Henan University of Science and Technology (HUST), located in the thousand-year ancient capital and the peony flower city of Luoyang, is a comprehensive university with a priority for engineering.
It was founded in Beijing in 1952, moved to Luoyang in 1956 and then renamed as Luoyang Institute of Technology (LIT). In 2002, with the approval of China Ministry of Education, LIT amalgamated another two colleges to form the third comprehensive university of the province – Henan University of Science and Technology.
HUST is composed of 4 campuses with a total area of over 307 hectares, whose construction area reaches 1.51 million square meters, of which 327,000 ㎡ are used for labs. The library, with a construction area of 99,000 ㎡, possesses a book collection of 3.64 million volumes and 180,000 periodicals of different languages. The digitalization of campuses is domestically advanced and honored Award of Excellence on Educational Information Construction of China.
The university consists of 31 schools with 12 doctorial programs, 156 postgraduate programs, 87 undergraduate majors. Eleven disciplines of the university cover science, engineering, agronomy, medicine, economics, management, literature, law, history, art and pedagogy. In 2008, the university’s undergraduate teaching work was assessed as Excellence by the Higher Education Evaluation Center of the Ministry of Education.
More than 50,000 full-time undergraduates and postgraduates come from 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China, and international students from different countries and regions. Over the past 60 years, more than 200,000 senior professionals have made prominent contributions to the economic and social development.
The excellent faculty exerts fundamental role in the development of the university. 2235 full-time teachers are composed of 944 professors and associate professors, 780 doctors, 61 doctorial supervisors and other specialized clerks. There are also 7 Academicians shared with other institutions working for HUST.
In HUST there are 153 provincial key disciplines, 36 national, provincial or ministerial key labs and engineering centers such as the State Key Lab of Heavy Mining Machinery and the Tribology and Material Protection Engineering Center of the Ministry of Education, 14 national or provincial featured specialties under construction, and 7 provincial model centers of experiment teaching. HUST also has 8 affiliated comprehensive hospitals.
Henan University of Science and Technology has consistently developed its priorities in fields such as mechanics, materials, agricultural mechanics, communication and transportation, electronic information, oncology, forensic medicine, microsurgery, peony cultivation, product processing, agricultural by-product processing technology, aerobic cultivation and seed breeding, preventive veterinary medicine, animal breeding and reproduction.
Adhering to the opening-up policy, HUST actively engages in international exchanges and joint schooling, and has developed academic cooperation relationships and exchange with some 63 universities and institutes in USA, Britain, Germany, Japan, and other countries and regions, and has also conducted two-way exchanges between undergraduates and postgraduates and teachers. Some foreign specialists are invited to give lectures.
Today Henan University of Science and Technology is courageously sailing toward a further destination--a higher level of teaching-research comprehensive university.