Jinzhong College of Information (JCI)
Approved by the Ministry of Education and People’s Government of Shanxi Province, Jinzhong College of Information (JCI) is a modern multidisciplinary institution featured in information science and technology while developing simultaneously with disciplines including economics, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, management, and the arts.
Established in 2002, JCI is located in the famous historical and cultural city of Taigu, Shanxi Province, which is known as a hometown of Mencius mom and the origin of famous Shanxi merchants. Students at JCI enjoy an easy access to major cities such as Taiyuan (a 30-minute drive from Taigu), Beijing (either a 50-minute flight or 3-hour high-speed train ride from Taigu. Therefore, students are able to study in the tranquil of Taigu or enjoy modern life in large cities.
JCI covers an area of 1,000 mu（about 66.67 hectars）with buildings covering 504,000 square meters, among which, 292,000 square meters are for teaching and administration purpose with a capacity of 20,000 students. So far, RMB1.2 billion has been invested to its construction.
JCI currently enrolls more than 15,000 students, and offers 43 distinct undergraduate majors across 7 academies ( including Taihang Academy, Xinghua Academy, Qicheng Academy, Wumahe Academy, Wubian Academy,Qingteng Academy, Sanda Academy and Youan Academy.). 10 secondary colleges (departments)（including School of Information Engineering, School of Big Data, School of Intelligent Engineering, School of Economics and Management, Forge School of Business, School of Food and Environment, School of Business English, School of Art and Media, School of Creative Writing, Prospect College.) and 4 teaching sections (including Teaching Center of Fundamental Courses , Ideological and Political Theory Teaching and Research Center, Physical Education Department (Athletic Sports Center). Multiple international cooperation and exchange programs with 6 universities in Germany and the United States. More than 50 exchange students go abroad each year, of whom, more than 30 students go to the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University.
JCI has listed network engineering as its top brand specialty, financial management, machine manufacturing and its automation, food security has been established as its dominant programs while English, international trade, as well as environmental design has been established as distinctive specialties. So far, machine manufacturing and its automation has excelled itself as a provincial-level competitive specialty construction project, and three enterprise-university-research education projects funded by the Ministry of Education have been developed.