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General Introduction of CCUT

As a prominent university in Jilin province, Changchun University of Technology boasts engineering, which is its key discipline, management, liberal arts, science, economics, law, education, art and other disciplines supporting and coordinating each other, and therefore is the provincially important base for educating high-level talents, researching applied techniques, developing new high-tech products and offering top-class social service.

The university was founded in 1952 with Changchun Auto Industry School as its earliest name and was set up for the preparation of building First Automotive Works of China. It was once renamed as Jilin Institute of Technology in 1962 and acknowledged as one of the first three provincially prominent universities in 1992. CCUT gained “Excellence” in 2004 National Undergraduate Education Assessment, and was the first university in Jilin province in 2014 to pass the Undergraduate Education Assessment conducted by Ministry of Education and won high praise of the experts.

CCUT, presently with Nanhu campus, Linyuan campus and Beihu campus, covers an area of 1,380,000 square meters and has 21,098 full-time students and 1744 faculty members. The university includes 17 colleges and schools, 5 first-class accredited doctoral programs, 20 first-class accredited postgraduate programs and 53 undergraduate programs, which are distributed as 26 engineering programs, 4 science programs, 2 economics programs, 9 management programs, 4 literature programs, 2 law programs, 1 education program and 5 art programs. Besides, there are 7 second degree programs, 3 dual degree programs, 6 State-level Specialty Programs, 1 State-level Test Program of Comprehensive Reforms, 2 State-level Excellent Courses, 1 State-level Excellent Resource-sharing Course, 1 State-level Teaching Team, 1 State-level Experimental Teaching Model Center (Engineering Training Center), 5 State-level University Students Engineering Practical Training Centers, 1 State-level University Students Off-campus Practical Training Base, 3 State-level “Outstanding Talents Training” projects, 5 Ministry of Education Industry-academy Cooperative Training Projects and 4 Chinese-foreign Cooperatively-run Undergraduate programs. Of all the faculty members 191 are professors, 84 are PhD supervisors and 563 are master supervisors. During the 65 years since its founding, CCUT has cultivated 170,000 graduates who are well received by their employers. Due to the high employment rate of the graduates, the university has been praised as “National Average Universities Graduates Employment Excellent Unit”, ranking among the Top 50 Model Universities of High 1st-time Employment Rate, “Mid-west Universities Basic Abilities Acquirement Project (2nd Session)” Unit and National University Students’ Cultural Qualities Education Base.

CCUT has adhered to the principles of its institutional operation: serve the need of economic construction of Jilin province and the development of society and, by cooperating with big enterprises and new high-tech companies such as FAW, CPRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. LTD, Petro China Jihua Group, has contributed to talents cultivation, scientific research and social service. Recently, to answer the call of revitalizing old industrial bases, the university has been active in bringing its superiority in programs and talents into full play, improving its ability in scientific innovation, promoting service level and undertaking the important task of technical back-up. The on-campus research has been closely connected to industry and highly transformed. The achievements in scientific research in these fields like carbon fiber, ABS resin, aluminum alloy friction stir welding, automobile safety airbag automatic production line, advanced manufacturing and green metallurgy has been industrialized in Jilin province. During the 6 years CCUT has been involved in more than 1900 projects of various kinds, of which 83 are funded by NSFC (Natural Science Foundation of China), 6 by National Social Science Foundation, 1 by National Major Science and Technology Projects, 1 by National Art Foundation, and 7 by “Double 10 Project” of Jilin province & Changchun city. The total scientific research funds has amounted to 300 million yuan. 142 prizes have been awarded, including 9 first prizes at ministerial and provincial level and 31 second prizes. 161 patented inventions have been authorized by the state, and 840 SCI, EI and CSSCI papers have been published. 30 research institutions at both state and ministerial and provincial levels have been set up. The University Technology Garden has been incorporated into Changchun Beihu Scientific and Technological Innovation System and the university has been accredited as National Technological Transformation Model Institute. CCUT, as one of the “2 Institutions & 5 Universities” Achievement Transformation Funding Test Unit, has attracted investment of 30 million yuan with 5 scientific and technological achievements.

CCUT is among the first universities accredited by Ministry of Education to enroll overseas students, and has established cooperation with universities and research institutions in Britain, the US, Japan, Korea and Russia, dispatching overseas students, experts and scholars for international academic exchanges and research coordination, including the cooperatively-run undergraduate programs with University of Auckland and Portland State University in the US.

While attaching importance to both teaching and researching, CCUT also pays attention to improving university students’ overall qualities and creating the scientific and cultural campus atmosphere by encouraging the students’ clubs and societies to hold all kinds of technological, art and sports activities. Meanwhile, much emphasis has been paid to students’ ideological & political and moral education. Due to its achievements in party-building work and ideological & political work CCUT was praised twice by the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC, the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the CPC and Ministry of Education as “Advanced University in Party-building Work and Ideological & Political Work”, and for many years has been evaluated as “Model of Basic-level Party Organization”, “Model Unit in Spiritual Civilization Construction” and “Advanced Unit in Average Higher Education” by Jilin Provincial Party Committee and Jilin provincial people’s government. The university was honored the title of “Advanced Unit in National Spiritual Civilization Construction” in 2009 and “National Civilized Unit” in 2011. CCUT party committee was awarded the title of “National Advanced Basic-level Party Organization in Competing-be-the-best Work” in 2012, and “Provincially Advanced Basic-level Party Organization” and “Advanced Basic-level Party Organization Model of Jilin Universities and Colleges” in 2016.

Presently CCUT is working hard to carry out “the 13th Five-year Plan” and quickening its steps in overall development so as to achieve the status of a first-class provincial poly-technical university in China!