ECUST is the head of information cooperation networks among Academics of Chemical Technology around China.East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) , initially named East China Institute of Chemical Technology, was founded in 1952. ECUST today has three campuses in Xuhui District, Jinshan District and still another still under construction in Fengxian District, which is located in the region of Shanghai touring bay area. As one of Shanghai’s Garden Units, the university has beautiful campuses, occupying an area of more than 1.768 million square meters in total with an elegant environment and beautiful greenery sceneries. Buildings on the campuses cover about 513 thousand square meters, including some standard physical training establishments like gymnasium, swimming pool and plastic ground track field. The university has 16 Academic Schools at present. The university library possesses 2.1 million books, 17 thousand kinds of periodicals, and some 20 kinds of CD data-base including CA & EI and the complete American patent minimized films. ECUST is the head of information cooperation networks among Academics of Chemical Technology around China, the Shanghai branch of Beijing Library CD Information Center, the Workstation of Scientific Program Consultation and Innovation Investigation Center of the Education Ministry, the Center of Foreign Language Textbooks in Shanghai etc. Its Analyzing & Testing Center and Jewellery Inspecting Center are nationally authorized computation & attestation centers. Academic fields of ECUST cover eleven branches and forty-three subjects. The university now has 54 specialties for undergraduate studies, and it is entitled to confer master’s degrees in 121 programs, doctoral degrees in 43 programs, Engineering Master Degrees in 16 programs as well as the MBA program, MPA program, Normal Degree program for College Teachers and 5 post-doctoral centers. Chemical Engineering boasts a key specialty of Shanghai as well as key specialty of China; and Material Science & Engineering is a key specialty of Shanghai. There is a national curriculum base on Engineering Chemistry. At present, the total number of full time students has reached over 20,000 including 14,100 undergraduates, 5550 postgraduates for master's degrees, 783 Ph.D. candidates and 220 students for higher vocational education. Furthermore, there are 19,000 students in both School of Adult Education and School of Online Education seeking a bachelor’s degree. A great variety of cultural activities organized by the school authorities, such as a Cultural and Artistic Festival, Idealistic and Academic Festival, and a Society Festival to name few, have enriched the students’ extra-curricular life and provided them with a large stage to show their talent as well as to improve their own capabilities. Cultural and Artistic Festival on which students give their singing and dancing programmes, opusculums and all kinds of musical performances are held in the great auditorium. Some professional groups of its kind have also been invited to give their performance to share the ceremonious festival with all the students and staff of ECUST .
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