INTRODUCTION OF CHENGDU UNIVERSITY
Chengdu University, founded in 1978, is approved by the Ministry of Education as a full-time regular undergraduate institution, whose name can be traced back to the "National Chengdu University” established by Mr. Zhang Lan in 1926. This university is now run by the People's Municipal Government of Chengdu, and jointly administrated by both Sichuan provincial and Chengdu municipal authorities, with the latter as its supervisor.
Facing the 4000 mu Qinglong Lake (266.8 hectares), the university is located on Chengluo Avenue in Shiling Scenic Area adjacent to the 500-year-old Ming Royal Tombs . The university covers an area of 2,700 mu (180 hectares) in total, with its building area of more than 400,000 square meters. The university is home to 12 colleges, an affiliated first-class comprehensive hospital at Grade 3 with a history of more than 100 years, and Sichuan Antibiotic Industrial Institute, one of the key national pharmaceutical research & development institutions.
Currently the university has 57 Bachelor's degree programs spanning 9 categories, the first class master's degree in 5 disciplines, and the second class master's degree in 28 disciplines and specialties. With more than 21,000 full-time students, 2700 teaching staff, and over 40 high-level personnel are recipients of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, provincial academic and technical leaders, experts from the Provincial 1000-Talents Program. The university has been consecutively on the List for China Highly-cited Scholars, ranking the 115th and 118th of all the colleges and universities in China, and the integral level of the teaching staff ranks the 401st nationwide. In recent five years, Chengdu University has been taking more than 260 projects at national and ministerial and provincial level, won 46 prizes at ministerial and provincial level and above.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND EXCHANGE
Up to now, CDU has established friendly partnerships with over 40 colleges and universities from more than 20 different countries and regions around the world such as the United States, France, New Zealand, Thailand, South Korea and so on. In 2010, CDU set up the Confucius Institute in the University of New Hampshire U.S.A and became the second university to have Confucius Institute in Sichuan province. Since 2009, CDU has being conducting comprehensive cooperation with Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand in the fields of students, staff and academic exchange. In 2011, CDU established the Sirindhorn Thai Language and Culture Classroom with the Royal Chitralada School of Thailand. All these programs help to widen the international view of teachers and students.
WELL-TRAINED TALENTS MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE
Chengdu University keeps firmly to its connotative development road by taking the improvement of educational quality as its core and constantly upgrading its talent training modes so as to cultivate high-quality applied talents with sound scientific methodology and humanistic quality, systematic and fundamental theories and knowledge, excellent professional ability and practical skills, and outstanding innovation and entrepreneurial ability.