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 $60 million to construct and equip the new 40,000 m2 (400,000 ft2) 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: The First Dual-Degree
SCUPI Graduating Class at Pitt, Spring 2019