Officially founded in 1954 with a history that started in 1925, Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) is one of the top 100 universities in China, and the largest university and the only polytechnic university in Yunnan province.
KUST has three campuses, all in Kunming, the capital city of the Southwest China province.
With 30 faculties and 3,900 staff members, KUST offers over 300 degree programs at bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels to around 40,000 full time on-campus students. The programs cover engineering, science, management, economics, medicine, law, arts, philosophy, agriculture and education. In 2005, KUST was ranked by the Chinese Ministry of Education as the first Excellent University in Yunnan province for its excellent undergraduate programs. Its disciplines in engineering, material science and chemistry are ranked by ESI in the top 1 percent worldwide.
Research at KUST is at the top level in Yunnan province in both funding and achievements, with the important feature of very close connections to industries. In certain fields, especially subjects related to the mineral industry, KUST is at the top level of research in China. The annual research fund at KUST in the past five years has been granted over a 60 percent of the total funding to all universities in Yunnan province. KUST has 17 national-level key laboratories or research centers, 91 of provincial/ministerial level ones and around 100 university level ones.
KUST has established partnerships with over 150 universities in more than 30 countries in research, student and staff exchanges, joint programs and technical transfers. As a representative Chinese university, KUST has been playing an important role for the country in cooperation with neighboring Southeast Asian and South Asian countries, including in the mechanisms of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), China-ASEAN Cooperation and GMS Cooperation, and also in other international and regional cooperation mechanisms including China-EU Cooperation and Asia-Europe higher education programs.
Henggong Campus (main campus):
Address: 727 South Jingming Rd, Chenggong district, Kunming, Yunnan province
Zip code: 650500
Address: 68 Wenchang Rd, 121 St, Kunming, Yunnan province
Zip code: 650093
Address: 50 East Huancheng Rd, Kunming, Yunnan province
Zip code: 650051