Qingdao Institute of Software, Collegeof Computer Science and Technology was formerly known as the Department of Computer Science founded in 1984, and in 2001, the Department was abolished to establish the School of Computer and Communication Engineering, and in 2019, the Department was renamed as the School of Computer Science and Technology. After nearly 40 years of unremitting efforts, it has developed into a leading IT technology innovation and talent training base in the petroleum and petrochemical industry and has a high reputation in China. In 2020, in order to further implement the national software development strategy, meet the national energy security strategy and the demand for high-end talents for the construction of Qingdao's industrial Internet capital, China University of Petroleum (East China) and Qingdao Municipal Government, China National Petroleum Group Dongfang Ltd., Neusoft Group Co., Ltd. and Hisense Group Co., Ltd. to establish the Qingdao Institute of Software, which was approved as one of the first batch of national specialised and exemplary software institute in December 2021, starting a new stage of development.
The discipline is developing rapidly, with computer science entering the ESI global ranking of 307th (September 2023) and ranking in the top 4.15‰. It has 2 interdisciplinary doctoral programs in advanced science and engineering computing and oil and gas artificial intelligence, 2 secondary doctoral programs in computer technology and resource information engineering, 2 master's degree authorized disciplines in computer science and technology and software engineering, and 2 master's degree authorized fields in resource information engineering and computer technology and software engineering. Among them, computer application technology is a key discipline in Shandong Province. The college has built a multi-level and systematic high-end research and experimental platform, such as Shandong Energy Industry Big Data Development Innovation Laboratory, Qingdao Engineering Research Centre for Drilling Instruments and Information Processing, Qingdao Engineering Research Centre for Oil and Gas Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence Technology, Qingdao Software Engineering Research Centre for Large Scale Petroleum Industry, and National Engineering Laboratory for Marine Physical Exploration and Exploration Equipment Integrated Environment Digitalization and Simulation Sub-Laboratory. The university has also established a multi-level and systematic high-end research laboratory platform. It has formed distinctive disciplines such as intelligent information processing, network and service computing, graphic image and visualization, data science and information system, software engineering theory, software engineering technology and software service engineering in the oil and gas field, and has accumulated a lot of excellent scientific research results. During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, it has won two Second Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of the Ministry of Education, one Second Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of Shandong Province, one Outstanding Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress of the Chinese Computer Society, and five other provincial and ministerial scientific research awards, playing an important role in serving the national energy strategy and the regional economic development of Shandong Province and Qingdao City.
It has a highly educated, high-level and experienced faculty. There are more than 120 faculty members, including 21 professors, 16 doctoral supervisors, 53 associate professors, 60 PhD holders and 43 teachers with more than a year of overseas study experience. There are 1 national young top talent, 1 Taishan leading talent, 1 Taishan young scholar, 2 Shandong young science and technology awards, 1 Qingdao young science and technology award, 2 Qingdao West Coast New Area high-level leading talents, 1 Qingdao West Coast New Area high-level top talent, and 2 Qingdao West Coast New Area excellent young talents. In the past five years, the university has undertaken 239 vertical and horizontal research projects, including more than 30 national research projects, such as the National Key Research and Development Program, and more than 70 provincial and ministerial projects, with a total funding of RMB 50 million. More than 600 academic papers have been published in important academic journals and conferences at home and abroad, including more than 200 SCI-indexed papers, 300 EI-indexed papers and 9 ESI highly cited papers; 202 invention patents have been declared, 75 invention patents have been authorized and 112 software copyrights have been issued. The School has developed a series of software platforms and embedded devices in the petroleum field with completely independent intellectual property rights, which have a great influence in the petroleum and petrochemical industry at home and abroad.
With a complete talent cultivation system, there are four undergraduate majors in Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering, Internet of Things Engineering and Intelligent Science and Technology. Among them, the major of Computer Science and Technology has been selected as a national first-class major construction point and a special major of Shandong Province; the major of Software Engineering has been selected as a national first-class undergraduate major construction point and is a major of the provincial "Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program" construction. With the foundation of moral education, the quality of talent training has been continuously improved through continuous comprehensive reform. Since its establishment, the College has delivered more than 7,100 senior engineering talents with high scientific literacy, strong innovation consciousness and practical ability to the country (including more than 5,800 undergraduates and 1,300 master students).
In the past five years, the initial employment rate of both undergraduate and master's graduates ranked the highest among all majors in the university, and the employment level was significantly improved. At present, there are more than 1474 undergraduate students and 739 postgraduate students. The College has built 20 professional laboratories such as computer network, software engineering and Internet of Things engineering, and 8 innovation laboratories for university students. The laboratories cover an area of 2700 square meters, with fixed assets of 29.6 million RMB and 2580 sets of teaching equipment. The college attaches importance to cooperation with famous enterprises at home and abroad to strengthen the collaborative training of talents. In the past five years, the college has been awarded more than 60 collaborative education projects by the Ministry of Education, and has carried out comprehensive cooperation with dozens of enterprises, such as Hisense, Neusoft, Dongfang Geophysical, Huawei, Baidu, Inspur, Qingsoft, Softcom Power, iFlytek, IBM, Siemens, Cisco, Microsoft, Lucent.
The College is committed to building a distinctive development and nurturing culture, creating "three teams", implementing the integration of science education, industry education and disciplines, and building "five platforms" to continue exploring the scientific world of information and computing, cultivating high-end talents, serving national strategic needs, industry and regional development needs, and serving the needs of the country. We will continue to explore the scientific world of information and computing, cultivate high-end talents, serve national strategic needs, industry and regional development needs, and promote social development.