Sichuan University (SCU) is among the most prestigious national key universities in education, research, and social impact. The Chairman of the University Council of Sichuan University is Wang Jianguo, and the President is Li Yanrong.
Sichuan University has a comprehensive range of disciplines covering 12 categories with 46 national key disciplines. It takes pride in its large pool of prominent scholars and professors. In its long history as an institution of education, Sichuan University has formed a rich cultural heritage and laid a solid foundation in education. The university motto is as follows, sea, all water, receives all rivers; Utmost wit listens to all sides and the following four words embodies the university's recision, diligence, truth-seeking and innovation. To achieve the goal of being a first-class comprehensive research-oriented university, Sichuan University has shaped, in recent years, its own concept of higher education that promotes individualism, scholarship and excellence. It has developed a new management mechanism, in which teachers conduct education activities, students function as the center of education, and colleges and departments exercise management responsibilities. The university is dedicated to providing high-quality education through an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to research and teaching which will help cultivate elite members of the society who have a profound humanity background, trustworthy expertise, a strong sense of innovation and a broad international horizon.
Sichuan University has exhibited great strength in research and made remarkable achievements over the years. Owning a large number of research institutes and labs, SCU has undertaken and completed a considerable number of national, ministerial and regional major research projects, and has made achievements that are rated first class in China and bear significant international influence. The Humanities & Social Sciences at SCU boasts a long history, deep cultural heritage, and generations of talents, serving as the traditional advantage and characteristic brand of Sichuan University.
Sichuan University has actively promoted both national and regional socioeconomic development, and is constantly building its capacity to serve the community and the society. It has 4 directly affiliated hospital of Ministry of Health, which played an important role in the treatment of serious natural disasters, such as the Wenchuan earthquake and Yushu earthquake of Qinghai province, making significant contributions to the development of national health care and people's health level.
Sichuan University has established contacts and cooperative relationships with over 250 renowned colleges and universities as well as research institutes from 34 countries and regions.
Looking ahead, Sichuan University shoulders the social responsibility to attract brilliant minds, nurture talents to serve the country, break new academic ground and promote scientific and technological development, whilst guiding the society. It will write more brilliant chapters in its history inheriting legacy whilst looking to a bright future of innovation and new possibilities.