University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) is one of the leading universities participating in the national reforms. It is spearheaded by the Ministry of Education entitled Project 985 and Project 211. The UESTC campus is situated in a unique part of China. Known as “the land of abundance,” Chengdu, Sichuan province, historically was considered the economic, cultural and geo-political hub of Western China. With fifty years in developing and investing in its curriculum and facilities, the university has been training diverse talents for their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. UESTC takes pride in establishing a multidisciplinary curriculum around the field of electronic sciences and technology, by incorporating science, engineering, business management and the liberal arts.
UESTC aims to train talented minds with strong skillsets, a cosmopolitan perspective, and a deep sense of social responsibility. Many of the UESTC graduates leave the institution having been instilled in these values and principles. The employment rate for UESTC graduates remains over a 95% rate. Meanwhile, 50% of undergraduates continue their graduate studies at home and abroad. UESTC graduates are visibly prominent in the IT field worldwide.
The university has developed open courses and published textbooks used throughout the provincial and national level. UESTC houses 10 national education and teaching practice and demonstration centers. Of the 10 demonstration centers, the Cultural Quality Education Center for College Students, Mathematics Education Center, Electric and Electronics Center, and the Experiment Teaching Demonstration Center have won several teaching achievement prizes. Now there are 2 leading academic departments, 65 doctoral degrees, 94 master’s degrees and 13 post-doctoral positions.
The university actively implements the policy of training leading talents and recruiting recognized researchers for its teaching faculty. Amongst its academic department sits 9 members from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 52 from the nation’s Thousand Talents Program, and one from “Ten Thousand Talents Program.” In addition, UESTC faculty includes 20 Changjiang Scholars and 10 recipients of the National Science and Technology Foundation Award. 8 of its teaching staff have been recognized as model ethical educators.
With the aim of its international development strategy, UESTC has developed a rich network of partnerships with over 200 universities, scientific research institutions, and business communities from over 50 countries. With the partnership and collaboration of globally recognized universities, such as the College of William and Mary of USA and Pohang University of South Korea, exchange programs and joint-training sessions were promoted with these UESTC sister schools. Since 2010, the university has enrolled over 600 international students from more than 50 countries and regions. Annually, UESTC hosts over 10 international academic conferences, meanwhile sending their own academics to participate in and contribute to international conferences. Multinational corporations, such as Intel, Microsoft, TI and IBM, have established laboratories, research centers, and scholarships in collaboration with the university. In the effort to train international talents, UESTC, with the contribution of the University of Glasgow, has co-built the college of Glasgow of UESTC. These strategic partnerships have also been extended to The Second University of Montpellier in France and the Confucius Institute. Meanwhile, joint MBA and DBA programs are offered in collaboration with established universities from the Americas and Portugal.
With the motto of “great buildings and master scholars, ambition and accomplishment,” UESTC envisions realizing its goals of cultivating talented minds, all the while serving the economic and defense needs of the nation. Through embracing a multidisciplinary curriculum, the university plans to become an innovator in the field of electronic sciences and technology.