The Institute of Urban Underground Space (IUUS) in the School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University, was founded depending on two main disciplines: underground rock engineering and disaster prevention & protection engineering. Scientific research and technological services of IUUS mainly concentrates on the following fields: rock mechanics, numerical simulation methods, geological hazard assessment and treatment, environmental geotechnical engineering, energy geotechnical engineering, machine learning, stability and risk assessment of geotechnical structures (tunnels, slopes, excavations, etc.). An excellent innovation group has already been founded in the institute with middle-aged and young academic leaders as its leading talents. At present, IUUS has 15 faculty staff, including 10 professors, and 3 associate professors. Among them, there is one recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and one recipient of “Cheungkong Scholars Program” as well as two Overseas High-level Talents. On the background of “double carbon” targets and the strategy of “powerful country in transportation”, the institute devotes to tackling urgent geotechnical issues and will continue to strive to achieve more valuable achievements. With the support of Chongqing University, IUUS will center on the strategic goal of national economic construction and geohazard prevention, and combine the cutting-edge technology and the latest achievements to establish theories and methods of geohazard prevention, promoting the development of the discipline.