Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), founded in 1951, offers multidisciplinary education in engineering, sciences, management, literature, law, economics and education with unique engineering characteristics. It is a key construction university of Shandong Province for cultivating personnels with practical abilities. It is co-built by Shandong Provincial People's Government and the former State Administration of Work Safety.
The University now has three campuses, located respectively in Qingdao, Tai’an and Jinan, covering a total area of 253 hectares with a floor space of 1.46 million square meters. The total value of fixed assets of the university reached to 3.015 billion yuan, and the total value of teaching and research instruments and equipment is 796 million yuan
The University comprises 32 academic colleges, 5 research institutions, 5 teaching auxiliary departments and one independent college. There are 9 centers for post-doctoral studies, 10 first-tier disciplines authorized to confer doctoral degrees with 27 doctoral programs; 16 disciplines to confer master’s degrees and 93 undergraduate programs.
The University boasts 1 state key discipline (under construction), 5 first class disciplines of Shandong province and 19 key disciplines of Shandong province and Qingdao city. Engineering, mathematics, chemistry and materials science have entered the top 1% of ESI in the world. There’s also a state key lab base co-founded by Shandong Province and the Ministry of Education, 2 state-local joint engineering centers, 1 national engineering lab and 71 ministerial/provincial key disciplines (labs, engineering centers) .
SDUST currently enrolls over 36,100 full-time students, including more than 9,040 master and doctoral candidates. Among a faculty and staff of over 3,170 are 297 professors, including 4 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 10 dual-employed academicians, 1 foreign academician of Japanese Academy of Engineering, 20 candidates of the “State Enginnering Talent Project”, Outstanding Young Scholar Foundation Program professors and Yangtse Program professors. 6 professors are honored with titles of National Young- and Middle-aged Experts with Oustanding Contributions. 52 professors are entitled to state special subsidies. There are two leading talents in the talent team of Taishan Scholar's Advantageous and Characteristic disciplines, 36 experts in the Taishan Climbing Project , and 22 young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions in Shandong Province. There are 11 provincial excellent teachers, 3 national model teachers and 8 national excellent teachers. There are two Education Ministry innovation teams, 2 Shandong province innovation teams, 14 innovation teams of youth innovation science and technology plan of high education institutions of Shandong province, 11 innovation teams of talent introduction and cultivation plan.
There are 8 national featured programs and comprehensive renovation pilot programs, 8 featured programs and pilot comprehensive renovation programs, and 8 programs that have passed engineering certification. There are 10 excellent open courses, resource sharing courses and excellent courses, 5 teaching achievement awards, 5 experimental teaching demonstration centers, virtual simulation experimental teaching centers, and engineering practice education centers, 1 virtual simulation experimental teaching project, 1 talent training mode innovation experimental area, 1 teaching team and 1 off campus practical education base for college students. There are 12 provincial-level brand characteristic majors, 18 brand featured programs, 9 high-level application-oriented project groups, 5 education docking industrial projects serving the new and old kinetic energy conversion, 58 excellent courses, 95 teaching achievement awards, 7 experimental teaching demonstration centers, 2 talent training model innovation experimental areas, 8 teaching teams, 1 new and old kinetic energy conversion industrial training base.
In the past five years, SDUST has undertaken 407 national scientific research projects and 896 provincial and ministerial projects. It has won 255 scientific research awards at or above the provincial and ministerial level, including 3 second prizes of national science and technology progress, and 1 second prize of national technological invention. 1532 national invention patents were authorized. The Science and Technology Park of the university is jointly recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education as the "National University Science and Technology Park" and the "College Students' Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Practice Base".
The University has established cooperative relationship with 120 universities and research institutes in 23 countries and regions, and the university was successfully selected in the "discipline innovation and talent introduction plan of universities". Nearly 100 foreign experts joined the university every year. 5 joint-education programs are approved by the Ministry of Education with over 2000 students enrolled. Over 500 international students from more than 70 countries come to SDUST for degree or short term studies.
Facing the future, all teachers and students of the University adhere to the school motto of "Seeking truth and Innovation" and the school ethos of "Unity, Diligence, Truth-seeking and Innovation", carry forward the university spirit of "Perseverance and Diligence" , carry forward the university tradition of "Love, Dedication and Practical Work", strive for a new era, seize new opportunities, realize new leaps, and strive to build the university into an engineering oriented and distinctive, high level university in the years to come.