Hebei University is one of the leading universities of china and is located in the Hebei Province. It is situated in Baoding, a city with an extensive history and rich cultural heritage in China, within easy access of Beijing. In 1921, Hebei University was founded in Tianjin. Since the beginning University has undergone successive changes in its name.
Hebei University is a comprehensive university and offers a variety of courses covering a wide range of fields, including Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Science and Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Management. It offers 56 specialized undergraduate courses which lead to bachelor's degrees. Masters degree is offered in forty-four subjects and doctorates in six fields. Chinese Language, Literature and History are selected as the basis for research and cultivation of talents in moderate parts by the province. 17,945 students are currently enrolled in the university which includes 845 graduates and the remaining are undergraduates. Large count of adult students is also studying in the university including many international students.
Teaching faculty is gathered in the Hebei University which is well known for its intellectual strength, among which there are quite a few accomplished scholars and experts. Teaching and administrative staff consists of around 2,300 people, of which nearly half are doing teaching and research work. It includes three members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 550 professors and associate professors.
The campus of University covers an area of over 700 acres. It is well prepared with first-class facilities, notably in the areas of science and technology. The library of hebei university has a collection of 2,965,000 books and 6,000 periodicals published at home and abroad. It carries one of the biggest collections of unique books among the top universities in China. The museum of the University has more than 8,000 historical relics out of which 70 are of the highest degree of national protection. In addition, the museum also owns some unique specimens of animals and plants.
As one of the first 100 universities and colleges which entered the Chinese Education and Research Net (CERNET), is on its way to grow quite rapidly. With the support of the Municipal Party Committee and the local government of Baoding, Hebei University launched ambitious plans for expansion. We have recently purchased a further 585 acres of land in Baoding and are about to invest RMB 650,000,000 to establish a new and modernized campus in accordance with the modern theories of higher education. The plans for the new campus have already been completed and the construction programs are under revision and will be started within a few days.
Taking full advantage of its convenient location close to Beijing & Tianjin, the University has started a bring-in program. Its purpose is to invite members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and other nationally distinguished scholars to give lectures.
Hebei University has invited over one hundred scholars and experts from different parts of the world for teaching, short-term lecturing, and joint research. Since 1997, the University has held a number of important and prominent international academic conferences which includes short-term and long-term language training, bachelor-degree, master-degree and doctor-degree programs.