China Petroleum University

China Petroleum University

About CUP: 

China University of Petroleum (CUP) is a one of the major state universities sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (MOE). CUP was recently selected to be one of the one-hundred major universities in the Project 211, a nation-wide program to promote the quality and international competence of Chinese higher education institutions.

China University of Petroleum (CUP) is a state key comprehensive university under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education of PRC and also one of the national “211 Project” universities. The university was founded in 1953, named Beijing Petroleum Institute, and moved to Shandong Province in 1969 with its name changed to East China Petroleum Institute. The university was renamed University of Petroleum in 1988 with two campuses respectively in Shandong and Beijing, and changed its name into China University of Petroleum in January 2005.

China University of Petroleum (Huadong) has two campuses respectively in Dongying and Qingdao. The university has Graduate School, 13 faculties (College of Geo-Resources and Information, College of Petroleum Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Electromechanical Engineering, College of Information and Control Engineering, College of Storage & Transportation and Architectural Engineering, College of Computer and Communication Engineering, College of Economics and Management, College of Mathematics and Computational Science, College of Physics Science and Technology, School of Foreign Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Physical Education), School of Military Reserve Officers, Advanced Vocational College, College of Distance and Continuing Education. The university has over 1,400 professional teachers, of whom 683 professors and associate professors, 739 doctoral supervisors and Master tutors.

China University of Petroleum (UPC) is a state key comprehensive university under the

Direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and a member of “211 Project” and “985 innovation platform for superiority subject”universities.

It is also one of the universities that have graduate school. China University of Petroleum (HuaDong) is a high-level university co-established by Ministry of Education, the four petroleum and petrochemical companies (CNPC, Sinopec, CNOOC, and CHEMCHINA)and the People’s Government of Shandong Province. Acclaimed as “acradle of technology talents for petroleum industry”, our university is an important base of training high-level talents for petroleum and petrochemical industry. It has developed into an engineering-oriented, multiple disciplines coordinately-developed university with distinctive petroleum and petrochemical characteristics.

China University of Petroleum (Huadong) has two campuses respectively in Dong Ying and Qingdao.

Qingdao campus locates in Qingdao, a city enjoying high reputation such as “city of sailing”, “city by the sea”.

China University of Petroleum is located in coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong Province 2nd host city for Beijing Olympics 2008.

  • Recognized By Saudi Ministry of Education.
  • Recognized By U.A.E Ministry of Education.
  • National key university of” 211″ project.
  • Directly under Central Education Ministry of Beijing.
  • Started English medium program since 2007 and up to now has enrolled more than 150 foreign students.
  • The 2nd largest Oil field of China is in Shandong and is the research base of China University of Petroleum.
  • It has 83rd number in the list of top 100 universities of China. The link is below:

  • In world ranking list it comes on 1327 The link is below:

The University of Petroleum (UPC) is one of the major state universities under the jurisdiction of the State Education Ministry. Formerly known as The Beijing Petroleum Institute and founded in 1953, it moved to Dongying City, Shandong Province in 1969, with its name changed to The East China Petroleum Institute. In 1988 it was renamed The University of Petroleum, consisting of one university in East China and one in Beijing.
The University of Petroleum (East China) is the main part of the UPC. In 1997, it ranked among the key universities of the “211 Project” –which means 100 key universities will be built in the 21st century in China–and was examined and accepted by the State Education Ministry in 2001.
The University of Petroleum (East China) covers an area of 3100 Chinese mu (about 200 hectares) with 650,000 m2 of floor space. The library has a collection of 1.27 million volumes. In addition to 13 colleges and departments, there are also an Adult Education School, a Network Education School and an Advanced Vocational School, and the university has over 17,000 regular undergraduates over 2,000 postgraduates over 139,000 correspondence students and over 6,000 Internet students


The University of Petroleum (East China) is a multi-disciplinary university laying stress on engineering disciplines, while seeking coordinate development of science, engineering, management, humanities, jurisprudence, economics and so on. There are 3 Post-doctoral Research Centers, 3 first-class disciplines with Doctoral Degree Authority, 13 Doctoral Degree program designations, 7 self-designated Doctoral Degree program designations, 31 Master’s Degree program designations, 8 engineering Master’s Degree program designations, 5 state key disciplines, 1 state key laboratory, 1 Engineering Research Center of State Education Ministry, 1 state Teaching Base offering the basic chemistry course for engineering students, 8 provincial and ministerial level key disciplines and 17 provincial and ministerial level key laboratories (research centers).
China University of Petroleum covers all the major fields of petroleum and petrol refinement studies, the level of which take the lead in China. Five subjects are State? The university has been incorporating and promoting general disciplines and new disciplines

Scientific Research

The University of Petroleum is a vital base for conducting petroleum and petrol refinement researches. Provided with good research conditions and a vast prospect in the scientific research market, it has acquired a remarkable strength in both theoretical and applied studies. It has built up a technology innovation system and achieved an advanced level in many aspects. At present it undertakes over 800 scientific research programs, among which over 245 are on and above the provincial and ministerial level, 1 in the Focused State Research Program, 6 in the “863” program, 12 in the “973” program, 61 funded programs, 80 important programs for top three Petroleum Corporations. It has implemented 26 million-yuan programs, 3 ten-million-yuan programs. Since 1996 it has harvested over 500 scientific research fruit, among which 162 are awarded by the superior authorities. It lists the 35th in Chinese universities in terms of gaining intellectual patent. Its staff have been writing highly accomplished scientific theses, and in 2001, the academic theses published in SCI and EI list the 32th and the 44th among Chinese universities. The scientific research funds has been mounting up for 7 years and in 2002 amount to 75 million Yuan RMB

School Enterprises

The University of Petroleum runs over 40 enterprises that amount to 146 000 000 yuan in total asset and yields 900 000 000 yuan in annual sales and 70 000 000 yuan in income, which sit on the top of school-run enterprises in Shandong Province and within the top ten of school-run enterprises in China.


Qingdao’s environment, featuring azure sea, white sand, and green trees, is widely admired by people of many other places.

Qingdao is a special city that combines the charm of south China with the generosity of north China. Because it was opened early and was once occupied by Japanese and German invaders, it takes on a look that appears to be more Westernized than many other cities in China.

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