The School of Environmental Science & Technology (SEST) was established in May 2000. The SEST has continually been receiving financial support from the state “211 Program”, “985 Program” and“Double First-Class Initiative”. In 2007, the discipline “Environmental Engineering” was approved as a state key discipline. In 2008, the discipline “Environmental Science and Engineering” was designed as a Liaoning provincial key discipline. Now the SEST hastwodoctoral degree programs, twomaster degree programs, one master of engineering program, twoundergraduate programs, and one postdoctoral research center.
At present, there are totally 63 faculty members, including 21 professors, 26 associate professors, 8 lecturers, 3 senior engineers, 5 engineers. Among which, there are two Cheung Kong Scholars, one candidate for the “State New Century BaiQianWan Talents Project”, two winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, two approved as the national “Young Thousand Talents Program”, eight winners of Trans-Century (New-Century) Training Program Foundation for the Talents by the Ministry of Education,one winner of the Teaching and Research Award Program for Outstanding Young Teachers in Higher Education Institutions of China, seven candidates for “Liaoning BaiQianWan Talents Project”, two awarded Science & Technology Awards for Young Talents of Liaoning Province, one awarded Young stars of science and technology of Dalian City.
The SEST has a “Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering (Ministry of Education)”and a“Liaoning Provincial Industry Ecology and Environmental Engineering Technology Center”. The discipline “Environment/Ecology” was ranked at global top 1% by the Essential Science Indicator. In recent five years, the SEST has undertaken more than 60 national scientific research funds, including “National Basic Research Program of China”, “National High Technology Research and Development Program of China”, “National Natural Science Foundation of China”, etc.About 800 peer-reviewed papers have been published and indexed by SCI; three awards of National Natural Science & Technology and more than 100 patents were granted. Some patented techniques have successfully found their industrial applications.
The SEST formed a systematic education system, including undergraduate, master and Ph.D. programs, with which about 900 students (40%undergraduates and60% postgraduates) are studying at present. The school has advanced experimental conditions for undergraduate teaching courses. In 2006, “Environmental Laboratory” was granted as Liaoning provincial model center of experimental teaching. The undergraduateeducationquality has been continuously improving by implementation of “Wide Vision, Solid Foundation” curriculum systems andinternship systems,bystrengtheningtrainingof innovation ability, and by various exchange programs with overseas educational institutes for broadening students international visions.
The SEST has become an important base for scientific research and excellent talents training in the field of environmental science and technology. We sincerely welcome all students from all over the world to study at the SEST, and look forward to cooperating with experts and friends worldwide, so as to jointly improve the global environmental quality.