China University of Petroleum (Huadong)

China University of Petroleum (Huadong)

China University of Petroleum (Huadong)
Established 1953
Type Public university
President Shan Honghong
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 (Huadong)
Website http://www.upc.edu.cn/


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 to The University of Petroleum (Huadong), and from then to the year 2005, with The University of Petroleum (Beijing), as a part of The University of Petroleum. On January, 2005 its name changed to China University of Petroleum (Huadong).

China University of Petroleum (Huadong) 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:


There are two campuses in Dongying and Qingdao.


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

Faculty Structure


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.

State key disciplines

The university has key disciplines funded by the central government.

Notable alumni


External links

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