Tongren Polytechnic(TRPT)is a public and full-time higher vocational college approved by the People’s Government of Guizhou Province in June 2002. It amalgamated the former Agricultural School, which was a key secondary technical school at the national level, Medical School, Financial School, Commercial School, and Advanced Vocational and Technical School in Tongren Prefecture. Its history can be traced back to 1941. Through 70 years’ development, the school has graduated tens of thousands of professionals in all fields contributing to the economic development in Tongren and Guizhou province.
Tongren Polytechnic covers an area of 79.1 hectares, currently embracing 8 teaching departments (Department of Bioengineering, Department of Pharmacy, Department of Medicine, Department of Nursing, Department of Economic Management, Department of Engineering Technology, Department of Computer Science and Application, and Department of Humanities and Social Sciences), 2 subordinate colleges, one Department of Continuing Education, and one Affiliated Hospital. There are 33 specialties for higher vocational education. The college recruits students from 25 provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions of the country. At present, the college has a full-time enrollment of 4428 students, and a teaching faculty and staff of 541. The teachers number 415, including 134 professors and associate professors as well as a group of outstanding lecturers. There are altogether 166 teachers and professors with master degree or doctor degree, and 280 own double qualifications.
The college is not only an Excellent Unit in the Evaluation of Educational Level in Higher Vocational Colleges by the Ministry of National Education, an Excellent Unit in the Assessment of College Students’ Ideological and Political Education Work in Guizhou province, but also a Provincial Administrative Unit of Higher Vocational College Construction. It is one of the initial 40 National Key Vocational Colleges Construction Units and among the top 50 National College Graduates Employment Work Units in 2010. The college has a teaching team at the national level, two at the provincial level. One of the course offered at Tongren Polytechnic are classified as a national elite level course; five are the best courses at the provincial level. There is also a team with scientific innovative talents of veterinary drug research.
Embracing the spirit of perseverance, Tongren Polytechnic has been carrying on the objective of providing qualified personnel and intellectual support for the regional economic and social development. Facing the future, Tongren Polytechnic is striding forward towards an infinite brilliance!