University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

World University Rankings 2024
Asia University Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure 2022
No.2006, Xiyuan Ave, West Hi-Tech Zone, Chengdu, Sichuan, 611731, China

About University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

In 1956, Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering, the first electronic information institute of higher education in new China, was founded, which was later in 1988 renamed as the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). 

Located in Chengdu, UESTC is reputed as “the cradle of China’s national electronic industry”. In 2001, the university was admitted into the State's Project 985 for the top 34 developing world-class universities and world famous research-oriented universities in China, entitling it to receive special support. 

With a view to modernise, under the Ministry of Education the university has moved away from a sole focus on electronic information engineering to all-around programmes in electronic disciplines. 

UESTC has two campuses, occupying 2.67 km2 of land and has one of the largest gymnasiums of any Asian university. 

UESTC has two libraries covering a total area of 67,000 square metres. The main library in Qingshuihe – an Octagon building at the centre of the campus – has an aesthetically appealing environment, with time square right in front of it, wetland park and living water lakes not far from it and large forest behind it. 

UESTC boasts more than 100 student associations and clubs from sports including football and basketball to magic.  

Alumni go on to work within technology and business, including: Sun Ya-fang, the chairwoman of leading technology brand Huawei, Li Zhengmao, CEO of China Unicom and Lu Huanwen, CEO of Amoi.

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  • 37,498
    Number of FTE Students
  • 3%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 30 : 70
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 15.7
    No. of students per staff
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Subjects taught at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

  • Arts & humanities

    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences