Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology was established in March 2000 on the basis of the former Guangdong Petrochemical College and Maoming Education College. Standing admist the beautiful landscape, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology is the biggest petro-chemical production base in South China as well as the largest fruits producer in China. Maoming University is developing very rapidly on this beautiful and fertile land. It belongs to Guangdong Province under the joint management of province and the municipality but mostly the province supervises the university. The former Guangdong Petrochemical College was founded in Guangzhou in 1954. In over 50 years, totally, the university has brought up over 40,000 graduates for the country who working in all the petrochemical enterprises in China as well as in schools at all levels in West Guangdong. At present, the university consists of 6 secondary colleges: College of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering, College of Chemistry and Life Science, Mechanical and Electrical College, College of Computer and Electronic Information, Normal College, College of Adult Education, as well as 5 departments directly under the university: Department of Economic Management, Department of Architectural Engineering, Department of Social Science, Department of Physical Education, and Art Department. They cover 7 disciplines, such as engineering, science, management, education, literature, law, history, etc. and 31 undergraduate specialties. The university enrolls students from 16 provinces (central municipalities and regions). Up to the end of June, 2006, the university possessed 9382 full time students. In 2004 and 2005, the employment rates of the graduates were respectively 97.6% and 96.8%. Its fixed assets are over 400 million yuan, including the total value of instruments for teaching and research 63.9148 million yuan with each single piece worth over 800 yuan. The library contains 971,200 books and 11 kinds of internet databanks. There are 12 experimental teaching centers and 22 laboratories. Among them, the Laboratory of Modern Telecommunications is the provincial key opening laboratory. The university information network center is one of the regional centers for education and research in Guangdong Province. The campus network has almost covered all the areas for teaching and management. “The construction of digital campus” has taken effect initially. At present, the university has undertaken 35 research projects at both the national and provincial levels, and 60 research projects for cities and local enterprises. Research funds are 8.669 million Yuan and have successfully obtained 24 patents. These research results have been partly applied to production, which contribute a lot to the local economy and social development. With the improvement of the management level, the university pays great attention to the communications and cooperation with foreign universities with each passing day and has won initial achievements. At present, the university views the overall situation in the outlook of scientific development. With the help of assessment and construction, Maoming University will improve its image, expand its scale, constantly upgrade its management level and teaching quality, and endeavor to turn itself into a 4-years’ program university centered around teaching, with certain influence and position in the province and China, conspicuous advantages, striking petrochemical characteristics, and focusing on engineering.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology that are published in OMICS International journals.