Directly under the administration of Ministry of Education, Chang'an University, is one of the State "211 Project" key development universities. It was merged by the former Xi'an Highway University, Xi'an Engineering Institute and Northwest Institute of Construction Engineering on April 18, 2000. Chang’an University is located in the historical and cultural city of Xi'an, and it covers over an area of 2980 Ares. Chang'an is the ancient name of Xi'an which means "Perpetual Peace" in Classical Chinese. Chang’an University has 20 schools (Department).There are five state-level key disciplines, 26 provincial-level key disciplines, 6 post-doctoral research stations, 41 doctoral, 85 master and 83 undergraduate specialties. It is also the basement of state university student culture training and the Chinese People's Armed Police reserve officer selection and training. Presently, there are more than 29,000 full-time students, including doctoral students, postgraduate students, and more than 6,000 foreign students. So far, Chang’an University has over 130,000 thousand graduates serving in different fields.