China University of Geosciences (CUG )

中国地质大学 Zhōngguó Dìzhì Dàxué

Students seeking a degree in Earth sciences, geosciences, geophysics, or geomatics should strongly consider attending the China University of Geosciences. As China’s highest-ranking university specializing in geosciences, CUG offers unique opportunities including a research center on the Three Gorges Dam and field training centers throughout China. If you’re looking to make your geoscience degree more hands-on, China University of Geosciences is the place for you.

China University of Geosciences was founded in 1952 as the Beijing College of Geology, which drew geology and mining faculty from China’s most prestigious institutions. Over the past 66 years, the university has grown and developed with the help of government funding initiatives such as “Project 211” and the “111 Overseas Talent Program.” The school has a number of famous alumni. In fact, the previous Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, studied both his bachelor’s and master’s degree at CUG.

Today, CUG has two campuses—the main campus is in Beijing’s Haidian District, CUGB, and the secondary campus is located in Wuhan, Hubei. China University of Geosciences has over 25,000 students, including over 700 international students.

The most exciting opportunities at CUG are the research experiences. CUG operates 86 research institutes and laboratories. These include the State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources (GPMR) which carries out active research on China’s key metallogenic areas such as the southern reaches of the Yangtze River and Sanjiang tectonic zone. The GPMR has participated in the GeoPT international demonstration and blind sample testing for six consecutive years. CUG has a significant influence on China’s mining and oil industries largely thanks to the work of the GPMR.

Another key laboratory managed by CUG is the Three Gorges Research Center for Geo-hazards (TGRC) which operates at the site of the world’s largest dam—the Three Gorges Hydroelectric Dam. The TGRC studies geo-hazards, geo-hazard risk reduction, and engineering.

China University of Geosciences also operates three field training sites across China—one in Zhoukoudian, one in Zigui, and one in Beidaihe. Each offers its own specialized training opportunities at an important geological site in China.

China University of Geosciences is the host of the International University Consortium in Earth Science (IUCES), which includes Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of Hong Kong,University of Karlsruhe,Macquarie University, University of Queensland, University of Paris VI,Moscow State University, Russian State University of Mineral Resources, Stanford University, and University of Waterloo. Through IUCES, and other programs, CUG attracts many visiting scholars from around the world, increasing the internationalism of their programs and courses.

Students searching for a geoscience degree in China will find that China University of Geosciences offers research and practice opportunities at the site of all of China’s most geologically interesting locations. With its international outlook and proud reputation, China University of Geosciences is an excellent choice for international students in China.

Accommodations for International Students in Wuhan are:

Double RoomUS$1300 per person per year

Single RoomUS$1900 per person per year