China University of Petroleum

China University of Petroleum
China University of Petroleum
Established 1953
Type Public university
Chairman Zheng Qixu
President Shan Honghong
Vice-president Tong Xinhua
Sun Haifeng
Wang Ruihe
Zha Ming
Admin. staff 1497
Undergraduates 20,000 undergraduates
Postgraduates 3,300 postgraduates
Location Dongying, Shandong, People's Republic of China
Campus Urban 3100 Chinese mu, 200 hectares
Former names Beijing Petroleum Institute
East China Petroleum Institute
The University of Petroleum

The China University of Petroleum (simplified Chinese: 中国石油大学; traditional Chinese: 中國石油大學; pinyin: Zhōngguó Shíyóu Dàxué) is a university system (consisting of two universities) of the major universities under the jurisdiction of the central government, Ministry of Education. It is the top petroleum science and engineering focused university in the Chinese education system and a member of "Project 211" to raise the top 100 universities to higher standards of research and involvement in the socio-economic development of China.



The university, founded in 1953, was known as Beijing Petroleum Institute. It moved to Dongying, Shandong Province in 1969, with its name changed to East China Petroleum Institute. In 1988 it was renamed The University of Petroleum, consisting of one university in East China and one in Beijing. On January, 2005 its name changed to China University of Petroleum.

China University of Petroleum is an engineering university that specializes in oil and petrochemical industry subjects, in the overall level of domestic lead. Its five national key specialties are:

  • Chemical Technology [1]
  • Mineral Resource Prospecting and Exploration [2]
  • Oil-Gas Well Engineering [3]
  • Oil-Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering [4]
  • Oil-Gas Field Development Engineering [5]


China University of Petroleum [6] is the main part of the UPC. It has campuses in Dongying, Beijing and Qingdao.


The university covers an area of 3100 Chinese mu (about 200 hectares) with 650,000 m2 of floor space. The library has a collection of 3.2 million items.


The university faculty is organized into the following departments.[7]

Administrative offices

The administrative structure of the university is organized into the following departments.[8]

  • School Office
  • Department of Organization
  • Department of Publicity
  • Department of the United Front Work
  • Office of Commission for Inspecting Discipline and Supervisory Committee Office
  • Department of Work on Students
  • Labor Union
  • Commission of the Communist Youth League of China
  • Dean’s *Office
  • Cooperation and Development Department
  • Science and Technology Department
  • Institute of Postgraduates
  • Department of Assets and Equipments
  • Personnel Administration Department
  • International Office
  • Finance *Department
  • Campus Industry and Management Administration *Department
  • Public Security Department
  • Retiree *Department
  • Auditing *Department
  • Logistics Administration Department
  • Rear Service Group
  • Library
  • Network and Education Technology Center
  • Periodicals Office
  • Archives

Faculty Structure

  • School of Geo-resources and Information
  • School of Physics Science and Technology
  • School of Petroleum Engineering
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • P.E. Instruction Section
  • School of Information and Control Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • School of Architecture and Transport and Storage Engineering
  • Adult Education School
  • School of Computer and Communication Engineering
  • Advanced Vocational School
  • School of Economic Administration
  • Network Education School
  • School of Mathematics and Computational Science
  • Shengli *College


The university has over 20,000 undergraduates, 3,300 postgraduates, 1497 teaching staff, including professors, associate professor of 683 people. The university has 54 specialties for undergraduate studies, and it is entitled to confer masters degrees in 99 programs and doctoral degrees in 32 programs. Under its administration there are 26 research centers including State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing.[9]

State key disciplines

The university has key disciplines funded by the central government.[10]

  • Mineral Survey and Exploration
    • Geology (Natural Sciences: Earth Science)
  • Oil and Gas Well Engineering
    • Production Engineering (Engineering)
  • Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering
    • Production Engineering (Engineering)
    • Petroleum and Gas Engineering (Engineering)
  • Oil and Gas Storage and Transport Engineering
    • Store Management (Service Trades: Retailing and Wholesaling)
    • Transport Management (Transport and Communications)
  • Chemistry Technology
    • Chemistry (Natural Sciences; Technology)

Notable alumni


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