Sichuan University (SCU), China Top Universities, Project 985 and Project 211 Universities


Sichuan University (SCU) is one of China’s top universities, falling under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education. Located in Western China, it is identified as a key high-level comprehensive research university under Project 985 and Project 211. The Chairman of the University Council of Sichuan University is Professor Yang Quanming, and the President is Professor XieHeping, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.Sichuan University is located in Chengdu, a famous historic and cultural capital city of Sichuan Province known as “the land of abundance”.

It consists of three campuses of Wangjiang, Huaxi and Jiangan, covering an area of 470 hectares and boasting254 hectares of floor space. The university campuses, with their favorable environment and beautiful landscape, make a wonderful place for learning and doing research. Sichuan University is an institution that comprises three former national universities: the former Sichuan University, the former Chengdu University of Science and Technology, and the former West China University of Medical Sciences. The history of Sichuan University dates back to as early as 1896 when Lu Chuanlin, Governor of Sichuan, founded Sichuan Chinese and Western School on the orders of Emperor Guangxu. It is the earliest higher education institute in Southwest China. The former Chengdu University of Science and Technology was one of the earliest multi-disciplinary engineering universities established through a restructuring program of colleges and universities. The former West China University of Medical Sciences, originally West China Union University, was established by western Christian missionaries in Chengdu in 1910. It was not only one of the first universities in the western tradition, but also one of the pioneering universities to offer postgraduate programs in China.

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