As an initiation of a long term academic program between UoM and ECUST, a MoU was signed between both institutions on 15th January 2018. According to the MoU, the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (DCPE) is the direct beneficiary and both institutions are looking forward to sharing their expertise in petroleum process engineering. ECUST agreed to send experts to develop the undergraduate petroleum process engineering curriculum of the DCPE and to provide training for the academic staff. Furthermore, the ECUST is to provide postgraduate scholarships for the DCPE graduates as per the mutual understanding established during the subsequent discussions.
The ECUST is one of prominent universities in China located in Shanghai with close ties to the central government of P.R. China and also Shanghai government and highly focused on science and technology areas. Currently, there are more than 16,300 full time undergraduates, 8,500 graduate students studying at ECUST. The number of faculty and staff members has reached 3,700 among whom there are about 1,000 professors and associate professors