Chongqing University (CQU, website: http://english.cqu.edu.cn/) is a key national university in China, directly under the State Ministry of Education, it is also one of the “211 Project and 985 Project” universities with full support in the construction and development from the central and local Government of China. CQU is located in Shapingba District, a cultural and educational center in the city of Chongqing, a major municipality of industry and commerce in the Southwest of China, an economic center on the upper reaches of Yangtze River.
Founded in 1929, Chongqing University had become a national comprehensive university consisting of six colleges in liberal arts, science, engineering, law science and medical science early in 1940s, thus earned a prestige both domestic and abroad then for its outstanding performance in education. A large number of famous scholars such as Li Siguang, Ma Yinchu, He Lu, etc., dedicated to the establishment of a solid academic foundation. At present, Chongqing University runs 28 colleges, plus the Graduate School, the City College of Science and Technology, the College of Continuing Education, the College of Networking Education
The University now has a total enrollment of 50,000 students, of which 20,000 are master’s and doctoral students, and 30,000 undergraduate students. The university owns 24 mobile workstations for postdoctoral study, 133 doctoral programs, 256 master programs, 18 professional master’s degree programs, namely MBA, EMBA,MPA, master of engineering, and 89 bachelor’s degree programs in 8 academic categories of science, engineering, liberal arts, economics, management, law, agriculture and education. Currently, the university has a total number of 5,400 faculty and staff members, among which about 2700 are full-time teachers, 3 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and 12 contracted members from other institutions, 6 members of the Subject Appraisal Team of the Degree Committee under the State Council.
Looking on the future, catching the historical opportunity of the West Development and of the joint financial support from the state Ministry of Education and Chongqing Municipal government, Chongqing University is fully committed to implementing the strategy of “prospering the country and Chongqing city with science-and-technology and education”, sticking to its education philosophy of “taking root in Chongqing, finding a foothold in the Southwest, facing the West, Serving the whole nation, stepping towards the world”, carrying forward its excellent schooling tradition, striving for the realization of its goal of developing Chongqing University into a first-class comprehensive research university in China, with unique characteristics and international fame.
School Introduction Video
Foreign Teacher Interview by CQU students
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.
- To Downtown: 2o mins by metro.
- To Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport: 30 km
- 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