Founded in 1958, Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU) was co-built by the central and local governments and is administered mainly by Sichuan Provincial Government. It is the second petroleum university since the establishment of P.R. China. In September 2017, SWPU was selected as one of the “double first-class” universities in China and one of the 80 universities with A+ discipline. In the same year of 2017, SWPU joined the world top 1% universities and research institutions in the ESI ranking system.
With 60 years of construction, SWPU has grown into a multi-disciplinary university focusing on engineering, with advantage in Oil and Gas discipline that ranks the top in China.
The university is composed of 19 schools, covering 8 discipline fields: Engineering, Science, Management, Economics, Literature, Law, Education and Art. It offers 62 bachelor’s degree programs, 88 master’s degree programs, 25 doctor’s degree programs, and holds 4 post-doctorate bases.
Currently, there are 34,755 full-time students, including 29,367 undergraduates, 4,238 master students, 833 doctoral students, 1,993 on-the-job engineering graduates and 360 International students. There are 2,520 faculty and staff members, including 2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 257 full-time professors and 631 associate professors.
SWPU boasts of 150 research centers and laboratories at various levels, including 1 State Kay Laboratory (Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation Engineering), 5 National Engineering Laboratories (Co-established), 4 Strategy Alliances for Industrial Technology Innovation, 1 University National Science Park.
SWPU has always attached great importance to international exchange and cooperation. Various international joint projects and programs have been conducted between SWPU and educational institutions from different countries, such as America, Russia, England, Germany, Japan, France, Canada and Korea.