- About Changchun
- About CUST
- About IEEC
Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST) is located in Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province of China. Changchun city stands at the central part of Northeast China. In history, it’s the last emperor, Pu Yi's "Royal Capital. Now, it has been turned into a beautiful, prosperous, open and internationalized city, known as the "Spring City of Northland ". It covers a total area of 20,604 square kilometres, a population of over 4 million. Changchun people are kind, friendly and helpful, and thus also called by the media as the most humane city in China.
Changchun is the cradle of the country’s auto, film, optics, biological pharmaceuticals and rail car industry, known as the "City of Automobile ", "City of Film". Due to its green-space ratio of 78% in the urban area, it enjoys a reputation of "Asian Forest City". It has a climate with four distinct seasons. Summer, air is fresh, with tree-lined avenues, and in Winter, snow-covered branches of trees look like nectar and jade.
Changchun is one of the cities where the citizens speak the most standard Mandarin in accent and intonation. Thus, it is the most favorable place for international students to learn Putonghua in China. The living cost here is low, which offers an ideal place for international students to study and live in.
In 1958, Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics was founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences ( Renamed as Changchun University of Science and Technology in 2002, hereinafter as CUST ). After more than 50 years of development, by abiding to the educational philosophy of uniting "teaching, research and production" together, it has been developed into a teaching and research key university, with its optical-electronic technology as the most striking feature, and a coordinative development of multi-disciplines of engineering, science, arts, economics, management and law, etc./p>
CUST has particularly a powerful scientific research strength in the fields of laser technology, optical-electronic instruments, testing, communications, advanced manufacturing, computer applications, optoelectronic materials, nano-materials, bio-medical engineering, etc. and has also achieved an outstanding result in humanities and social scientific research such as law, Chinese language and literature./p>
Over the years, CUST has been actively engaged in carrying out international exchanges and cooperation, and has successfully set up an educational and academic cooperative network covering Europe, America and Asia. At present, it has established friendly and cooperative relations with over 90 universities and research institutions in more than 20 countries such as the United States, Canada, Russia, South Korea, Norway, Japan, etc. It is also one of the 20 Chinese universities of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The International Education and Exchange College of CUST is an organization specially engaged in enrolling international students and in charge of the educative matters. Up to now, IEEC has hosted a total number of more than 2,000 students from 79 countries around the world since its very beginning of accepting international students in 1987. At present, the total number of our international students (Chinese language students, undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral students and senior scholar,) amounts to more than 400 each year. Our college has a well-developed educational system, rich teaching experience, good environment of study and sound living conditions for international students.
The programs offered in our college are: Chinese language training courses, short-term Chinese language and culture experiencing programs, undergraduates, graduates and doctoral programs.
Sincerely welcome international students from all countries in the world to study in our university.