Over the last 50 years, ECUST has provided one group after another of elite graduates to better society. In 1988, when the university was celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Petroleum Refining Department, Chairman Jiang Zeming cheerfully wrote a motto: “Talented people come to the fore in great numbers” in commemoration.
The university departments are organized in 15 academic schools. Besides those main academic schools, the university features a School of Online Education, the College of International Education, the College of Continuing Education, the Sino-German College of Technology, a Department of Excellent Students in Science and Technology and a Marxism Institute.Long-term academic relationships have been established with more than 60 universities, enterprises, and research institutes all over the world.
It is a key research university in China featuring distinctive disciplines and a balanced curriculum of science, engineering, materials, computer, economics, management, arts and law. The university emphasizes the campus motto of “Industry, Pragmatics, Inspiration and Morality”, by continuously reviewing our performance and exploring operating models, to attract more and more industrious young students to further their education here.
The Library has a total floor space of 19,648 square meters, providing space for 1601 seats and 2,450,000 volumes of books in several languages. The newly completed digital library has a disc array containing over 40 disc databases such as CA, EI as well as network mirror image (MSI) databases; with a total capacity of 16TB, the system is easily accessible to all readers at ECUST.
The hospital has a staff of 45 students and teachers for general medical treatment. , including 4 associate professor doctors, 10 professor doctors, 9 nurses, and 21 medical technicians. It clearly relates responsibility of specific personnel to ensure good care of needy students and teachers there.
ECUST is comprised of more than 1.7 million square meters on 3 campuses. The main campus, being 17 kilometers from Hongqiao Airport and 45 kilometers from Pudong International Airport, is situated in the prosperous and energetic Xuhui District. In addition to its downtown location, the university also features two other campuses in Fengxian and Jinshan District.A great variety of cultural activities organised by the university, such as Culturel and Art Festival, Ideological and Academic Festival, and Society Festival have enriched the students’extra-curricular activities and provided them with a large stage to show their talent as well as to improve their capabilities.
The indoor facilities consists of two standard basketball courts, one multi-function gymnasium, one 50-meter indoor shooting range, and a table tennis building. Outdoor facilities include a standard track and field with a 400-meter plastic runway and a natural turf football court, 10 outdoor standard basketball courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts, an artificial turf football court, and a swimming pool.There are two fitness centers: the testing center and the training center.
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