TianjinChengjian University（TCU）, founded in 1978, is a regular institute of highereducation under the administration of Tianjin Municipal Government. As thefourth branch of Tianjin University, it carried out undergraduate educationwith the support of Tianjin University. It was named Architectural Branchof Tianjin University in 1979, and was renamed as Tianjin Institute ofUrban Construction in 1987, and then as Tianjin Chengjian University（TCU）in2013.In 1998, TCUwas approved to grant Master’s Degree, realizing a leap-forward development in itseducational level; in 2007, TCU was authorized to grant Master’s degree inEngineering. TCU has passed the qualification assessment for undergraduate teaching in 1996, the assessment for undergraduate teachingin 2007 with outstanding performance, and the audit and assessment inundergraduate education in 2018, all of which were organized by the Ministry ofEducation of China.Over the past 40 years, under the guidance of XiJinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, TCU constantly upholds and strengthens the party'soverall leadership over school work, fully carries out the educational policyof Chinese Communist Party, adheres tothe socialist orientation, reinforces moral education to cultivate talents, andsticks to the principle of “developing urban science and cultivating talentsfor urban construction”. By drawing on the advantages of relatedindustries, highlighting its features, sticking to quality-oriented developmentand pursuing excellence, TCU fulfills the motto of “Morality and Capability,Learning and Building”. Based in Tianjin, open to the whole nation and theworld, TCU has cultivated more than 60,000 talented graduates to serveurbanization and urban modernization.
Sound educational system,steadily improved quality of talent cultivation. TCU consists of 14 schools, 2 teaching departments (centers) and 1 schoolof continuing education, and is qualified to enroll overseas students. Thereare 17,840 full-time students, including 16,215 undergraduates, 1,357postgraduates, 225 overseas students and 43 preparatory students. TCU offers 56undergraduate programs, among which there are 3 national first-rate programs, 7Tianjin first-rate programs, 1 national featured program, 1 national and 2Tianjin municipal comprehensive reform pilot programs, 7 Tianjin brandedconstruction programs, 5 Tianjin strategic emerging industries related construction programs, 8 Tianjin programs ofadvantage and specialty, 12 Tianjin applied programs, 6 programs having passed the undergraduateprofessional evaluation (certification) of the Ministry of Housing andUrban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, 14 programs that have implemented the reform of“enrollment in large category + distribution by programs”, and 2 new engineeringprograms, i.e. Intelligent Manufacturing and Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering.TCU owns 10 Tianjin experimental teaching demonstration centers, 2 constructionunits of Tianjin experimental teaching demonstration center, 1 Tianjin virtualsimulation experiment teaching center and 9 construction projects of Tianjinvirtual simulation experiment teaching. In recent 3 years, TCU has beenapproved of 12 Tianjin excellent courses, 13 Tianjin first-rate constructioncourses, 3 Tianjin municipal branded courses in English for overseasstudents, and 6 national and municipal key textbooks.TCU has also won 18 teaching achievement awards, including 9 first prizes and 9second prizes. Besides, TCU has 2 first-batch "EmergingEngineering" research and practice projects approved by the Ministry ofEducation. TCU has also been approved of 12 outstandingteaching teams and 12 outstanding teachers of Tianjin. The annual employmentrate is over 92%.
Distinctdisciplinary characteristics, continuously improved comprehensive scientificresearch ability.TCU has developed 7disciplinary clusters of urban planning, urban construction, urban management,eco-city, smart city, urban economy and urban culture. Now the universityoffers 14 first-level master programs and 5 professional master programs,including 1 Tianjin first-rate discipline (Civil Engineering), 1 Tianjin first-ratediscipline under construction (Environmental Science and Engineering) and 4Tianjin featured disciplinary clusters and 6 Tianjin key disciplines. In recent5 years, TCU has been approved over 110 national scientific research projectsand over 370 municipal and ministerial scientific research projects; and haswon over 60 awardsfor science and technology at or above provincial and ministerial level. TCU owns 19 science and technology platforms,including 1 National Engineering Research Center, 5 municipal and ministerialkey laboratories, 8 municipal and ministerial engineering centers, 1 municipaland ministerial international joint research center, 1 base of humanities andsocial sciences, 1 municipal and ministerial base of technology transfer, 1 municipaland ministerial collaborative innovation center, and 1 municipal andministerial strategic alliance. In recent 3 years, TCU has published more than50 academic works and has obtained 170 invention patents. TCU has also achievedbreakthrough in national science and technology awards and national key fundamentalresearch program (973 project), etc. Research funds continue to grow inrecently years. In 2019, the funds reached over 110 million RMB. TCU was also approvedthe National Defense TechnologyInnovation Special Zone Project by the Science and Technology Committee of CentralMilitary Commission for the first time in 2019.
Continuouslystrengthened teaching force, significantly increased number of high-leveltalents.TCU now has 1,357 staff members,including 1015 full-time faculties and 425 of which have senior professionaltitles. Among them, there is 1 YangtzeRiver scholar, who is also winner of National Science Fund for DistinguishedYoung Scholars and national candidate for NewCentury Talents Project. In addition, there are 3 candidates for the NewCentury Talents Funding Program of the Ministry of Education, 1 Tianjin TopYoung Talent, 2 Tianjin Distinguished Professors, 2 Distinguished Young Scholars,7 candidates from the first-level of Tianjin 131 Talent Project, 3 FiveBatches of talents for publicity and culture in Tianjin, 1 Young andMiddle-aged Leading Talent in Scientific and Technological Innovation ofTianjin Talent Cultivation Plan, 1 Outstanding Young Talent in Science andTechnology, 2 winners of Funds for Distinguished Young Scholars of Tianjin, 12 TianjinOutstanding Teachers and 18 National Outstanding Contribution Young Specialists who at thesame time enjoy special allowances. There are 6provincial and ministerial innovative teams and 13 municipal teaching teams.
Expandinginternational engagement and cooperation, significantly accelerated educationalinternationalization. TCU has signed MOU with 41 universities andinstitutions in 16 countries, and 23 cooperation agreements with 16 foreign universities,including 15 double degree cooperation agreements, 2 short-term student exchangeagreements, 2 teacher-training agreements, 1 agreement for overseas jointuniversity, 1 agreement for Chinese-foreign cooperatively-run school,1 agreement for international joint research center and 1 university-enterprisecooperation agreement. Among them, the undergraduate education project for engineeringmanagement with VIA University College in Denmark has consecutively conductedenrollments since 2014.There are more than 1,100 long-term and short-terminternational students from 30 countries. Nearly 800 experts and scholars fromoverseas well-known universities have been invited to carry out academicactivities at TCU. TCU has also been granted 78 foreign experts projects; and forwhich, the university was listed as one of the model units in Tianjin foroverseas talents introduction work. TCU has supported nearly 340 teachers to visit overseas universities. In 2019, Chinese Ministry of Education approvedTCU’s application to establish a Chinese-foreign cooperatively-run school- International School of Engineering ofTianjin Chengjian University, and there will be bachelor’s and master’sprograms in 4 majors, totaling 1,200 students upon completion.
TCU has alsoparticipated in the construction of Punjab Tianjin University of Technology, in conjunction with other two Tianjinuniversities. The Joint Research Center forProtective Infrastructure Technology and Environmental Green Bioprocess jointlyestablished with University of Technology Sydney, Australia, has been includedin the third batch of international scientific and technological cooperationbases in Tianjin.
Fine teaching conditions, beautiful andharmonious campus.TCU covers 610,100m2, with building area of 455,000m2.Theuniversity library and school reference rooms own 1.3805 million books, 3.26million e-books, 937 journals, 102,000 e-journals and 94 databases in Chineseand foreign languages.
The campusnetwork has 21,111 users, 4 gateways and a total bandwidth of 8.3Gbps. Thereare 4,999 wireless access points, and the wireless network covers the mainteaching & office buildings and students’ dormitories. The logisticsservice guarantee system is complete and greening coverage rate reaches 41%.Campus cultural activities are various and fascinating; the environment iscivilized, orderly, harmonious and stable.
Dedicated to urbanizationand urban modernization, TCU sets up disciplines and programs properly in urbanconstruction area, designs the talent cultivation objectives scientifically,continuously optimizes the talent training programs and strengthens thepractical abilities of students, while forming the education features of“focusing on urban construction,adhering closely to related industries, emphasizing the cultivation of moralityand capability, and cultivatingcompetent and dedicated versatile applied talents”.
In the future, TCU will closelyfocus on the fundamental issue of “what kind of talents to cultivate, how tocultivate and for whom to cultivate”, hold high the banner of socialism withChinese characteristics, thoroughly apply the spirit of Party’s 19thNational Congress, the 2nd, 3rd and 4thPlenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, and fullyimplement Party’s educational policy and the spirit of National EducationConference. With the fundamental principle of moral education and talentcultivation, the theme of high-quality development as well as the guidance offirst-rate disciplinary construction, TCU will focus on undergraduateeducation, deepenreform and opening up, improve the overall quality for talents’ cultivation andscientific and technological innovation ability, and effectively pushingforward with the authorization for doctoral degree conferral. TCU will spare noefforts to advance strict governance of the Party, promote the high-qualityintensive development of school undertakings, so as to lay a solid foundationfor the construction of a high level institution featuringurban construction. TCU will continuously strive for a decisive victory inbuilding a moderately prosperous society in all respects and the realization ofthe Chinese Dream.