Introduction of Hubei Polytechnic University

Hubei Polytechnic University (HBPU), located inHuangshiCityHubeiProvince, the cradle of national industry in modernChina, is a newly-built local university with rapid development focusing on cultivating application-oriented talents, featured by engineering. Founded in 1975, HBPU began to run undergraduate programs first in the year of 1977. Different names have been used through our development, such asHubeiProvincialPolytechnicSchool, Huangshi Branch of Wuhan Institute of Technology (now Wuhan University of Technology),HuangshiPolytechnicCollege. In 2004, the university was renamed to Huangshi Institute of Technology, and we were in the first group to pass the Undergraduate Programs Evaluation sponsored by the Ministry of Education in 2010. In 2011, the university’s name was renamed asHubeiPolytechnicUniversity. In 2014, Hubei Government designated HBPU as one of the first development-pilot universities in terms of reforming and transformation. HBPU is the first one receiving the national evaluation of undergraduate teaching quality launched by the Ministry of Education.

With an area of 1460000 square meters and building area of 665000 square meters, HBPU has a library of 1.09 million books, 18 digital database (including 2.2595 million e-books). HBPU now owns teaching and scientific research equipment with a total value of 169 million RMB. Up to September 2016, HBPU has 13416 full time undergraduate students, 2706 junior college students, 35 international students and 12022 adult education students.

HBPU has a teaching faculty of 1001 teachers, including 100 professors, 349 associate professors, 171 doctor’s degree holders and 541 master’s degree holders, 58 part-time doctoral and postgraduate supervisors. We have 2 scholars accredited with the 100 talents Project for Innovation, 4 State Council allowance experts, 9 Provincial government allowance experts, 6 Distinguished Young Scholars and 4 Hubei High-level Talents experts of the New Century. HBPU has also employed 2 well-known academicians and over 30 influential scholars from home and abroad as guest professors here. Each year, we have a number of international teachers and foreign experts teaching at HBPU.

HBPU has 21 subordinate schools and 55 undergraduate programs covering 8 disciplines including engineering, science, economics, management, medicine, literature, education and arts. The university boasts 4 provincial-level Key Disciplines, namely Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Art Theory and Pharmacy. Environmental engineering ranks as the national level distinguishing specialty and national comprehensive reform pilot program. We have 6 provincial experimental exemplary programs, 6 Hubei Provincial Strategic Pillar Industry Project programs, 4 provincial excellent courses, 6 provincial excellent resource sharing courses, 2 provincial excellent video open courses.

Besides the listed schools, faculties and prize-awarded courses, HBPU also features the following facts and statistics:

·2 Chinese Academician Workstation

·1 Provincial Graduate Workstation

·6 Provincial Outstanding Scientific Innovation Teams

·2 Provincial Key Laboratories

·2 Provincial Research Base for Humanities and Social Science

·1 Provincial Center for Collaborative Innovation

·1 Provincial Research Center for Engineering Technology

·2 Provincial Centers for Productivity Promotion

·1 Provincial Center of General Technology Promotion for Small / Medium Enterprises

·1 National Off-Campus Internship Base for University Students

·6 Provincial Demonstration Centers for Experimental Teaching

·1 Provincial Experimental Teaching Center for Virtual Simulation

·4 Provincial College Students Internship &. Training Bases

·1 Provincial Training Base for Service Outsourcing Talent

·1 Provincial Training Base for Environmental Monitoring Talent

·1 Provincial Training Base for Intellectual Property

·1 Provincial Base for College Student Innovation Activity

Adhering to running an open and cooperative educationHBPU has co-constructed three non-independently subordinate schools with local governments inside and outside of Hubei province, national science & technology parks, and well-known domestic enterprises. Two non-subordinate clinical schools were founded with local medical groups; a “3+2” application-oriented talent interconnecting education model has bee developed with inner-provincial vocational and technical colleges on three specialties. Nearly 20 research institutes and development centers have been founded with enterprises across the country. The university has co-cultivated 63 full-time doctors and postgraduates withWuhanUniversityandWuhanTextileUniversity. HBPU has established close academic communication and cooperation with more than 20 universities and research institutes in countries and regions asCanada,USAandNew Zealand. In the recent three years, 50 teachers have been abroad for training and advanced studies, 28 students went overseas for studying and study touring. The university now has 35 international students.

HBPU has made great achievements in the application-oriented talent cultivation. In the past three years, students have earned 115 national prizes and 403 provincial awards in various competitions in mathematical modeling, national electronic design, mechanical creative design and Chinese calligraphy and painting. 30 projects in national college students' innovative career planning program and 78 provincial projects have been approved. More than 190 college student start-up companies have been cultivated and incubated; 126 bachelor's degree thesis have been rated as excellent, the enrollment rate of HBPU students' taking postgraduate entrance examination has been on the rise and it is higher than the average level of non-'211' universities in Hubei province. The initial employment rate of our graduates holds above 92%, and the university has won provincial advanced collective awards several times for its outstanding employment work.

By constantly keeping up with the pace of the development of China,Hubei Polytechnic University will take Scientific Outlook on Development as its guidance, adhere to the school spirit “strengthening willpower constantly, undertaking tasks with perseverance, sticking to openness and innovation”. We will keep on emancipating our minds, overcome difficulties and devote ourselves to application-oriented talent cultivation, striving for building a high-level application-oriented local university with full confidence.