why study in Shandong University of Technology

Adhering to the scientific research guideline of “more academic achievements, more talents and more benefits”, the university has integrated its scientific research power, established academic teams, decided on main directions and stressed both fundamental and applied research to actively serve the local economic and social development. Now, the university has one national level engineering research center, one provincial research institute of engineering and technology, 12 provincial research centers of engineering and technology, seven key provincial disciplines, three key provincial laboratories and three provincial research bases of social science, all of which actively participate in building a strong Shandong Province of manufacturing industry. The university has also jointly set up over 20 R&D entities with enterprises and research institutes and turned to be one of the major scientific research and technological innovation bases in Shandong Province. Starting from the “10th Five-year” Plan, the university has taken up 1,710 research projects of various types, among which 18 are part of the State “863” Plan, State “973” Plan, or National Science and Technology Supporting Plan. Of these, 62 are national level programs of National Natural Science Fund or National Social Science Fund. About 700 scientific research awards of different levels and classes have been received, among which 10 awards are at national level. In both 2006 and 2007, one second prize of National Award for Technological Invention was received. In both 2008 and 2009, SDUT also received one National Second Prize for Progress in Science and Technology.

SDUT sticks to the principle of opening to the outside world and enhances international exchange and cooperation. It has established friendly and cooperative relationship with over 40 institutions of higher education in the U.S.A., UK, ROK, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Exchange and cooperation agreements have been reached with them. The university explores the channels of cooperation with overseas partners to push forward the process of internationalization and has launched nine joint education programs with institutions of several nations. The university also attaches great importance to the recruitment of overseas talents. By inviting high-level foreign experts and scholars to assume teaching positions and to give lectures, the education quality has been greatly elevated. SDUT strives to develop international education and 1,061 international students have studied in our university.

Facing new development situations and opportunities of higher education and taking talent cultivation as a fundamental task, SDUT will continue to keep discipline building as the leading role, elevation of quality as the core, scientific research as the focal point and faculty and staff building as the key. It will fully carry out the strategy of “quality supports us, scientific research strengthens us, talents enrich us, characteristics distinguish us and opening-up energizes us” to promote intension and to form features. By emancipating the mind, opening to the outside world, innovating systems and following scientific development, every member of SDUT is making great efforts to turn SDUT into a well-known teaching-research university in China.