Chongqing University (CQU) is a key national university in China, directly under the State Ministry of Education, it is also one of the "211 Project and 985 Project” universities. CQU is located in Shapingba District, a cultural and educational center in the city of Chongqing.
In recent years, FAUP has been awarded 1 second prize of National Science and Technology Advancement, 1 silver prize of National Design Award, 1 second prize of Ministry of Education Natural Science Award, 2 second prizes of National Educational Achievement Award. It has also won 5 first prizes Educational Achievement Award of provincial level, 6 prizes of Technology Innovation Award of provincial level. Over the past five years, FAUP has been awarded 111 prizes of excellent architecture and urban planning design work on both national and provincial level. Among that is 11prizes of national level, 29 first prizes, 30 second prizes, 41 third prizes of provincial level. FAUP has 3 National Excellent Courses, 1 National Excellent Resources Sharing Courses, 1 National Teaching Team, 2 National Characteristic Disciplines, 1 National Experimental Education Demonstration Center, 1 National Excellence Engineer Education Scheme (Architecture), and 1 National Engineering Practice Education Center. FAUP also has 4 Excellent Courses of provincial level, 1 Excellent Teaching Team of provincial level, 3 Characteristic Disciplines of Chongqing Municipality,1 Engineering Practice Education Center, and 1 Innovative Personnel Training Mode Experimental Plot of Chongqing Municipality. The undergraduate and master programs in architecture and urban planning have passed with the remark of excellent on the national educational accreditations for 4 times.
For more than 80 years, there have been 10,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduated from FAUP. Many of them have become the key staff and senior experts in institutions of design, education, research and technical management.