Founded in September, 1950, Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST) is located in the scenic coastal city of Qingdao known as the "Eastern Switzerland". It was formerly known as Qingdao Institute of Chemical Technology and got its present name in March, 2002 with the approval of the Education Ministry of China. QUST, a key university of Shandong Province, is a multi-disciplinary university which focuses on engineering, coordinately develops with science, engineering, art, economic, management, medicine and law, and distinguishes itself by material science, chemical engineering, applied chemistry, mechanical engineering, automation and information technology and computer science.
QUST has three campuses, Sifang Campus (370,000 sq. m., in Sifang District), Laoshan Campus (1,335,000 sq. m., in Old Stone Man National Tourist Resort) and Gaomi Campus (in the city of Gaomi, Shandong Province). There are 1452 faculty members, 736 of whom hold professorship; and 25,000 students, about 1500 of them being postgraduates or PhD students.
The University has 19 colleges and 4 postdoctoral research stations offering 7 PhD, 55 master and 63 bachelor degree programs. It plays a key role in such fields as Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Information and Controlling Engineering in China.
QUST develops rapidly in cooperation and exchange with foreign institutions. It has established cooperation relations with 61 universities of 16 countries and a number of well-known international companies such as LANXESS and ALPS.
QUST was authorized as a Chinese Government Scholarship university by the Education Ministry of China and as a Shandong Government Scholarship university by Shandong Provincial Government in 2011 (Please refer to "Scholarships" for more information). We welcome international students to study with us and experience the university's culture and spirit.