Guilin University of Electronic Technology is located in Guilin which is the world famous scenic tourist city and a famous historical and cultural city in China. Guilin University of Electronic Technology is a University jointly built by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, the national Defense Science and Technology Industry Bureau and Guangxi province. And it is selected by the national "Midwest University Basic Ability Construction Project" and is one of the key construction universities in Guangxi.
Founded in 1960, Guilin Institute of Electronic Technology was established with the approval of the State Council in 1980 and renamed Guilin University of Electronic Science and Technology in 2006. The school has been subordinate to the fourth Ministry of Mechanical Industry, the Ministry of Electronic Industry, the Ministry of Mechanical and Electronic Industry, China Electronics Industry Corporation and the Ministry of Information Industry. In 2000, the management system was transformed into the central and local co construction, and local management as the main task. In 1990, Comrade Jiang Zemin, then general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, visited the school in person and wrote an inscription for the school "to train more qualified talents for the development of electronic industry". In 2017, it was awarded the title of the first "national civilized campus" that it is the only university was awarded this honor in Guangxi.