Chengdu University of Technology

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Chengdu University of Technology
Chengdu University of Technology seal
Motto 穷究于理,成就于工
Type Public
Established 1956
President Ni Shijun (倪师军)
Academic staff
Students 27,567
Location Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Campus Urban, 2.0 km²
Website CDUT website (English)
CDUT website (Chinese)

Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT, Chinese: 成都理工大学) is a Chinese state university co-constructed by the Ministry of Land and Resources of P.R.C. and Sichuan Province, China. The university is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. CDUT was established in 1956 on the basis of geo-related faculties from Chongqing University, Nanjing University, Northwest University, Beijing Institute of Geology (China University of Geosciences, Beijing) and Changchun College of Geology (Jilin University).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]


Chengdu Institute of Geology, the predecessor of Chengdu University of Technology, was founded in 1956, based on the combination of related faculties of Nanjing University, Chongqing University, Northwest University, China University of Geosciences, Jilin University, etc. In 1993, Chengdu Institute of Geology was renamed as Chengdu Institute of Technology. Chengdu Institute of Geology (Technology) was a ministerial key university(affiliated to the Ministry of Land and Resources of China) before 2000. In 2001, Chengdu Institute of Technology amalgamated with two provincial colleges and formed Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT). It is now a key university co-constructed by the Ministry of Land and Resources of China and Sichuan Province of China.

Campus and Location[edit]

CDUT is located in Chenghua District of Chengdu City, near the Shanghai-Chengdu National Highway. Presently, with a major campus expansion project in progress, the main campus occupies an area of 1.9 km² next to Chenghua Avenue. The campus expansion will add a number of residence, teaching and research facilities.

University structure[edit]

Faculty and Colleges[edit]

Chengdu University of Technology presently comprises 16 colleges, 82 majors, 42 research institutes (centers) as well as other academic units, including the Graduate School, the Institute of Sedimentary Geology, the Institute of Geological Survey & Research and the College of Continuing Education.These are the colleges below:[8]

College of Earth Sciences

College of Energy Sciences

College of Environment & Civil Engineering

College of Earth Physics

College of Nuclear Technology & Automatic Engineering

College of Materials, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

College of Management Sciences

School of Marxism

College of Humanities & Law

Business School

College of Communication Science & Art

College of Physical Sciences

College of Information Science & Technology

College of Tourism & Urban-Rural Planning


Approximately 27000 students are enrolled for the year 2015. The teaching and administrative staff numbers of the university are 3353,including 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science, 62 doctoral tutors, 236 professors and 546 associate professors. 96 of them have been awarded the State Council Special Allowance. CDUT has 2 positions for Changjiang Special Scholarships.

With faculty encouragement, students individually and in teams participate in scientific research activities and various national and provincial competition activities. These students and student teams have been awarded 838 national and provincial or ministerial level prizes by 2013.

CDUT has an excellent international reputation for its international cooperative relationships and exchanges with more than 60 universities and institutions outside China. More than 2,500 scholars and experts from over 40 countries and regions have visited CDUT to conduct research or to lecture. Students from the United States, Australia, Germany, Austria, Korea, Japan and Russia have studied at CDUT in different fields. Over 300 international cooperative research projects have already been completed. In recent years, the university has successfully held several international academic conferences.

CDUT takes great pride in its 140,000 graduates. Most of them have become experts, senior engineers, technicians, and supervisors in various fields and departments around China.


The CDUT museum, with more than 100,000 specimens, is one of the largest natural museums in West China. On display are many world and national class treasures. Among these treasures is the 22 meter long Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis, the world’s longest-necked Jurassic dinosaur. Another is the Chungkingichthys tachuenses, a rare complete fish fossil.


The CDUT library holds 2,030,000 volumes and over 2,6000 electronic-journals. The university archive is one of the first-grade archives in China’s research institutions and universities, and one of the largest archives in Sichuan Province.

Scientific Research[edit]

Chengdu University of Technology is an important base for high-level talents cultivation and scientific research, housing 2 State Key Laboratories (including 1 joint program), 1 Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, 2 Key Laboratories of Ministry of Land and Resources, 2 Key Laboratories of Sichuan Province, 1 Key Laboratory of Sichuan Provincial Universities, 1 Philosophy and Social Science Research Base of Sichuan Province, 2 Field Bases for Scientific Observation and Research under the Ministry of Land and Resources, and 1 Philosophy and Social Science Popularization Base of Sichuan Province.

The university has by now undertaken or participated in the programs of scientific and technological research, including National Major Scientific and Technological Special Projects, National Scientific and Technological Support Plan, State Natural Sciences Foundation Programs, National “863” Project Programs, National “973” Projects, National Social Science Fund Projects and National Geological Survey Projects, and has completed over 1,100 scientific and technological research programs and published more than 20,000 theses.

State Key Laboratories[edit]

State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation[edit]

This laboratory is the only national key laboratory in the petroleum industry in China. It is a base for scientific research, experimental research, academic exchange, and high-level personnel training in the petroleum industry.

Research orientations of this laboratory are: oil and gas reservoir geology and exploitation engineering.

Main research tasks: Comprehensive research on oil and gas reservoirs (reservoir geology), Oil/gas-bearing basin dynamics and potential oil/gas resources analysis, Research on the complex petroleum geophysics and Research on potential oil/gas resource and its development strategy.

In recent years the laboratory has completed many research projects at national, ministerial and provincial levels and projects from oil fields. Many important research achievements have been attained in the areas of reservoir geology, comprehensive research on complex oil/gas reservoirs, seismic wave theory of complex oil/gas reservoirs, oil/gas reservoir estimation, complex oil/gas reservoir exploitation geology, and water-bearing oil/gas reservoirs. The achievements have made great economic and social benefits and have been awarded many prizes in national, ministerial, and provincial levels.

State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection[edit]

The State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (SKLGP) was established on the basis of College of Environment and Civil Engineering, CDUT and the national key specialty lab of geological engineering founded by Ministry of Education of China. It provides master and doctoral degree programs and runs a postdoctoral research station. The laboratory includes seven research divisions and research centers and nine well equipped testing labs playing a vital role in scientific research and high-level personnel training.

As the only state key laboratory in the field of engineering geology in China, the research orientations of the lab include hazard evaluation and prevention, soil and rock stability research for large engineering projects and environmental impact, regional stability and ecological and environmental geology, and geological hazard detection and information technology.

In the past 10 years the laboratory has undertaken over 300 research projects including many national, ministerial, and provincial level engineering projects. Academic research achievements have been recognized with more than 20 prizes in national, ministerial, and provincial levels—including one First Prize National Advancement in Science and Technology. More than 10 post-doctoral research fellows have studied at CDUT. More than 100 PhD and 300 master's degree students have graduated from the laboratory. The laboratory has also obtained two national prizes and 8 provincial and ministerial prizes for Excellent Teaching Achievements. Over 50 academic and text books and nearly 1000 research papers have been published.


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