Why Study in CQU 2012/01/14

Chongqing University covers a total area of 5,700 mu (about 178 hectares), with 1.68 million square meters of construction space. The university library is well equipped with modern facilities of large scale, with a collection of 3.60 million volumes, 6000 kinds of Chinese and foreign periodicals, and 1.6 million volumes of E-books. In addition to 5 electronic reading rooms with 36900 kinds of e-books and journals, the China Education Research Network (CERNET) Chongqing Central Node is set up in the library.

Chongqing University is in possession of 12 state key subjects and key subjects under the state "211 Project", 80 provincial or ministerial key subjects. The university sets up 9 specially appointed professor posts under the "Yangtze River Scholar Award Program". It has established 3 national teaching bases for fundamental courses and a national quality education base for college students, 8 national key labs and ministerial key labs, 42 provincial key labs, and 93 labs of different specialties. Moreover, Chongqing University has constructed the distance education center, multi-media classrooms of large scale and interactive audio-visual classrooms, labs or training centers in cooperation with world famous enterprises such as Siemens, Microsoft, IBM, Rockwell, Omron, etc. The university has a national key publishing house, a national first-class architectural designing institute, and a first-class institute for planning and design. In 2001, Chongqing University Technology Park came into being, as one of the 22 state-level university technology parks in China.

Now a unique school-running pattern has been formed in the university which is characterized by offering a wide category of disciplines, rationalizing its disciplinary structure, maintaining its prominent advantage in engineering disciplines, increasingly enriching science disciplines, and further developing such disciplines as economics, management, humanities and social sciences. In recent years, the university has undertaken over 100 national key scientific projects of different types, and won 13 National Awards for Invention, 40 Awards for Scientific and Technological Advancement, 4 Awards for Natural Science, 968 ministerial and provincial awards, 283 Awards for Teaching Achievement.

Looking on the future, catching the historical opportunity of the West Development and of the joint financial support from the state Ministry of Education and Chongqing Municipal government, Chongqing University is fully committed to implementing the strategy of "prospering the country and Chongqing city with science-and-technology and education", sticking to its education philosophy of "taking root in Chongqing, finding a foothold in the Southwest, facing the West, Serving the whole nation, stepping towards the world", carrying forward its excellent schooling tradition, striving for the realization of its goal of developing Chongqing University into a first-class comprehensive research university in China, with unique characteristics and international fame.

Our status:
1. A leading university of Chongqing Municipality;
2. One of leading universities in southwest China;
3. Top 30 universities among some 3,000 universities in China Mainland;
4. Member of "211" and "985" Project of Chinese government.

Our alumni:
1. More than 200,000 alumni
2. More than 40 academicians

1. Located in the forth municipality in China;
2. Dynamic city and pleasant lifestyle;
2. Lower expenses of living.
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