Founded in 1978, Changzhou Institute of Technology (herein referred to as CIT) is a regular full-time undergraduate institution of higher learning approved by Ministry of Education in China. It is located in the ancient town Changzhou, which is in the south of Jiangsu Province, occupying the middle area of Yangtze River Delta. It also lies in the middle way between Shanghai and Nanjing, bordering Suzhou and Wuxi, with Yangtze River in the north and Lake Tai in the south. It is the only city of Jiangsu which won the title of “National Forest City” in 2016 with its forest coverage rate attaining 37%. Changzhou is a harmonious society which boasts developed economy, convenient transportation, and many great talents in the long history. CIT has three campuses, namely, Liao He Road Campus, Wu Shan Road Campus, and Hui Guan Bang Road Campus with a total area of about 93 hectares, with well-equipped teaching, scientific research, living, and sports facilities. There are more than 1,100 staff members and around 15,000 full-time students. It has 13 schools (or teaching sections), offering 50 undergraduate programs in such disciplines as engineering, science, management, economics, liberal arts, education and fine arts, etc.
CIT takes an active part in international exchange and cooperation as well as promoting internationalization. It has established long-term and friendly relationships with more than 40 overseas universities in America, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Korea, etc, undertaking cooperation in various fields such as academic exchange, scientific research, credit recognition, cooperatively-run programs, etc. CIT boasts “Learning Center of Chinese Language” with advanced teaching staff. CIT started enrolling foreign students in 1994 and has cultivated foreign students from 45 countries in the United Kingdom, America, Japan, Korea, etc. It is “Changzhou Chinese Culture Training Center for Foreigners” and “Changzhou Learning Center of Chinese Language & Culture for Foreigners”. In 2016, CIT was awarded “Study in Jiangsu” target school by Provincial Education Department.
School of International Cooperation is responsible for the recruitment and cultivation of foreign students. It owns a professional team of teaching, management and service staff, who provide all kinds of assistance in airport picking-up, visa application, accommodation, academic guidance, sports and recreational activities, language and culture practice, etc. They aim at the success of every foreign student.