Founded in 1909, China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) is one of the key national universities directly under the administration of the China’s Ministry of Education.It is also listed in the national “211 Project” and “985 Innovation Platform for Advantageous Disciplines”, which is a government program designed to support and develop top institutions of higher education in China. As a distinctive multi-disciplinary research-oriented top university with a history of over 100 years, CUMT has been playing an important leading role in the coal energy industry and the provincial economic and social development as well. Meanwhile, as one of the first batch of universities qualified to confer doctoral and master degrees, CUMT has its own Graduate School. Located in Xuzhou of Jiangsu Province, CUMT covers an area of 297 hectares, in which the Wenchang campus covers an area of 107 hectares.
In the new era, CUMT considers it hersacred mission to develop the mining industry, to mine brightness and warmth,to build up the country and to work for the benefit of mankind. With the dedication of generations of its staff and faculty, CUMT has forged the first-class higher education, developed a unique spiritual and cultural character, and fostered an excellent school ethos summarized in the motto “Diligence, Earnestness,Enterprise and Dedication”. Meanwhile she has developed a “campus spirit” of studiousness, adherence to facts and creativity, hard work and efforts toimprove. During the past 100 years, CUMT has established her own school-running concept: Application and innovation should be the natural outlet of academic excellence.
As the only university bearing the name of “mining” withdistinctive features in China, CUMT has developed a multi disciplinary system,which covers science, engineering, art, management and the like. It focuses onmining engineering and gives priority to engineering disciplines. CUMT has alsoestablished excellent brand majors with distinctive features in many other fields,among which the exploitation, development and use of coal stands out. She also takes the leading position in such fields as mine construction, mining safety, machinery,information technology, ecological restoration as well as management engineering.
CUMT offers 59 undergraduate programs, 35 first-level discipline master programs, 9 professional degree programs, 16 first-level doctoral programs, and 14 post-doctoral programs. The university now has one key first-grade discipline and 8 key disciplines rated by the Chinese government as priorities on the national educational agenda, and 1national key incubated discipline. In addition, there are 8 disciplines inwhich Special-term Professors are hired under “Chang Jiang Scholars Program”, 4first-grade key disciplines on the ministerial or provincial level, and 5 disciplineswhich have obtained the approval of “Advantageous Discipline Construction Programin Universities in Jiangsu Province”. In 2012, in the third round of disciplineevaluation conducted by Ministry of Education, disciplines of Mineral Engineering, Safety Science and Engineering, Science and Technology in Surveying and Mapping as well as Geological Resources and Geological Engineering ranked thefirst, second, third and fourth respectively. In 2012, the Engineering Science of CUMT ranked the top 1% of ESIamong all the universities and scientific research institutions in the world.
CUMT boasts a gallery of well-qualified staff. The staff totals more than 3,100, among them over 1,700 full-time teachers, 317 professors and 478 associate professors. And there are also 273 doctoral supervisors and 651 master supervisors. Teachers with a doctoral degree account for 60%. And there are altogether 14 academicians, including 7 academicians from other research institutes and colleges who are employed as the deans of the relevant schools.
CUMT adheres to the cultivation-oriented concept and fully devotes itself to the all-round development of graduates with social responsibility, spirit of innovation and practical ability.CUMT also promotes the reform of school education actively, which has lent itself to fruitful teaching results. Since its inception, CUMT has produced more than 200,000 graduates. Among these graduates, most have grown into the backbone of the construction and industry development of our country. Since 2002, CUMT has been awarded 5 National Prizes for Teaching Achievement, 3 National Prizes for Excellent Teaching Materials, 7 National Quality Courses, and 14National Characteristic Disciplines.CUMT has 3 national experimental teaching centers, and 1 national innovation pilot program. Since 2002, our students have won more than 2,700 awards in university students’ academic and science competitions on the provincial level and beyond. And 16 doctoral theses have been awarded the National Excellent 100 Doctoral Dissertation. In 2012, CUMT was awarded the title of “National Advanced Employment Unit”. At present, the university has about 40,000 students, including approximately 25,800 full-time undergraduates, about 9,000 postgraduate and doctoral candidates, about 130 overseas students, and 4,000 or so adult education students and trainees.
To embrace the key task of talent cultivation and the national or industrial strategy requirement, CUMT has constantly devoted itself to scientific research so as to promote the university innovation caliber and obtained many high-level scicentific and technological achievements. Since “the 11th Five-Year Plan”, CUMT has undertaken 532 national programs in total, such as “863 Program”, “973Program” and National Major Scientific and Technological Development Program, and Key Programs supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China; meanwhile it has also undertaken 348 provincial- and ministerial-level programs. CUMT has won 25 state-level Science and Technology awards, 1 Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Science Progress Award. CUMT comes out among the best in terms of the number of state-level Science and Technology awards and is Number 1 among all the universities and colleges of Jiangsu Province. In addition, it has obtained 251 provincial- and ministerial-level Science and Technology awards and 2,065 patents, including 315 invention patents. With the rapid growth of scientific research funds, the annual average of scientific research funds has exceeded 500 million yuan. CUMT features good facilities for teaching and research. The university has 2 national key laboratories, 2 national engineering research centers, 1 national engineering laboratory, 3 key labsunder the Ministry of Education of China, 2 engineering research centers, 1 national university science park, 18 provincial and ministerial key laboratories and engineering and technological research centers as well as Low-carbon Energy Institute and Internet of Things (Perception of Mines) Research Center. The university library has a total number of 2,260,000 books and 890,000 digital books.
CUMT has strengthened international exchanges and cooperation with other oversea universities. At present, the university has signed the cooperative agreement with 25 universities that are among the top 200 in the world. In order to create an international cooperation and coordination mode for higher education, CUMT has established some international cooperative platforms, such as International College and Sino-Australian Mining Research Center. And CUMT has jointly founded “the Union of Higher Education on International Mining, Energy and Environment” with more than 10 famous overseas universities. In Australia, it has established Tourism Confucius Institute and successfully held many international academic conferences such as International Mining Science and Technology Conferences, and CEA Metallurgical Materials Department Academic Annual Conference. The academic communication with the rest of the world is becoming more and more active and dynamic.
In the new century, CUMT has set down an overall development strategy. In the next ten years, the university will give priority to science and engineering, while endeavoring to ensure the harmonious development of other disciplines such as liberal arts, management, law and economics. The university will also emphasize further development of disciplines, student education, scientific research, and social service as well as school management. This will guarantee that CUMT takes the lead in these aspects so that the university will become a world leader in the field of mining engineering, with a clear advantage in the unique focus on energy science and technology. The university recognizes the need to make strides in a number of interdisciplinary areas as well. Therefore, the mission of the university is to develop into a high-level multidisciplinary institution of both national and international standing, with a strong commitment to research.