Chongqing University of Technology

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Chongqing University of Technology
重庆理工大学
Chongqing University of Technology Logo.jpg
Former names
Chongqing Institute of Technology
Type Public
Established 1940
President Shi Xiaohui (石晓辉)
Academic staff
1,388
Administrative staff
1,589
Students 26,000
Location Banan District, Chongqing, China
Campus Urban, 2,537 ha (6,270 acres)
Colors RedWhite[1]
Nickname CQUT
Affiliations China South Industries Group
Website http://www.cqut.edu.cn/
Chongqing University of Technology
Simplified Chinese 重庆理工大学
Traditional Chinese 重慶理工大學

Chongqing University of Technology (abbreviated CQUT and colloquially known in Chinese as 重理工; Chinese: 重庆理工大学), is a public research university located in Chongqing, it was founded as Shiji Pulibc School on 18 September 1940 by ordnance expert Lee Chenggan (zh).[2]

Overview[edit]

The university was established on 18 September 1940, it now has around 26,000 students and 1,590 teachers.[3]

Chongqing University of Technology used to be named the Chongqing Technology Institute, one of four universities with a traditional ordnance department.[citation needed] It originated from the 11th Technical School of the Department of War Industry, which was founded on 18 September 1940. The 11th Technical School of the Department of War Industry was called 21-Factory Technical School in short, and its external anonym was "Shiji Public School". Although its public identity was technical school, it actually acted to train professionals in weapon production for the Nationalist government. Today the university is strong in the fields of engineering, economic management and basic engineering; and especially so in the disciplines of automobile manufacturing and researches in drive technology, thermal engine technology and transmission technology are on top in the state. It has become one of the benchmark schools in China for its research in automobile design, thermal engine and automobile suspension systems. It established Chongqing Automobile Institute and the first CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) Institute in China in a joint capital partnership with Changan Ford, Suzuki, Mazda, and Honda in .[citation needed]

The university has diploma students, undergraduates and postgraduates, and grants bachelor's degree, master's degree and titles of researchers and associate researchers in institutes in Chongqing.[citation needed] Today it is a common tertiary institution supervised by the Chongqing government and Ministry of Ordnance Industry (currently under the auspices of China South Industries Group Corporation).

History[edit]

On 18 September 1940, its origin, the 11th Technical School of the Department of War Industry of National Government of the Republic of China was founded.[citation needed] It was jointly managed by Ministry of Defense and Department of War Industry of central National Government. In order to keep it confidential it was called "Shiji Public School". The principal was Lieutenant General Li Chenggan.

In November 1949, the army of the Communist Party took Chongqing by storm.[citation needed] The 11th Technical School was renamed to Chongqing Polytechnic College, and controlled by military government of Southwest Bureau of the CCP.

In April 1965, the institution was updated and renamed to Chongqing Industry College, under the fifth Ministry of Machine building.[citation needed] It had several key laboratories of Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Ordnance Industry. In fact it was one of the universities with ordnance department which served for national defense.

In May 1999, it was renamed to Chongqing Technical College and granted master's degrees.[citation needed] It was still controlled by Ministry of Ordnance Industry and later jointly supervised by the Chongqing government and Ordnance Industry Corporation.

In March 2009, Ministry of Education of the PRC agreed to rename it "Chongqing University of Technology", and then the establishment of several key laboratories for automobile manufacturing was reported.[citation needed]

On 16 May 2009, the university formally accepted the name, changing to "Chongqing University of Technology".[citation needed] It is jointly supervised by Chongqing government and China South Industries Group Corporation. It is one of the remaining four universities with ordnance department.

Faculties[edit]

Full-time teachers of Chongqing University of Technology account for 54% of the total number of teachers, which ranks top in Chongqing City and the southwestern area of China.[citation needed] In recent five years it has in sequence undertaken 1,390 state-level and province-level major research projects and horizontal cooperation projects including through the National Natural Science Foundation and National Social Science Foundation. Two of them have gained the National Science and Technology Award.[citation needed] Its vehicle engineering is state-level key discipline, and its province-level key disciplines are biological engineering, drive and thermal engine, automation, basic accounting and pharmaceutical engineering. The university also has over 30 university-level institutes and over 160 out-of-campus practice bases.[citation needed]

Campus[edit]

Old campus: Yangjiaping(杨家坪) Address: No. 4 Xingsheng Road, Yangjiaping, Chongqing. Postcode: 400050.[4]

It has buildings with green tiles which were the site of Crown Corps of Military Council of National Government and headquarters of the 8th theater.[citation needed] Now they are key cultural relics preservation sites in Chongqing City. Most of the old campus is being destroyed and torn down.[5] Trees are being removed and sent to the new campus while buildings are being torn down. Most faculty and almost all students are now located on the main campus.

Main campus: Huaxi(花溪) Address: No. 69 Hongguang Road, Huaxi, Banan District, Chongqing City. Postcode: 400054.[6]

New campus: Longxing(龙兴) Address: No. 459 Pufu Road, Longxing, Yubei District, Chongqing. Postcode: 401135.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CQUT. Statutes of Chongqing University of Technology. :No.69 Hongguang Avenue, Banan District, Chongqing, China. 
  2. ^ "HIstory". IstorCQUT. Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Abiut CQUT" (in Chinese). May 2015. 
  4. ^ "On the lower corner of the Chinese official website". 
  5. ^ "China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage". March 2013. 
  6. ^ "On the lower corner of the English official website". 
  7. ^ "Longxing campus official website". 

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Coordinates: 29°27′19″N 106°31′35″E / 29.4553°N 106.5264°E / 29.4553; 106.5264