Founded in 1953，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 17 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 147 textbooks.
Altogether over 150 projects have been undertaken for the National “973” and “863” Projects, “Shi Wu” Science and Technology Principal projects and for all kinds of subjects for the National Natural Science Funds and 510 macro projects of enterprises' trust and social service. Among these, research by Professor Yang Peiran, “Investigation on the influence of nano-scale solid powder on the continuity of thin film lubrication”, was appraised as The Excellent Development and Achievement Project of 2001 in the mechanical subject area of the Committee of the National Natural Science Fund. In the recent 5 years the University has won 2 prizes for national science and technology development, 46 prizes for provincial or departmental science and technology development and 3 national-level invention patents. One hundred and thirty-eight achievements have been transferred or adopted, and academic essays, monographs and works referred to by SCI, EL, ISTP are on the rise year after year.
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.