Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute
In April 2013 the University of Pittsburgh and Sichuan University formed a partnership to develop the
Sichuan University - Pittsburgh Institute. This joint engineering institute will educate undergraduate students and foster collaborative research.
Sichuan University will invest nearly $40 million to construct and equip the new 9,300m2 building on its Jiang'an campus in Chengdu. The Institute welcomed its first class of 100 undergraduate engineering students in fall 2015. All classes
are taught in English by faculty recruited worldwide. The program combines research with education, professionalism with academics, and Eastern with Western approaches. Three undergraduate degree programs are offered: Industrial Engineering, Materials
Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Pictured above: Swanson School of Engineering Dean Gerald D. Holder (center) with the 2016 SCUPI Academic Achievers.