Qinzhou University (QU) is the only public university in the coastal area of Guangxi Province of China. It is located in Qinzhou, an Excellent tourism city in the center of the coastal area in Guangxi as well as the core industrial area of Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone. QU is the only qualified University for senior seafarers’ education and training in Guangxi. In 2013, QU became one of the first council members of Application Technology University (College) Alliance under Ministry of Education of China. It has also become one of the pilot univeristies of “Sino-US applied Technology Education Programe” since 2016.
Qinzhou Univeristy was founded in 1973 as Qinzhou Normal College and upgraded to a comprehensive university in 2006. Covering 138 hectares, the newly-built campus, with avenues of green trees and patches of lush grass, are the ideal place for study and research. At present, the university offers 43 undergraduate programes, including marine science, port logistic, shipping engineering, navigation technology, aquaculture, port mechnical, chemical engineering and technology craft, tourism management, environmental design, and so on.
QU attaches great importance to international exchange and cooperation with other universities. It has established close links and intercollegiate cooperation with over 40 universities or research institutes in the U.S.A, the U.K, Canada, Italy, Poland, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vienam, and so on. Up till now over 1100 our students have been sent abroad for studies while more than 500 international students have been enrolled and studying in our university. In October 2015, with the approval from Ministry of Education of China, we started the program of Chinese-Foreign cooperation in running schools, working with Warsaw University of Technology in the field of electronic information engineering. This program will start in 2016.
In May 2011, it has been officially approved by Guangxi government that Qinzhou University will be upgraded into Beibu Gulf University, which is also the focus of Qinzhou municipal government to push forward the education development in the area. With the strong supports from all circles, Qinzhou University will surely become a famous application-oriented University at home and abroad.