Introduction The School of Polymer Science and Engineering (SPSE) is one of the Schools with the longest history and the most specialized characteristic in Qingdao University of Science and Technology. It originated from the Rubber Technology Specialty of Shenyang Advanced Vocational School of Light Industry established in 1950. After more than 65 years of development, SPSE has become an important base for scientific research, technology development and personnel training in Polymer Material and Engineering (Rubber Engineering, Plastics Engineering and Polymer synthesis), Packaging Engineering and Printing Engineering, Composite and Engineering. It needs specially mentioning that Rubber Engineering, as a national rubber industry personnel training cradle, has provided China’s rubber industry with nearly 20,000 high-level technicians and talents of management. SPSE currently has over 2300 full-time students, and a staff of 133, with 43 of them holding doctorate, including 28 full-time professors, 1 part-time academician, 15 doctoral supervisors, 3 Taishan Scholars, 3 Humboldt scholars, 1 Provincial Model Teacher, 1 Provincial Outstanding Contribution Expert and 1 Provincial Top-notch Talent. SPSE currently has one post-doctoral station and three PhD programs, namely, Materials Science, Material Processing Engineering and Polymer Chemistry and Physics, respectively. It offers MS programs of Materials Science, Material Processing Engineering, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, and Material Process (MS degree in Engineering), respectively. The Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, Ministry of Education was established with the backing of the School. SPSE has established five specialty laboratories for teaching (Polymer Physics, Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials, Rubber and Plastics Engineering, Printing and Packaging Engineering, Composite and Engineering). One polymer analytic center and one processing center for scientific research are affiliated to the Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, Ministry of Education. The School is equipped with advanced analytical instruments with a value of approximately 40,000,000 RMB which are located in a total floor space of 6800 square meters. SPSE has made a series of achievements by mutual promotion of teaching and research. In recent years, it has successfully completed a series of national, provincial and industrial cooperation research projects. Two courses of Polymer Physics and Rubber Technology were awarded the National and Provincial Courses, and its Polymer Physics teaching group was named the Provincial Teaching Group. Over the decades, SPSE has established close cooperative relations with Germany, the Unite States, Japan and South Korea. Lanxess (Qingdao) Research Center of High Performance Rubber, located beside the Key Laboratory of Rubber-plastics, Ministry of Education in Sifang campus of QUST, is the highlight of successful research cooperation. In addition, many enterprises have established research centers and demonstration laboratories in our School. SPSE has been taking the lead in Rubber Engineering in China in the past sixty years, and it now has a working pattern with Rubber Engineering as its highlight, jointly developing of Plastic Engineering, Polymer Materials, Packaging Engineering and Printing Engineering and Composite Engineering, mutually advancing of engineering research and basic theory study, and talents fostering and scientific research sharing the same emphasis. It is now trying to add a new chapter to the university development through advancing the national characteristic specialty, strengthening team construction, and building SPSE into a famous teaching and research School.