Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT) can trace its origin to the Western Learning School, Shanxi Grand Academy, established in 1902 as one of the earliest three universities in China’s higher education history. Having developed through many different stages, TYUT has successively used many names: Engineering Department of Shanxi Grand University; School of Engineering, Shanxi University; becoming independent in 1953, Taiyuan Institute of Technology was under direct administration of Ministry of Higher Eeducation; handed back to Shanxi Province in 1962; Taiyuan University of Technology in 1984; merging Shanxi Institute of Mining in 1997, which was founded in 1958 by Ministry of Coal, then new Taiyuan University of Technology; included in “211” Project the same year, a national higher education promotion program for the 21st century.