FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1953
1,464 Faculty Staff
Point of Contact:
Vice Dean, College of International Education
China University of Petroleum (CUPB) was founded in 1953, nominated as one of the key national universities in 1960, and is a '211' national universities under administration of the Ministry of Education. As a first-tier national university of China, the mission of CUPB is to prepare qualified engineers and offer great technical service for the global oil industry through its education of the highest quality and excellent research. As a great extension of the Beijing Campus, CUPB set up a new campus in Karamay, Xinjiang Autonomous Region in Oct. 2015 to uplift its national and international significance. In 2017, CUPB has been listed among the "Double First-Class" strategic plan, which is a new ambitious higher education policy that officially launched by Chinese Ministry of Education.
With years of efforts, CUPB has been working on improving its programme quality, continuously evolving to stay at the cutting edge of research and industrial advances, and broadening its disciplines and research areas. The present focus of CUPB includes its traditional energy related fields alongside with the new outreach to sustainable and renewable energy technology and clean energy technology, deep-water technology, energy strategy and policy study, safety engineering technology, environmental engineering and energy management. There are 16 colleges in total at CUPB which offers 27 Bachelor programmes, 99 Master programmes and 48 PhD programmes. It has 2 national key labs, 1 national engineering education center and 20 ministerial key labs or research institutes.
The academics, who account for CUPB's position as a national leader in energy related subjects, are an essential part of its rich academic environment. There are 1,464 teachers in total including 239 professors and 374 associate professors. Among them, there are two winners of Chinese Academy of Science Awards, two winners of Chinese Academy of Engineering Awards. CUPB currently has 7,676 undergraduate students, 5,620 Master students, 1253 PhDs and 655 overseas students from 48 countries.
One of the principles of CUPB has been to work closely with world-leading energy companies such as China National Petroleum Corporation, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, TOTAL, Shell, Petronas, Saudi Aramco, Kogas, BP, StatOil, etc. More than 65% of its research projects are supported by these organisations. Internationalization is one of the three key strategic priorities of CUPB whose target is to attract scholars around the world and involve our faculty and students to explore the world and share their capacity with the world through linkages with CUPB's global partner institutions. CUPB currently has collaborative relationship with 160 higher education institutions and academic organisations from more than 40 countries.