Qingdao Technological University is located in the beautiful costal city of Qingdao. It was found in 1953 and formerly known as Qingdao Institute of Architecture and Engineering.
Qingdao Technological University is a comprehensive university with up-to-date research and development in the subjects of science, engineering, economics, management, art, and law. The University, which places an emphasis in the fields civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering, provides bachelor degrees, master degrees and PhD programs.
Over the past 50 years, the university has formed an integrated advanced educational system for special field, postgraduate, master, and doctorate studies. It has graduated nearly 60,000 advanced qualified personnel in the fields of engineering, science and technology, research, and management.
The pattern of "one university, three campuses" was formed for running the university. The Sifang campus is located in the urban district of Qingdao. The Huangdao campus is located in the Economic and Technological Development Zone of Qingdao, and the Feixian campus is located in the Lunan Scientific Ecological Area of the Economic and Technological Development Zone in the eastern suburbs of Feixian county of Yimeng. The university grounds cover about 1.463 million square meters Qingdao Technological University has more than 1,847 faculty members, of which there are 1171 full-time teachers with the following credentials: 171 with doctor's degrees, 554 with master’s degrees, 133 professors, 348 associate professors, 2 Tai Mountain scholar posts, 4 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 6 foreign academicians and experts, 23 doctorate supervisors, and 25 teachers who enjoy the special allowance from the State Council. Curricula are offered for students majoring in doctor, master and bachelor degrees with total student numbers of 19，147.
The university consists of 18 schools and 1 college. They are as follows: Schools of Architecture, Arts, Automation Engineering, Automobile and Traffic, Business, Civil Engineering, Communication and Electrical, Computer Engineering, Economics and Trade, Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Foreign Languages, Humanities and Social Science, International, Management, Mechanical Engineering, P.E. Education and Science, the College of Adult Education and Higher Vocational and Technical Education and Qindao College. There are 2 PhD programs, 33 MA programs, 53 BA programs; 18 provincial priority disciplines, laboratories and research centers of engineering technology, and 21 university-level research institutes. The library has a collection of 1,430,000 books and 500,000 kinds of electronic books.
Qingdao Technological University possesses a large number of high-level teachers and researchers. It has accumulated considerable experience in cultivating graduates and postgraduates through establishing a personnel system to develop teachers and researchers. It is active in scientific research while also giving priority to teaching. Since 2000 the University has undertaken 16 projects of teaching reform at provincial level, won a second prize for National Teaching Achievement and 32 prizes for Provincial Teaching Achievement, and has published 155 textbooks. Over 250 scientific research projects have been undertaken for the National "973" and "863" Key Projects, Principal Key Projects and for all kinds of subjects for the National Natural Science Funds and 890 macro projects of enterprises’ trust and social service. More than 150 achievements have been transferred or adopted, and academic essays, monographs and works referred to by SCI, EI, ISTP are on the rise year after year.
Qingdao is not only one of the most famous cities but also one of the most beautiful cities in China. It’s a coastal city—sailing capital, 2008 Beijing Olympics sailing competition was held here. The famous Tsingdao Brewery also came from this city. People who come to Qingdao might think of the German culture-- with beer and German-style architecture. Students from South Korea, Japan, UK, India, Pakistan, US, and others come to study at Qingdao Technological University. It is one of the few universities in China that uses English to teach their computer engineering courses. Some courses are Chinese, international economy and trade, construction, painting, and fashion design.
Students are responsible for their own meals. They can have meals either at one of several university canteens (around RMB 600 each month) or cook in the shared kitchen of the students building.