China University of Petroleum (CUPB) was founded in 1953, nominated as one of the key national universities in 1960, and is a ‘211’ national university under the administration of the Ministry of Education. As a first-tier national university in China, the mission of CUPB is to prepare qualified engineers and offer great technical service for the global oil industry through its education of the highest quality and excellent research.
With years of efforts, CUPB has been working on improving its programme quality, continuously evolving to stay at the cutting edge of research and industrial advances, and broadening its disciplines and research areas. The present focus of CUPB includes its traditional energy-related fields alongside the new outreach to sustainable and renewable energy technology and clean energy technology, deep-water technology, energy strategy and policy study, safely engineering technology, environmental engineering and energy management. There are 16 colleges in total at CUPB which offers 27 Bachelor's programmes, 99 Master's programmes and 48 PhD programmes. It has 2 national key labs, 1 national engineering education centre and 20 ministerial key labs or research institutes.
The academics, who account for CUPB’s position as a national leader in energy-related subjects, are an essential part of its rich academic environment. There are 1,369 teachers in total including 229 professors and 274 associate professors. Among them, there are two winners of the Chinese Academy of Science Awards, two winners of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Awards. CUPB currently has 7,663undergraduate students, 5,426 Master's students, 1076 PhDs and 832 overseas students from 52 countries.
One of the principles of CUPB has been to work closely with world-leading energy companies such as China National Petroleum Corporation, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, TOTAL, Shell, Petronas, Saudi Aramco, Kogas, BP, StatOil, etc. More than 65% of its research projects are supported by these organizations. Internationalisation is one of the three key strategic priorities of CUPB whose target is to attract scholars around the world and involve our faculty and students to explore the world and share their capacity with the world through linkages with CUPB’s global partner institutions. CUPB currently has a collaborative relationship with 120 higher education institutions and academic organizations from 36 countries.
China University of Petroleum, Beijing, is located in a scenic region of tourist interest in Changping County, Beijing, about 5 miles to the Ming Tombs and 15 miles to the Great Wall. Changping is dynamic yet laid-back, culturally rich but down to earth. One can easily explore Changping on foot or by bike with its perfect size. CUPB has a beautiful campus divided into two relatively independent quarters, which has excellent teaching and learning facilities and well-equipped residential areas.