四川大学匹兹堡学院简介 SCUPI Introduction
Sichuan University - Pittsburgh Institute
Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute (SCUPI) is a new academic entity jointly established by Sichuan University (SCU) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). SCUPI is a realization of the new archetype of institute-scale, collaborative entities between leading universities in the U.S. and China. SCUPI is designed to follow an international model and thus merges the advantages of both universities in its mission, curriculum, teaching and educational resources. The goal of SCUPI is to provide a world-class engineering education that focuses on design, innovation, and an international outlook.
Students joining SCUPI experience a unique academic perspective that combines research with education, professionalism with academics, and eastern with western approaches. All courses in SCUPI are taught in English. The program design and curriculum encourage active learning, creative thinking, teamwork, and leadership. The institute is dedicated to training competitive global citizens and talents who can not only adapt to but thrive in the new era of globalization. SCUPI offers an unrivaled opportunity for Chinese students to obtain an American university education at a reasonable cost.
Seated on the fertile plain known as the “The Land of Abundance” with a population of 14 million, Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province and the epicenter of China’s great western region. Rated as one of the most livable cities in China, Chengdu is a city rooted in history but growing into the future. It is home to many industries including electronics, information technology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, and food, and is also a rapidly developing center for metallurgy, building materials, chemicals, machinery, and automobiles. Chengdu is also a popular location for international companies and consulates. By the end of 2014, a total of 283 Fortune 500 companies had established branches in Chengdu due to western China’s rapid development.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. Pittsburgh is located in the south west of the state, at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Pittsburgh is known both as “the Steel City” for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the “City of Bridges” for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest, as the mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains made the area coveted by the French and British empires, Virginians, Whiskey Rebels, and Civil War raiders.