University Introduction

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. UPC is a higher education institution co-constructed by the Ministry of Education, five national energy enterprise groups and the People’s Government of Shandong Province. Honored as “the cradle of talents in petroleum science and technology”, UPC is an important training base for cutting-edge talents in petroleum and petrochemical industry. UPC has already developed into a multi-disciplinary, well-rounded engineering university specialized in petroleum and petro-chemistry.

UPC has two campuses in Dongying and Qingdao, with the total area of 4751 Chinese Mu, the total floor area of 1.37 million square meters and the total library collection of 2.72 million books. The main campus is located in Qingdao, a city with an internationally high reputation as “sailing city” and “sea city” and a city with the most charming scenery. Qingdao campus faces the beautiful Tangdao Bay and nears the picturesque Little Pearl Hill. Dongying campus lies in Dongying, a city best known as the central city, the ecocity and “the city of oil” of the Yellow River Delta. It has a pleasing Huicui Lake and a top-ranking base of production, learning and research.

UPC consists of a Graduate School, 12 schools, College of International Education, School of Military Reserve Officers, College of Distance and Continuing Education. The full-time enrollment exceeds 19000 undergraduates, 5500 postgraduates and 980 international students. By the October of 2015, the full-time enrollment exceeds 19000 undergraduates and 5500 postgraduates. At present, UPC has 980 international students from 74 countries for long-term study, 916 of whom pursue their degrees. It has a total of 1628 full-time teachers, including 7 academicians of the Chinese Academies, 900 professors and associate professors, and 167 PhD. supervisors.

UPC has 5 national key disciplines, 10 post-doctor stations, 11 doctoral disciplines and 45 doctoral programs, 33 master’s disciplines and 150 master’s programs, and 61 undergraduate programs. Petroleum-related programs stay ranked top in China. UPC opens more than 10 English-instructed undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Postgraduate programs include Oil-Gas Well Engineering and Oil-Gas Field Development Engineering. Undergraduate programs contain Petroleum Engineering, Resource Prospection Engineering, Prospection Technology and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation, Electrical Engineering and Automation, Civil engineering, Computer science and technology, and Industrial and Commercial Management, etc.

UPC attaches high importance to expanding its international academic exchange and collaboration. It has established solid collaborative relationships with over 100 higher education institutions and academic organizations from 30 countries and regions, like USA, Canada, Australia, UK and Russia. UPC has more than 200,000 graduates since its birth for the petroleum and petrochemical industries as well as the national economic development. These graduates are composed of leading figures in petroleum and petrochemical industries, backbones in engineering technology, senior government officials, and academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Over six decades, China University of Petroleum has become an engineering-oriented university and formed a mature integrated system of science, management, liberal arts, law and economics. In the new century, UPC dedicates itself to striving for the goal of “a nationally renowned, leading-level and research-oriented university with its petroleum disciplines reaching the world first class”. We very much welcome students from all over the world to study at China University of Petroleum.