China University of Petroleum

The China University of Petroleum (simplified Chinese: 中国石油大学; traditional Chinese: 中國石油大學; pinyin: Zhōngguó Shíyóu Dàxué) is a university in China. It consists of China University of Petroleum, located in Qingdao, and a branch called China University of Petroleum (Beijing), located in Beijing. Both are regarded as the best universities in the field of petroleum related subjects in China. It is placed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.[1]

China University of Petroleum
中国石油大学 (华东)
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Former names
  • Beijing Petroleum Institute
  • Huadong Petroleum Institute
  • University of Petroleum
TypeNational Public
ChairmanKe Liu
PresidentFang Hao
China, P.R.
NicknameShí Dà (石大)
AffiliationsProject 211
China University of Petroleum at Beijing
中国石油大学 (北京)
China University Of Petroleum (Beijing) badge
Former names
  • Beijing Petroleum Institute
  • Huadong Petroleum Institute
  • University of Petroleum
Motto厚积薄发 开物成务
TypeNational Public
ChairmanHonghong Shan
PresidentLaibin Zhang
China, P.R.
NicknameShí Dà Beijing (石大北京)
AffiliationsProject 211


The university, founded in 1953, was known then as Beijing Petroleum Institute. It was founded acquiring the best petroleum associated departments in the country:

  • Petroleum research groups in Department of Geology, Department of Mining and Department of Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University
  • Petroleum research groups in four departments of Peiyang University (now Tianjin University)
  • Part of Department of Chemical Engineering from Peking University
  • Part of Department of Mathematics from Yanching University (now merged into Peking University)
  • Some students and faculty from fluid fuel research group in Department of Chemical Engineering from Dalian Institute of Technology (now Dalian University of Technology)
  • Some students and faculty in Department of Mining and Department of Chemical Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical Institute (now the Northwestern Polytechnical University)

It moved to Dongying, Shandong Province in 1969, with name changed to Huadong Petroleum Institute. In 1988, it was renamed The University of Petroleum consisting of one part in Dongying as the college and one in Beijing as the graduate school. Each gradually developed into universities with both undergraduate and graduate students. In January 2005, its name changed to China University of Petroleum. In 2004, China University of Petroleum (East China) began to move to Qingdao, and completed the relocation in 2012. The Dongying campus currently serves as the base for continuing education, remote education, research laboratories, and industry collaboration.

China University of Petroleum specializes in upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum science and engineering, in the overall level of domestic lead. Its five national key specialties are:

  • Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • Mineral Resources Prospecting and Exploration
  • Oil and Gas Well Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Field Development Engineering


China University of Petroleum - Beijing is located in Changping District, Beijing.[2] China University of Petroleum - East China is located in Qingdao. It also manages its old campus in Dongying.

Notable alumni

The alumni of CUP include the top officials of China, CEOs of major oil companies, members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, etc. The most famous alumni are,


  1. ^ "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知" [Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first-class universities and disciplines] (in Chinese).
  2. ^ "Home." China University of Petroleum-Beijing. Retrieved on January 17, 2016. "China University of Petroleum-Beijing, 18 Fuxue Road, Changping, Beijing China"

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Changping District

Changping District (simplified Chinese: 昌平区; traditional Chinese: 昌平區; pinyin: Chāngpíng Qū), formerly Changping County (昌平县), is a district situated in the suburbs of northwest Beijing.

China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

The China University of Petroleum - Beijing (CUPB) (simplified Chinese: 中国石油大学(北京); traditional Chinese: 中國石油大學(北京); pinyin: Zhōngguó Shíyóu Dàxué (Běijīng)) is a Chinese university with campuses in Beijing and Karamay. It is part of the China University of Petroleum.

Liao Yongyuan

Liao Yongyuan (Chinese: 廖永远; pinyin: Liào Yǒngyuǎn; born 1962) is a former Chinese business executive. He was the president of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which is the oil giant of China. Liao is also nicknamed "Northwest Tiger" (西北虎). On March 15, 2015, Liao Yongyuan was placed under investigation by the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency.

List of universities and colleges in Shandong

The following is List of Universities and Colleges in Shandong. As of 2012, there are 154 institutions of higher learning in the province, out of which 62 offer Bachelor-degree studies. 29 colleges and universities also offer Master's degree level of studies, as do four research institutes.

Lü opera

Lüju (吕剧) is a variety of Chinese opera from the eastern province of Shandong, China. It originated in the southwestern part of the province.

There are several theories about how this form of opera got its name.

Oil shale in China

Oil shale in China is an important source of unconventional oil. A total Chinese oil shale resource amounts of 720 billion tonnes, located in 80 deposits of 47 oil shale basins. This is equal to 48 billion tonnes of shale oil. At the same time there are speculations that the actual resource may even exceed the oil shale resource of the United States.The oil shale industry was established in China already in the 1920s. After decrease in the production, the industry started to increase and as of 2008; several companies are engage in the shale oil production or the oil shale-based power generation. After 2005, China became the largest shale oil producer in the world. In 2011, the country produced about 650,000 tonnes of shale oil. Most of production facilities are Fushun-type retorts.At the end of 2006, the Fushun Shale Oil Plant was the largest oil shale plant in the world. In 2005, the China National Oil Shale Association was established in Fushun. The main oil shale research institution in China is the China University of Petroleum.

Petroleum Institute

The Petroleum Institute (PI) is an engineering university located in Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, offers a variety of engineering degrees and is funded by a consortium of national and international oil companies. The goal of the institution is to provide the local oil and gas industry with engineers.

PI was established in 2000 by an Emiri decree under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and the president of the United Arab Emirates. It is financed and governed by a consortium of five major oil companies: ADNOC, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Total S.A., and Japan Oil Development Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of INPEX. The university is partnered with the following universities: Colorado School of Mines, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, The University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and China University of Petroleum.Currently, it is merging with Khalifa University and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.The PI admitted its first students in the Fall of 2001. At present, over 800 undergraduate male students and 100 female students are studying in one of the following five engineering disciplines:

Mechanical Engineering,

Petroleum Engineering,

Electrical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering,

Petroleum Geosciences,

Polymer science and

material science.

The Petroleum Institute also offers graduate level programs.

Petroleum University

Petroleum University or University of Petroleum may refer to:

China University of Petroleum, Dongying, Shandong

Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Liaoning University of Petroleum and Chemical Technology, Fushun, Liaoning, China

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Raisan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Petroleum University of Technology, Abadan, Iran

Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia

Rankings of universities in China

Universities in China are ranked in a number of ways, including both national and international ranks.

Shan Honghong

Shan Honghong (born September 1959) is a professor and the Secretary of the Party Committee of China University of Petroleum (Beijing).

Born and raised in Zhengzhou, Henan. Shan graduated from Huadong Petroleum Institute (renamed the University of Petroleum in 1988 and China University of Petroleum (East China)) in 1982.Working experience

Juanary 1982-August 1984, Associate Lecturer, Huadong Petroleum Institute

September 1984-July 1987, Master in Petroleum Refining Engineering, Huadong Petroleum Institute

August 1987 – 1991, Lecturer, Huadong Petroleum Institute

1991-1996, Vice Professor, University of Petroleum

1997-March 2000, Professor, University of Petroleum

April 2000-January 2004, Dean of Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Petroleum

February 2004-June 2005, Vice president, University of Petroleum

July 2005-December 2016, President, China University of Petroleum (East China)

January 2017 – Present, Secretary of the Party Committee , China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

Shandong Normal University

Shandong Normal University (simplified Chinese: 山东师范大学; traditional Chinese: 山東師範大學; pinyin: Shāndōng Shīfàn Dàxué, English acronym SDNU) is a university in Jinan City, Shandong Province, China. It is one of the earliest institutions of higher learning established in Shandong Province since the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Shandong Peninsula

The Shandong Peninsula is a peninsula in Shandong province in eastern China, between the Bohai Sea to the north and the Yellow Sea to the south.


Shida may refer to:

Shida (artist) (born 1990), Australian artist

Shida, Taipei, a neighborhood of Taipei, Taiwan (師大)

The neighborhood's night market, Shida Night Market

China University of Petroleum (Huadong), China (石大)

Shida District, Miyagi, Miyagi, Japan (志田)

Shida District, Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan (志太)

Yang Guanghua

Yang Guanghua or Guang-Hwa Yang (Chinese: 杨光华; 1923–2006), was a Chinese educator and chemical engineer. He was the President of China University of Petroleum, and a pioneer of China's oil industry.

Yang Hua (businessman, born 1963)

Yang Hua (Chinese: 杨华; born 1963) is a Chinese business executive who is president of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), vice chairman of the board, and non-executive director of CNOOC. He served as the CEO for CNOOC as until November 2011. Concurrently, he served as Director and Vice Chairman of the Board. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was employed by CNOOC in such positions as Manager of the Reservoir Engineering Department, Research Center Project Manager, Director of the Overseas Development Department, Deputy Chief Geologist, and CFO.Mr. Yang received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from China University of Petroleum (Beijing) in 1982, and an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Following his resignation as CEO, he was succeeded by Li Fanrong. His accrued 2011 compensation (including stock options) was $ 6.3 million USD.

Zhang Laibin

Zhang Laibin (张来斌; born 1961) is a professor and the president of China University of Petroleum (Beijing) (since June 2005).Born and raised in Tongling, Anhui. Zhang obtained his doctorate of Mechanical engineering from China University of Petroleum (Beijing) in 1991.

Zhang is a professor and also be accountable for the administrative work in Personnel Division, Office of International Exchange and Cooperation and the Supervisory Audit Office in Beijing campus.Zhang became a member of the standing committee of the 11th and 12th session of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in 2008 and 2012 respectively. He is also the member of the standing committee of the Central Committee of China Democratic League.His administration career started as the Vice Dean of the Department of Mechatronics in China University of Petroleum - Beijing in the period between 1992 and 1994. After that he became the Dean for the same department from 1994 to February 1998. In March 1998, he was nominated as the Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee in the university. After one year, he was nominated as the Vice President and worked until May 2005. In June 2005, he became the President of China University of Petroleum – Beijing.

Zhang Shicheng (professor)

Zhang Shicheng (born November 1963) is a professor of oil production engineering, vice president of China University of Petroleum (Beijing) (since September 2008), and the principal of Karamay Campus (since March 2016).Zhang was born and raised in Shucheng County, Anhui. Zhang accomplished his Bachelor's Degree in oil production engineering from Huadong Petroleum Institute (renamed the University of Petroleum in 1988 and China University of Petroleum) in 1982. Then he took a Master's degree in China University of Petroleum (Beijing) from 1986 to 1989.

Zhang worked as a lecturer after he accomplished the master's degree in China University of Petroleum – Beijing. He became an administration in the university since 2004, as the director of the Office of Educational Administration. In September 2008, he was anominated as the Vice President in Beijing campus and at the same time he took charge of President Office, Office of Educational Administration, Infrastructure Department in Beijing campus. Since the university was extended in Karamay, Xinjiang in October 2015, he was anominated as the Principal in Karamay campus in March 2016.

Zhou Jiping

Zhou Jiping (born 1952) is the general manager and then chairman of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).

Inner Mongolia


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