Changchun University of Science and Technology

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Changchun University of Science and Technology
Changchun University of Science and Technology logo.png
Motto 明德,博学,求是,创新
Motto in English
Virtuous, Learned, Truthful, Innovative
Type Public
Established 1958
President Yuhua Dong(于化东)
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 20790
Undergraduates 15884
Postgraduates 4279
Location Changchun, Jilin, China
Campus Four Campus in Changchun
Nickname 长理
Affiliations Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense and Jilin Provincial Education Department

Changchun University of Science and Technology (Chinese: 长春理工大学; pinyin: Chángchūn Lǐgōng Dàxué) is a key university in China, previously known as Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (Chinese: 长春光学精密机械学院). The university was found by the former vice chairman of China Association for Science and Technology and the founder of the Chinese Optical Society,Wang Daheng in 1958 in Changchun, Jilin, China.

After half a century’s development and construction, Changchun University of Science and Technology has been developed into a multidisciplinary university with opto-electronic technology as its outstanding feature and the integration of optics, mechanics, electronics, computer science as well as material science as its superiority.

Following the educational philosophy of "Focusing on Cultivation, Advocating Science" and the university motto of "Virtuous, Learned, Truthful, Innovative", the university is endeavouring to reach the goal of being "provincially top, nationally advanced, and internationally well-known". Changchun University of Science and Technology is ranked 3rd in Jilin province, in the top 15 among its kind of science and technology universities and in the top 150 out of 2845 universities in China.[1] Most of the engineering courses are ranked in the top 20. For example, optical engineering (2nd), instrument technology and sciences (11th), mechanics (13th), software engineering (13th), computer science (15th), control science and engineering (15th), and material science (16th).[2]

The university is particularly renowned for its optical-electrical engineering which is constantly considered one of the best in China along with Zhejiang University.[3] It is a founding member of the prestigious "Seven of Chinese Military Higher Education Institute Group".[4] The university is affiliated with the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China and administrated by Jilin Provincial Education Department. It has been listed in the "Mid-Western Higher Education Institute Infrastructure Project" in 2012,[5] mostly known as the "Small 211 project" in China.

Changchun University of Science and Technology has accepted nearly 1000 international students since 1987. The international students come from over 30 countries including the United States, Russia, Britain, Canada, Norway, Korea, Sudan, Mongolia, DPRK, Vietnam, Japan, Mali, Kenya and Micronesia.

Schools and colleges[edit]


CUST Library was initially founded in 1958, simultaneously with the university itself. With unanimous growth with CUST, the infrastructure of the libraries as well as other aspects of dedication have maintained steady development. Since nearly half a century’s construction, two large and modern libraries with its unique features of collection are now erupting at both the east campus and west campus of CUST. Following CUST’s overall layout and programming, the library in the east campus nominates a collection of books in the fields of sciences while the library in the west campus mainly collects books involving the fields of humanities.

The libraries have now a collection of 1,772,000 copies of books in Chinese and foreign languages. The floor area of the libraries is 32,621 square meters.


Undergraduate programs[edit]

Postgraduate programs[edit]

Ph.D. programs[edit]

Optical-Electric Engineering School[edit]

The optical electric engineering school, established in 1958, originated from the optical electric engineering department. There are five departments: optical engineering department, instrumental science and technology department, detection and information engineering department, photo electronics institution and the institute of space technology. There is one national key major, two Doctoral (optical engineering and instrumental science and technology), three master's programs (optical engineering, measuring and testing technology, and fine instruments), and four bachelor programs (controlling technology and instruments, optical-electric information engineering, information confrontation, detection guidance and controlling technology).

Notable Alumni[edit]

Following is a small collection of the notable alumni of CUST:

Name Position
Zutong Gong Academician of Chinese Academy of Science
Zuomei Zhang Academician of Chinese Academy of Science
Ximing Deng Academician of Chinese Academy of Science
Zhijiang Wang Academician of Chinese Academy of Science
Songhao Liu Academician of Chinese Academy of Science
Fuxi Wang Academician of Chinese Academy of Science
Chunlei Guo Professor at University of Rochester, finder of Black Metal
Xuan Ming Director of Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Science
Jiangiang Zhu Director of Shanghai Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Science
Hongliang Cui Tenure Professor at Stevens Inst. of Tech
Zhengrong Shi Founder, former Chairman & CEO Suntech Power
Songling Wang Vice President of China National Machinery Industry Corporation
Jingbang Gao director of General Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China


  1. ^ Chinese University Ranking, 28/05/2015, Wuhan University-Chinese University Ranking in region and objects
  2. ^ Chinese Ministry of Education Object Evaluation, 30/05/2015
  3. ^ Chinese Ministry of Education, 28/05/2015, 0803Optical Engineering Higher Education institute Research Power Evaluation
  4. ^ Baidu Baike, 28/05/2015, 兵工七子百度百科
  5. ^ Chinese Ministry of Education, 28/05/2015, 中西部高校基础能力建设工程"小211工程"介绍

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Coordinates: 43°49′41″N 125°18′29″E / 43.8280°N 125.3080°E / 43.8280; 125.3080