Chongqing is one of the largest cities in China, the only government-direct controlled city in the west of China, and has committed a lot of support and investment to promote research and education in information and technology. Chongqing University is the only “985-level” university in Chongqing. (The “985-level”universities are the league of top ones given special supports by the central government.)
College of Computer Science of Chongqing University is one of the earliest established among Chinese universities in computer science. Department of Computer Science of Chongqing University was founded in 1958. In 1978, the graduate program was established. Currently, College of Computer Science includes four departments: Department of Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Department of Computer Engineering and Department of Fundamental Computing. Great attention is always paid to the education of students and conduct of advanced research. Graduates work in various areas, such as research institutes, universities, international industries, enterprises, etc.
After more than 50 years of development, College of Computer Science has built a comprehensive education system. The number of enrolled students is around 2200: 132 PhD. students, 927master-degree students, and 1190 undergraduates. The college has 123 faculty members, of which 70 hold PhD. degrees, including 25 professors and 43 associate professors and senior engineers. Most faculty members conduct active research, publishing results in international conferences and journals. The research areas include (1) Service computing and technology,(2) Pattern recognition and information processing,(3) Information safety and computational intelligence,(4) Software technology and application, (5) System architecture and intelligent distributed computing.
College of Computer Science pays attention to international exchanges and collaborations. It has formed relationship with many international universities, research institutes and leading industries. Many of the teachers and students have been exchanged with these institutes. College of Computer Science is looking for further collaborations in education and research. The college is dedicated to becoming one of the best computer science colleges in Asia.