Harbin Engineering University
Harbin Engineering University (HEU) is located in Harbin, the Ice City in North China along the beautiful Songhua River. The predecessor of HEU is PLA Military Engineering Institute established in 1953 (abbr. HME). HEU is subordinate to theMinistry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) and is being constructed by MIIT and Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China together with Heilongjiang Provincial People's Government and Harbin Municipal People's Government.
HEU was selected as a national key university by the State Council in 1978, and selected as one of the first few "211 Project" universities to receive preferential support from the state, and authorized by the Ministry of Education to have Graduate School in 2002, and listed in the Double First Class initiative in 2017. Moreover, HEU is an important base for talent cultivation and scientific research in the fields of ship industry, naval equipment, ocean exploration and nuclear application.
The university conducts in an internationalization and open manner, and has established relationships with more than 100 international universities and research institutions, international organizations and enterprises across 25 countries, including University of Edinburgh, University of Southampton, Hokkaido University and International Atomic Energy Agency. HEU co-operateswith South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushinsky to establish the Confucius Institute which was awarded as Advanced Confucius Institute in 2016. Each year, HEU sponsors over 500 teachers to receive further education, give lectures and conduct scientific research home and aboard, and sends over 900 students to exchange and visit international famous universities, and accepts nearly 1,500 international students to receive further education in HEU.
Currently, HEU is aimed to serve the course of national industrialization, informatization, modernization of national defense as well as revitalization of Heilongjiang Province. On the basis of construction of Double First Class, the university sticks with connotative development, strives to continuously enhance teaching quality and level, and takes advantages of its distinctive position in the nation's development strategy by specializing in shipping industry, naval equipment, ocean exploration and nuclear application as well as revitalization of Northeast China. The university is starting its new journey to become a distinctive and unique world class university by focusing on its features, legacy, innovation, people-oriented and scientific development.