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China University of Petroleum
Established 1953
Type Public university
Chairman Zheng Qixu
President Shan Honghong
Vice-president Tong Xinhua
Sun Haifeng
Wang Ruihe
Zha Ming
Staff 1497
Undergraduates 20,000 undergraduates
Postgraduates 3,300 postgraduates
Location Dongying, Shandong,  People's Republic of China
Campus Urban 3100 Chinese mu, 200 hectares
Former names Beijing Petroleum Institute
East China Petroleum Institute
The University of Petroleum

The China University of Petroleum (simplified Chinese: 中国石油大学traditional Chinese: 中國石油大學pinyin: Zhōngguó Shíyóu Dàxué) is one of the major universities under the jurisdiction of the central government, Ministry of Education.



The university, founded in 1953, was known as Beijing Petroleum Institute. It moved to Dongying, Shandong Province in 1969, with its name changed to East China Petroleum Institute. In 1988 it was renamed The University of Petroleum, consisting of one university in East China and one in Beijing. It ranks among the "211 Project". On January, 2005 its name changed to China University of Petroleum.

China University of Petroleum is an Engineering university that specialized subjects covered oil , petrochemical industry in various fields, in the overall level of domestic lead. Its 5 national key specialties include:

  • Chemical Technology [1]
  • Mineral Resource Prospecting and Exploration [2]
  • Oil-Gas Well Engineering [3]
  • Oil-Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering [4]
  • Oil-Gas Field Development Engineering [5]


China University of Petroleum [6] is the main part of the UPC. It has two campuses respectively in Dongying and Qingdao.


China University of Petroleum covers a total area of 3100 Chinese mu (about 200 hectares) with 650,000 m2 of floor space. The library has a collection of 3.23 million items.


The university faculty is organized into the following departments. [7]


Administrative Offices

The administrative structure of the university is organized into the following departments. [8]

  • School Office
  • Department of Organization
  • Department of Publicity
  • Department of the United Front Work
  • Office of Commission for Inspecting Discipline and Supervisory Committee Office
  • Department of Work on Students
  • Labor Union
  • Commission of the Communist Youth League of China
  • Dean’s *Office
  • Cooperation and Development Department
  • Science and Technology Department
  • Institute of Postgraduates
  • Department of Assets and Equipments
  • Personnel Administration Department
  • International Office
  • Finance *Department
  • Campus Industry and Management Administration *Department
  • Public Security Department
  • Retiree *Department
  • Auditing *Department
  • Logistics Administration Department
  • Rear Service Group
  • Library
  • Network and Education Technology Center
  • Periodicals Office
  • Archives

Faculty Structure

  • School of Geo-resources and Information
  • School of Physics Science and Technology
  • School of Petroleum Engineering
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • P.E. Instruction Section
  • School of Information and Control Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • School of Architecture and Transport and Storage Engineering
  • Adult Education School
  • School of Computer and Communication Engineering
  • Advanced Vocational School
  • School of Economic Administration
  • Network Education School
  • School of Mathematics and Computational Science
  • Shengli *College


The university has over 20,000 undergraduates, 3,300 postgraduates, 1497 teaching staff, including professors, associate professor of 683 people. The university, now has 54 specialties for undergraduate studies, and it is entitled to confer masters degrees in 99 programs and doctoral degrees in 32 programs. Under its administration there are 26 Research Centers including State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing[9].

State Key Disciplines

The university has key disciplines funded by the central government. [10]

  • Mineral Survey and Exploration
    • Geology (Natural Sciences: Earth Science)
  • Oil & Gas Well Engineering
    • Production Engineering (Engineering)
  • Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering
    • Production Engineering (Engineering)
    • Petroleum and Gas Engineering (Engineering)
  • Oil & Gas Storage and Transport Engineering
    • Store Management (Service Trades: Retailing and Wholesaling)
    • Transport Management (Transport and Communications)
  • Chemistry Technology
    • Chemistry (Natural Sciences; Technology)

China University of Petroleum (Beijing) [11] is located in the world famous scenic Changping District, close to the Great Wall and Ming Tombs. The university is equipped with first-class facilities, including a library with a collection of 300,000 books, modernized classrooms, new computer facilities and a comprehensive sports center. CUPB has an academic staff body of 545, including 121 full professors and 128 associate professors. There are 18 State Key Laboratories and 17 other research centers.

Notable alumni


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