Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT) is a key university as well as one of the national universities under "Project 211". Situated in Tianjin city, it is also an important co-construction university under the authority of Hebei Province, Tianjin City and China Ministry of Education. Since 2016, HEBUT has been qualified for entering the first-level universities in Hebei Province for the construction of Double First-rate(world-class university and best discipline).
It was founded in 1903, and was originally known as Beiyang Technical School. Since its establishment, HEBUT has always adhered to the motto “Diligence, Prudence, Devotion and Loyalty” to coach students and conduct research, and has gradually developed a distinctive school-running characteristics in which academic learning and engineering practice are equally stressed.
HEBUT has 69 undergraduate programs, embracing a wide range of disciplines including engineering, science, economics, management, art and law. It is composed of 20 schools/departments, one physical-training teaching department and 2 teaching administrative schools. It has 6 state-level disciplines with specific characteristics and 18 province-level representative programs, 2 national key disciplines, 4 province-level advantageous disciplines and 20 provincial key disciplines. There are 42 disciplines authorized to award doctor degrees, 131 disciplines authorized to offer master’s degrees or professional degree fields. HEBUT is the first engineering-based university to launch MBA program in China. Meanwhile, it is the only university in Hebei province that offers an EMBA education. It possesses 9 post doctoral work stations.
HEBUT owns 2577 qualified faculty members. Among 1473 full-time teachers, 817 hold senior professional titles, and 847 have doctorate degrees, of which, 6 are members of the state's Thousands Talents Program, 5 are members of the state’s Ten Thousand Talents Program, 3 are distinguished professors of the Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholars Program, 18 have been honored with financial support from National Outstanding Youth Fund, With a “Long River” scholar and a “1000 Plan” professor, HEBUT further ensures that HEBUT students receive optimal instruction in their chosen field. There is an outstanding team of national technology expertise, 3 state-level teaching teams, 2 innovative research teams with the Ministry of Education, a state-level top teacher as well as 5 provincial teaching teams. 187 staff members won provincial and ministerial level honors, including the “National Middle-aged and Young Experts with Outstanding Contributions”, and national candidates in the “New Century Talents Project”. Hundreds of staff members hold posts of chairman, vice-chairman and secretary-general in professional societies or associations at or above provincial level.
HEBUT is equipped with 1 national engineering research center and 17 provincial and ministerial level research institutes, including 1 state key laboratory base co-founded by Hebei province and the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education. With the establishment of the HEBUT National Defense Science and Technology Institute, the university obtained a national military-industrial confidentiality qualification. Since 2004, near 3000 research projects have been undertaken resulting in 1500 scientific achievements (160 of which are national key level projects) which have been applied in many enterprises and public institutions.
The National 02 Major Specialized Project, hosted by HEBUT, has excellently completed the national evaluation. Hundreds of scientific achievements won national, provincial and ministerial awards. With over 480 patents authorized, HEBUT is rated as one of the 10 outstanding Invention and Innovation Institutions in China.
HEBUT is located in Tianjin. and also has campuses in Langfang city. HEBUT covers an area of more than 267 hectares with a construction group area of 870,000 square meters. In the 200-hectare Beichen campus, a 400,000-square-meter construction project has been completed and put into use where, at present, there are more than 21,000 full-time students, including 6,373 post-graduates. The City College which is sponsored by HEBUT has 16,000 students, with 16,000 more pursuing their vocational and bachelor’s degrees through adult education. The school teaching and research equipment is worth 372 million RMB, and there are 1.88 million books in the school library. Apart from that, well-equipped stadiums, dormitories and canteens facilitate student campus life.
With an open mind, HEBUT has been committed to international cooperation and attaches importance to the development, quality improvement and brand building of educational exchanges. It was qualified by a Chinese government project to award international student scholarships. At present, HEBUT has generated international exchange programs with universities in more than 60 countries and regions including France, the United States, Germany, Russia, Italy, Australia , Great Britain, Japan. Hongkong and Taiwan . Over 20 exchange programs are being carried out, which so far have received 500 international students for non-degree education and sent more than 800 students abroad.
The diligent, prudent, truth-seeking and enterprising school ethos has been cultivated with the joint efforts from both students and faculty members. Its nearly 200,000 graduates have made important contributions to economic and social development.