Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT) was established in 1951 and used to be the Meteorological Training Brigade for Southwest Air Force of People Liberation Army. It was renamed Chengdu School of Meteorology in 1956 and Chengdu Institute of Meteorology in 1978 under the direct administration of China Meteorological Bureau.
Since transferred to the direct administration of Sichuan People’s Government and renamed Chengdu University of Information Technology in 2000, CUIT has developed at breathtaking pace into a comprehensive university. At present, the university has 17 departments in two campuses (Airport Campus and Longquan campus) with 1161 faculties in science, engineering, environment, economics, management, humanities and art. The University has now over 19,000 students in 53 undergraduate programs and 38 graduate programs.
In 2008, inspired by the ideas of engineering education of CDIO, CUIT initiated an in-depth overall educational reform with a focus on disciplines construction and became a pioneer of engineering education reform among Chinese colleges and universities.
As the leading university in the research and technological application of the interdisciplinary integration of atmospheric science and electronic information technology, CUIT has cultivated tens of thousands of talents for China’s meteorological industry. In recent years, the university has been closely keeping pace with great era of IT development and offered human resource and technology support for the electronic information industry in western China. The university has been also an important base for personnel training and scientific innovation serving statistics industry of western China.
In the new era, CUIT is dedicated to professional talents cultivation and scientific research to uphold the industries and the local economy. The university is advancing towards a characteristically superior and open-minded university of information technology.