Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute (SCUPI) is a new academic entity jointly established by Sichuan University (SCU) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). SCUPI is a realization of the new archetype of institute-scale, collaborative entities between leading universities in the U.S. and China. The institute is one of five large-scale partnerships between an American and a Chinese university. SCUPI is designed to follow an international model and thus merges the advantages of both universities in its mission, curriculum, teaching and educational resources. The goal of SCUPI is to provide a world-class engineering education that focuses on design, innovation, and an international outlook.
Students joining SCUPI experience a unique academic perspective that combines research with education, professionalism with academics, and eastern with western approaches. All courses in SCUPI are taught in English. The program design and curriculum encourage active learning, creative thinking, teamwork, and leadership. The institute is dedicated to training competitive global citizens and talents who can not only adapt to but thrive in the new era of globalization. SCUPI offers an unrivaled opportunity for Chinese students to obtain an American university education at a reasonable cost.