Hebei University (simplified Chinese: 河北大学; traditional Chinese: 河北大學; pinyin: Héběi Dàxué) is a public Comprehensive University in Hebei which is directly supported by Hebei provincial government and the national government. It's located in Baoding, Hebei Province, China. The university currently has an enrollment of 33,000, including 6,100 full-time graduates and 26,900 full-time undergraduates.
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The university was founded by French Jesuits in Tianjin in 1921, with the initial name "Institut des Hautes Études et Commerciales des Tientsin". From 1921 till 1960, the name of the university was changed four times, from Tianjin Kung Shang College to Tsin Ku University (津沽大学), then to Tianjin Normal College, then to Tianjin Normal University. In 1960, the university is reformed as a Comprehensive University and named as Hebei University. 3 years after Tianjin was upgraded as autonomous municipality, Hebei University was moved to Baoding in 1970.
The University campus covers an area of over 700 acres (2.8 km2). It is well equipped with first-class facilities, notably in the areas of science and technology. The University library has a collection of 3,900,000 books and 5,000 periodicals published at home and abroad. It has one of the largest collections of rare books among the universities in China. The University museum houses more than 8,000 historical relics over 70 of which enjoy the highest degree of national protection. Furthermore, the museum also possesses some rare specimens of animals and plants.
As a comprehensive university, Hebei University offers a variety of courses covering a wide range of fields, including Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science and Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Management. The 15 colleges offer 85 specialized undergraduate courses leading to bachelor's degrees. The university can also award master's degrees in 140 subjects and doctorates in 12 fields.
Hebei University consistently ranks one of the top two universities in Hebei Province (the population is 74,700,500 in 2016) on a variety of criteria and is consistently ranked top 80 in China.
The Chinese University Ranking (Wu Shulian) rankings by year:
Hebei University has assembled a teaching faculty well known for its intellectual vigor, among which there are quite a few accomplished scholars and experts. There is a total of 3,372 teaching and administrative employees, of whom 1,910 are doing teaching and research work, including 417 professors and 722 associate professors.
- Among them, professor Yin Xiangchu, a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, takes the lead in the systematic study of the locust and his work entitled, The Habitat of the Locust Order and a Bibliography of References is considered the most exclusive and systematic in this field.
- Prof. Song Daxiang, who is renowned as an expert in the study of spiders in China and the author of The Arachnids of China. He is acclaimed as the chief scholar in his field.
- Professor Wei Chunjiang, a distinguished microbiologist, is considered to be the authority on the study of lichen by his fellow scholars at home and abroad.
- In addition, the study of the Song Dynasty, headed by Professor Qi Xia, is among the best in China. Qi's work 'The Economic History of the Song Dynasty, lays the cornerstone for the study of economy in ancient China.
- The study of the history of education in foreign countries, led by Professor Teng Dachun, has contributed enormously to works in this field. Teng's book, The History of Education in the United States is one of the most important achievements in this field.
In addition to these eminent scholars, the university also boasts a staff of talented young teachers who are beginning to display their talents in their own academic fields. They are the backbone of teaching and research.