China University of Petroleum (Huadong)
中国石油大学 (华东)

Why Study at China University of Petroleum (Huadong)

China University of Petroleum (Huadong) is a national key university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education and a member of the “211 Project” and “985 innovation platform for preponderant discipline” universities. Honored as “the cradle of talents in petroleum science and technology”, UPC is an important training base for cutting-edge talents in petroleum and petrochemical industry. China University of Petroleum is a higher education institution co-constructed by the Ministry of Education, four leading petroleum and petrochemical companies (CNPC, SINOPEC, CNOOC, and CHEMCHINA) and the People’s Government of Shandong Province. Honored as “the cradle of scientific and technological talents for petroleum industry”, China University of Petroleum is an important base of training high-level talents for petroleum and petrochemical industry and has already developed into a multi-disciplinary, well-rounded university focusing on petroleum and engineering.
(1). History
China University of Petroleum (Huadong), founded in 1953, was known then as Beijing Petroleum Institute. It was founded acquiring the best petroleum associated departments in the country. It moved to Dongying, Shandong Province in 1969, with name changed to Huadong Petroleum Institute. In 1988, it was renamed The University of Petroleum consisting of one part in Dongying as the college and one in Beijing as the graduate school. Each gradually developed into universities with both undergraduate and graduate students. In January 2005, its name changed to China University of Petroleum. In 2004, China University of Petroleum (East China) began to move to Qingdao, and completed the relocation in 2012. Dongying campus currently serves as the base for continuing education, remote education, research laboratories, and industry collaboration.
(2). Discipline and programs 
China University of Petroleum (Huadong) has 17 schools as well as College of International Education, School of Military Reserve Officers, College of Distance and Continuing Education. Focusing on the education of undergraduates, the university has established a complete education system, enrolling nearly 20000 full-time undergraduates, over 5000 postgraduates, about 700 overseas students and more than 70000 registered correspondence network students. It has a highly qualified faculty which ensures the quality of teaching and research. China University of Petroleum specializes in upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum science and engineering, in the overall level of domestic lead. Its five national key specialties are: Chemical Engineering and Technology, Mineral Resources Prospecting and Exploration, Oil and Gas Well Engineering, Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering, Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering. 
(3). Academic facilities and Scientific research
China University of Petroleum (Huadong) has 1610 teachers at present, among which there are 906 professors and associate professors, 161 doctoral supervisors. Through over six decades, China University of Petroleum has become an engineering-oriented university with characteristics of petroleum science and formed a system with various disciplines such as science, management, liberal arts, the science of law and economics. In the new century, it will be more dedicated and strive for the goal of “a nationally renowned, high-level, research-oriented university with its petroleum disciplines reaching the world's first-class level.” Since “the 11th five-year plan”, UPC has undertaken more than 7,500 research projects, including 680 national “863 program” ,“973 program”, national key programs of science and technology, and programs of national natural science foundation of China. 
(4). Great achievements 
Since its birth, China University of Petroleum (Huadong) has produced more than 200,000 graduates for petroleum and petrochemical industry and national economic development, including senior government officials, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, leading figures in petroleum and petrochemical industry and backbones in engineering technology. In the past two decades, among research projects accomplished in UPC, 248 of them have won prize for science and research at provincial or ministerial level and 3940 articles have been indexed by the three international retrieval systems.
(5). Communication and international cooperation
In recent years, China University of Petroleum (Huadong) has established solid partnership with over 80 universities or institutions from more than 20 countries and areas of America, Canada, Australia, Russia, France, Britain, South Korea and the Middle East. With commitment to teaching, research and social service, the university has conducted effective cooperation and exchanges with partners through different forms, such as students and faculty exchange, academic cooperation and international education.
China University of Petroleum (Huadong) has launched intercollegiate programs for students exchange and sent annually more than 500 students abroad for study. The university is among the list of the scholarship program launched by China Scholarship Council (CSC) for supporting postgraduates and outstanding undergraduates. In the past few years, about 200 CSC-sponsored postgraduates have been sent to over 10 countries for pursuing PhD degrees or receiving a combined PhD training. In the future, China University of Petroleum (Huadong) will strive to build itself into “a nationally renowned, research-oriented university with its petroleum disciplines reaching the world’s first-class level”. It will keep on exploring new patterns of international cooperation and drawing on the experience of outbound universities in teaching, research and management.
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