Chongqing University of Post and Telecommunications (CQUPT), founded in 1950, is one of the few universities that has been blue-printed and given priority to develop by the State. It has also grown into a prominent university and is acknowledged by its excellence in the field of information industry both within and outside China.
The university surrounded by mountains, is located in Nanshan Scenic of Chongqing Municipality, now covers an area of 730 acres with a building area of 700,000 square meters. There are over 24,000 students, including more than 3,000 postgraduates. It has a faculty of more than 1,600, and has about 100 well-known experts as well as more than 20 fellows who are visiting or part-time professors from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as from countries like the UK, Canada, USA, Poland, and India. CQUPT has cultivated over 90,000 specialists in a variety of fields for more than 60 years, who are now known as the "cradle of specialists in the information industry". Currently, CQUPT has 16 major departments, 53 undergraduate programs, 38 postgraduate programs, and 2 Ph.D programs.
The university has built many well-established relationships with over 70 universities from other counties such as USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Russia and Korea etc. With these universities CQUPT participates in student exchange, scholar visits and joint research. CQUPT has also built partnerships with some world IT employers such as HP, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle, which has set up the CQUPT-HP Joint School of Software and the International Institute of Semiconductors（Chongqing）. The university has promoted Sino-us Dual-degree Program with Northern Arizona University which focus on student joint training. CQUPT admits international students supported by Chinese Government Scholarship, Chongqing Municipal Mayor Scholarship, President Scholarship and self-financed international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The university now has over 400 international students, from more than 60 countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Mongolia, Republic of Kazakhstan, USA, and France. CQUPT has also successfully hosted many international academic conferences and attracts overseas statesmen, business elites, eminent scholars and experts to lecture or visit.
CQUPT commits itself to innovations and explorations, and is known as the birthplace of digital communication in China. It holds leading positions in the R&D of wireless network engineering and testing, the next generation wideband wireless communication, computer networking and information security, intelligent information processing, industrial EPA and sensor networking, advance manufacturing, micro-electronics and specialized chip design. The university has assumed over 800 scientific projects at either state or provincial/ministry level. It has also established the EPA international standard, developed key equipment of information isolation and exchange in the field of security in China, and developed the first core chip of Internet of Things in the world. The university was granted the National Technology Invention Award, and the National Science and Technology Progress Award, and is ranked among the top 100 of China in terms of science and technology, further being acknowledged as the national model for IT innovation and Hi-tech industrialization.
CQUPT will continuously commit to its excellence in higher education, innovations, and collaborating with its partners in the future. The university will build itself into a multidisciplinary teaching and research institution that plays a significant role within the information industry.