Guangxi University, established in 1928, is a regional comprehensive university with the longest history and largest scale. Being the only National 211-Project Key Construction University in Guangxi and the co-administrative university by both the national Ministry of Education and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, it has also been selected as a construction university within "First-class Discipline Project " and "National Plan to Promote the Comprehensive Strength of Midwest Colleges and Universities". At present, 25 colleges in Guangxi University provides programs of eleven disciplines (philosophy, economics, law, liberal arts, education, sciences, engineering, agriculture, medicine, administration and art), including 11 post-doctoral research programs, 17 Ph.D. programs, 62 graduate programs and 67 undergraduate programs. There are 27,704 four-year undergraduates, 11,049master and doctoral students , and 56,165 students on the job trainees. There are 3,457 faculty members among whom 1,955 are teachers.
The university covers an area of over 1440 hectares and a floor space of 1,700,000 square meters. Its library possesses a total collection of 8.7 million volumes of books, 4.65 million digital books, 57,000 electronic periodicals, and 206 Chinese and foreign databases. As the digitized library has been built at a large scale, it functions as both an academic library and an information system that provide abundant paper and digital literature resources.
As one of the 66 universities in China certified by the Ministry of Education to recruit international students, it started to accept international students in 1961. In 2019, Guangxi University recruited 2,267 international students from 73 countries and regions. While the scale of international students is expanding, the university has signed agreements of cooperation and exchange with 270 universities and research institutions from 48 countries and regions, including the United States, Britain, Germany, Canada, Japan, Vietnam and so on. At the same time, the university has invited large numbers of international experts and scholars to teach, lecture and conduct research here.
In December 2006, Guangxi University and Suan Dusit University co-founded the Confucius Institute in Suphanburi, Thailand.
（Updated in Dec. 2020）
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