Hebei University of Science and Technology (HEBUST) is located in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, covering an area of 2,760 acres. It was formed by the merger of the original Hebei Institute of Light and Chemical Technology, Hebei Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Hebei Textile Workers College, and Hebei Textile Industry School. In 1956, it formally became a place of higher education. Since its founding, HEBUST has always adhered to the mission of "committing to the all-round development of people, serving the regional economic construction and social progress", additionally adhering to the school motto of "prosperity, conscientiousness", and "enterprising, Collaboration, dedication" school spirit. HEBUST has trained more than 300,000 outstanding graduates for the country and the world. HEBUST is one of the first batch of key multi-disciplinary backbone universities in Hebei Province, a university jointly built by the People’s Government of Hebei Province and State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, PRC. A national first-class university construction supported by Hebei Province, and a university under the "Outstanding Engineer Education and Training Program" of the Ministry of Education.
The university has 21 teaching schools (departments), 79 undergraduate majors, covering nine categories of engineering, science, literature, economics, management, law, medicine, education, and art. There are nine provincial-level key disciplines, one provincial-level key development discipline, one discipline selected as a world-class discipline construction project of Hebei Province, and two disciplines selected as the national first-class discipline construction project of Hebei Province. Engineering disciplines are in the top 1% of the ESI world rankings. It has 25 first-level disciplines for master's degree authorization, three second-level disciplines for master's degree authorization, and 15 professional master's degree authorization categories. HEBUST currently has more than 23,000 full-time undergraduate, postgraduate, and international students. It also has more than 2,400 faculty members, 5 specially-appointed Chinese and foreign academicians, 2 national-level candidates for the New Century Talent Project. There are over 150 talents enjoy various types of experts from the State Council and provincial high-end, two national outstanding teachers, and 15 provincial-level teaching teachers.
HEBUST has successively won one second-class national teaching achievement award, 66 provincial teaching achievement awards, and 29 national "undergraduate teaching quality and teaching reform projects" have been approved. Five majors were selected as pilot majors of the "Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program", and five majors passed the Chinese Engineering Education Professional Certification. Eight majors were selected as national first-class undergraduate majors, and 25 majors were selected as provincial-level first-rate undergraduate majors. One course was recognized as a national-level first-class undergraduate course, while one course was rated as a national top-quality online open course, and 43 courses were recognized as provincial-level first-class undergraduate courses. In the 2020 National University Subject Competition Rankings, it ranks 77th in the country and 2nd in Hebei Province. HEBUST has been rated as a national model university of innovation and entrepreneurship experience and a national model university for deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform. The implementation rate of undergraduate graduates ranks in the forefront of provincial universities, and HEBUST has cultivated outstanding alumni such as Han Buxing, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ren Hongqiang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and has been selected as one of the top 100 universities in the rich alumni list of Chinese universities for four consecutive years.
HEBUST has successively won second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, first prize of the Army's Science and Technology Progress Award, and second prize of the National Technical Invention Award for Higher Education. It has won more than 210 provincial and ministerial-level science and technology awards, including 15 first prizes and 65 second prizes. It has obtained more than 2,500 various patent authorizations and published more than 1,200 books. It has established scientific and technological education cooperation relations with 370 local governments, industry organizations, enterprises, and institutions. As a construction unit, HEBUST has 26 scientific and technological innovation platforms at or above the provincial and ministerial level. It has joined three national industrial technology innovation alliances and five provincial industrial technology innovation strategic alliances. HEBUST was approved as a "National Technology Transfer Demonstration Institution" and ranked 98th in the country in the Shanghai Soft Technology's 2019 National University Achievement Transformation Ranking, 4th in Hebei Province, and ranked 92nd in the country in the National Science and Technology Service Ranking, and 2nd in Hebei Province. In 2018, HEBUST was selected as one of the top 200 universities in Mainland China by the Nature Index. Journal of Hebei University of Science and Technology was included in the Overview of Chinese Core Journals of Peking University.
HEBUST has carried out exchanges and cooperation with 109 universities and scientific research institutions in 24 countries. HEBUST currently has FedUni Information Engineering Institute (with four computer information majors) and five joint education programs including clothing and apparel design, product design, metal material engineering, environmental protection and science and industrial design engineering. There are 15 majors taught in English, and international students from more than 30 countries or regions are enrolled. The first Korean Sejong Academy in Hebei Province settled at our school, which is ranked 99th among universities in the country in the University Internationalization Level Ranking (2017URI). Nineteen projects are included in the Hebei Province Foreign Experts Hundred Talents Program and the International Science and Technology Cooperation Base were approved and awarded the title of "Hebei Province Top Ten Units for Introducing Talents".