Environmental Design and Product Design are four-year undergraduate programs, for which candidates are to be conferred the Bachelor of Arts.
One postgraduate program
Urban Planning and Management in Minority Areas is a three-year postgraduate program, for which candidates are to be conferred the Master of Management.
Urban Planning and Management in Minority Areas, a postgraduate program, comprises three research orientations: urban planning and management in minority areas, settlement protection and development in minority areas, and residential environment and culture in minority areas.
Urban and Rural Planning and Architecture have been recognized as the “excellent engineer training programs” in Sichuan Province, and the program of Architecture is co-offered by SWUN and Hunan University. Moreover, the project of “optimizing undergraduate training model for urban planning and educational system reform” has been approved by the State Ethnic Affairs Commission as an undergraduate educational reform and quality enhancement research project.