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East China University of Science and Technology
Established 1952
Type Public
President Dr. Qian, Xuhong (钱旭红)
Students 25,400
Undergraduates 18,579
Postgraduates 6,860
Doctoral students 1281
Location Shanghai, China
Website www.ecust.edu.cn

East China University of Science and Technology (simplified Chinese: 华东理工大学traditional Chinese: 華東理工大學pinyin: Huádōng Lǐgōng Dàxué) is a state key university of the People's Republic of China, and one which is regarded as the cradle of Chinese chemical engineering.

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History

East China University of Science and Technology , originally named East China Institute of Chemical Technology (华东化工学院), was founded in 1952. It was the first single-subject institute in China, consolidated by the chemistry departments of National Chiaotung University, Université d'Aurora, Utopia University, Soochow University, and Yangtze University. It was designated as a national key university by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in 1960 and renamed to its current name in 1993. With the effort of half a century, the University has developed itself into a national key university with technology as the major subject, distinct characteristics of each subject and a coordinated development of subjects including technology, science, economics, administration, humanities and law.

Today

ECUST has been a member of the project 211 since 1996. It has become one of the key universities to develop "Innovation Platform for Key Disciplines” or project 985 Innovation Platform in 2008. Clean Coal Technology and Petroleum & Chemical technology as key discipline in ECUST proposed to be first-class in Asia and renowned across the world is funded by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance and Shanghai Municipal Government in 2008-2010.

ECUST has three campuses now, one in Xuhui District, one in Fengxian District and one in Jinshan District. As one of Shanghai’s Garden Units, the university has beautiful campuses, occupying an area of more than 1.767 million square meters in total with elegant environment and greenery sceneries. Buildings on campuses cover about 816 thousand square meters, including some standard physical training establishments like gymnasium, swimming pool and plastic ground track field and so on. The university library possesses 2.5 million books, 18 thousand kinds of periodical, some 48 kinds of CD data-base like CA & EI and the complete American patent minimized films. ECUST is the head of information cooperation networks among Academics of Chemical Technology around China, the Shanghai branch of Beijing Library CD Information Center, the Workstation of Scientific Program Consultation and Innovation Investigation Center of the Education Ministry, the Center of Foreign Language Textbooks in Shanghai etc. The Analyzing & Testing Center and Jewellery Inspecting Center boast national authorized computation & attestation centers.

The university has 15 Academic Schools at present,

Besides, it also has School of Online Education, College of International Education' College of Continuing Education, Sino-German College of Technology, Department of Excellent Students in Science and Technology and Institute of Literae Humaniores.

Academic fields of ECUST cover eleven branches and thirty-eight subjects. The university now has 58 specialties for undergraduate studies, and it is entitled to confer master’s degrees in 121 programs, doctoral degrees in 45 programs, 'Master of Engineering' Degrees in 18 programs as well as MBA program, MPA program, Normal Degree program for College Teachers and 9 post-doctoral centers. There are 7 national key subjects and 10 Shanghai key subjects among the ECUST academic units.

At present, the total number of full time students has reached over 25400 including 18579 undergraduates, 6860 postgraduates for master's degrees, 1281 Ph.D. candidates. Among its over 3,621 staff members, there are 2 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 scientists-in-chief of 973(The National Basic Research Program) in China, 10 Cheung Kong Scholar Program Professors, 11 national excellent scholars, 10 gainers of the Fund of National Outstanding Young Scientists, 11 gainers of the Fund of National Excellent Young Teacher, over 1,000 professors and associate professors. Besides, more and more young scholars are striding on their way to prosperity, among them 6 being granted Scientific Elites of Shanghai, 1 being granted youth of outstanding ability of Shanghai, 32 being selected as candidates in the Program of Outstanding Talents in the 21st Century.

The university has a Research Park called ECUST Park which includes 53 academic institutes, 8 national academic bases and 16 provincial research bases. ECUST is among one of the six universities that are firstly authorized as the national technology transference centers. In recent years, 1300 full-time and part-time researchers in ECUST have been conducting more than 1000 research programs each year with their research fund rising from 100 million RMB in 2001 to 200 million in 2004 and to over 300 million in 2007. A lot of new techniques have been industrialized and made great lucrative and social profits, including GMT compound material, fine carbon, manmade bone cement, SO2 reusing, dry coal powder-gasification, new self-control zymolysising kettle.

ECUST has attached great importance to international cooperation and communication and have established long term academic communication relationship with more than 60 universities , enterprises and research institutes in America, Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Canada and Korea.

Over 100,000 Students has graduated from ECUST since it was founded; nine of them have been selected as the members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, a lot of them have become the leaders in all levels of governments, and many have become experts in universities, scientific institutes and companies.

Key Laboratories and Engineering centers

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State Key Laboratories and National Engineering Centers

Key Laboratories of Provincial Level and Ministerial Level

Research Center of Provincial Level and Ministerial Level

References

  • http://www.ecust.edu.cn
  • "Innovation Platform for Key Disciplines”funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance along with the project 985, had got into the “Construction Program of China’s High-level Universities”.

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