Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT), a regional high-level university in Jiangsu province, is supervised by the Jiangsu Provincial Government. Its origin could be traced back to 1958 and it was entitled the name of CIT in 2004.
Located in Changshu, a city that has been officially founded for 1,500 years with a cultural inheritance of over 5,000 years, CIT has two campuses covering 300 acres. With 14 specialized schools, it has successfully developed a diverse integration of disciplines in the fields of Engineering, Science, Literature, Economics, Management, Education, Philosophy and Arts.
Based on New Engineering Majors, CIT has brought in International Accreditation Courses from the cooperated universities abroad, pushing forward its own Engineering Education Accreditation, and training students to master international industry standards. Across our university, the Automation, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Information Engineering, and Biological Engineering have passed the Engineering Education Accreditation by the Ministry of Education. In addition, Mechatronics Engineering has obtained professional certification from German AQAS; Electronic Information Engineering has been accredited by ECUK of UK; Robot Engineering and Materials Science has also been accredited by ABET of United States.
Currently, the university has over 20,000 full-time undergraduate students and registered international students and over 6,000 continual education students. Among its nearly 1,350 staff, 1,000 are full-time faculty members, about 460 with doctorate degree, and about 590 with senior professional titles.
With over 60 years of development, the number of its alumni has reached over 100,000. Many of them are playing important roles in the fields of science and technology, education, politics, economics and culture, and achieved great accomplishments.
CIT has established friendly relationships with over 82 universities in USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Australia and other countries and regions. Approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, CIT has developed “3+1” and “3+1.5” dual-degree programs with foreign universities. In 2018, Jiangsu Education Department approved the “1.5+2+0.5 Sino-America dual-degree” program at CIT, and at the same year, CIT Board of Sino-American Studies as well as Jiangsu Association of Sino-American Universities were established at CIT.
The motto of CIT is “立本求真、日新致远”, which can be paraphrased as “Integrity, Verity, Strive and Thrive”.
The spirit of CIT is“反对平庸、追求卓越、负重奋进、敢于超越”, which can beparaphrased as “Dare to Create New Horizons”.
CIT is committed to helping students transform themselves into professionals through, among others, building up their cross-cultural communication ability, sustainable learning ability, global perspectives, and, not the least, readiness to serve the communities.