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update:  2013-02-25

The School of ElectricPower Engineering was founded in mid-to late 1970s. After nearly 40 years of development, it has established an excellent education and research reputation in Yunnan. The School has so far cultivated large quantities of qualified talents. More than 7000 students have graduated. Many graduates have become chief engineers or general managers of Yunnan’s power related industrial companies.

The School now located at Chengong campus of Kunming University of Science and Technology, comprises of Department of Electrical Engineering and Department Water conservancy and hydropower engineering. There are 3 undergraduate programs, Electrical Engineering and its Automation, hydraulic and hydro-power engineering, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering. In respect of graduate education, two first-level disciplines are currently available, Electrical Engineering and Water Conservancy Engineering. Of them, both Electrical Engineering and hydraulic & hydro-power engineering were enlisted as the key disciplines in Yunnan and National characteristic specialties.

The School is rich of resources both in teaching and research. Among the 83 faculty and staff members, there are 7 professors, 21 associate professors, 1 senior experimentalists. More than 30% of the faculties hold Ph.D. degrees. The school consists of 5 institutes, Smart Grid Engineering Research Center of Yunnan, Electrical Experimental Education Demo Center of Yunnan, Power System Protection & Control Key Laboratory of KUST, Geotechnical Engineering Research Group, Hydraulic and Hydro-Power Engineering Research Group.

The School of Electric Power Engineering has made some achievements in the educational aspect. In the recent years, the faculties and staffs with this school have authored more than 5 books and won some Teaching Achievement Awards of university, 1 course have been awarded the title of State Course of Excellence.

TheSchool of Electric Power Engineering also made enormous achievements in the scientific research aspect. In the recent years the faculties with this school have undertaken 16 state-sponsored research projects and many other research projects. The school faculties have received more than 20 provincial or ministerial awards for achievements in scientific researches. Based on these researches, over 600 technical papers have been published, among which over 200 have been included in the Science Citation Index (SCI) or Engineering Index (EI).

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