This partnership provides further opportunity for students to study and work abroad in China as part of their experiential learning education. It also serves as a launching pad for faculty to further develop their research through increased cooperation between the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Chongqing University (CQU). 

JCI at a Glance

455 Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students are currently enrolled in the JCI.

  • Within three years, the JCI is expected to enroll 200 freshmen each year.
  • In steady state, we expect to have a total enrollment of 1,000 students across 4 academic programs.
  • Each year, 800 students will be in residence at CQU or on co-op in China and 200 seniors will be at UC.

JCI Academic Program Overview

JCI curriculum is identical to that of UC-CEAS:

  • For academic years 1-4, JCI students will study with internationally recognized UC and CQU faculty in English.
  • In year 5, JCI students will enroll in the same UC courses as traditional CEAS students.
  • Students will co-op for 5 semesters at leading domestic and multinational corporations in China
  • Students enjoy academic and collegiate endeavors here in the US as well as in China.

About Chongqing University

  • A key national university in China, directly under the State Ministry of Education
  • One of the "211 Project and 985 Project” universities with full support in the construction and development from the central and local Government of China
  • Located in Shapingba District, a cultural and educational center in the city of Chongqing, a major municipality of industry and commerce in the Southwest of China, an economic center on the upper reaches of Yangtze River
  • Total enrollment of 50,000 students
  • 5,400 faculty and staff members
  • Covers over 3.65 square kilometers, consisting of four campuses. Was awarded the title of “Garden University” by Chongqing Municipality.
  • Runs 28 colleges, plus the Graduate School, the City College of Science and Technology, the College of Continuing Education, the College of Networking Education
  • Offers over 500 degree programs 

About the University of Cincinnati

  • Offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience
  • Public research university with an enrollment of about 43,000 students
  • 14 colleges & 308 programs of study
  • 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio
  • 117 buildings situated on 473 acres that make up a “world's most beautiful campus” (Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines, etc.)
  • With 13 Ohio Eminent Scholars (6 in CEAS) and $405 million in research funding, UC is an innovative leader in Ohio and beyond
  • Best College Reviews named the UC Recreation Center as number one on its list of the most amazing campus student recreation centers
  • The Fiscal Times rates UC number 4 on the list of on-campus dormitories at state schools that offer students resort-like amenities
  • For the third year in a row UC is listed in the top tier of “Green Universities”