The predecessor of Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), Chengdu Institute of Geology, was founded in 1956 with the approval of the State Council of China. In 1993, Chengdu Institute of Geology was renamed as Chengdu Institute of Technology. In 2001, the Ministry of Education of China approved the formation of Chengdu University of Technology, with Chengdu Institute of Technology amalgamating with two provincial colleges. In November 2010, the Ministry of Land and Resources of China and Sichuan Provincial People’s Government signed an agreement for the construction of Chengdu University of Technology.
Subjects and Programs
Chengdu University of Technology is based chiefly on the subjects of science and engineering, with geology, energy resources, resources and environment, management, basic engineering, electronic information as its advantages and characteristics. At present, there are 3 subjects accorded national key subject status, 1 subject accorded national key subject status (fostering), and 15 subjects accorded key subjects status of Sichuan Province. The university offers 77 undergraduate majors, 117 master’s programs, including 23 professional master programs, and 36 doctoral programs and runs 2 post-doctoral research stations. The majors and programs cover 10 disciplinary categories, excluding medical science and military science.
Colleges and Departments
Chengdu University of Technology has over 32,700 full-time students, including 25,600 undergraduates, 4,900 graduates, and 2240 junior college students. Chengdu University of Technology presently comprises 16 colleges, 71 departments, 42research institutes (centers) as well as other academic units, including Graduate School, Institute of Sedimentary Geology, Institute of Geological Survey, College of Continuing Education and College of Applied Technology.
Chengdu University of Technology boasts a qualified and experienced team of faculty with 2200 full-time teachers, including 215 professors and 456 associate professors. 20 professors are awarded the State Council Special Allowance, and 20 professors are academic and technical leaders of Sichuan Province. 1 professor is granted the title of National Outstanding Teacher and 6 professors the title of Provincial Outstanding Teachers. 1 professor is granted the title of National Outstanding Professional Talent and 2 professors the title of National Young and Mid-aged Expert with Outstanding Contribution. 1 professor is awarded National College Young Teacher Prize, 4 professors Li Siguang Geology Science Award. 2 professors received Huang Jiqing Youth Geology Science and Technology Award, and 3 professors Chinese Youth Science and Technology Award.
Chengdu University of Technology is an important base for high-level talents cultivation and scientific research, housing 2 State Key Laboratories (1 joint program), 2 Key Laboratories of Sichuan Province, 1 Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, 1 Key Laboratory of Sichuan Provincial Universities, 1 Philosophy and Social Science Research Base of Sichuan Province, 2 Key Laboratories of Land and Resources (fostering), 2 Field Bases for Scientific Observation and Research under the Ministry of Land and Resources, and 1 Philosophy and Social Science Popularization Base of Sichuan Province. The university has by now undertaken or participated in the programs of scientific and technological researches, including National Major Scientific and Technological Special Projects, National Scientific and Technological Support Plan, State Natural Sciences Foundation Programs, National “863” Project Programs, National “973” Projects, National Social Science Fund Projects and National Geological Survey Project, and has completed over 1,100 scientific and technological research programs and published more than 20,000 theses. Up to now, Chengdu University of Technology has been awarded 820 prizes, including the Special-Class Award of National Science and Technology Progress, the Second-Class Award of National Natural Science, the Third-Class Award of National Technological Invention, and the First-Class Award of Scientific and Technological Progress of Sichuan Province.
Chengdu University of Technology has established collaboration partnership with over 60 universities and scientific institutes from USA, UK, Canada, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and so on. More than 2,000 scholars and experts from 40 countries and regions have conducted researches or given lectures in the university; meanwhile, over 600 teachers or researchers have been to foreign countries, studying for a degree or pursuing advanced studies or participating in research programs. Currently, the university is running four Sino-foreign cooperative education programs with two British universities.
The total area of Chengdu University of Technology covers 183 hectares, the area of construction being 800,000 square meters. The teaching and scientific research equipment values at $390 million. The Museum possesses a specimen collection of more than 100,000 pieces, including national and world class treasures, such as “Hechuan Mamenxi Dinosaur”, “Chongqing Dazhu Fish”, “Longchang Aerosiderite”, etc. The Library has a collection of 1.72 million books as well as 40 digital resource databases, 1.26 million electronic books and 20,000 electronic journals.