Chongqing University of Post and Telecommunications (CQUPT), founded in 1950, is one of the few universities that has been blue-printed and given priority to develop by the State. It has also grown into a prominent university and is acknowledged by its excellence in the field of information industry both within and outside China.The university has built many well-established relationships with over 70 universities from other counties such as USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Russia and Korea etc. With these universities CQUPT participates in student exchange, scholar visits and joint research. CQUPT has also built partnerships with some world IT employers such as HP, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle, which has set up the CQUPT-HP Joint School of Software and the International Institute of Semiconductors（Chongqing）.
The university has promoted Sino-us Dual-degree Program with Northern Arizona University which focus on student joint training. CQUPT admits international students supported by Chinese Government Scholarship, Chongqing Municipal Mayor Scholarship, President Scholarship and self-financed international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The university now has over 400 international students, from more than 60 countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Mongolia, Republic of Kazakhstan, USA, and France. CQUPT has also successfully hosted many international academic conferences and attracts overseas statesmen, business elites, eminent scholars and experts to lecture or visit.