China University of Petroleum-Beijing

China University of Petroleum-Beijing (CUP), founded in 1953, is a national key university directly affiliated to China’s Ministry of Education. Its main campus lies at the southern foothill ofJundu Mountain in Beijing and the Karamay campus is located in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 



  • 1981 The graduate department was established on the original site of Beijing Petroleum Institute.
  • 1969 The university was relocated to Dongying in Shandong Province and renamed East China Petroleum Institute.
  • 1960 The university was rated as a national key university.
  • 1953 The university was founded, known as Beijing Petroleum Institute at the time.


  • According to the ESI statistics by May 2020, CUP ranked within top 1% in ESI in the world for 5 disciplines: Chemistry, Engineering, Material Science, Geosciences and Computer Science, with the Engineering discipline getting into top 1‰ in ESI globally. Based on the petroleum industrial structure, CUPhas established a discipline structure featuring: preponderantdisciplines of Oil & Gas Engineering, Geological Resources andGeological Engineering, supporting disciplines of Chemistry,Material Science and Engineering, and newly emerging interdisciplinaryof Unconventional Oil & Gas, New Energy andOffshore Oil & Gas Engineering.


  • CUPvalues scientific research adhering to the principle of “undertaking major projects, establishing large platforms, organizing strong teams, making important achievements and contributions in research”. Ithas 2 state key laboratories, 9 national research innovationsub-platforms, 23 research innovation platforms at provincial andministerial level and 18 key lab branches of China National PetroleumCorporation (CNPC). It has dominatedthe domestic leading position in several researching areas with an outstanding advantage in the disciplines of petroleum and petrochemistry.It has achieved rapid development in the fields of unconventional oil and gas, new energy and other emerging issues. 

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Its main campus lies at the southern foothill of Jundu Mountain in Beijing and the Karamay campus is located in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. With a distinctive characteristic in petroleum, CUP mainly focuses on engineering disciplines while having a coordinated development in multi-disciplines.

Student Reviews

Learning experience at university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience in college has given me a chance to sharpen my skills in my field of choice. Life gave me opportunity to learn more ways to improve my crafts as a results of my time in college,which am truly grateful for.

CUPB experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a great university and my experience is positive about the university

Unknown situation
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

It was very good educationally but i had a case that made me decrease my rating to the university which was they just suddenly canceled our major from the whole majors list

Changping, Beijing, China

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