The campus of the university under construction
Another university that will study the science of liquor will be built in Yibin, Sichuan province, starting next month, according to Thepaper.cn
The Sichuan Education Department said the university is a joint project by Sichuan University of Science and Engineering (SUSE) and the municipal government of Yibin.
The university will have different research institutions, including the Research Center for Sichuan Liquor Industry Development and the Research Center for International Transmission of Sichuan Liquor Culture.
It will also have other departments as well as workshops for solid-state fermentation technologies, according to the report.
The SUSE campus will stay not be relocated to the new building for the liquor university in Yibin, according to authorities.
While the first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of August, the university will not officially operate until the end of this year, according to Yibin’s education bureau.
In October 2016, SUSE and the municipal government of Yibin reached an agreement to build a liquor university, with the goal of carrying out comprehensive strategic cooperation in industrial development, technological innovation, and other areas.
Local authorities and school officials have yet to finalize the official name of the university, but some suggest “Sichuan Liquor University.”
The state-owned Kweichow Moutai company is reportedly opening China’s first college for the study of liquor in Guangzhou province.