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. In 2017, Hefei University of Technology was included in the list of “Double First Class” plan, the country’s construction plan of world-class universities and first-class disciplines.
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. 3 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 university has a high-level faculty team consisting of 2,266 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, 7 distinguished experts of the national “Thousand Talents Program”,12 accredited professors and chair professors of “Yangtze Scholar Program”, 7 granted with funds from the National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation, 2 young scholars of “Yangtze Scholar Program (Youth Project)”, 2 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 32,000 undergraduate students and 13,000 graduate students. HFUT is dedicated to educating its graduates to become innovative engineering talents with professional proficiency, positive working attitude and entrepreneurship. 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. 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. Two student teams of HFUT have been awarded as “Xiaoping Science and Technology Innovation Team”, the highest award in national youth science and technology innovation. The student employment rate of HFUT remains as high as over 96%. 65% of the graduates are working in the Fortune Global 500 and Top 500 Companies of China.
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.
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 50 prestigious universities around the world, such as Ohio State University, Clark University, University of Waterloo, University of Nottingham, etc. Meanwhile, hundreds of international students from over 50 countries and regions are studying at HFUT.
Hefei University of Technology is now striving for greater success with the ultimate goal of becoming a top innovative university with international prestige and distinctive features.
Statistics as of November, 2017