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China University of Petroleum (CUPB), founded in 1953 was nominated as one of the key national universities in 1960, and is a ‘211’ national universities under administration of the Ministry of Education. As a first-tier national university of China, the mission of CUPB is to prepare qualified engineers and offer great technical service for the global oil industry through its education of the highest quality and excellent research. With years of efforts, CUPB has been working on improving its program equality, continuously evolving to stay at the cutting edge of research and industrial advances, and broadening its disciplines and research areas. The present focus of CUPB includes its traditional energy related fields alongside with the new outreach to sustainable and renewable energy technology and clean energy technology, deep-water technology, energy strategy and policy study, safely engineering technology, environmental engineering and energy management. There are 16 colleges in total at CUPB which offer 27 Bachelor programs, 99 Master programs and 48 PhD programs. It has 2 national key labs, 1 national engineering education center and 20 ministerial key labs or research institutes.
The professors, who account for CUPB’s position as a national leader in energy related subjects, are an essential part of its rich academic environment. There are 1,369 teachers in total including 229 professors and 274 associate professors. Among them, there are two winners of Chinese Academy of Science Awards, two winners of Chinese Academy of Engineering Awards. CUPB currently has 7,663 undergraduate students, 5,426 Master students, 1076 PhDs and 832 overseas students from 52 countries. The university has 4 faculties, 5 departments and 3 schools and 1 research center, offering 22 bachelor, 47 master and 23 Ph.D. programs. It has 13 research institutes, 31 research groups, 30 laboratories, 5 centers, and one state key laboratory.
The university Library has a collection of 250,000 bound volumes covering the whole range of the subjects studied at Beijing Campus. It provides excellent services, including on-line service for literature search, to every reader. The university Sports Center is the main campus recreation center. Facilities include an athletic ground, a multi-purpose pavilion, a swimming pool and a gymnasium.
One of the principles of CUPB has been to work closely with world-leading energy companies such as China National Petroleum Corporation, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, TOTAL, Shell, Petronas, Saudi Aramco, Kogas, BP, Statoil, etc. More than 65% of its research projects are supported by these organizations. Internationalization is one of the three key strategic priorities of CUPB whose target is to attract scholars around the world and involve our faculty and students to explore the world and share their capacity with the world through linkages with CUPB’s global partner institutions. CUPB currently has collaborative relationship with 120 higher education institutions and academic organizations from 36 countries.
The campus of CUPB is located at a scenic region in Changping County, Beijing, about 5 miles to the Ming Tombs and 15 miles to the Great Wall. Beijing, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the world's second most populous city in the world with 22 million inhabitants. The city, located in northern China, Many of Beijing's 91 universities consistently rank among the best in China. In 2015, 52 companies of the Fortune Global 500 company headquarters were located in Beijing, more than any other city in the world. Beijing Central Business District is quickly becoming the center for Beijing's economic expansion, rapid modernization, and radically changing skyline, with the ongoing or recently completed construction of multiple skyscrapers.
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