As an institution of higher education of Jiangsu province, Yancheng Institute of Technology (YCIT) is located in Yancheng (32°34’— 34°28’north latitude, 119°27’—120°54’east longitude), an opening-up city on the coast of the Yellow Sea. It has distinct features, offering multidisciplinary education in engineering, sciences, agriculture, economics, management, humanities while giving prominence to engineering.
Originally founded in June, 1958, YCIT has been developing rapidly since the mid-1990s. YCIT has 1099 faculty members in the teaching position. Among them there are 119 professors and 430 associate professors, and 82 percent are with doctor’s or master’s degree. YCIT is comprised of 14 public schools and 5 teaching departments. It admits students from 31provinces nationwide, and it has an enrollment of more than 20,000 full-time students at present. YCIT opens itself to the world and positively pursues international cooperation and collegiate communication. YCIT has established friendly, cooperative relationship with 16 universities in the USA, the UK, Canada, Korea, etc., among which there are 4 Sino-foreign cooperative education projects with University of Greenwich in England, school exchange programs with University of Portsmouth In England and Kangnung National University in Korea.
YCIT covers 174 hectares with a total building floor space of 540,000 square meters. It posseses fixed assets worthy of RMB 1,600,000,000, laboratory equipment of RMB 300,000,000, and 1,510,000 volumes of books. It is an excellent educational& scientific unit, a national advanced social practice unit, a national demonstrating gardening unit, a national advanced energy-saving unit, and a provincial and civic civilization unit.
Looking forward, YCIT will stick to carrying out the concept of scientific development and implementing the twelfth five-year program comprehensively. It is striving to build itself to into a high-level university that features application-oriented and development of engineering and multidisciplinary education coordinated.