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Southwest Petroleum University
Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU) was founded in 1958 as the second higher educational petroleum institution in China. Located in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, SWPU comprises two campuses, with the main campus in Chengdu and the original one in Nanchong. It has a total floor space of over 800,000 square meters.

SWPU governs 16 schools, which offer 62 bachelor’s degree programs, 88 master’s degree programs, 29 doctor’s degree programs, and 4 post-doctoral research centers. The study fields cover eight disciplines: science, engineering, management, economics, liberal arts, law, education and art. For years, petroleum-oriented programs have been ranking the top in China.

SWPU has always laid great stress on international cooperation and exchange. Up to now, it has launched various internationally joint programs with higher educational institutions or companies from different countries, including America, Russia, England, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, United Arab Emirates, etc.

Since 2011, SWPU has enrolled international students from Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, India and Nigeria studying in key disciplines such as Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.etc.

“When people ask me about life in SWPU, I answer-happiness. my life at this university is associated exactly with this word. From the first days till now, we are treated very well. We were provided with good living conditions and given everything we need. Studies bring only joy because we are taught by amazing teachers who are ready to help and explain to us information at any time. In addition, our teachers are excellent people and I am very pleased to communicate with them. I also want to say that we have tremendous leaders.” - Maiia (Russia)

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Sichuan - “Land of Abundance”
Sichuan, the “Land of Abundance”, is known to the world for being home to the Giant Panda. Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base, located in Chengdu, Capital City of Sichuan, is one of the most important captive conservation centers for the Giant Panda in the world.

There are many famous scenic spots and historical sites in Sichuan Province, such as: Jiu-Zhai-Gou Scenic Area, Huang-Long Valley (Yellow Dragon Valley), Mountain E-Mei, Mountain Qing-Cheng, Le-Shan Giant Buddha, Du-Jiang-Yan Irrigation Project, San-Xing-Dui Relics.

Sichuan is also well-known for its delicious food. Sichuan Cuisine is one of the Eight Great Cuisines in China. Characterized by spicy and pungent flavors, Sichuan Cuisine, with myriad of tastes, emphasizes the use of chili, red hot peppers and garlic. Sichuan food is known for being “spicy” hot! It is said that one who does not experience Sichuan food has never reached Sichuan. Typical menu items are: Hot Pot, Smoked Duck, Kung-Pao Chicken, Twice Cooked Pork and Mapo Dofu.


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  • “For years, petroleum-oriented programs have been ranking the top in China.”

  • “SWPU has always laid great stress on international cooperation and exchange.”