Praised by national leader as "A shinning pearl gushing over the sea in the southwest"
The Southwest University of Science and Technology(SWUST) is located in the city of Mianyang, the unique science and technology city in China, Sichuan Province. The university is a full-time multi-disciplinary university with over 60 years of education. It is an institution of higher education co-supported and administered by the People's Government of Sichuan, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China(MOE), and Ministry of Industry and Information of the People’s Republic of China. It is one of 14 key universities receiving State’s special support in western China as well as one of the pilot modern distance education universities in China. The university possesses the national Science & Technology Park approved by Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and MOE.
The university covers an area of about 273 hectares with a building floorage of one million square meters. As a large dynamic university of the 21st century, SWUST offers a wide range of programs at the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels. SWUST has 17 schools, offering 76 bachelor degree programs, 4 types of professional master degree programs, 17 first-level master degree disciplines and 3 first-level doctorate degree disciplines in 9 subjects namely Engineering, Agriculture, Science, Economics, Law, Literature, Management , Education and Arts. In addition, the university offers 4 Ph.D joint programs with the Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics. The university serves over 30,000 fulltime postgraduate and undergraduate students. The university has more than 2,200 staff including one academician of the Chinese Engineering Academy and 780 professors and associate professors.
SWUST has evolved a distinctive educational model of strengthening its links with the regional industry, teaching & research units. With the growing process of internationalization, SWUST is involving in active exchanges with overseas universities. Currently, the SWUST maintains close links with universities and institutions in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania. SWUST is open and positive to welcome more communication and collaboration with abroad university on areas of mutual interest.