BUCT was founded in 1958 and is affiliated with the Ministry of Education. As one of China’s key institutions of higher learning, especially in chemistry studies, a member university of the Project 211, BUCT has developed from an institution of scientific specialties to a comprehensive university with a core curriculum of science, economic management, languages and other liberal arts.
BUCT has paid great attention to scientific research. It has built 15 research institutes and eight research centers including the State Key laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic Composites, the National research center of Carbon Fiber engineering technology, the Ministerial Research Center for Membrane Engineering and Technology, the Ministerial Center for High Gravity Technology, and the Key Laboratory of Science and Technology of Controllable Chemical Reactions. The university has published three kinds of academic journals, distributed both at home and abroad. In recent years, BUCT has undertaken a large number of research projects as state science and technology key tasks, and others supported by the National Science Foundation and various ministries and enterprises. This has not only strengthened technological cooperation ties with many large domestic enterprises, but also resulted in significant economic and social benefits.