Changchun University of Science and Technology

Why Study at Changchun University of Science and Technology, China

Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST) is a university of science and technology founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1958. Since 1958, CUST has been striving for innovation in higher education. Now 5 decades later, CUST has emerged as a key provincial university with both national and international reputation for its academic research, especially in the fields of optics and mechanics as well as interdisciplinary and professional programs.

(1) History

Changchun University of Science and Technology is a key university in China, previously known as Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. The university was found by the former vice chairman of China Association for Science and Technology and the founder of the Chinese Optical Society, Wang Daheng in 1958 in Changchun, Jilin, China. In May 1960, the name of the university changed to "Jilin University of science and technology". In 1978, the school recruited graduate students for the first time. In April 2002, approved by the Ministry of education of China, the school changed its name to Changchun University of Science and Technology.

(2) Discipline and programs

With the development and construction, today Changchun University of Science and Technology has become a multidisciplinary university in science, engineering, arts, economy, management and law with photoelectric as its distinctive characteristics and with the integration of optics, mechanics, electronics, computer and material science as its superiority. Changchun University of Science and Technology offers international students 56 undergraduate programs and 83 postgraduate programs as well as 25 Ph.D. programs. What is more, there are 7 post-doctoral research stations and one national key discipline at school. There are 20781 full-time Chinese students including 16116 undergraduate students, 4250 postgraduate students, and 415 doctoral candidates at school. Changchun University of Science and Technology also has 188 international students studying here.

 (3). Academic facilities and Scientific research 

To help international students achieve academic success, Changchun University of Science and Technology provides the best services and facilities available in campus. The total number of the faculty staff is 2058 with 1190 full-time teachers including 198 professors (research scientists) and 415 associate professors. The library at campus has a collection of 2120,000 copies of books in Chinese and foreign languages. Changchun University of Science and Technology has one State Key Lab of High Power Semi-conductor Laser, one Education Ministry Key Lab, Scientific and Technological Development Center, Nano Technology Research Center and other research institutes, and the service units such as Training Factory, Library, Archives and Modern Education Technology Center and so on.

(4). Great achievements

Recently years, Changchun University of Science and Technology has successively undertaken more than 1300 research projects leveled as national, ministerial and provincial, Including some high level projects, such as "863"project, "973" project and "National Natural Science Foundation" project and more than 100 items of scientific projects get rewards at national, provincial and ministerial level. Scientific research work formed a certain characteristics and advantages in the field of laser technology, optoelectronic devices, optical communication technology, optoelectronic functional materials, modern optical design and advanced manufacturing technology, computer technology and other fields. The great achievements were also made in literature, economics, management and law. 

(5). Communication and international cooperation

Changchun University of Science and Technology lays emphasis on international exchange and cooperation and insists the university openly with a world-wide view and has successively established international links and cooperation with with over 70 universities in 20 countries and areas of education and research institutes, such as Russia, Korea, Japan, United States, Norway, Ukraine, England, Sweden, Germany, Singapore and so on. Changchun University of Science and Technology has successively sent over 300 teachers to about 20 countries such as USA, UK, Japan, Germany and Russia to pursue their academic degrees, to do research work or to participate international academic conference. More than 30 foreign teachers teach in the university and more than 100 foreign students study in the university each year.

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