|Deng Xiaoping's Name Inscription
of China University of Mining
and Technology (CUMT)
China University of Mining and Technology, CUMT in abbreviation, is a world-famous top university of China featuring the mining technology and science. Originally established in 1909 amid the late reign of Qing Dynasty, China University of Mining and Technology enjoyed its 100th birthday in 2009. It is possibly the most glorious time in history of CUMT. As a traditional university specialized in the technological and scientific research of mining resource as well as new resources in China, China University of Mining and Technology has a high reputation in the international academic circle. It usually plays the role of base and brain bank of national policymaking in the aspect of resources and energy strategy. China University of Mining and Technology is directly administrated by Ministry of Education and belongs to the national key university. It is also one of the top universities written into the national lists of Project 211 and Project 985. China University of Mining and Technology has the independent Graduate School and National University Park of Science and Technology. It is also the jointly-established university by China’s Ministry of Education, Jiangsu Province and State Administration of Work Safety. Currently, China University of Mining and Technology is a comprehensive university with more than 20 schools or faculties other than its graduate school, school of international communication, Yinchuan College of CUMT as well as the national Scientific and Technological Park of University. Considering the current international situation, The energy crisis becomes more and more serious. The energy strategy is subsequently improved to be national policy in many powers, and China also pays unprecedented attentions to its safety of energy supply. Hence, China University of Mining and Technology plays a vital role in relieving or resolve the crisis of energy that China will face or is facing. The solemn mission of CUMT has been closely connected with the destiny of China.
The former name or predecessor of China University of Mining and Technology was Jiaozuo Lukuang College or Jiaozuo Coal Mining School established in 1909, and later renamed to be Jiaozuo Institute of Technology. In 1950, based on Jiaozuo Institute of Technology, The first institution of higher learning of new China named China Institute of Mining and Technology(CIMT) was formally established in Tianjin. In 1952, as the adjustment and change of faculties, majors and schools of universities and colleges, the mining faculties or mining engineering departments of Tsinghua University, Tianjin University(originally called Beiyang University) and Tangshan Railway Institute were moved to China Institute of Mining and Technology, which in Chinglish is China Mining College. In 1953, China Institute of Mining and Technology was moved to Beijing and selected as one of National Key Universities of China in 1960. But during the period of Cultural Revolution, it moved to Sichuan and renamed to be Sichuan Institute of Mining and Technology. In 1978, Sichuan Institute of Mining and Technology e moved to Xuzhou, the northernmost city of Jiangsu province, and resumed the original name China Institute of Mining and Technology and was confirmed to be one of 88 national key universities. In 1988, it was formally changed to China University of Mining and Technology, and in 1997, the Beijing Branch of China University of Mining and Technology (CUMTB) was approved by Ministry of Education for graduate education. In 2000, CUMT was transfer to the management of Ministry of Education from Ministry of Coal of China.
With more than 100 years of history, today, China University of Mining and Technology is featured of its own educational structure: the technology and science is in priority, and mining is its brand, and other branches like humanity, management, laws, economics and education are developed simultaneously. Currently, there are 20 colleges and 61 majors of bachelor. There are also 8 national key subjects and a large number of nationally important laboratories. This is a famous university in China for its mining technology as well as other powerful and influential majors. China University of Mining and Technology has many campuses like Wenchang Old Campus of Xuzhou, Nanhu New Campus of Xuzhou, Yinchuang College as well as CUMTB and so on. Nowadays, there are plenty of international students on campus. Recently, China University of Mining and Technology has cooperatively built some Confucius colleges with some counterparts of other countries. The target of China University of Mining and Technology is to be a high-level and famous multidisciplinary research-oriented university with many distinguished authorities, scholars and academicians in the aspect of energy and resources in the world, and to be the important base of China’s science research and education in the aspect of energy and resources.
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