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Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) is located in the beautiful spring city of China - Kunming, the capital city of the mysterious and attractive Yunnan province, the province located in the remote south of the colorful clouds. As the largest university in Yunnan province and one of the well-known universities in china, the earliest departments of KUST started admitting undergraduate students for bachelor's degree in March 1925, and KUST became an independent public higher education institution in September 1954. In October 1999, based on a decision made by Yunnan provincial government and approved by the ministry of education of china, the former KUST and Yunnan polytechnic university (founded in 1974) amalgamated into a new and much larger university and remained under the name of Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST).


With the current 21 faculties (schools), covering the fields ranging from science, engineering and economics to management, arts, law and education, KUST offers a complete list of degree programs including Ph. D, M.S., MSEng., MEng, M.A., B.S., Bseng and B.A., as well as other programs including post-doctor, preparatory, continuing education, vocational training and Chinese language training for international students.


KUST recruits students from all over china, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In addition, KUST is authorized to recruit international students for degree programs ranging from bachelor to master and ph. d. there are over 40,000 students currently studying at KUST, and among them over 3,000 are graduate students. KUST presently offers 67 bachelor programs, 74 master programs and 24 PhD. programs. There are 4 state authorized post-doctoral stations, 1 state-level key academic subject and 18 province-level key academic subjects in KUST.


KUST has a qualified and experienced academic staff team that conducts both teaching and research. The total number of the staff is about 3,300 including academic and non-academic ones, nearly 800 of them are professors and associate professors, and over 1,600 are full-time teaching staff. Furthermore, there is one academician of china academy of engineering working for KUST and there are a number of academicians of china academy of science and of china academy of engineering jointly working for KUST.


KUST is composed of three campuses, namely Lianhua, Xinying and Bailong, all are in Kunming city, occupying an area of about 120 hectares. The floor area of the buildings in the 3 campuses occupies over 900,000 square meters, and many important construction projects are still in progress. The university library has about 2.2 million volumes of books and periodicals, and the library is authorized as a state-level research documents collection unit. KUST has founded a state-level engineering research center, 2 provincial and/or ministerial level test stations, 2 provincial level research and development centers, 3 provincial level key laboratories, 1 class-a design and research institute, and 1 class-a environment assessment institute. There are 32 research institutes, 13 research laboratories and 13 research centers at university or faculty levels in KUST.


KUST attaches great importance to both domestic and international exchange and cooperation. It has established cooperative and exchange relationships with nearly 70 universities in over 20 different countries, and solid ties with over 100 domestic local governments, institutions of higher education and research, as well as enterprises. The research activities in KUST play an important and critical role in Yunnan province as well as in the southwest region of china. For each of the past two years, the increment of the research fund for KUST took a proportion of over 1/2 in the total increment for all the universities in Yunnan province.


Welcome to study at Kunming University of Science and Technology(昆明理工大学)