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Chongqing University (CQU) is a key national university in China, directly under the Ministry of Education. It is one of the top 1% Chinese universities within the framework of the State 211 Project and 985 Project.

As a key national university, a member of the "Excellence League" and with a large library collection amounting to 5.1 million volumes, CQU is committed to making a first-class comprehensive research-oriented university in China, with unique characteristics and international fame.

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Located in Chongqing Municipality, an economic and industrial center in southwest China and on the upper reach of Yangtze River, CQU has 5 campuses, covering a total area of 353 hectares, making a wonderful place for learning and research with a beautiful environment and well-equipped facilities. Currently, over 50,000 students attend classes in 35 schools, under seven faculties in Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Built Environment, Information Science and Technology, Medicine. 

Discipline Development

CQU optimized the discipline layout according to the ideas of "Strengthening Engineering, Strengthening Science, Revitalized Humanities and Social Sciences, Expanded Medical Science and Strengthened the Information Discipline". Based on the discipline system compatible with new industrialization, urbanization, and informatization, CQU has adjusted and promoted cross-disciplinary subjects and developed new subjects in order to construct an outstanding discipline system with its own specialization and reasonable structure. CQU is promoting the three dominant disciplines of mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering to develop itself into a world-first-class university. CQU has 12 disciplines entering the ESI Top 1% list, 6 disciplines entering the Academic Ranking World University World-First-Class Discipline Top 50 list. 

Talent Cultivation

The first-class ecosystem of education attracts more of the most outstanding talents. CQU is actively implementing the municipal talent attraction plan and has put in place the "top talent recruitment scheme" by establishing a four-level, seven-category talents attract pyramid. CQU puts forth efforts to create a "the near one pleases, and the far one comes" atmosphere. Currently, CQU boasts more than 3,100 full-time teachers, 32% are Ph.D. holders and more than 64% are professors or associate professors. 

Scientific Research

To stand at the forefront of scientific and technological advancement in the world and to answer to the critical call for national and local economic development for major breakthroughs, CQU is seizing every opportunity to strengthen its innovative capacity. A "1+5" scientific and technological innovation system has been established to foster new achievements in scientific innovation. CQU has strengthened the prospective layout of scientific research and made progress on the construction of super transient material science experimental devices, fully participated in the construction of the "Western (Chongqing) Science City", greatly improved the development of the CQU Science and Technology Innovation Center.CQU has won the first prize of the National Science and Technology Progress, gained the approval of the national observatory, and proved with a grant for shouldering the major program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Moreover, historic breakthroughs have been made in publishing papers in the journals of Nature and Science. The funding for scientific research has hit record highs, and the number of high-level papers published and patents for granted invention has increased sharply. The scientific research strength of the liberal arts has also made remarkable progress. It has won the Lu Xun Literature Award, one of the highest awards in the domestic literature field. CQU's projects for National Social Scientific Foundation got into forefront rank among Chinese universities, ESI General Theory of Social and Scientific reached the top 1%, which was a historic breakthrough.  


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