Chongqing University (CQU) is designated medium risk for its moderate level of defence research.
CQU is a leading Chinese research institution subordinate to the Ministry of Education.https://web.archive.org/web/20190731042908/http://english.cqu.edu.cn/About1/An_overview.htm Chongqing University is home to at least two laboratories devoted to defence research on nanotechnology and control systems. An institution accredited to conduct classified research, Chongqing University is active in improving its security culture with respect to the safeguarding of official secrets.https://web.archive.org/web/20190731043109/http://news.cqu.edu.cn/newsv2/show-14-17808-1.html https://web.archive.org/web/20190731032626/http://msc.coe.cqu.edu.cn/info/1005/1191.htm
In December 2016, the Ministry of Education entered an agreement with defence industry agency SASTIND to advance military-civil fusion at Chongqing University.https://web.archive.org/web/20190731043940/http://news.cqu.edu.cn/newsv2/show-14-6345-1.html Following this agreement, Chongqing University established the defence-focused Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Complex Systems Safety and Autonomous Control, which works on control systems engineering in May 2018.https://web.archive.org/web/20190729073746/http://xjy.cqu.edu.cn/info/1014/1231.htm
Major defence laboratories
- Defense Key Disciplines Lab of Novel Micro-nano Devices and System Technology (新型微纳器件与系统技术国防重点学科实验室)https://web.archive.org/web/20190729071555/http://www.cqu.edu.cn/html/Channel/researchplatform.html ; http://archive.fo/Boqwh ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190815235426/http://news.cqu.edu.cn/newsv2/uploadfile/20170724/1500867799180061.pdf
- Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Complex Systems Safety and Autonomous Control (复杂系统安全与自主控制教育部重点实验室（B类）)https://web.archive.org/web/20190731043214/http://xjy.cqu.edu.cn/info/1014/1231.htm
Designated defence research areas
Chongqing University only has one designated discipline with defence characteristics, communication and information systems.https://web.archive.org/web/20190815235014/http://fis.cqu.edu.cn/info/1017/1341.htm
Defence and security links
Chongqing University has exchanges with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the country’s leading manufacturer of long-range missiles and satellites.http://news.cqu.edu.cn/newsv2/show-14-8074-1.html
In April 2019, officials from Chongqing University organised a conference on the protection of classified information for military and defence projects. Around 200 personnel attended the conference, including security officials from the university’s party committee as well as cadres from the Leading Small Group on Secrecy Work. Other attendees included researchers and post-graduate students from Chongqing University’s defence laboratories.https://web.archive.org/web/20190730020334/http://news.cqu.edu.cn/newsv2/show-14-17808-1.html
The Academic Committee of the Defense Key Disciplines Lab of Novel Micro-nano Devices and System Technology held its first meeting on 12 May 2012.https://web.archive.org/web/20190731034040/http://coe.cqu.edu.cn/info/1027/1417.htm This may indicate that the laboratory was established in either in late 2011 or in early 2012. According to a recent application guide, the laboratory accepts students working on biochemical microsystems, micro-energy devices and systems along with new kinds of micro-nano devices.http://msc.coe.cqu.edu.cn/info/1006/1007.htm https://web.archive.org/web/20190731035418/http://msc.coe.cqu.edu.cn/info/1006/1007.htm
Noteworthy international collaborations
In 2016, CQU signed a cooperation and exchange agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.http://www.chinanews.com/cj/2016/03-03/7782673.shtml
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