Founded in 1950, Chongqing University of Post and Telecommunications (CQUPT) is one of the few universities that has been blue-printed and given priority to develop by the State. It has also grown into a prominent university and is acknowledged by its excellence in the field of information industry both within and outside China. The university covers an area of 730 acres.
There are over 24,000 students, including more than 4,000 postgraduates. It has a faculty of more than 1,600 and has about 100 well-known experts as well as more than 20 fellows who are visiting or part-time professors from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as from countries like the UK, Canada, USA, Poland, and India. Currently, CQUPT has 15 colleges and departments, 47 undergraduate programs, 38 postgraduate programs, and 2 PhD programs. The university has built many well-established relationships with over 50 universities from other countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Germany, and Korea etc. With these other universities CQUPT participates in student exchange, scholar visits and joint research. CQUPT has also built partnerships with some world IT leaders such as HP, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle.
university has set up the CQUPT-HP Joint School of Software and the International Institute of Semiconductors,Chongqingï, both of which focus on joint training and research. CQUPT admits international students supported by Chinese Government Scholarship, Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship, President Scholarship and self-financed international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The university now has over 300 international students, from 52 countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, Republic of Kazakhstan, USA, France and Canada. CQUPT has also successfully hosted many international academic conferences and attracts overseas statesmen, business elites, eminent scholars and experts to lecture or visit.