University of Electronic Science and Technology of China(UESTC), one of the universities included in the nation’s Project 985 and Project 211 directly under the Ministry of Education, is situated at Chengdu, Sichuan Province, the economic, cultural and transportation center in western China with the name of “the land of abundance”. With fifty years’ efforts and cultivations, the University has formed the pattern of training multilevel talents from bachelor’s, master’s to doctor’s degree. It now turns out to be a key multidisciplinary university with electronic science and technology as its nucleus, engineering as its major field and featured the harmonious integration of science, engineering, management and liberal arts.
With the fundamental task of training “top-notch innovative personnel with profound basic knowledge, strong ability, high quality, international perspective and a sense of social responsibility”, the University has produced the students with these distinct characteristics, which have received the recognition of all sectors of society and employers. The employment rate remains over 95% and about 50% undergraduates continue their studies at home and abroad. Students of UESTC can be found in the IT field all over the world.
UESTC has developed a system of excellent open courses and textbooks at national and provincial level. There are more than 10 national education and teaching practice bases and demonstration centers, such as the cultural quality education base for college students, mathematical education base, electrical and electronical education base, and experiment teaching demonstration center, which won many teaching achievement prizes. Now there are 2 national-level key disciplines, 65 Doctor authorization orders, 94 Master authorization orders and 13 post-doctoral stations.
The University actively implement the strategy of developing the school by talents and has high-level teaching staff, including 9 academicians from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 52 from the nation’s Thousand Talents Program, 1 from the leading people of “Ten Thousand Talents Program”, 20 Changjiang Scholars, 10 people who received the national science and technology foundation for excellent youngsters, 8 top teachers with high ethics in China.
With the guidance of international development strategy, UESTC has built friendly partnership with over 200 universities, scientific research institutions and enterprises from more than 50 countries in the world, sighed the agreements on students exchange and joint training with many famous foreign universities, and has become the Sister School with College of William and Mary, VA, USA, and Pohang University of Korea. Since 2010, the University has enrolled over 600 overseas students from more than 50 countries and regions. Every year, UESTC holds more than 10 international academic conferences, and sends many teachers abroad for visiting, cooperation and attending international conferences. Transnational corporations such as INTEL, MICROSOFT, TI and IBM have established laboratories, research centers and scholarship, directly participating in the talent cultivation. In the process of actively promoting the cultivation of international talents, the University co-builds the College of Glasgow of UESTC with the strategic partnership with University of Glasgow in Britain, and Confucius Institute with the strategic partnership with The Second University of Montpellier in France, and also carries out the IMBA and DBA programs with famous universities in America and Portugal.
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, with the notion of “great buildings and master scholars, ambition and accomplishments”, the fundamental goal of talent cultivation, and the task of serving the economic and national defense development in the country and its own region, will forge ahead with innovation and make every effort to build a key multidisciplinary university with electronic science and technology as its characteristic.