University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

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University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)
UESTC xiaohui.png
Motto求实求真 大气大为
Motto in English
To Seek Facts and Truth, To Be Noble and Ambitious
PresidentZeng Yong
Party SecretaryWang Yafei
Academic staff
2,300, inc. 7 academicians
Qingshuihe Campus: No. 2006, Xiyuan Ave., West High-tech Zone, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Shahe Campus: No. 4, Sec. 2, North Jianshe Rd., Chenghua District
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CampusUrban, 3 campuses, 16.6 km² (4100 Acres)
AffiliationsMinistry of Education, Double First Class University, 211 Project, 985 Project, AMBA

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) is a Chinese national key university in Chengdu, Sichuan, and a Class A Double First Class University directly under the Ministry of Education.[1] UESTC was included as one of the first universities into "Project 211" in 1997, and then the nation's “Project 985” in 2001. After more than sixty years of development, UESTC now has evolved into a multidisciplinary university covering all-around programs in electronic disciplines with electronic science and technology as its nucleus, engineering as its major field, and integrating science, engineering, management, liberal arts, and medical science.


In 1956 summer, under the instruction of Premier Zhou Enlai, the inception of Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering ushered in the first higher education institution of electronic and information science and technology of China. CIRE was then created from the combination of electronics-allied divisions of three well-established universities: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Southeast University (then Nanjing Institute of Technology) and South China University of Technology. As early as the 1960s, it was ranked as one of the nation's key higher education institutions, which represents the importance of this university. In 1997, UESTC was included in the first group of universities in the "Project 211", a national program for advancing China's higher education. In September 2001, UESTC was selected as one of the 39 research-intensive universities in China that gain special funding under "project 985" for developing into world-class universities. As such, UESTC is now considered a famous university in China.

Today, UESTC has developed into a multidisciplinary university directly reporting to the Ministry of Education, which has electronic information science and technology as its nucleus, science and engineering as its major field, and incorporates management, economics, medicine and liberal arts. UESTC has more than 3,000 faculty members, of whom 8 are academicians of CAS & CAE, 325 full professors, and 483 associate professors, 21 IEEE Fellows, 121 "Thousand Talents Program" recipients, and 15 Elsevier highly cited scholars.[2]

Academic schools[edit]

Built on the Stanford Model and as a member of both the "Project 985" and the "Project 211", UESTC is an electronics-centered multidisciplinary leading research university, covering all of the 6 National Key Disciplines categorized for higher education in electronic and information science and technology in China and a broad range of subjects:

  • School of Information and Communication Engineering
  • School of Electronic Science and Engineering (Demonstration School of Microelectronics)
  • School of Materials and Energy
  • School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • School of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering
  • School of Automation Engineering
  • School of Resources and Environment
  • School of Computer Science and Engineering (School of Cyberspace Security)
  • School of Information and Software Engineering (Demonstration School of Software)
  • School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • School of Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Physics
  • School of Medicine (Est. jointly with Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital in 2013)
  • School of Life Science and Technology
  • School of Economics and Management
  • School of Public Administration
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Marxism
  • Glasgow College (Undergraduate BEng (Honours) Programme in Electronics and Electrical Engineering)
  • Sports Department
  • Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences
  • National Key Laboratory Science and Technology on Communication
  • Yingcai Honors College
  • Chengdu College of UESTC
  • Zhongshan Institute of UESTC


National Key Disciplines[edit]

15 First Level Disciplines Authorized to Offer Doctorate Degree.

  • Electronic Science and Technology
  • Information and Communication Engineering
  • Optical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Technology


  • UESTC's Ranking in China's 2017 Discipline Assessment

An official assessment conducted among over 2000 universities and colleges in China, by China Academic Degrees, Graduate Education Development Center and Ministry of Education.[3] Generally the Ranking is OK.

Disciplines Rankings
Electronic Science and Technology A+
Information and Communication Engineering A+
Computer Science and Technology A
Optical Engineering A-
Instrument Science and Engineering B+
Biomedical Engineering B+
Software Engineering B+
Management Science and Engineering B+
Business Administration B+
Mechanical Engineering B
Material Science and Engineering B
Control Science and Engineering B
Public Administration B
  • Global Ranking of UESTC by U.S News & World Report
Discipline 2015 2016 2017
Engineering 91 81 94
Computer science 95 67 54

Research Strength[edit]

National Key Laboratories[edit]

  • NKL of Communication Technology
  • NKL of Electronic Thin Film and Integrated Devices
  • NKL of Microwave Devices
  • NKL of High Power Radiation
  • NKL of Ultra-High Frequency Complicated System

University Research Centers[edit]

  • Big Data Center
  • Robot Research Center
  • Medical Information Center
  • Photoelectric Detection and Sensor Integration Technology Research Center
  • IC Research Center
  • Earth Science Information Center
  • Cyberspace Security Research Center


National Electronic Designing Contest: Top scoring team since 2005[edit]

  • 6 first prizes and ranked 1st among 729 competing universities (2007)
  • 6 first prizes and ranked 1st among 790 competing universities the only NEC Cup winner (2009)
  • Ranked 1st in the National Postgraduate Electronic Design Contest (2010)
  • 11 first prizes and ranked 2nd among 1044 competing universities (2013)
  • 10 first prizes and ranked 1st among 805 competing universities (2015)

The Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon)[edit]

  • Champion in ABU Robocon (China-site), July, 2010; 2012; 2013; 2015
  • Champion in ABU Robocon (final in Egypt), Sept, 2010
  • Champion in ABU Robocon (final in HK), Aug, 2012

Mathematical Modeling Contest[edit]

  • No.1 in National Mathematic Modeling Contest for University Students (2004, 2006, 2015)
  • Outstanding Winner in American MCM & ICM (2004, 2011, 2012, 2014)

International Genetic Engineering Machine Competition, iGEM[edit]

  • Gold Medal at Asia-Pacific site, 2013, 2014
  • Gold Medal in the world final at MIT, 2013, 2014

International collaboration[edit]

International Cooperation[edit]

UESTC has collaborative and solid relationships with over 200 universities and research institutes in 67 countries, as reflected in visits for academic purposes, joint research and joint application of research projects, joint academic conferences and workshops, joint supervisions of Master and Ph.D. degrees and student exchange programs. There are over 1000 students from 67 countries study for bachelor, master and Ph.D degrees in UESTC as well as over 500 short term international students in UESTC every year.

Joint Education Projects authorized by the MOE[edit]

  1. International MBA Joint Program by UESTC and Webster University (USA, 2003)
  2. DBA Joint Program by UESTC and ISCTE (Portugal, 2009)
  3. AF-Chengdu: UESTC-Alliance Française Joint Center of French Training (2003)
  4. Glasgow College, UESTC (with University of Glasgow, UK, 2013)
  5. UESTC - University of Montpellier Confucius Institute (France, 2013)
  6. UESTC - KTH Joint Master's Programs on SoC (Sweden, 2016)


UESTC now has three campuses—Qingshuihe, Shahe and Jiulidi, occupying a total of 16.6 km² (4100 acres). the whole three campuses are located in Chengdu.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)".
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  3. ^ "全国第四轮学科评估结果公布". Retrieved 2018-10-26.

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