History of ECUST


10/1952  East China Institute of Chemical Technology was founded with the approval of the central government. It was the first single-subject chemical institute in China and was formed through the consolidation of the chemical departments of Jiaotong University, Aurora University, Utopia University, Soochou University and Jiangnan University. The institute was first located on 195 Zhengfa Rd, Jiangwan District in Shanghai, the campus of the former School of Science of Tongji University. Professor Zhang Jiangshu, a distinguished educator and highly accomplished chemist, was appointed as the President of the institute.

07/1954  Moved to the Meilong District. The campus had 38500 m2 in building space for classrooms, offices, and dormitories. 

11/1956  Received permission to admit graduate students. Simultaneously began to enroll international students.

10/1960  Promoted to one of the national key universities of the Ministry of Higher Education.

01/1965  The institute, Beijing University, Tsinghua University and Nanjing University were the four key universities ordered by the government to build branch campuses in the hinterland of China. The institute’s southwest branch was established in Zigong, Sichuan Province.

04/1972  Began admitting students from workers, peasants, and soldiers .

12/1977  Began admitting regular undergraduates and postgraduates again with the resumption of the National College Entrance Examination. 

11/1981  By the authority of the State Department, the university began accepting  doctoral students in Chemical Engineering and four other disciplines.

11/1985  Established the first batch of research stations that offer postdoctoral fellowships: Chemical Engineering Postdoc Station and Industrial Chemistry Postdoc Station.

02/1993  The National Ministry of Education approved the renaming of the university as the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST).

06/1996  Was selected as one of the national "211 Project" universities.

06/2000  Started running the Graduate School, which was formally established later in June 2004.

03/2002  As one of the experimental institutes for modern long-distance education approved by the Ministry of Education, the School of Online Education of ECUST was established at ECUST.

12/2005  ECUST Science Park was established.

02/2006  The university began enrollment of MPA students.

11/2006  The School of International Education was established.

07/2007  The new campus at Fengxian was put into use.

East China University Of Science And Technology Shanghai, China Meilong Road 130, 200237