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Hebei Polytechnic University is one of the top universities in Hebei Province, which is a comprehensive university taking engineering as the backbone and pursuing a harmonious development of engineering, sciences, economics, management, law and humanities. The university is located in Tangshan, a heavy industrial city in the Bohai Rim. The university was founded by Hebei Province and the Ministry of Coal Industry in 1958 and was named Tangshan Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The staff was composed of cadres and teachers from Kailuan Coal Mine Bureau, Tangshan Railway College and other institutions. In 1959, the Department of Mining and Metallurgy of Tianjin University with its teachers and students was incorporated into the institute. Since its founding, the university has used names such as Tangshan Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Tangshan Institute of Science and Technology, and Hebei Institute of Technology. In May 2004, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to change its name to Hebei Polytechnic University.
The university consists of 18 colleges, offering 55 undergraduate specialties (among them 3 national featured specialties), 28 master programs, and 8 programs of master of engineering. Besides, it has the qualification to enroll master applicants at equivalent educational level and international students. At present, there are about 26000 students of all kinds studying at the university. Moreover, it has 3 provincial key disciplines, 2 disciplines to be specially developed by the province, one lab jointly developed by the ministry and the province and 4 provincial key labs. The university has a group of more than 1000 high quality professional teachers, including over 400 professors and associate professors. About sixty percent of the teachers have postgraduate qualifications.
Hebei Polytechnic University possesses good teaching facilities. The total value of instruments for teaching and scientific research adds up to a hundred million Yuan. The well-furnished language labs, computer rooms, multi-media classrooms, plotting and painting classrooms, laboratories, library, and modern technology education center can meet the needs of teaching and research.
It has been more than 50 years since the foundation of the university. Hebei Polytechnic University has had over 90 thousand graduates. They have become the experts, professors, technicians, and senior administrators in various fields. The university has always taken teaching as the core, adhering to the concept of “emphasizing knowledge and application, in order to serve the local economy” and make efforts to improve the quality of education constantly. The percentage of the graduate employment has been among the best for many years in the province.
In recent years, the university has undertaken over 500 research projects of various kinds, state-funded projects such as the ones supported by the National Natural Science Foundation and National Social Science Foundation. Research funds added up to about a hundred million Yuan. About 120 scientific achievements have been successfully converted into productivity, which bring enormous economical and social profits. The university has also developed new/high tech industries energetically. Tangshan Ligong Intelligent Instrument Co. Ltd. is one of the province’s new/high-tech industries. The industrialization of the new high tech ZLRJ intelligent flow meter products is approved as one of the major “National Torch Plan” projects.
Hebei Polytechnic University, devastated by the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976, has undergone ten years’ resumption, ten years’ development and ten years’ leap during the thirty years after the disaster and has made great achievements one after another. The teachers and students have been carrying forward the school spirit of “diligence and practicality”. With great enthusiasm and high morale, they are building Hebei Polytechnic University into a teaching and research oriented university with distinct characteristics of its own.

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