Sichuan University is located in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province in China. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, and is a member of the top-tier of the Chinese universities that participate in the State-sponsored “Project 985” and “Project 211” initiatives. Sichuan University is renowned for its excellence in research, teaching, cultural exchange, and social services.
The origins of Sichuan University can be traced back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), when Jinjiang College was founded in 1896. In 1920, the college was merged with several other colleges to form National Sichuan University. In 1952, the University was restructured as one of the eight premier universities in China. It was officially named “Sichuan University” in 1985.
Sichuan University is organized into 29 colleges and schools, which offer degree programs in various disciplines, ranging from science, engineering, medicine, to humanities, law, economics, and management.
Sichuan University has three main campuses, occupying a total area of about 1,396 acres. The Wangjiang Campus, located in the western part of Chengdu, is the oldest and largest campus. The Huaxi Campus, located in the south, is the medical campus. The Jiang’an Campus, located in the central business district of Chengdu, is mainly for the School of Law and Business.
Sichuan University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in various disciplines, including science, engineering, medicine, humanities, law, economics, and management. It has 43 disciplines that are nationally ranked in the top 10, and 22 disciplines that are ranked in the top 1% globally according to Essential Science Indicators.
Colleges and Schools
Sichuan University has 29 colleges and schools, including:
- College of Humanities
- College of Chemistry
- College of Life Sciences
- College of Mathematics
- College of Computer Science
- School of Medicine
- School of Law
- School of Business
- School of International Studies
- School of Journalism and Communication
Sichuan University provides a vibrant and diverse student life, with a wide range of extracurricular activities, sports, social events, and cultural exchange activities. The University has over 450 student organizations and clubs, covering interests ranging from academic, cultural, athletic, to social issues.
Sichuan University has a strong focus on athletics and has many sports facilities and programs for students, staff, and faculty. It has over 50 sports teams, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, and badminton. The University also hosts the annual Sichuan University Sports Festival to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among students.
Sichuan University has produced many notable alumni in various fields, including:
- Zhu De – founding father of the People’s Liberation Army
- Li Bai – famous Tang dynasty poet
- Liu Ping – famous Chinese feminist activist
- Fan Bingbing – Chinese actress and producer
- Wang Jianlin – Chinese entrepreneur and founder of the Dalian Wanda Group
|Location||Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Colleges and schools||29|