Harbin University of Science and Technology(HUST) was merged by Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Electrical Engineering and Harbin Institute of Technology under the former Ministry of Machinery Industry in 1995. In 1998, HUST was transferred to Heilongjiang Province, and jointly built by the central government and the local government. Since its founding, HUST has conscientiously implemented the Party’s education policy, cultivated capable talents of lofty ideal, taking root in Heilongjiang and exploring in the field of mechanical and electrical industry. It has developed into a strong comprehensive strength with distinctive characteristics, becoming domestic “Double Tops” construction universities in Heilongjiang province. It is the largest provincial university of science and technology in Heilongjiang Province, making great contributions to the field of equipment manufacturing industry and the economic and social construction of Heilongjiang .
In 2003, the University was awarded “Excellent University in Undergraduate Teaching Assessment” by the Ministry of Education. In 2008, it was identified as one of the ten high-level universities in the construction plan of Heilongjiang Province. In the same year, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to implement the “National Innovative Experiment Plan for College Students”. In 2011, it was selected into the first batch of colleges and universities of “Central and Western Basic Capacity Construction Project”. In the same year, it was awarded the honorary title of “National Universities with Outstanding Graduate Employment Experience” by the Ministry of Education, and was approved as “Universities with Excellent Engineer Education and Training Plan” by the Ministry of Education. In 2015, it became a university jointly built by Heilongjiang Province and the State Science and Technology Bureau of National Defence. In 2018, it was selected as the “Double first-class” construction university in Heilongjiang Province, and the discipline of “Engineering” was enlisted into the ESI global Top 1% discipline list for the first time. In 2020, it was selected as one of the first demonstration universities of ideological and political construction of higher education courses in Heilongjiang Province, and the discipline of “Material Science” entered the ESI Top 1% list of disciplines in the world. In 2021, the discipline “Chemistry” also entered the ESI global Top 1% discipline list.
The university has 4 educational zones, including 3 educational zones in Harbin (west, south and east) and Harbin University of Science and Technology Rongcheng Campus in Rongcheng City, Shandong Province. The university covers an area of 1,644,400 square meters, with 983,000 square meters of teaching infrastructure. The library has a collection of 2.542 million volumes, 1.972 million electronic books and 30,836 kinds of electronic periodicals.
The university has more than 2500 staff members and 1684 full-time teachers. Among them, 1 Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 5 national high-level talent, 4 listed in Education Ministry “New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan”, 13 “Longjiang Scholars” distinguished professor and young scholars, 19 provincial famous teachers, 2 provincial youth famous teachers, 2 national course moral education famous teachers, 1 provincial course moral education famous teacher, 18 provincial leading talent echelon leaders. Currently, there are more than 32900 full-time students in the university.
The university has 12 colleges and 1 teaching department. There are 65 undergraduate programs, among which 23 programs have been approved as national first-class undergraduate program construction units, 16 programs have been approved as provincial first-class undergraduate program construction units, 16 programs have passed the engineering education certification. HUST has 8 national first class characteristic programs, three national pilot programs of “Outstanding Engineers Training Plan”, 1 national undergraduate comprehensive reform pilot program, 19 provincial key programs, 6 provincial undergraduate comprehensive reform pilot programs, 2 provincial pilot programs of “Outstanding Engineers Training Plan” .
The university has 8 first-level disciplines authorized for doctoral degree, 22 first-level disciplines authorized for master degree and 11 categories authorized for professional master degree, including 1 national key discipline, 10 provincial key disciplines, 5 national defense characteristic disciplines and 5 domestic first-class construction disciplines in Heilongjiang Province. In the fourth round of discipline assessment, five first-level disciplines, including Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Business Administration, and Management Science and Engineering, were awarded B grade (top 20%-30% in China). Seven disciplines, including Electrical Engineering, Instrument Science and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, Business Administration, and Computer Science and technology, have established postdoctoral research mobile stations.
The university has 1 national university science park, 3 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 6 national engineering practice education centers, and 2 national off-campus practice education bases for college students. There are 1 national high-quality resource sharing course, 2 national high-quality video open courses, 7 national first-class undergraduate courses, 2 national virtual simulation experimental teaching projects, and 47 provincial first-class courses.
The university now has 28 scientific research platforms above provincial level, including 7 national ministry laboratories, engineering research centers and collaborative innovation centers--“Dielectric Project Co-construction National Key Laboratory Breeding Base” “Large Motor Electrical and Heat Transfer Technology State Local Joint Engineering Research Center”, “High Efficiency Cutting and Cutting Tool State Local Joint Engineering Laboratory”, “Advanced Electrical Equipment Manufacturing and Intelligent Operation Co-construction Collaborative Innovation Center”. There are 21 provincial key laboratories, engineering technology research center, collaborative innovation and technology innovation center, including “Heilongjiang Electrical Appliances and Control Key Laboratory”, “Heilongjiang Advanced Processing Technology and Intelligent Manufacturing Key Laboratory”, “Heilongjiang Complex Intelligent System and Integrated Key Laboratory”, “Heilongjiang Graphite and Graphene Application Technology Collaborative Innovation Center”. HUST has four public academic journals, such as Journal of Electrical Machinery and Control, Journal of Harbin University of Science and Technology, Science and Management, and Research on Ideological and Political Education. In the past five years, the university has undertaken 1,977 scientific research projects, including 178 national research projects and 1164 projects commissioned by enterprises and public institutions. The accumulated scientific research fund is 465 million yuan; HUST has received 103 scientific research awards; 1,194 authorized invention patents; a total of 2,329 high-level academic papers have been published.
HUST keeps broadening the channels of international exchanges and cooperation. It has established long-term, stable cooperation with more than 70 high-level universities and research institutions in 20 countries in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific region. Besides, HUST actively carries out joint students training, teachers academic exchanges and cooperation in scientific research and other substantive cooperation, continuously improving the comprehensive strength of the university.
Over the past 70 years, HUST has trained more than 200,000 outstanding alumni represented by academicians, generals, entrepreneurs and leading engineering talents. It is known as the “cradle of modern engineers” and the “Huangpu Military Academy” in the wire and cable industry. Standing at a new historical starting point, guided by the Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new ear of Xi Jinping, HUST will maintain “Four Consciousness”, “Four Confidence”, and “Two Maintenance”, keep in mind the mission of educating people for the Party and the country, inherit the fine tradition, gather strength and accelerate innovative development.We will continue to advance toward the goal of building a first-class science and engineering university with distinctive characteristics in China, and write a glorious chapter worthy of the new era. (Updated in June 2022)