Founded in 1950, Chongqing University of Post and Telecommunications (CQUPT) is one of the few universities that has been blue-printed and given priority to develop by the State. It has also grown into a prominent university and is acknowledged by its excellence in the field of information industry both within and outside China.
The university covers an area of 730 acres. There are over 24,000 students, including more than 4,000 postgraduates. It has a faculty of more than 1,600 and has about 100 well-known experts as well as more than 20 fellows who are visiting or part-time professors from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as from countries like the UK, Canada, USA, Poland, and India. Currently, CQUPT has 15 colleges and departments, 47 undergraduate programs, 38 postgraduate programs, and 2 PhD programs.
The university has built many well-established relationships with over 50 universities from other countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Germany, and Korea etc. With these other universities CQUPT participates in student exchange, scholar visits and joint research. CQUPT has also built partnerships with some world IT leaders such as HP, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle. Our university has set up the CQUPT-HP Joint School of Software and the International Institute of Semiconductors（Chongqing）, both of which focus on joint training and research. CQUPT admits international students supported by Chinese Government Scholarship, Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship, President Scholarship and self-financed international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The university now has over 300 international students, from 52 countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, Republic of Kazakhstan, USA, France and Canada. CQUPT has also successfully hosted many international academic conferences and attracts overseas statesmen, business elites, eminent scholars and experts to lecture or visit.
CQUPT commits itself to innovations and explorations, and is known as “the birthplace of digital communication in China” and “the cradle of specialists in the information industry”. It holds leading positions within the R& D of wireless network engineering and testing, the next generation wideband wireless communication, computer networking and information security, intelligent information processing, industrial EPA and sensor networking, advance manufacturing, micro-electronics and specialized chip design. The university has also assumed over 800 scientific projects at either state or provincial/ministry level. The university was granted the National Technology Invention Award, and the National Science and Technology Progress Award, and is ranked among the top 100 of China in terms of science and technology, further being acknowledged as the national model for IT innovation and Hi-tech industrialization.
CQUPT will continuously commit to its excellence in higher education, innovations, and collaboration with its university partners. With these self-improvement strategies, the university will build itself into a multidisciplinary teaching and research institution that plays a significant role within the information industry.