Co-sponsored by People’s Government of Anhui Province and the Ministry of Education of PRC, Anhui University is a key comprehensive university affiliated to Anhui Province.
AHU has a teaching and administrative staff of more than 2600. By the end of 2016, there were 1,687 full-time teachers. Among them, there are more than 900 professors and associate professors, 1 winner of The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 1 distinguished professor of the “Changjiang Scholars Program” of MOE, 2 experts recruited through the “Thousand Talents Plan”, 1 winner of the National Award for Distinguished Teachers, 24 winners of the Provincial Award for Distinguished Teachers, 3 experts recruited through the “100-, 1000- and 10000-talent Plan”, 12 experts recruited through the “New Century Talent Supporting Project” of MOE, 13 distinguished professors of the “Wanjiang Scholars Program” of Anhui Province, 5 experts recruited through “Hundred Talents Plan” of Anhui Province, 5 experts recruited through “The Recruitment Program of Global Experts” and 139 experts awarded special subsidy by the State Council and People’s Government of Anhui Province.
In recent years, AHU has signed cooperation agreements with 16 cities in Anhui Province and established cooperative relations in production, education and research with over 600 corporations. It has established contacts and cooperative relationships with 124 renowned colleges and universities as well as research institutes from foreign countries and regions, including the US, the UK, Germany and Japan. It has established 3 Confucius Institutes in collaboration with 3 universities in Chile, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.