Harbin University of Science and Technology (HRBUST) is the largest province-owned engineering university in Heilongjiang Province, located in the Ice City of Harbin — a picturesque city in the northeast of China.
The university was founded in the early 1950s, and after more than half a century's development HRBUST has become a university of sciences and engineering whose characteristic disciplines are machinery and electrical power with eight groups of harmoniously developing disciplines: philosophy, economy, laws, pedagogy, arts, sciences, engineering and management. In 2003, HRBUST was appraised as an "A Level University" by the State Ministry of Education for its excellent undergraduate education.
HRBUST boasts three campuses, covering a total area of 1,278,000 m2, and the total building area is 930,000 m2; the value of fixed assets is RMB 1.17 billion; the library with a collection of nearly two million books, the number of Chinese and foreign journals being more than 38,000.
The current cultivation system of HRBUST is as follows: featuring undergraduate education, actively developing postgraduate education, greatly strengthening international cooperation, and steadily developing continual education. The university has 17 schools, 4 teaching departments and 4 practicing centers, 47 specialties for bachelor degree, 51 for master degree, 11 engineering master degrees, 2 for doctoral degree, 14 doctor-degree programs of secondary-rate disciplines, 2 postdoctoral stations, 9 key disciplines at the provincial level, 11 key provincial specialties, 4 key provincial college labs, 2 provincial engineering research centers jointly established by the university and enterprises; the total number of teaching staff is 1,403, including 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 653 professors and associate professors; full-time students 26,385.
HRBUST has been engaged in international academic exchange and cooperation with universities and research institutes of over 10 countries in Europe, Americas, and Asian-Pacific areas, and has obtained substantial achievements in terms of teaching, scientific research and talents cultivation. The university has conducted various forms of international cooperation with the following: BelarusianStateUniversity (Belarus), Troy State University (U. S. A.), EasternNew MexicoUniversity, PittsburgStateUniversity, LondonCityUniversity (U. K.), NovosibirskStateTechnicalUniversity (Russian), EdithCowanUniversity (Australia), Chubu University of Japan (Japan) and CapilanoCollege (Canada).
Since its establishment, the university has kept its spirit of "United and Progressive; Pragmatic and Creative" and has cultivated numerous of talents for manufacturing industries all over the country. The graduates from HRBUST have gained high praise from the employers for their solid foundations, compound abilities and spirit of creativity and pioneer. Many of them have become key members on technology and leadership in large and medium-sized enterprises. The university is considered as the cradle of modern engineers.
Faced with the 21st century, the target of the university is to stick to the strategy of "disciplines as the key, teaching as the center, and scientific research as the support". In 2020, HRBUST will become a first-class local engineering university with the characteristics of sciences and engineering by improving campus construction and teaching staff.
Harbin University of Science and Technology is a school authorized by the State Education Committee of China to accept overseas students. From 1992 the university began accept overseas students. HRBUST has already accepted hundreds of foreign students from Korea, Japan, Russian, and Canada. And HRBUST establish the long-term cooperation about the Chinese Language Program with several universities from Japan, Korea and Russian. According to the Chinese Language program, HRBUST has accumulated abundant management and teaching experiences. In addition to short-term and long-term Chinese language training, some of our key characteristic specialties are offered to undergraduate and postgraduate students from abroad.
HRBUST provides all-side service and establishment for foreign students. These advantageous study and living environments can help foreign students adapt the different cultures. Each apartment has the internet, television, telephone, wardrobe, bed, desk, chairs and so on. There are some bus-stops to downtown, supermarket, restaurant, local style eateries, hospital, book-store, and restaurant.
HRBUST sincerely welcomes foreigners of all walks of life to come to study and do research work here!