Chengdu University was officially established with the approval of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China in 1978, but with the history of school running for one hundred years. It is a university jointly established by Sichuan Province and Chengdu City, and a key comprehensive university supported by Chengdu, a national central city. It is the site of the Athletes’ Village for the 2021 Chengdu FIFU World University Games.
Focusing on the core qualities of high-caliber and applied talents, science and technology development, and industrial progress, Chengdu University has planned scientifically to set up disciplines and specialties and has been constantly promoting the integration of disciplines and specialties. At present, there are 10 disciplines and 62 undergraduate specialties in Arts, Literature, Management, Education, Economics, Law, Engineering, Medicine, Science, and Agriculture. currently, there are 2 first-class disciplines to confer the master's degree and 7 categories for professional degrees. The Pharmacy was selected as China's high-level discipline by the Alumni Association in 2019, ranking the second in the province; A total of 13 specialties, including Tourism Management, were selected as national and provincial first-class majors in the "Double Ten Thousand Plan" in 2019.