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China University of Petroleum (Huadong)
English Name: China University of Petroleum (Huadong)
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: China
Found Year:
Address: No.66, Changjiang West Road
Website: http://

Brief Introduction of China University of Petroleum (East China)


    China University of Petroleum (UPC) is a national key university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education and a member of the “211 Project” and “985 innovation platform for preponderant discipline”universities. China University of Petroleum is a higher education institution co-constructed by the Ministry of Education, four leading petroleum and petrochemical companies (CNPC, SINOPEC, CNOOC, and CHEMCHINA) and the People’s Government of Shandong Province.

    Honored as “the cradle of scientific and technological talents for petroleum industry”, UPC is an important base of training high-level talents for petroleum and petrochemical industry and has already developed into a multi-disciplinary, well-rounded university focusing on petroleum and engineering.

UPC was founded in 1953 and known originally as Beijing Petroleum Institute. During the 1960s it gained strong reputation within the nation. In 1969 UPC was moved to the city of Dongying, Shandong Province and its name changed to East China Petroleum Institute. In June,1981, the Postgraduate Department was established in the original location of Beijing Petroleum Institute. Through another two name modifications in 1988 and in 2005, the University is named now as the China University of Petroleum. The relocation has divided China University of Petroleum into two related but relatively independent units by the geographic locations: China University of Petroleum (East China) and China University of Petroleum (Beijing) now. UPC consists of two campuses: one is in the city of Qingdao, a beautiful coastal city with diverse culture and international population; the other one is in the city of Dongying, where the Shengli Oil field, the second largest oil field of China is located. 

The total size of the two campuses of UPC is about 4,751 Chinese Mu (about 300 hectares) with over 1.1 million square meters of floor space. The library has a collection of over 2.64 million volumes of books and documents (including 4.12 million electronic books). UPC has 12 colleges and schools, as well as the Graduate School and International Education College. The 12 colleges and schools together offer 60 undergraduate programs, 150 postgraduate programs, and 45 doctorate programs. UPC also has 10 Post-doctoral Research Centers, 1 state key heavy-oil laboratory. More than 1,600 faculty and 2,000 staff members are employed at UPC, among them there are 7 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). The total enrollment includes approximately 20,000 full-time undergraduates, more than 5,000 postgraduates, 700 international students, and 70,000 correspondence and distance students.

Colleges and Schools

l  School of Geosciences

l  School of Petroleum Engineering

l  College of Chemical Engineering

l  College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering

l  College of Information and Control Engineering

l  College of Pipeline and Civil Engineering

l  College of Computer and Communication Engineering

l  School of Economics and Management

l  College of Science

l  College of Arts

l  School of Marxism

l  Department of Physical Education

    UPC is a major site for preparing and training professionals for the petroleum and petrochemical industry. The progressive development over the past 61 years has resulted in an integrated academic system of disciplines that, with an emphasis on engineering, integrates science, engineering, management, arts, law, and economics which support each other mutually. Centered on undergraduate and post-graduate education, a multilayered system has been formed that promotes various formats of academic training. UPC offers a wide range of disciplines including the upstream, midstream and downstream in petroleum and petrochemical production and has formed a disciplines system with petroleum as its distinctive characteristics. Now there are 5 state-accredited key disciplines, 2 state-nurtured key disciplines, with petroleum specialties ranking the leading level in China.

State Key Disciplines

l  Mineral Survey and Exploration

l  Oil and Gas Well Drilling Engineering

l  Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering

l  Chemical Technology

l  Oil and Gas Pipeline Engineering

l  Earth Detection and Information Technology (Nurturing)

l  Industrial Catalysis (Nurturing)

Key Disciplines of Shandong Province during the 11th Five-year Plan

l  Mineralogy, Petrology, Mineral Deposit Geology

l  Structural Geology

l  Earth Detection and Information Technology

l  Applied Chemistry

l  Mechatronic Engineering

l  Chemical Process Machinery

6 Disciplines of UPC entered into the top 10 in China

    l  Ranking 1st for Oil and Natural Gas Engineering

l  Ranking 1st for Oil and Gas Storage & Transportation

l  Ranking 2nd for Geological Resources & Engineering

l  Ranking 7th for Safety Science and Engineering

l  Ranking 8th for Geology

l  Ranking 10th for Chemical Engineering and Technology

UPC is an important scientific research center for Petroleum and petro-chemical industry and has a very strong strength on the basic theory research and applied research. Its expertise is widely recognized in China and some of its research has attracted international acclaim. UPC has also produced a large number of highly specialized professionals for China and generated a variety of key technologies for the petroleum and petrochemical industry.

UPC has been consistently enforcing an open-door policy that encourages and strengthens international collaboration and exchanges. With the advanced teaching resources and facilities, UPC creates a good and comfortable learning and research environment. UPC has established practical exchange and cooperation relationship with over 80 universities and institutions from more than 26 countries and areas, such as academic exchange,scientific research cooperation,professors and students exchange, joint education of top talents. UPC has invited nearly 100 well-known experts and scholars as our Honorary professors and Guest professors. The beautiful Qingdao campus offers an important platform and favorable environment for education cooperation and academic exchange between UPC and overseas universities. 

In this new era, the university works out its new development plan and aims to transform itself into a high-level research university with renowned reputation in China and top-ranked petroleum disciplines in the world.

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