Hebei Polytechnic University
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Hebei Polytechnic University (河北理工大學 Héběi lǐgōng dàxué) is a university in Hebei, China under the provincial government. The university currently has about 30,000 students and about 800 faculty members.
Hebei Polytechnic University is situated in Tangshan, a rapidly developing city closed to Beijing, Tianjin within Bohai Economic Rim. It is a comprehensive university which specializes in engineering technology, sciences as backbone and develops humanities and social science as supplements. The current enrolment contains overseas students, postgraduates, undergraduates and adult students. It has 900 teachers with about 138 professors and 350 associate professors. More than 60% teachers have postgraduate qualifications (Master and Doctoral degrees). The university consists of 17 departments, 1 teaching section. The university offers undergraduate courses in 46 areas and two of them are provincial key disciplines.
In recent years, many teaching achievements of the university have gained public acclaim. These achievements include: more than 40 Excellent Teaching Results Award of Hebei Province; more than 20 provincial Excellent Courses Since 2000, the university has undertaken more than 500 research projects, among which more than 32 research projects have reached international and national level, about 200 ranked foremost in China. The university's researchers have gained a lot of scientific awards of all kinds. In 2004, the university has undertaken 5 projects of National Natural Science Commission, 1 national level project.
The university thinks highly of the communication with national and international organizations. It often invites guest lecturers from other countries. Every year, experts and young teachers from the university are sent to visit universities abroad. The university has actively explored various possibilities to run schools jointly and has established cooperative relationships with several foreign universities, such as the Leeds University in Britain, the University of Missouri, the Tokyo University in Japan,the South Australia University, the Adelaide Secondary School of English in Australia and the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto in Brazil. Such exchanges with educational organizations abroad highly increased the university's quality and level of education.
History and previous names of the university
- 1958 Tangshan Institute of Mining and Metallurgy founded by Hebei Province and the Ministry of Coal Industry. Faculty and students drawn from Kailuan Coal Mine Bureau, Tangshan Railway College and other institutions.
- 1959, incorporated faculty and students from the Department of Mining and Metallurgy of Tianjin University
Since its founding, the university has had other names including:
- Tangshan Institute of Science and Technology
- Hebei Institute of Technology
- May 2004, the Ministry of Education approved a change of name to Hebei Polytechnic University
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