About the university: Qingdao University of Science & Technology (QUST) is a key university of Shandong Province and has been approved to build it a special elite university for cultivating applied and basic talents with the approval of the province. It’s located in Qingado, china, known as Qingkeda. It is a multi-disciplinary university which focuses on engineering, co-ordinately develops with science, Technology, Humanities, Business, Management, Medicine, Law and Arts. The school encompasses three campuses, including Laoshan Campus, Sifang Campus and Gaomi Campus. Academics: Qingdao University of Science and Technology is one of the nine Provincial Key Universities of Shandong. It was ranked 45th among engineering universities on the Mainland in 2013. In 2011, it was included in the first national Excellence Plan for Engineering Education. In recent years, QUST has been implementing scientific outlook on development completely and thoroughly, made great achievements in various undertakings and its basic conditions of education have obviously been bettered. QUST has 3 first-level doctoral disciplines, 24 second-level doctoral majors, 4 postdoctoral mobile research stations, 20 first-level postgraduate disciplines, 125 postgraduate majors, and 68 undergraduate programs. Chemistry and materials science are the most renowned majors offered, with the Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics as well as the Key Laboratory of Eco-chemical Engineering of the Ministry of Education being hosted by the university. Several post-doctoral programs in those fields are also available. Joint research centers have been set up with several international companies, including the LANXESS Rubber Research Center Qingdao. Campuses Sifang Campus Gaomi Campus Laoshan Campus Affiliated colleges Sino-German Technical College University of Paderborn of Germany University Statistics: In recent years, QUST has actively promoted open strategy and internationalization strategy and cooperated with 69 universities of 16 countries, such as Germany, Korea, America, Canada, Russia and France at different levels and areas. QUST sets up R&D Centers, International Engineer Training Center, Post-undergraduate Stations, University Student Business Start-up Center, and joint-labs with world-known companies, such as Lanxess (Germany), Alps (Japan) to jointly cultivate talents of different levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD), progressively improves the internationalization of its educational system and forms a distinctive international features of education. In recent years, the employment rate in international companies of graduates of QUST is increasing year by year; some majors have over 50% of their graduates employed by overseas companies. Top researchers: QUST attaches great importance to the scientific researches and has won 14 National Technological Invention Prizes, National Scientific and Technological Progress Prizes, one Dupont Technology Innovation Prize of Ministry of Science and Technology. Four listed companies have been founded as the result of transformation of scientific research achievements, namely MESNAC, Yantai Wanhua Group, Sailun Co. Ltd, and Qingdao Kingking Group.