Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST) is a university of science and technology founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1958. Wang Daheng, the famous optical expert, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Science and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was the founder and the current honorary President. After 5 decades of development and construction, CUST has now become a multidisciplinary university in science, engineering, arts, economy, management and law with photoelectrics as its distinctive characteristics and with the integration of optics, mechanics, electronics, computer and material science as its superiority.
CUST is located by the scenic South Lake, in Changchun New and Hi-tech Development Zone. There are east campus, west campus and south campus in the university. The tranquil campus covers an area of 0.769 million square meters, with a floor area of 0.647 million square meters. The total value of fixed assets is RMB 1.2 billion. The library has a collection of 1.772 million copies of books in Chinese and foreign languages. Now, CUST has more than 20,000 full-time students, and 1984 faculty staff.
The international co-operation has expanded increasingly. The university has successively sent 300 teachers abroad to about 20 countries including the US, UK, Japan, Germany and Russia to pursue their academic degrees, to do research work or to attend the international academic conferences. More than 30 foreign teachers are teaching in the university and more than 200 foreign students will come to study here every year. We have established friendly co-operation relationship with over 90 universities in Russia, Korea, Japan, United States, Norway, Ukraine, England, Sweden, Germany, and Singapore and so on.
The international students can apply for further education in: School of Science, School of Photoelectric Engineering, School of Mechatronical Engineering, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, School of Computer Science and Technology, School of Material and Chemical Industry, School of Life Science, School of Economy and Management, School of Foreign Language and School of Literature and Law.