Harbin Engineering University

Harbin Engineering University (HEU; simplified Chinese: 哈尔滨工程大学; traditional Chinese: 哈爾濱工程大學; pinyin: Hārbīn Gōngchéng Dàxué) was founded in 1953 in Harbin, China. It offers more than 150 degree programs, 48 of which are conducted in English.[1] Designated a Project 211 university, HEU is billed as a top institution for engineering and marine projects.[2] It is also a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with double first class status in certain disciplines.[3]

Harbin Engineering University
哈尔滨工程大学
Former names
Harbin PLA Military Engineering Institute, Harbin Shipbuilding Engineering Institute
Motto大工至善,大學至真
TypePublic
Established1953
PresidentYao Yu (姚郁)
Academic staff
3,198
Administrative staff
2,600
Undergraduates24,979
Postgraduates8,788
Location, ,
China
CampusUrban, 311.60 acres (126.1 ha)
Websitewww.hrbeu.edu.cn

History

HEU traces its origins to the PLA Military Engineering Institute that was established in Harbin on September 1, 1953. In 1970 the university was renamed Harbin Shipbuilding Engineering Institute (HSEI; simplified Chinese: 哈尔滨船舶工程学院; traditional Chinese: 哈爾濱船舶工程學院; pinyin: Hārbīn Chuánbó Gōngchéng Xuéyuàn).

The current name has been in use since 1994.[4]

HEU was one of the first universities authorized by the state to award master and doctoral degrees.[5]

Campus

HEU is located in Nangang, in the heart of Harbin.

The university library occupies a six-story building on the eastern side of campus. Particular strengths of library collections focus on nuclear and marine science.

Wifi access at the library is charged at 0.30 RMB per hour. Faculty, students, and staff with a university ID card may register for wifi access at the second floor information desk.[6]

Admissions

Undergraduate, master and doctoral students are admitted in the autumn semester. Although the majority of undergraduate courses are taught in Chinese, many postgraduate programs are offered in English. Qualifications in related programs are required for postgraduate admissions.

International Students

HEU emphasizes the development of international cooperation and academic exchange. Since 2000, HEU students have included nationals from Canada, Korea, Russia, Japan, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Academics

The university awards undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees in the various branches of engineering, science, literature, management, and economics.

International students seeking to improve their Chinese-language proficiency may enroll in a non-degree language course in either autumn or spring.

Research

As scholars at national key university, HEU faculty prioritize engineering in shipbuilding, information and communications, nuclear power, and hydroacoustics.

The university is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes including:[7]

  • Nuclear Power Safety and Simulation Introduction Base
  • Deepwater Engineering Research Center

International cooperation

The university has established relationships with more than 20 international universities and research institutions, coordinating visiting scholars and cooperative research development.[8]

References

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