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Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT) was originally established on March 15th 1956 with the approval of the State Council of China. On March 1956, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Geology jointly issued a document, that Chengdu Institute of Geological Exploration be founded by transferring partial faculty and staff from Chongqing University, Northwest University, Nanjing University, Beijing Institute of Geology and Northeast Institute of Geology. In the autumn of the same year, Chengdu Institute of Geological Exploration started to enroll undergraduate students.

After its establishment, Chengdu Institute of Geological Exploration took in part of the second section and the whole third section of the Petroleum Department of the former Beijing Institute of Geology. It was renamed Chengdu Institute of Geology in 1958, and started to enroll graduate students in 1960. The Institute was authorized to grant master's degree in 1981 after the nation resumed academic degree system and was authorized to grant doctor's degree in 1984. In 1993, Chengdu Institute of Geology was renamed Chengdu Institute of Technology. In 2001, approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT) was formed by merging Sichuan Commercial College and Chengdu Non-ferrous Metal Geological Workers College. CDUT had been under the administration of the Ministry of Geology, the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources, and the Ministry of Land and Resources respectively by 2000. In 2000, it became a provincial key university co-constructed by the central and local governments, mainly administrated by Sichuan Provincial People’s Government. On November 3rd 2010, the Ministry of Land and Resources and Sichuan Provincial People’s Government signed an agreement on co-construction of Chengdu University of Technology. In September 2017, CDUT was listed as one of the universities for the national initiative of "World-Class Disciplines" construction.

Schooling Characteristics

With the construction and development over 60 years, CDUT has become a multi-disciplinary polytechnic university, strong in geology, energy, resource science, nuclear technology and environment science, and characterized by chemical engineering, materials, electronics, mechanics, information technology and management science. It is authorized to grant the three academic degrees of bachelor, master and doctor, and approve the qualifications of professors and doctoral supervisors. In the past decades of education practice, CDUT has nurtured the pioneering spirit of “Pursuing excellence rather than lagging behind”, the academic concept of “Seeking truth from research, seeking triumph from practice”, and the fine tradition of “Striving for success through painstaking efforts”.

School Size

CDUT has two campuses in Chengdu and Yibin. Chengdu campus is situated in downtown Chengdu with convenient transportation condition. The campus occupies an area of 193 hectares with a floor space of approx. 1 million square meters. Yibin campus is situated in Sanjiang New District with beautiful scenery. Presently, there are 36,705 full-time students, including 30,788 undergraduates and 5,601 full-time postgraduates. In addition to an independent college (Engineering & Technical College of CDUT), CDUT is now running 18 colleges and 2 research institutes (Sedimentary Geology Research Institute and Geological Survey Institute). CDUT owns a natural museum featuring geology collections and enjoying a high reputation across China and Chengdu Natural Museum jointly built by Chengdu City and CDUT is expected to be completed in 2021. CDUT has 2 libraries with 2.4 million printed books, 102 digital databases, 4.3 million e-books and 49,000 e-journals. CDUT manages archives according to the requirements of the "national level 1 standard for archives management in scientific and technological institutions" and runs 6 public academic journals including 2 CSCD core journals and 2 Chinese core journals.

Disciplines and Programmes

CDUT has 7 first-level disciplines authorized to offer doctorate degree and 22 first-level disciplines authorized to offer master degree, covering 10 fields as science, engineering, literature, management, economics, law, philosophy, agriculture, education and arts. Of them, there is 1 state key fist-level discipline(Geological resources and geological engineering), 3 state key second-level disciplines(Geological engineering, Mineral resource prospecting and exploration, Geodetection and information technology), 1 state key discipline(foster), 15 provincial key disciplines(geological engineering, mineral resource prospecting and exploration, information technology), 1 national key (foster) discipline(Mineralogy, petrology, mineral deposit geology), 14 provincial key disciplines (Applied chemistry, Environmental engineering, Solid-earth geophysics, Civil engineering, Paleontology and stratigraphy (including paleoanthropology), Signal and information processing, Tectonics, Geochemistry, Oil and gas field development engineering, Quaternary geology, materials, Nuclear technology and applications, Management science and engineering, Mineralogy, petrology, mineral deposit geology) and 1 provincial key (foster) discipline (Applied mathematics). At CDUT, the discipline of earth science has ranked among top 1% of the world ESI ranking and the disciplinary group of earth science has been listed on national "Double first-class"(world-class universities and disciplines) initiative.

Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff consist of 3,404 persons, including 275 full professors and 613associate professors, with 34 high-level experts (academicians) employed as per atypical talent introduction policy. By December 2018, there had been 2 persons with the title "National Outstanding Technical Talent", 3 persons with the title "Young and Middle-Aged National Expert with Outstanding Achievements", 4 winners of "the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars", 5 persons awarded with "Science & Technology Award for Chinese Youth", 2 persons selected in "MOE Changjiang Scholars Programme (Distinguished Professor)", 2 persons selected in “National Plan for Special Support to High-Level Talent (10,000-Talent Programme)", 8 national candidates for “Hundred, Thousand, Ten Thousand Talents Project”, 3 members of "the Discipline Evaluation Group of Academic Degree Commission of the State Council", 1 person selected as the trainee for "Top Talent Developing Project of Sichuan Province", 13 persons selected in the “1000 Talents Programme” of Sichuan Province, 99 persons granted with "Special Government Allowance of the State Council", 35 persons with the title “Excellent Expert with Outstanding Achievements in Sichuan Province”, 73 persons with the title “Academic and Technical Leader of Sichuan Province”, 134 reserved candidates for “Academic and Technical Leader of Sichuan Province”, 2 National Outstanding Teachers, 1 Renowned National Educator, 7 Renowned Educators of Sichuan Province, 3 Outstanding Teachers of Sichuan Province, 1 Outstanding Educator of Sichuan Province and 1 Teacher Morality Pacemaker as well as 1 State-Level Teaching Team, 1 Innovation Group of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 group listed in MOE “Programme for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team”, 8 Sci-tech Innovation Teams of Sichuan Province, 16 Sci-tech Innovation Teams of Education Department of Sichuan Province and 6 Provincial Teaching Teams of Sichuan. CDUT has also won 5 State Teaching Achievement Awards.

Research Bases

CDUT has 2 state key laboratories (State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation), 1 key laboratory co-constructed by the MOE and Sichuan Province, 1 key laboratories of the Ministry of Natural Resources, 1 state key laboratory of environmental protection, 5 field observation and research bases of the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR), 2 key laboratories of Sichuan Province, 1 Sichuan provincial key research base of philosophy and social science(extension), 1 Sichuan provincial popularization base of philosophy and social science, 1 key laboratory of Sichuan higher education, 1 key laboratory of the Environmental Protection Department of Sichuan Province, 6 postdoctoral programmes and 1 postdoctoral innovation practice base of Sichuan Province, and 3 CDUT-leading “2011 Collaborative Innovation Centers of Sichuan Province”.

Teaching Platforms

CDUT has 3 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 national virtual reality practical teaching center, 3 provincial virtual reality practical teaching centers, 3 provincial virtual reality experiment projects, 7 provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 provincial engineering laboratory, 3 national teaching centers of engineering practice, 2 provincial experimental zones for talent-training mode innovation, 8 provincial undergraduate training bases, 2 National College Students Off-campus Practice Education Bases and 4 Provincial College Students Off-campus Practice Education Bases; and CDUT is also included in the “national plan to promote college students’ innovation & entrepreneurship”. The University offers 2 national quality courses, 2 national quality resource-sharing courses, 1 national quality video-recorded open course, 34 provincial quality courses, 15 provincial quality open courses, 17 provincial quality resource-sharing courses, 13 provincial quality on-line open courses, and 5 provincial innovation and entrepreneurship education demonstration courses.

Scientific Research & Services

CDUT has undertaken a series of important projects including national major R&D Programmes, National Major Scientific and Technological Special Project, National Science & Technology Pillar Programme, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National High Technology Research and Development Programme of China (“863” Programme), National Key Basic Research Programme of China (“973” Programme), National Social Science Foundation of China, and National Geological Survey Programme. As of 2019, CDUT has won 928 science-and-technology prizes at national, provincial and ministerial levels, including the grand prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, the first prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, China International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award, the second prize of National Natural Science Award, China Patent Award, the third prize of National Award for Technological Invention, the first prize of Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award, and the first prize of Sichuan Provincial Outstanding Social Science Achievement Award; and CDUT has more than 1700 patents got authorized. CDUT insists on serving the national, industrial and local development and construction, and also participates actively in project construction in different fields including geo-exploration of oil and gas, energy exploitation, large-scale hydropower, regional and urban environment, large-scale transportation infrastructure, such as West-East Electricity Transmission Project, West-East Gas Pipeline Project, South-to-North water diversion, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, etc.

External Cooperation

CDUT gives high priority to external cooperation and communication. It has set up long-term industry-university-research cooperative relations with large state enterprises and research institutes in the fields of resources, energy, environment, architecture, military and high-and-new technology, and also established international cooperation and communication relations with over 60 universities and scientific research institutes in UK, Canada, Russia, USA, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, etc. Currently, CDUT runs 4 Collaborative Education Programmes with Staffordshire University and Oxford Brookes University in UK. In 2019, the Ministry of Education (MOE) approved to establish Chengdu University of Technology Oxford Brookes College. CDUT has received over 2,800 overseas experts and students from more than 40 countries and regions for lecture or study at CDUT, sent over 700 person-times abroad for academic visits and conducted over 300 joint research Programmes in addition to hosting a variety of international academic conferences.

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