About Chongqing University
Founded in 1929, Chongqing University is located in the fourth and also the youngest Municipality, Chongqing city, in the southwestern China. Directly under the jurisdiction of Chinese Ministry of Education, Chongqing University is among the top 39 universities within the framework the national “985 Project” gaining preferential support for its construction and development from the Chinese Central Government.
Currently, Chongqing University runs 25 colleges or faculties, plus the Graduate school, the City College of Science and Technology, the College of Continuing Education, the College of Networking Education. The University has a total enrollment of 52,000 students, of which 16,000 are master and doctoral students. The university offers postdoctoral programs in 18 post-doc mobility stations, 60 doctoral programs, 182 master programs, 9 professional master degree programs, and 85 bachelor’s degree programs. The university has a total number of over 5,800 faculty and staff members, including over 3,000 full-time teachers, some 1,500 full professors and associate professors.
Chongqing City is located on the upper reach of Yangtze River at the confluence of the Yangtze and JialingRivers in Southwest China. Since its founding 3,000 years ago, Chongqing has been called Jiangzhou, Yuzhou, and Gongzhou, before getting its present name nearly 800 years ago, meaning "double celebrations" in Chinese. Perched beside the Yangtze, the "GoldenRiver," Chongqing symbolizes Yangtze River civilizations and is the cradle of Bayu culture.
Chongqing attracts visitors from home and abroad for its cultural heritage and other tourist attractions. The city is the starting point for the Yangtze River Cruise, which explores the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges. Other attractions include the Dazu Rock Carvings, valuable works of art carved during the Ninth Century, GoldBuddhistMountain, a rich repository of diverse animals and plants; and FishingTown, one of three ancient battlefields in China. Ancient Ci Qi Kou Town lures tourists to linger in its streets to buy handicraft souvenirs.
Chongqing is famous for its hot Chongqing cuisine and world-famous hotpot dishes. Street vendors as well as restaurants feature exciting spicy delicacies for the adventurers.
In June of 1997, Chongqing became one of the four municipalities ( namely Beijing, Shanghai, Tian Jin, and Chongqing) in China , which is directly under the Chinese Central Government. Covering a total area of 82,400 square kilometers, and housing a total of some 3.1 million residents, Chongqing is now the largest city in China in terms of both area and population, sharing borders with the provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Shanxi provinces.
Widely acknowledged as the largest industrial and economic center in southwestern China, ChongqingCity, taking the opportunity of being the fourth Municipality, has been committed to the infrastructure construction, industrial renovation and economic development. Now, with its booming economy, beautiful natural environment and unique local culture demonstrating a blend of Chinese traditional culture and western culture, Chongqing becomes a modern city where visitors and tourists can explore endless fascination.