Chongqing Three Gorges University (CTGU), established in 1956, is a national comprehensive university in China. CTGU is located in Wanzhou, the second largest city in Chongqing Municipality at the heart of the Three Gorges Dam Areas by the Yangtze. It presently[when?] has a total enrolment of 13,000 full-time domestic students and international students; and a staff of about 1,000, including about 300 professors and associate professors, about 400 Masters Degree or Doctors Degree winners, and more than 60 external part-time Professors and international teachers. CTGU has 14 teaching faculties. It has more than 70 specialties for 3-year students and 4-year students, which cover eight disciplinary domains. It has prominent advantages in the teaching and research of the specialties of marketing, international trade, environmental protection, folk art, languages and literature, physical education, tourism, biology, chemical engineering, ethnonymics, and occupies the leading position in China in some of the specialties and subjects.
CTGU consists of 29 colleges, 70 undergraduate programs covering nine fields including science, engineering, medicine, arts, economics, management, law, education and fine arts. There are 5 national-level characteristic disciplines for undergraduates; 10 provincial-level branded disciplines for undergraduates; 7 disciplines selected as the instalment of “A plan for Educating and Training Outstanding Engineers” by the Ministry of Education, 8 disciplines taught in English. There are 2 primary-discipline doctoral programs, 20 primary-discipline master’s degree programs and 130 secondary-discipline master’s degree programs. There are 12 professional masters degree programs in engineering, business administration (MBA), translation and interpretation (MTI), etc.. There are 11 provincial key primary-discipline programs.
CTGU adheres to the principle of promoting development through opening up, organizes multi-level, wide range international cooperation and communication, insists the development path of internationalization, learning advanced educational concept and experience of other countries. It also ushers in high quality education resources, promotes the development of education reform, emphasizes the training of talents with international education background, and promotes the international status, influences and the competitiveness of the university. In 2011, CTGU became one of the 52 authorized universities to recruit MBBS (English-teaching) students, and was authorized by the Ministry of Education to organize Sino-foreign cooperative education program for undergraduates of Electronic Engineering and Automation; CTGU obtained an exemption qualification to recruit students from Hong Kong in 2013; and was authorized by the Ministry of Education to organize Sino-foreign cooperative education program for undergraduates of Tourism Management. In recent years, the University has invited 3 Nobel prize winners to lecture in CTGU, and welcomed 70 international delegations of nearly 1000 person-times per year.