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To satisfy the needs of large-scale economic construction of China, Beijing College of Geology was founded in 1952. It was formed by merging the Department of Geology of Beijing University,

   
Professor Li Siguang, a well-known geologist and Minister of Ministry of Geology, made a speech at the opening ceremony of Beijing College of Geology in 1952

   
Chairman Mao met Zhang Xi, the head of the Department of Culture and Student Union, and other students at the University of Qinzheng Palace at Zhongnanhai in the evening of February 14, 1957

Geological Section of Department of Geosciences of Qinghua University, Geological Engineering Department of Tianjin University (former Beiyang University), and Mining Department of Tangshan Railway Institute. It was rated as one of the eight leading universities founded since the establishment of the People's Republic of China.

   
Airscape of Beijing College of Geology in 1952
   
Vice-Chairman LiuShaoqi kindly received the

granduates representatives [the person to the right of Vice-President Liu was Mr.Yang Weiran- vice president of CUG between 1990-1999] at Zhongnanhai on May 17, 1957. He encouraged them to "be the guerrillas of the socialist construction", and gave them a hunting gun as a gift.

In 1966 Beijing College of Geology suspended its enrollment due to the "Cultural Revolution." It was moved to Jiangling County, Hubei Province, in 1970 and was renamed Hubei College of Geology.

   
Hubei College of Geology (1970)

As a result it had four campuses respectively in Hubei and Jiangxi Provinces and Beijing City (with the former campus). In 1975, the college was relocated in Wuhan City and renamed Wuhan College of Geology.

   
Wuhan College of Geology (1975)

In 1986, the Chinese Government ratified the foundation of the Graduate School of Wuhan College of Geology. It was ranked as one of the first 33 Graduate Schools nationwide.

In 1987, with the approval of the State Education Commission, China University of Geosciences was founded as a result of the merger of Wuhan College of Geology and its Beijing-based Graduate School, the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing College of Geological Management Cadre of Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources, and Wuhan College of Geological Management Cadre.

   
China University of Geosciences was founded in Beijing and Wuhan

   
one of doors of China University of Geosciences
   
Vice-Premier Li Lanqing made an inspection of CUG in March 27,1994.He presented them with the following inscription,“Strive for a greater contribution for harmonious development between human and nature.”

   
Wen Jiabao majored in Geological Surveying and Exploration of Mineral Resources at the First Dept of Geology and Minerology of Beijing College of Geology 1960-1965. He studied for his MS in tectonics 1965-1968. Wen Jiabao came back to his Alma Mater to pay a visit to faculty and students. He presented them with the following inscription, "Hard work and plain living; realistic and practical," in Oct,1994

   
Chairman JiangZeming viewed our exhibit of the editing & publishing system of colorized maps in July,1996.

In 1997, China University of Geosciences entered the"211 Project", an important project geared towards the development of higher education and aimed at the construction of 100 national leading universities and a batch of key disciplines for the 21st century.

   
"211 Project" expert panel paying a visit to CUG

In 2000, the management of CUG was transferred from Ministry of State Land and Resources to the Ministry of Education. Now, CUG is an institution of higher learning directly under the Ministry of Education.

In the past over 50 years, more than 80,000 students have graduated from China University of Geosciences. Among them 16 become members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 5 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Lots of excellent graduates play active roles as major leaders of the Party and Government.

   
graduates of China University of Geosciences
   
Eight of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in CUG
   
Wen Jiabao-----One of Excellent Graduates

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