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Construction of West Area of Guzhenkou Campus Began

On November 9, UPC held activities to celebrate the start of the west area of Guzhenkou campus construction. Leaders from the university, the local and enterprises attended the activity.

The west area of Guzhenkou campus covers about 538,000 square meters, and the planned construction area is about 715,000 square meters. It includes 43 units such as library, class building, experimental research building, engineering training center, activity center for teachers and students, student dining hall, student dormitory, doctor’s apartment, university hospital and sports ground. After the completion, there will be about 12,000 teachers and students of 5 colleges and schools, including the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, College of New Energy and College of Oceanography and Space Informatics.

Wang Yong, Secretary of the Party Committee of UPC, presided over the activity. He stressed that the construction of Guzhenkou campus is a basic and strategic project for UPC to move forward to a world-class university in energy with Chinese characteristics, an important task for the university’s development, and an important measure for the university to implement the strategy of university-city integration.

Hao Fang, President of UPC, expressed his thanks to Qingdao Municipality, West Coast New Area, Guzhenkou Core Area, Jingkong Group and Shandong Energy Group for supporting the construction and development of UPC. He said that the construction of Guzhenkou campus is a major measure for UPC to integrate into the New Area, serve Qingdao and contribute to Shandong. UPC will try its best to make Guzhenkou campus a high-level talent training base in high-end chemical industry, high-end equipment, new energy, new materials, marine, information and other disciplines, an innovation base for university-enterprise collaboration and disciplinary integration, a model for city-university integration in the new era to make greater contribution to the economic and social development of Qingdao and West Coast New Area.

Zhang Lingling, Vice President of UPC  introduced the background and construction plan of the West area of Guzhenkou campus. She said that as the most core infrastructure and the historic project with the largest investment scale, UPC will gather the strength, together with Jingkong Group to carefully plan and promote the high-quality construction with high-level cooperation, and make the west area of Guzhenkou campus into a model of city-university integration and university-enterprise cooperation.

Sun Yonghong, member of the Standing Committee of Qingdao Municipal Committee, Secretary of the Working Committee of Qingdao West Coast New Area and Secretary of the District Party Committee, extended warm congratulations to the start of the project and expressed gratitude to the teachers and students of UPC for their love, help and construction of the New Area for a long time. He said that UPC has an important strategic position in China’s higher education landscape. UPC and the New Area have made great contributions to the high-quality development of Qingdao and the West Coast New Area, and have written a brilliant chapter in the integrated development of the university and the city. The construction of the west area of Guzhenkou campus will help the New Area to carry out the national strategic mission, improve the innovation system and promote the construction of socialist modernization demonstration and leading area.

At present, there are nearly 2,700 teachers and students in Guzhenkou campus. The east area has completed the planned settlement of related teaching departments and scientific research institutions, and realized the functional layout mainly focusing on scientific research, graduate training and major platform construction.The west area is accelerating its construction with a view to realizing the functions of undergraduate education, graduate education and public infrastructure support as soon as possible.

Translated by Jiang Shaofei 

Reviewed: Xu Xiaoyan

Updated: 2022-11-14

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