General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation SCU
Teachers 5,049
Students 55,506
Foreigners 4%
Religion None
Gender limitation No limits
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
海纳百川 有容乃大
• Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China
World ranking397
Country ranking21
Ranking in world by sphere
Life Sciences and Medicine323
Natural Science327
Ranking in world by discipline
Computer Science151
Cost of living in Chengdu, USD/month
Accommodation 140 227
Food 107 190
Transportation 12 35
Communications and utilities 29 30
Clothing 28 103
Sports and leisure 24 70
Accommodation in Chengdu, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre142
Shared room in city centre230
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre179
1 bedroom apartment in city centre242
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking397
QS World University Rankings495
ARWU Academic Ranking301
Webometrics Ranking207
Alternative title
Russian Сычуаньский университ
Spanish Universidad de Sichuan
Chinese 四川大学
Arabic جامعة سيتشوان
French Université du Sichuan
German Sichuan-Universität
Japanese 四川大学
Korean 사천대학
Portuguese Universidade de Sichuan
Sichuan University or 四川大学 (SCU) - public higher education institution in China.

Sichuan University - Description

Description of Sichuan University

Sichuan University is one of China’s key universities under the direct supervision of Ministry of Education. Located in West China, it is identified as a key high-level comprehensive research university under Project 985 and Project 211. The CPC Committee Secretary of the University is Professor Yang Quanming, and the President is Professor Xie Heping.
   Sichuan University is located in downtown of Chengdu, a famous historic and cultural city known as “the land of abundance”. It consists of three campuses of Wangjiang, Huaxi and Jiang'an, and covers an area of 7050 mu (470 hectares) with a floor area of 308 hectares. The University, with its favorable environment and beautiful scenery, is a wonderful place for learning and researching .
   Sichuan University is actually the product of a series of mergers involving 3 national universities: the former Sichuan University, the former Chengdu University of Science and Technology, and the former West China University of Medical Sciences.
   The former Sichuan University began as the Sichuan Chinese and Western School, established by Lu Chuanlin, Governor of Sichuan, on the orders of Emperor Guangxu. It is the earliest higher education institute in southwest China. The former Chengdu University of Science and Technology was one of the earliest multidisciplinary universities of engineering to be established during the restructuring of colleges and universities. The former West China University of Medical Sciences originated from West China Union University which was established by western Christian groups in Chengdu in 1910. It was not only one of the first western-style universities, but also one of the first universities to offer postgraduate programs in China.
   In 1994, the former Sichuan University and the former Chengdu University of Science and Technology merged into Sichuan United University, and in 1998, it was renamed as Sichuan University in. CPC and state leaders including Jiang Zemin and Li Peng wrote inscriptions and gave their best wishes on the merger of the two universities. In 2000, Sichuan University and the former West China University of Medical Sciences merged and formed the new Sichuan University. “Sichuan University is a pioneer in the institutional reform of higher education as one of the first universities being reformed and has made historic contributions to the reforms of higher education in China.”, Li Lanqing, the former Vice Premier said. During the May 12th Wenchuan earthquake relief, CPC and state leaders including Wu Bangguo and Wen Jiabao paid visits to Sichuan University.
   Sichuan University enjoys a long tradition in education and boasts many renowned scholars. Over the past century, the University has attracted masters such as historian Gu Jiegang, philosopher Feng Youlan, writer Li Jieren, esthetician Zhu Guangqian, physicist Wu Dayou, biologist Tong Dizhou, botanist Fang Wenpei, public health expert C. C. Chen, and mathematician Ke Zhao. In its history, the University has been administered by Wu Yuzhang and Zhang Lan. It has also graduated many famous people, including: Zhu De, one of the founding fathers of the People’s Republic of China; Yang Shangkun, former Chairman of China; Guo Moruo and Ba Jin, renowned writers; as well as national heroes Jiang Zhujun and Mao Yingcai. Over 50 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering are alumni of Sichuan University, and among the 50 “Sichuan Cultural Celebrities” in 2001, 36 were alumni of Sichuan University.
  Sichuan University has a comprehensive range of disciplines covering 12 categories, namely literature, science, engineering, medicine, economy, management, law, history, philosophy, agriculture, education and art. It consists of 31 colleges, including a postgraduate college and an overseas education college. Sichuan University has 44 primary disciplines which offer doctor degrees. Besides, the University offers 349 doctoral programs, 443 master programs, 32 professional master’s programs, 133 undergraduate programs, and 37 post-doctoral research stations. It also has 46 national key disciplines and 4 national key cultivated disciplines.   Sichuan University gathers many prominent scholars and professors. At the end of 2014, there are about 5049 full-time teachers, 1493 of whom have senior titles, 14 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 6 Outstanding Professors, 61 experts from the 1000-elite Program, 38 professors of ChangJiang Scholars Program, 13 Chair Professors, 9 Chief Scientists of 973 Project, 43 awardees of Young Scientists Fund and 12 awardees of National Award for Distinguished Teachers.    In its long history of practicing education, Sichuan University has formed a rich culture and solid foundation of education. The motto of the university is: the ocean is exclusive because it embraces hundreds of rivers, and its spirit is embodied in the following four words: preciseness, diligence, truth-seeking and innovation.
   In recent years, in order to achieve the goal of constructing a first-class comprehensive research-oriented university, the school has formulated the modern concept of higher education in “putting people first, admiring scholarship and pursuing excellence”. It has formed a new management mechanism, in which teachers are the main body of education, students as center of education, with the management focus on colleges and departments. The university is focused on providing “elite education, with quality as the main proviso, taking an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to research and teaching”. The provision of this kind of education will be to “cultivate elites with profound humanity, solid expertise, strong sense of innovation and broad international sight”.
  There are over 40,000 undergraduate students, over 20,000 master and PhD candidatesand more than 2500 foreign students and students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Since 2003, the University has been honored with 25 National Teaching Achievement Awards and 33 National Excellent Courses. 23 doctor students’ dissertations have been selected amongst the top 100 Excellent Doctor Students Dissertations.
  Sichuan University has been strong in science and research and making remarkable achievements over the years. It has 13 national key laboratories and engineering centers, 11 key laboratories and 6engineering research centers under the supervision of Ministry of Education, and 3 key laboratories under the supervision of Ministry of Health. It also has 9 national centers for talent training, scientific research and teaching, 8 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, 1 National Base of Culture-Oriented Quality Education for College Students, 4 key National Research Bases for Philosophy and Social Sciences, 2 National Drug Clinical Experimental Institutes, 1 National Drug Clinical Research Base. Since 2005, the University has won 34 awards out of three national major award categories for science and technology. In 2014, the research fund of the University reached 1.8 billion Yuan, the number of papers published ranked 7th in China, and the number of SCI articles ranked 6th. In humanities and social sciences, several major books in culture was compiled,edited and published by experts of the University, including: a Chinese Dictionary, The Complete Works of Song Dynasty, A History of Chinese Daoism, The Confucianism. In recent years, the research results of 2 professors have been selected into the first and second top works of Selected works of the China National Fund for Social Sciences, the total number of works being selected ranking 1st together with another university.   Sichuan University has actively promoted both national and regional development of economy and society, and its capacity to contribute to the society is becoming stronger. The University is one of the 6 national technology transferring centers and one of China’s 10 pilot universities in intellectual property rights protection. The Science and Technology Park of Sichuan University is one of the first 15 national college science and technology trial parks approved by the state and has incubated over 50 science and technology enterprises including one listed company. In recent years, the University has established cooperative relations in production, education and research with over 20 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities including Jiangsu, Sichuan, Tibet, and Xinjiang. Similarly the University has developed relationships with over five thousandenterprises and established about onehundred high-level university-enterprise platforms in production, education and research. It has undertaken more than 10000 projects in technological development and technological restructuring for over 1000 enterprises in China. A series of major scientific and technological works have become leading technologies in related industries.
  Sichuan University has established contacts and cooperative relationships with over 216 renowned colleges and universities as well as research institutes from 32 countries and regions. It has established all-dimensional, multi-layer and multi-form joint education programs with 209famous universities from over 30 countries including United States and Australia and some European countries. The University has set up Jiuzhaigou International Study Center for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability together with University of California and University of Washington, Sino-US Institute for University Design with Arizona State University, Sino-German Joint Center for Energy Research with Clausthal University of Technology, Western China Poverty-Reduction Research Center with the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, State Council Leading Group Office of Western China Development, UNDP and the World Bank, Sichuan Post-Disaster Reconstruction Support and Research Center with Hong Kong Polytechnic University.    The university collect over 6 million volumes of books, and the Humanity Museum houses over 54,000 cultural relics, the Natural Museum, over 860,000 pieces of fauna and flora specimen, and the Archives and History Exhibition Center, over 9000 volumes of historic archives. The university also has gymnasiums equipped with complete and advanced facilities, and other organizations including Campus Network, Analytical and Testing Center, Modern Education Technological Center, Intensive Language Training Center and Adult Education College and Distance Learning College

Programs - Bachelor

Bachelor Advertising
Bachelor Architecture (5 Years)
Bachelor Basic Medical Base Class
Bachelor Biological Engineering
Bachelor Biological Sciences
Bachelor Biology Base Classes
Bachelor Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor Chemical Class
Bachelor Chemical Engineering and Technology
Bachelor Chinese As A Foreign Language
Bachelor Chinese Language and Literature
Bachelor Chinese Language and Literature Base Class
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Bachelor Clinical Medicine (5 Years)
Bachelor Clinical Medicine (Eight)
Bachelor Clinical Medicine (Oral Medicine) (Eight)
Bachelor Computer Science and Technology
Bachelor Control Technology and Instrument
Bachelor Economics
Bachelor Electrical Information
Bachelor Electronic and Information Science
Bachelor Engineering Management
Bachelor English
Bachelor Environmental Engineering
Bachelor Finance
Bachelor Financial Engineering
Bachelor Forensic Medicine (5 Years)
Bachelor French Language
Bachelor History Base Class
Bachelor Industrial and Commercial Management
Bachelor Industrial Design
Bachelor Industrial Engineering
Bachelor Information Management and Information System
Bachelor Information Security
Bachelor International Economy and Trade
Bachelor Journalism
Bachelor Law
Bachelor Light Chemical Engineering
Bachelor Management of National Economy
Bachelor Management Science
Bachelor Math Base Class
Bachelor Math Class
Bachelor Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation
Bachelor Medical Technology
Bachelor Microelectronics
Bachelor Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Technology
Bachelor Optical Information Science and Technology
Bachelor Pharmacy
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Physics Base Class
Bachelor Physics Class
Bachelor Polymer Materials and Engineering
Bachelor Preventive Medicine (5 Years)
Bachelor Process Equipment and Control Engineering
Bachelor Public Management
Bachelor Radio and Television Journalism
Bachelor Rehabilitation Therapy
Bachelor Safety Engineering
Bachelor Software Engineering
Bachelor Spanish Language
Bachelor Stomatology (5 Years)
Bachelor Stomatology (Seven-Year)
Bachelor Tourism Management
Bachelor Water Conservancy

Programs - Master

Master Accounting
Master Administration
Master Aesthetics
Master Agricultural Engineering
Master Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control
Master Agricultural Products Processing and Storage
Master Agricultural Soil and Water Engineering
Master Analytical Chemistry
Master Ancient Chinese Literature
Master Anesthesiology
Master Anthropology
Master Applied Chemistry
Master Applied Computer Technology
Master Applied Electronics Physics
Master Applied Mathematics
Master Applied Psychology
Master Applied Statistics
Master Aquatic Products Processing and Storage
Master Archeology
Master Architecture
Master Architecture and Civil Engineering
Master Archival Science
Master Art
Master Art and Design
Master Art Theory
Master Arts and Media
Master Asset Evaluation
Master Atomic and Molecular Physics
Master Basic Mathematics
Master Biochemical Engineering
Master Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Master Bioinformatics
Master Biological Engineering
Master Biological Treatment of Major Human Diseases
Master Biomedical Engineering
Master Biomedical Physics
Master Biosafety
Master Botany
Master Business Administration
Master Business Management
Master Cell Biology
Master Cereals, Oils and Vegetable Protein Engineering
Master Chemical Biology
Master Chemical Engineering
Master Chemical Process Equipment
Master Chemical Processes
Master Chemical Safety Engineering and Technology
Master Children Less Health and Maternal
Master Chinese and Foreign Political System
Master Chinese Classical Literature
Master Chinese Confucianism
Master Chinese Ethnic Art
Master Chinese International Education
Master Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature
Master Chinese Philology
Master Chinese Philosophy
Master Circuits and Systems
Master Civil and Commercial Law
Master Civil Engineering
Master Clinical Drug and Device Evaluation Science
Master Clinical Genetics
Master Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics
Master Clinical Pharmacy
Master Clinical Stomatology
Master Communication
Master Communication and Information Systems
Master Comparative Literature and World Literature
Master Composites
Master Computational Mathematics
Master Computer Science and Technology
Master Computer Technology
Master Condensed Matter Physics
Master Constitutional and Administrative Law
Master Control Engineering
Master Control Theory and Control Engineering
Master Corporate Finance
Master Criminal Law
Master Cultural Criticism
Master Demographic
Master Dermatology and Venereology
Master Design
Master Detection Technology and Automation Devices
Master Drama and Film & Tv
Master Ecology
Master Economic History
Master Economic Law
Master Educational Economy and Management
Master Electrical Engineering
Master Electrical Machinery and Apparatus
Master Electrical Theory and New Technology
Master Electronics and Communication Engineering
Master Emergency Medicine
Master Engineering Management
Master Engineering Mechanics
Master English Interpretation
Master English Language and Literature
Master English Translation
Master Ent Diseases and Clinical Basis
Master Environment and Natural Resources Protection Law
Master Environmental Engineering
Master Environmental Safety Engineering
Master Environmental Science
Master Epidemiology and Health Statistics
Master Ethics
Master Ethnic Traditional Sports
Master Ethnology
Master Evidence-Based Medicine
Master Fashion Design and Engineering
Master Fermentation Engineering
Master Ferrous Metallurgy
Master Field and Microwave Technology
Master Finance
Master Financial
Master Fine Arts
Master Food Engineering
Master Food Science
Master Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Master Foreign Philosophy
Master Forensic
Master French Language and Literature
Master Genetics
Master Geriatrics
Master Green Chemistry
Master Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Master Health and Social Behavior
Master Heritage and Museum
Master High Pressure Science and Technology
Master High Voltage and Insulation Technology
Master History of China
Master History of Economic Thought
Master Hospital Management and Health Policy
Master Human Anatomy and Embryology
Master Human Movement Science
Master Humane Sociology of Sports
Master Hydraulic Structure Engineering
Master Hydraulics and River Dynamics
Master Hydrology and Water Resources
Master Hydromechanics
Master Hydropower Construction Project Management
Master Hygienic Toxicology
Master Imaging and Nuclear Medicine
Master Immunology
Master Industrial Catalysis
Master Industrial Design
Master Industrial Design Engineering
Master Industrial Economics
Master Industrial Engineering
Master Industry Technology and Engineering
Master Information Science
Master Information Security
Master Information Systems Security
Master Inorganic Chemistry
Master Instrumentation Engineering
Master Insurance
Master Integrative Foundation
Master International Business
Master International Law
Master International Political
Master International Relations
Master International Trade
Master Japanese Language and Literature
Master Journalism
Master Journalism and Communication
Master Labor Economics
Master Land Resource Management
Master Landscape Architecture
Master Language and Literature of Buddhism
Master Law (Law)
Master Leather Chemistry and Engineering
Master Legal (Illegal School)
Master Legal History
Master Legal Theory
Master Library and Information
Master Library Science
Master Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Master Literary Anthropology
Master Literature and Art
Master Logistics Engineering
Master Management Science and Engineering
Master Marxist Philosophy
Master Marxist Theory
Master Materials Engineering
Master Materials Physics and Chemistry
Master Materials Processing Engineering
Master Materials Science
Master Maternal and Child Medicine
Master Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation
Master Mechanical and Electronic Engineering
Master Mechanical Design and Theory
Master Mechanical Engineering
Master Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation
Master Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Master Medical Informatics
Master Medical Information Engineering
Master Medical Neurobiology
Master Medical Officer
Master Medical Physiology and Chronobiology
Master Medicinal Chemistry
Master Metallurgical Engineering
Master Metallurgical Physical Chemistry
Master Microbial and Biochemical Pharmacy
Master Microbiology
Master Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics
Master Military Law
Master Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
Master National Economics
Master Natural Medicinal Chemistry
Master Neurobiology
Master Neurology
Master Non-Ferrous Metallurgy
Master Nuclear Energy and Technology Projects
Master Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials
Master Nuclear Technology and Applications
Master Nurse
Master Nursing
Master Nutrition and Food Hygiene
Master Obstetrics and Gynecology
Master Occupational and Environmental Health
Master Oncology
Master Operational Research and Cybernetics
Master Ophthalmology
Master Optical Engineering
Master Optics
Master Optometry
Master Oral Medicine
Master Organic Chemistry
Master Otorhinolaryngology
Master Particle Physics and Nuclear Physics
Master Pathogen Biology
Master Pathology and Pathophysiology
Master Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems
Master Pedagogic
Master Pediatrics
Master Pedology
Master Pesticide Science
Master Pharmaceutical Analysis
Master Pharmaceutical Engineering
Master Pharmacognosy
Master Pharmacology
Master Pharmacy
Master Pharmacy Administration
Master Physical Chemistry
Master Physical Education and Training
Master Physical Education Teaching
Master Physical Electronics
Master Physiology
Master Plant Nutrition
Master Plant Pathology
Master Plasma Physics
Master Political Economy
Master Political Theory
Master Polymer Chemistry and Physics
Master Polymer Science and Engineering
Master Population, Resources and Environmental Economics
Master Power Electronics and Power Drives
Master Power Engineering
Master Power System and Automation
Master Precision Instrument and Machinery
Master Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
Master Procedural Law
Master Processing Mathematical Uncertainty
Master Project Management
Master Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene
Master Public Administration
Master Public Health
Master Publishing
Master Quantitative Economics
Master Radiation and Environmental Protection
Master Radiation Physics and Technology
Master Radio and Television Literary Theory
Master Radio Physics
Master Regional Economics
Master Rehabilitation Medicine & Physical Therapy
Master Religious Studies
Master Resources and Environment
Master Russian Language and Literature
Master Safety Engineering
Master School of Economics
Master Science
Master Signal and Information Processing
Master Social Medicine and Health Management
Master Social Security
Master Social Work
Master Sociology
Master Software Engineering
Master Soil and Water Conservation and Desertification Control
Master Solid Mechanics
Master Sports Medicine
Master Statistics
Master Stomatology
Master Surgery
Master Systems Science
Master Tax
Master Technology Economy and Management
Master Textile Chemistry and Dyeing and Finishing Works
Master Textile Engineering
Master Textile Materials and Textile Design
Master The Biomass Chemical and Engineering
Master Theoretical Physics
Master Tourism Management
Master Traditional Chinese Medicine
Master Transplant Science and Engineering
Master Urban and Rural Planning School
Master Urban Water Conservancy and Water Safety
Master Vehicle Engineering
Master Water Conservancy
Master Water Conservancy and Hydropower Project
Master Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering
Master Western Economics
Master World Economy
Master World History
Master Zoology

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