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Introduction to CQUST

Incorporated by two colleges, Chongqing Petroleum College, a national demonstrative college and Chongqing Industrial College, both of which were previously attached to central ministries and had a history of over 60 years and good reputations, Chongqing University of Science and Technology was formally approved the by National Department of Education in May, 2004 and is a full-time public university of general education. It mainly focuses on engineering fields comprising of petroleum, chemistry, metallurgy, material science, mechanicals, electronics, safety and environmental protection, but the height of its academic endeavor covers sciences, engineering, economics, management, law, humanities and arts. This institution is characterized by its coordinated development of multiple disciplines, prominent competitive advantages in industries and distinctive features in academics, and it holds tremendous potential for further progress.

The university covers a total area of approximately 140 hectares and total construction area of 530, 000 square meters, with teaching facilities worth 214 million RMB. Located in Chongqing University Town, the new campus covers 105 hectares with geographical advantages, to the east and west, including two national-level forest parks Gele Mountain and Jinyun Mountain. The University is well equipped with learning, living, cultural and sports facilities; therefore it has been named as municipal-level Civilized Unit and Garden-type Unit.

Its 42,000 square-meter library possesses a collection of nearly 1.45 million books and a wide range of digital resources.

The institution has a staff of 1512, with over 1000 full-time academic faculty members, including 481 professors and associate professors, 180 holders of doctor degree and 722 holders of master degree. Of which, 14 are recognized as national and provincial academic leaders and 40 as Outstanding Young and Middle-aged Teachers. It has an enrollment of 20, 000 students and the employment rate of the university has remained above 90% in recent years

Chongqing University of Science and Technology has 14 schools: Oil and Natural Gas Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Mechanical and Power Engineering, Electrical and Information Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Safety Engineering, Business and Administration, Laws and Trade, Mathematics and Physics, Foreign Languages, Humanities and Arts, Sports and Continuing Education. It offers 2 professional master degrees in Oil and Natural Gas Engineering and Safety Engineering, 39 Bachelor Degrees in Petroleum Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Computer Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Safety Engineering, Accounting, International Economy and Trade, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, English, Art Design, etc., and 7 higher vocational majors in Drilling Technology, Metallurgical Technology, etc., among which Petroleum Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering have been approved as national characteristic specialty construction and have been granted the qualifications  to carry out the Plan of Educating and Developing Outstanding Engineers by the Ministry of Education. Chemical engineering, technology major and inorganic nonmetallic materials engineering have been approved as municipal characteristic specialized construction, mechanical design and manufacturing automation, automation, civil engineering, accounting as the characteristics of university-level professional construction.

The institution adheres to the aim of " training talent, developing science, serving society” and the notion of “being based in Chongqing, backed by industry, facing the world, and serving the nation”, It carries out the development strategy of building the University’s character, enhancing the culture and shaping a powerful university with talents, in order to achieve the goal of becoming a well-known and high level Science and Technology University with distinctive characteristics.

    The university has been actively carrying out domestic and foreign cooperation in education and scientific research. It has established cooperation in teaching, scientific research, talent development, etc. with over 30 colleges and universities both at home and abroad. Such as, Columbia University (USA), Taiwan Central University, Veracruzana University (Mexico), National University of Changwon (South Korea), Aberystwyth University (UK), Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada), Chongqing University, Beijing University of Science and Technology, China Petroleum University, Southwest Petroleum University, Xi'an University of Science And Technology, Logistics Engineering College of People's Liberation Army. Depending on the industries, the university has signed a cooperative strategic agreement in manufacturing, studying and research with more than 100 well-known domestic and foreign enterprises or companies, such as, CNPC, SINOPEC, CNOOC, Wuhan Iron & Steel Company, SWA, Chongqing Iron & Steel Company, Covanta Energy Company (USA), and International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) (USA),

The university is centered on teaching, but also actively conducts scientific research. It has undertaken 863 major national projects including the National Natural Science projects, National Social Science projects, science and technology development projects, and cooperated with various enterprises and product design projects. In addition, it has won 44 awards in state’s technological inventions and provincial and ministerial level of scientific and technological progress, 116 granted patents, more than 660 articles retrieved and catalogued by the USA "Science Citation Index" (SCI) and "Engineering Index" (EI).

Guided by the scientific notion of development, the people-oriented notion, policies of the Party’s educational notion of full-scale development and legal management of the university, the university is devoted to providing good studying, living and research environment for students, beneficial to their growth and all around development. Various rich and colorful activities are held on campus. The Culture and Art Festival, Scientific and Technological Innovation Festival, Sports Festival, National Traditional Culture Series and the Modern University Culture Series. Students also participate in social investigation, volunteering, culture, science and technology and health activities in rural areas, English speech contests, computer skills competitions, extracurricular scientific and technological competitions and more. In particular, students have won over 180 national, provincial and municipal prizes in competitions in Mathematical Modeling, Electronic Design, Robotics, Sports Dance, etc.

Standing at the juncture of a new historical starting point and a new historical mission, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan period of development, will continuously adhere to the guiding principles of the Party’s education, follow the direction of socialist education, and further implement the state’s and Chongqing’s medium and long-term educational reform and development plan. Its key tasks focus on strengthening undergraduate education, building the subject characteristics, broadening cooperation, jointly developing excellent teachers and refining the university’s culture. Now the university endeavors to achieve the goals of building a high level Science and Technology University with distinctive characteristics.

(Updated in October, 2012)

 
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