In April 2013 the University of Pittsburgh and Sichuan University formed a partnership to develop the Sichuan University - Pittsburgh Institute. This joint engineering institute will educate undergraduate students and foster collaborative research.

Sichuan University will invest $60 million to construct and equip the new 40,000 m2 (400,000 ft2) building on its Jiang'an campus in Chengdu. The Institute welcomed its first class of 100 undergraduate engineering students in fall 2015. All classes are taught in English by faculty recruited worldwide. The program combines research with education, professionalism with academics, and Eastern with Western approaches. Three undergraduate degree programs are offered: Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

For more information, visit the official SCUPI site.

Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute group photo
The First Dual-Degree SCUPI Graduating Class at Pitt, Spring 2019