Introduction

History The School of Civil Engineering at CSU has experienced three milestone stages in her history of development. The Stage of the Central South Institute of Civil & Architectural Engineering (1953-1960): Dated back to 1953, during the periods of consolidating and re-organizing the universities and institutions of higher education in across the nation, the programs of Civil Engineering, Railway Construction and/or Management Engineering, and other closely-related ones at Hunan University, Wuhan University, Nanchang University, Guangxi University, Sichu`s\vl VE`s\vl Vrsity and South China University of Technology were consolidated to found the Central South Institute of Civil & Architectural Engineering. The current School of Civil Engineering at Central South University is developed from the programs of Railway Construction Engineering and Bridge & Tunnel Engineering at th......