Civil Aviation University of China

Civil Aviation University of China
Civil Aviation University of China
Motto 笃学精博 严谨创新
Established September 25, 1951
Type National
Chairman Pan Zhixiang (潘志祥)
President Wu Tongshui (吴桐水)
Academic staff 450
Admin. staff 1000 staff
Students 10 000 students
Undergraduates 6 200
Postgraduates 3 800
Location Tianjin, China
Campus urban

Civil Aviation University of China (simplified Chinese: 中国民航大学; traditional Chinese: 中國民航大學; pinyin: Zhōngguó Mínháng Dàxué) is a national university in Tianjin, China under the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The university was established in 1951 to provide civil aviation tertiary education and training for new pilots in China. It is next to the Tianjin Binhai International Airport. CAUC consists of two campus, the northern and the southern campuses, with a total area 1.03 million m2.[1]



The university founded in 1951 began as a dedicated civil aviation university for the People's Republic of China. CAUC celebrated her 50th. anniversary on September 22, 2001 in Tianjin. [1] The University is administered by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, which comes under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China.


The View of CAUC

The university has grown to over 1000 staff. This include 450 teaching staff, including 34 full professors, 162 associate professors, nearly 200 master degree or doctor degree holders. In addition, 93 experts or scholars are engaged as visiting professors to the university.[1]


The total population of students studying at the university is 10000. This comprises 6200 undergraduates and postgraduates, 2500 students receiving vocational education, 2000 adult trainees, 50 overseas students.[clarification needed][1]

CAUC graduates serving the aviation industry consist of one-seventh of all the civil aviation staffs, spreading at home and abroad. There is currently over 30,000 CAUC graduates working in the civil aviation sector.[1]

CAUC provides aviation education and continuing education open to Chinese and overseas trainees. It has 6 training centers are qualified for aircraft maintenance certificate programs in accordance with the technical specifications of CAAC or FAA. It is authorized: by IATA to conduct training in air transport and dangerous goods transport; by CAAC to train air traffic controllers, air transport agents and cabin attendants; by the Ministry of Labor Safeguard to train qualified secretaries. [1]

The university continue to have strong foreign cooperation and exchanges. CAUC has relationships with ICAO, IATA, AECMA, FAA, JAA, Boeing Aircraft, United Airlines, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Airbus Industrie, aviation universities and research institutes in Britain, USA, France, Russia and Australia. Academic exchanges with Hong Kong, Macau and foreign countries run frequent. Many foreign experts or scholars are invited to deliver lectures or to pay visits to CAUC.[1]


The university compose of 9 colleges, 5 departments or sections, 7 specialized masters including 4 with French École nationale de l'aviation civile, 17 undergraduate specialties, 15 high-level vocational courses as well as continuing education specialist courses in aviation. The communication and information system course has been awarded the title of Key Discipline of Tianjin. [2]

  • College of Aeronautical Mechanics and Avionics Engineering
  • College of Air Traffic Management
  • College of Transportation Engineering
  • College of Safety Science & Engineering
  • College of Computer Science and Technology
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Management
  • College of Sciences
  • College of Cabin Attendant
  • Flying College
  • Vocational Technical College


CAUC is a research intensive university. It has 11 research institutes, covering almost all the disciplines. CAUC research focus extensively in flight safety, aircraft type selection, aircraft and engine failure diagnosis, FANS, economic benefits evaluation for civil aviation enterprises, air transport management, information engineering and computer application.

In the past 5 years the annual growth rate of research projects if 78%, that of corresponding funds 154%; 18 projects have received the awards from Tianjin and CAAC. Besides, 926 high-level academic articles are in print, of which 59 are recorded in SCI, SSCI, or AHCI; 58 academic books are published. The university runs 2 learned periodicals, the Journal of CAUC and Civil Aviation Education.

CAUC is well equipped with: 4 experimental centers, 18 comprehensive labs, 4 teaching & research labs up to the highest national or international level, each valued at US$1200000, 19 aircraft for practice, 30 types of aircraft engines and equipment for special use.


The university has a modern library which possesses a huge collection of Chinese and foreign books, journals, electronic publications, and technical documents for civil aircraft. It has over 360 000 volumes of books, about 886 subjects in Chinese and 213 foreign language current periodicals, about seventy of newspapers, and more than 2380 items of non-paper materials, including CDROMs, microfiches, videotapes, audio tapes, audio CDs, etc. The library also provides about 10 online databases. The library is located on the south campus. The library occupies an area of 14944 metres2.[3]

See also


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