Henan University of Science and Technology
Henan University of Science and Technology (HAUST), 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.
HAUST is composed of 4 campuses with a total area of over 307 hectares.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 4 First-Level Disciplines offering doctoral degrees, 3 post-doctoral research stations, 38 First-Level Disciplines offering master’s degrees, 97 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. Engineering, agronomy and clinical medicine have entered top 1% of ESI worldwide.
More than 41,000 full-time undergraduates and postgraduates come from 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China, and international students from 21 different countries and regions. Over the past 60 years, more than 200,000 graduates as senior professionals have made prominent contributions to the economic and social development.
The excellent faculty exerts fundamental role in the development of the university. There are 1,032 professors and associate professors, 1200 doctors, 7 shared Academicians, 17 with titles of national scholar, Changjiang Scholar and Innovative Research Team leader by Ministry of Education, and 80 with titles of Chief Scientist of Zhongyuan Scholar Scientist Studio, Zhongyuan Scholar, Zhongyuan Famous Teacher, Distinguished Professor and Academic and Technical Leader.
In HAUST there are 78 national, provincial or ministerial key labs and engineering centers and work stations for Academicians, 3 Henan Provincial Collaborative Innovation Centers. Over the past 5 years, HAUST chaired 70 national major projects and 450 projects from National Natural Science Fund and National Social Science Fund, and was awarded 6 National and 167 Provincial or Ministrial Prizes of Science and Technology Progress including Social Science Achievement Awards. Journal of Henan University of Science and Technology(Natural Science Edition) is the national core journal and honored with the 1st Prize of Top Science and Technology Journals of Chinese Universities by Ministry of Education.
Henan University of Science and Technology has consistently developed its priorities in fields such as mechanical equipment manufacturing, metal materials, new materials, bearing, gear, new-energy vehicles, information technology, robot, agricultural engineering and medical care and made great contributions to the society in the mode of production-education-research cooperation.
Adhering to the opening-up policy, HAUST actively engages in international exchanges and joint schooling, and has developed academic cooperation relationships and exchange with some 200 universities and institutes in USA, Britain, Germany, Japan, Russia 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.