Chongqing University of Science and Technology is a full-time public university of general education with a history of over 60 years and good reputation. It is mainly focused on engineering fields featuring petroleum, chemistry, metallurgy, material science, mechanics, electronics, safety and environmental protection, the breath of its academic endeavor covers sciences, engineering, economics, management, laws, humanities and arts. The institution is characterized by 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 a total construction area of 600, 000 square meters, with teaching facilities worth 382 million RMB Yuan. Its library with the construction area of over 42,000 square meters possesses a collection of nearly 2.94 million books and a wide range of digital resources.
The institution has a staff of 1549, with over 1181 full time academic faculty, an academician of Chinese Academy of Science, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 600 professors and associate professors, 340 holders of doctoral degree, as well as an enrollment of 20, 000 students and the student employment rate upon graduation has remained above 90% in recent years.
The university has established partnership in teaching, scientific research, talent development, etc. with over 60 colleges or universities both at home and abroad. Working closely with industries, the university has signed cooperation strategic agreements in manufacturing, studying and research with more than 300 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 has undertaken plenty of research projects, including the National 863 major project, the National Natural Science projects, the National Social Science projects, and research projects cooperated with enterprises. It has won 61 awards in state’s technological inventions and the provincial level scientific and technological progress, 386 granted patents, and more than 2200 research papers are retrieved and collected by the USA “Science Citation Index”and“Engineering Index”.
The university devotes to provide a good studying, living and researching environment for students, which is beneficial to their growth and all-round development. Besides, the great variety of rich and colorful activities are carried out on campus, such as Culture and Art Festival, Scientific and Technological Innovation Festival, Sports Festival, National Traditional Culture Series and Modern University Culture Series, as well as social survey, college students’ volunteering services, English speech contest, computer skills competition, college students' extracurricular scientific and technological competition, etc.. In particular, students have won over 400 national and the provincial prizes in competitions of College Students’ Mathematical Modeling, Electronic Design, Robot, Sports Dance, etc.