Chongqing University is a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education. It is a high-level research-oriented comprehensive university focused on the national "211 Project" and "985 Project", and a national "world-class university construction university (Class A)". The school is located in Chongqing, an important industrial and commercial town in the southwest of the country and the economic center of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. It is located in Shapingba District, a culturally famous area with rich culture.
Chongqing University was founded in 1929. As early as the 1940s, it became a national comprehensive university with six colleges of liberal arts, sciences, engineering, commerce, law, and medicine. A large number of famous scholars such as Ma Yinchu, Li Siguang, He Lu, Feng Jian, Ke Zhao, Wu Mi, Wu Guanzhong have taught in the school. After the adjustment of faculties and departments across the country in 1952, the school became a multidisciplinary university directly under the Ministry of Higher Education and mainly focused on engineering. In 1960, it was identified as a national key university. Since the reform and opening up, the school has vigorously developed humanities, economics and management, art, education and other disciplines, and promoted the coordinated development of multiple disciplines. In May 2000, the former Chongqing University, Chongqing Architecture University, and Chongqing Architecture College merged to form the new Chongqing University.
Chongqing University now has 36 colleges including the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Architecture, the Faculty of Informatics, and the Faculty of Medicine, as well as the Graduate School, the School of Continuing Education, the School of Online Education and the affiliated hospital. The school has 11 disciplines including science, engineering, economics, management, law, literature, history, philosophy, medicine, education, and art. There are more than 48,000 students in the school, including more than 21,000 master and doctoral students, more than 25,000 undergraduates, and more than 1,900 foreign students. The school has more than 5,300 faculty members, including more than 2,900 full-time teachers, 7 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 34 Yangtze River Scholars Award Program, 20 winners of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth, and the National Special Support Program for High-level Talents Talent Plan”) 24 people, 4 national “four batches of talents”, 24 national candidates for the “Hundred, Thousand, Thousand Talents Project”, and 41 national-level young talents. In addition, there are more than 70 on-the-job experts who enjoy special government allowances, and more than 240 candidates for key talent projects from the ministry and the city. There are more than 1,000 doctoral supervisors. The National Natural Science Foundation of China has 4 innovation research groups, 7 innovation teams of the Ministry of Education, 3 innovation teams in key areas of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and 1 national defense innovation team.
Chongqing University currently has 29 post-doctoral mobile stations, 33 first-level discipline doctoral degree authorization points, 1 second-level discipline doctorate authorization point, and 53 first-level discipline master degree authorization points. There are 25 professional degree authorization categories. There are 3 first-level national key disciplines, and 19 second-level national key disciplines (including 2 cultivated). It is one of the 31 universities in the country that have an independent review of degree authorization. 14 national key research bases, 8 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 3 national virtual simulation teaching experimental centers; 1 national "2011 plan" collaborative innovation center; 8 key laboratories (engineering research centers) of the Ministry of Education, 2 international cooperation joint laboratories, 1 national defense key subject laboratory, 6 colleges and universities subject innovation and intelligence introduction bases ("111 bases"), more than 180 other provincial and ministerial level and various research bases.
The campus of Chongqing University covers an area of more than 5,200 acres, with four campuses A, B, C, and Huxi, with a building area of nearly 1.7 million square meters. The library has a total collection of 4,952,600 books, more than 6,500 Chinese and foreign periodicals, more than 3.826 million e-books, 92,100 e-journals, and 220 various authoritative literature databases. Since the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan”, more than 5,400 national, provincial and ministerial scientific research projects have been undertaken by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, national key research and development plan projects, 973 projects, 863 projects, national science and technology support plans, and national defense research projects. 331 provincial and ministerial (science and technology) awards. Won 44 national teaching achievement awards, 20 national quality courses (including online education), 7 national quality online open courses, 5 national virtual simulation experiment teaching projects, 3 national bilingual teaching demonstration courses, national level 1 high-quality video open course, 11 national-level high-quality resource sharing courses (including network).
Chongqing University adheres to the international development strategy and has established good cooperative relations with 186 well-known universities and many overseas companies and research institutions in more than 30 countries and regions including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. The school is a member university of the "Belt and Road University Alliance", "Sino-Russian "Two Rivers" University Alliance", "Sino-Russian Engineering University Alliance", "China-Poland University Alliance" and other international alliance organizations. The school has the Confucius Institute in Betong in Thailand, the Confucius Institute in Pisa in Italy, and the Confucius Institute in La Trobe University in Australia. As the institution designated by the Ministry of Education to accept Chinese government scholarship students and the first batch of "Demonstration Bases for Studying in China" by the Ministry of Education, the school accepts international students from 148 countries on five continents.
Chongqing University has long adhered to the road of cooperative education with production, education and research, and strives to serve local economic and social development. The school has become an important base and scientific research center for national talent training and has cultivated and delivered more than 400,000 senior professional talents for the country and localities, of which more than 40 were elected academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
The construction and development of Chongqing University have always been highly valued by the party and state leaders. Leaders such as Xi Jinping, Jiang Zemin, Li Peng, Li Lanqing, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, He Guoqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Fang Yi, Yang Rudai, Chen Zhili, Liu Yandong, Li Yuanchao, etc. The school inspects, guides and cares about the development of the school. Leading comrades from the Ministry of Education and Chongqing Municipality have also visited the school for inspection and guidance.
Chongqing University adheres to the school mission of "researching academics, cultivating talents, blessing the country and invigorating the society" and the spirit of "rejuvenating the nation and vowing to be a vanguard", and follows the school motto of "hard work, frugality, hard work, and love for the country". , Carry forward the school spirit of "unity, diligence, truth-seeking, innovation" and the style of study of "knowledge, refinement, truth-seeking, and innovation", adhere to the school thinking of "benchmarking first-class standards, pursuing excellence, service development, and leading the future", and further promote " "World-class universities and first-class disciplines", strive to write a new chapter in the development of schools in the new era, and make unremitting efforts toward the goal of running a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.