Kunming University of Science and Technology was founded on September 4, 1954, and was named "Kunming Institute of Technology" at that time. In 1995, it was renamed "Kunming University of Science and Technology". In 1999, the former Kunming University of Science and Technology merged with the former Yunnan University of Technology to form the new Kunming University of Science and Technology. The school currently has three campuses: Chenggong, Lianhua, and Xinying, covering an area of 3,915 acres. The main campus is Chenggong Campus, which is located in Chenggong University Town, Kunming.
After more than 60 years of development, the school has now become a comprehensive university with a focus on work, a combination of science and engineering, distinctive industry and regional characteristics, and coordinated development of multiple disciplines. It is a key university with the largest scale, complete educational levels, and categories in Yunnan Province, and plays an important role in China's non-ferrous metal industry and regional economic and social development. On January 21, 2015, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out in his important speech to inspect Yunnan: “Yunnan is rich in science and education resources. There are not only famous universities in the country like Kunming University of Science and Technology but also high-level research institutions like the Kunming Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. There are also many provincial scientific research institutes. We must make good use of these conditions and steadily embark on a path of innovation-driven development. We must gather innovative talents, adhere to the combination of training and introduction, and make up for the shortcomings of Yunnan's lack of innovative talents. This is not only a lofty honor given to all "Kunming workers" by the general secretary, it is also a direction for the school's development indicated by the general secretary. Following the instructions of the General Secretary, Kunming University of Science and Technology is based in Yunnan, integrates into Yunnan, faces the whole country, serves the industry, and radiates South Asia and Southeast Asia. It adheres to the establishment of academic schools, talent-based schools, quality-based schools, open development, characteristic development, and integrated development, and strengthens its advantages. Disciplines, do special support disciplines, optimize emerging disciplines, and do fine humanities, with active and promising talent training, scientific research, social services, cultural inheritance and innovation, and the effectiveness of international exchanges and cooperation, to contribute to the high-quality development of the economy and society of the whole country and Yunnan Make an important contribution.
Kunming University of Science and Technology has 1 faculty, 27 colleges, 7 research institutes, 13 clinical teaching bases (including 9 affiliated hospitals, 3 teaching hospitals, and 1 practice hospital), 3 application talent training bases, and City College, which specializes in training general undergraduates in higher vocational education; has a graduate school. There are 3,858 faculty members, including 2,438 full-time teachers and 1,497 professors and associate professors. There are 109 national-level talents including “Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Sciences”, “Yangtze River Scholars” and “Outstanding Youths”, and 729 provincial and ministerial-level talents including “Leading Talents in Science and Technology of Yunnan Province” and “Yunling Scholars”. There are 33,434 full-time undergraduate students and 12,489 doctoral and master students.
Kunming University of Science and Technology's engineering, materials science, chemistry, environment/ecology, plant, and zoology disciplines have successively entered the top 1% of the ESI rankings in the world. Now it has 1 national key discipline, 1 national key cultivated discipline, 23 provincial key disciplines, 9 key disciplines jointly built by provincial academies and provincial schools, 11 postdoctoral research mobile stations, 5 provincial postdoctoral research mobile stations, There are 18 first-level discipline doctoral programs (including 1 engineering doctoral degree program), 41 first-level discipline master programs, and 21 master degree types; there are 107 undergraduate programs and 1-second bachelor degree program. There are nearly 43 correspondence education stations (points), 58 night and correspondence majors, and 1 national-level continuing education base for professional and technical personnel. There are 21 higher education self-study examination aid centers in the province.
Since 2000, Kunming University of Science and Technology has made brilliant achievements in innovation and development. Has successively 1 first prize, 6 second prizes of National Teaching Achievement Award, 52 provincial teaching achievement awards; 1 first prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, 6 second prizes of National Technology Invention Award, National Science and Technology Progress Awarded 9 second prizes, 1 international science and technology cooperation award, led the first prize of the Ministry of Education for scientific research outstanding achievements and technological invention awards, 442 provincial and ministerial scientific and technological achievements; published 2151 books, patent authorization 12,600 pieces; 22 national science and technology innovation platforms such as national engineering research centers/engineering laboratories, provincial and ministerial national key laboratories, and national university science parks have been established; engineering research centers/key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, provincial key laboratories There are 132 provincial and ministerial-level scientific and technological innovation platforms, 56 key-field innovation teams of the Ministry of Science and Technology, innovation teams of the Ministry of Education, and provincial innovation teams, and 1 design and research institute with Class A qualification.
Kunming University of Science and Technology is a model university for deepening the reform of innovation and entrepreneurship education by the Ministry of Education and a selected school for the "National College Student Innovative Experimental Program" project. In the China "Internet +" College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, it won 1 National Gold Award, 3 Silver Awards, and Bronze 15 awards; 400 items of the National University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program; it is a college that implements the "Outstanding Engineer Education and Training Program" of the Ministry of Education and the national "Plan for the Basic Ability Construction of Universities in the Midwest". At present, the school has 24 majors that have passed national professional certification (evaluation), and 32 national first-class undergraduate majors have been approved; 32 national-level courses, 10 textbooks, 3 teaching teams, and experimental teaching demonstration centers (practical education centers) have been established. ) 17 and 10 national new engineering (new agricultural science) research and practice projects.
Kunming University of Science and Technology continues to strengthen international cooperation and exchanges based on disciplines and geographical advantages. At present, the school has signed cooperation agreements with 111 universities and scientific research institutions in 34 countries and regions. It has cooperated with Laos Suphanu Fong University to establish a Confucius Institute, and it has opened a Confucius Classroom with Danish NEXT Education Group Bartop Campus in Yunnan- The Chinese lead university of the Thai University Alliance has set up three overseas schools in Thailand. In terms of engineering and management personnel training for neighboring countries, international technology transfer, and high-level cooperative research and teacher-student exchanges for developed countries, it has gradually formed its own characteristics and influence.
In the new historical period, Kunming University of Science and Technology aims to run a university that satisfies the people, adhering to the spirit of "rooted in red soil, affection and color, perseverance, and sincere service to the country" and the school motto of "being responsible for the morals and acting with knowledge", and adhere to the connotation Development, open development, and committed to building a research-oriented high-level university with distinctive characteristics. Focusing on the task of creating "Double First Class", with a heart of unity, hard work, and hard work, based on the new development stage, implement the new development concept, build a new development pattern, write a new chapter in Kunming, and greet the 100th anniversary of the founding of the party with excellent results.