UPC is an important research base of petroleum and petrochemical industry and competitive and experienced in the studies of both basic theory and application. More than 10 research fields have been regarded as the domestic leading level and the world’s advanced level. There are now 62 national, provincial and ministerial key laboratories and research centers in UPC, including the state Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil, State Engineering Research of Oil and Gas Drilling Technology, MOE Engineering Research Center of Petroleum and Petrochemical Equipment and Technology, and 5 newly-developed provincial and ministerial innovation teams. The university has always been attaching great importance to the industrialization of scientific and technological achievements. School-based industries, such as Shandong Shtar Science & Technology Group and Shandong Shtar Shenghua Chemical Group, are the national high-tech enterprises and well served as test bases for petroleum and petrochemical industry.
During the period of ‘the 12th Five-year plan’, UPC has undertaken 7,287 research projects with the funds reaching 2.8 billion. 5346 papers are included by three principal index system (SCI 1787 and EI 2895). Besides, 2146 patents are granted and 112 academic conference are held.