Profile of University
Hefei University of Technology is a national key university administrated directly by the Ministry of Education. It has been listed in major national initiatives seeking to enhance the international competitiveness of the top-tier universities in China such as Project 211 and Project 985 Innovation Platform.
Since its founding in 1945, it has been committed to cultivating talent with excellence, advancing science and technology, pushing social development, and promoting culture, with the spirit best manifested in the university motto “pursuing virtue and knowledge, seeking truth and innovation”.
HFUT has four beautiful campuses, namely, Tunxilu, Lu’anlu, Feicuihu and Xuancheng, covering an area of about 3,417,390 m². The first three campuses are all located in Hefei, the provincial capital of Anhui, and the fourth in Xuancheng, a city about 194 kilometers away from Hefei.
Campuses in Hefei have 19 schools covering a wide range of fields with a strong focus on engineering science. The schools offer 82 undergraduate programs, 32 first-level disciplines with authorization to confer master degrees, 12 first-level disciples for doctoral programs as well as 12 post-doctoral programs. 4 disciplines are selected as national key disciplines, 28 provincial key disciplines. The university has 1 state key lab, 1 national engineering lab, 4 national university-industry joint engineering research centers and 46 research centers at the ministerial or provincial level as well as 1 national A-level architectural design and research institute. The campus in Xuancheng has 5 departments.
The university has a high-level faculty team consisting of 1,824 full-time teachers, among whom 33 enjoy special government allowances of the State Council in recognition of outstanding achievements in their fields. It also boasts 1 academician of the China Academy of Engineering, 8 distinguished experts of the national “Thousand Talents Program”, 6 accredited professors and 7 chair professors of “Yangtze Scholar Program”, 5 granted with funds from the National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation, 1 member of Disciplinary Appraisal Panel of the State Council, 1 member of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 10 winners of the national awards for top teachers and etc.. The efforts of the dedicated faculty empower the advancement of the university.
At present, HFUT enrolls 29,480 undergraduate students and 11,800 graduate students. It has made remarkable achievements in student education. Throughout the years, key disciplines, courses, textbooks, teaching and experiment centers, teaching staff of HFUT have won numerous awards at all levels, highly reputed in China. It is among the first batch of 61 pilot colleges and universities to conduct the Education and Development Plan for Outstanding Engineers initiated by the Ministry of Education. About 200 projects carried out by HFUT students have been funded by the National University Student Innovation Program. HFUT is dedicated to educating its graduates to become innovative engineering talents with professional proficiency, positive working attitude and entrepreneurship.
HFUT sticks to innovation and the integration of teaching, research and production. It has a long-established, application-oriented research culture, and it is keen to support the academics in conducting research that has impact and practical value. It is committed to promoting the development of regional economy by catering to the strategic objectives and needs of the industries, the community and the nation. In 2013, the university has an annual research funding in sciences of over RMB 447 Million. The applications for invention patents total 357, of which 204 are licensed; besides, 82 computer software patents are granted. In recent years, HFUT has won 5 national science-and-technology-related awards, and 19 first prizes at the ministerial or provincial level.
HFUT is actively pursuing connections with leading institutions through academic partnerships with top universities worldwide. By supporting a wide range of collaborative activities including faculty and student exchange projects, joint supervision plan and international programs at all levels, HFUT has established academic links with more than 30 prestigious universities around the world, such as Ohio State University in U.S.A. Meanwhile, hundreds of international students from over 30 countries and regions are studying at HFUT.
Hefei University of Technology, with its 70-year achievements in several key disciplines, is now striving for even greater success with the ultimate goal of becoming a top innovative university with international prestige and distinctive features.