Founded in 1909, China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) is one of the key national universities directly under the administration of the China’s Ministry of Education.It is also listed in the national “211 Project” and “985 Innovation Platform for Advantageous Disciplines”, which is a government program designed to support and develop top institutions of higher education in China. As a distinctive multi-disciplinary research-oriented top university with a history of over 100 years, CUMT has been playing an important leading role in the coal energy industry and the provincial economic and social development as well. Meanwhile, as one of the first batch of universities qualified to confer doctoral and master degrees, CUMT has its own Graduate School. Located in Xuzhou of Jiangsu Province, CUMT covers an area of 297 hectares, in which the Wenchang campus covers an area of 107 hectares.
CUMT offers 59 undergraduate programs, 35 first-level discipline master programs, 9 professional degree programs, 16 first-level doctoral programs, and 14 post-doctoral programs. The university now has one key first-grade discipline and 8 key disciplines rated by the Chinese government as priorities on the national educational agenda, and 1national key incubated discipline. In addition, there are 8 disciplines inwhich Special-term Professors are hired under “Chang Jiang Scholars Program”, 4first-grade key disciplines on the ministerial or provincial level, and 5 disciplineswhich have obtained the approval of “Advantageous Discipline Construction Programin Universities in Jiangsu Province”. In 2012, in the third round of disciplineevaluation conducted by Ministry of Education, disciplines of Mineral Engineering, Safety Science and Engineering, Science and Technology in Surveying and Mapping as well as Geological Resources and Geological Engineering ranked thefirst, second, third and fourth respectively. In 2012, the Engineering Science of CUMT ranked the top 1% of ESIamong all the universities and scientific research institutions in the world.