Jiangsu University of Technology (JSUT) was brought into existence as Changzhou Teachers College of Technology in 1984. Situated in Changzhou, the central region of the Yangtze River Delta and also a renowned historical and cultural city in Jiangsu Province, it has become a provincial engineering-oriented undergraduate institution of distinct characteristics with the coordinated multi-disciplinary development of such disciplines as science, economics, management, arts, education, fine arts, and law. It aims to foster both application-oriented undergraduate talents and vocational education teachers along with master's degree graduate training, and won the first-rank achievement of the undergraduate teaching evaluation supplemented by the Ministry of Education in 2008. It is a decision-making and consulting research base of the People's Government of Jiangsu Province, a national key vocational education construction base of teachers training, the research center for vocational and technical education in Jiangsu Province, and the training center for higher vocational education teachers in Jiangsu Province.
JSUT boasts 17 secondary teaching units such as School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical Information Engineering, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and School of Automotive and Traffic Engineering, 5 research institutes like the Vocational Education Research Institute and the Resource Recycling Research Institute, and such industrial institutions as the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Recycling Metals Institute and Hong Kong-China Travel Hotel Management College. It provides 56 undergraduate majors for nearly 18,000 full-time students, and has over 1,200 staff members among which are nearly 900 teachers, with 450-odd holders of senior professional titles and about 900 doctors or masters. Of the teachers, some have received “Government Special Allowance” granted by the State Council, have been honored Excellent Teacher of the Nation, Excellent Teacher of Jiangsu, Model Worker in the Field of Education of Jiangsu, or Model Scientific and Technological Worker of Jiangsu, and over 70 person-times have been honored Outstanding Young and Middle-aged Experts of Jiangsu “333 Advanced Talent-training Project”, Six-Type Peak Experts, or Outstanding Young and Middle-aged Experts of Jiangsu “Qinglan Project”. Moreover, the university owns more than 80 master supervisors, and has engaged over 100 well-known experts or scholars at home and abroad as honorary, part-time or even full-time professors. Science over 10 years ago, it has conducted “2+2”and “3+1”cultivation programs of international graduates with such higher institutions of learning from different countries as German Merseburg University of Applied Science, and has also contracted with countries like Norway, UK and Germany for the joint training of postgraduates in related fields.