Changchun University of Technology (CCUT), founded in 1952, is a key university of Jilin Province. It is a comprehensive university with engineering, science, liberal arts, law, business management, economics and education mutually supporting and coordinately developing. The university’s curriculum is specially designed with an emphasis on the technological aspects of these fields of study. CCUT is located in the heart of the city of Changchun. The main campus, which boasts a peaceful and quiet environment replete with beautiful trees and gardens, is just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque South Lake Park of Changchun. After years of construction, we have developed the unique spirit of “hard- working and truth-seeking”. We urge all of our students, staff and faculty to embrace with verve and enthusiasm the four principles which might be considered as our motto: diligence, precision, factualism, and innovation. In January 2009 the University became a construction unit for Ph.D authorization.
At present, there are 19 schools, 2 Teaching and Research Sections, 1 key laboratory sponsored both by the Ministry of Education and the Jilin Provincial Government, 1 Engineering Training Center under the Ministry of Education, 1 key provincial lab, two provincial Science and Technology Innovation Center, 1 provincial Engineering Research Center, 2 provincial Engineering Laboratories, 2 Provincial Research Bases for Humanities and Social Sciences, 1 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, and 6 Provincial Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers.
At present the University has 1306 faculty members, with 117 full professors, 325 associate professors and 10 Ph.D. supervisors. CCUT offers a variety of degree programs. It has now 49 undergraduate programs, 9 provincial Key Disciplines, 35 master's degree program, and 10 programs for Master of Engineering. Currently, there are 19,000 full-time students. A cultivation system has formed in which the University, taking undergraduate education as the main body, actively develops post-graduate education and moderately develops higher vocational and technical education as well as the adult education. A multi-level, multi-channel and multi-standard structure has been built.
Over the years, the University, sticking to the tenet of serving the local economic and social development, and relying on the large-scale key enterprises like FAW, CNPC etc. and the emerging high-tech enterprises, focuses on the student cultivation, science-tech research and development and social service. The University has formed a distinctive school feature—serving for support and contributing for development. In recent years, the University seized the opportunity of the revitalization of the old industrial base, taking the advantage of its disciplines and talents, fully integrating and enhancing scientific and technological innovation capability and service level, taking the initiative to undertake the important task of offering the scientific and technological support. The scientific research of the University, closely connected with the industry and clearly targeted, is in close cooperation with enterprises and enjoys a high rate of science-tech conversion.
CCUT is one of the qualified universities which have been authorized by the State Ministry of Education to enroll foreign students. The University has exchanged students with the University of Sunderland , University of Paisley and University of the West of Scotland in the UK, Niigata University of Management and Chuo Gakuin University in Japan, Postech-Pohang University, Youngsan University and Pohang University in the South Korea, the Pacific State University, Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service and East Siberian State University of Technology in Russia, Northwestern Polytechnic University and California State University Dominguez Hills in USA. CCUT has established worldwide exchange and cooperation ties with the universities, colleges, research institutions and enterprises in more than 20 countries. The faculty members have visited abroad while the foreign experts have been invited to attend international conferences, give lectures, or do joint researches on campus.
Currently, Changchun University of Technology is actively promoting the pattern transformation from “teaching-orientation” to “research-orientation”, and is striving to turn the CCUT into a top-level local technological university.