Introduction to CQUST
Chongqing University of Science and Technology (CQUST) 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 530, 000 square meters, with teaching facilities worth 260 million RMB Yuan. Its library with the construction area of over 42,000 square meters possesses a collection of nearly 2.26 million books and a wide range of digital resources.
The institution has a staff of 1546, with over 1100 full time academic faculty, an academician of Chinese Academy of Science, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 541 professors and associate professors, 231 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 30 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 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 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 52 awards in state’s technological inventions and the provincial level scientific and technological progress, 155 granted patents, and more than 1100 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.
School Introduction Video with English Subtitle
About the City
Chongqing (Panorama) is the largest municipality in southwest China. It is a modern port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. As China’s fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin, Chongqing has maintained rapid economic development while preserving a wonderful natural environment.Known as the ‘Mountain City’, it has a wavy terrain and encompasses a wealth of water reserves, mineral resources, dense forests, and abundant flora and fauna. The city attracts visitors from home and abroad for its natural wonders and cultural heritage. As a common starting port for the Yangtze River cruise, tourists can go for a downstream tour to the magnificent Three Gorges.
- From Chongqing to Beijing 2:30 by air
- From Chongqing to Shanghai 2:30 by air
- From Chongqing to HongKong 2:10 by air
Chongqing has a humid subtropical climate and experiences four distinct seasons.
- Spring: 10-25 °C
- Summer: 28-38 °C
- Fall: 10-25 °C
- Winter: 0-10 °C