The origin of Yanshan University can be traced back to Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) founded in 1920. In 1958, the Department of Heavy Machinery of HIT and its related specialties moved to the strategic industrial town of Fulaerji, Qiqihar in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province and was renamed the School of Heavy Machinery of HIT. In 1960, the school became independent as the Northeast Heavy Machinery Institute, and in 1978, it was accredited as one of the eighty-eight national key institutions of higher learning. Starting in 1985, it began to relocate southward to the historic seaside city of Qinhuangdao in Hebei Province and completed the migration in 1997 when it was accredited by the former State Education Commission to adopt the present name of Yanshan University (YSU).
YSU campus covers an area of 4,000 mu (or 267 hectares) with a total construction area of nearly one million square meters. At present, the university has a faculty and staff of 3000, including 2,000 teachers, of which 326 are professors (including 171 doctoral advisors) and 509 are associate professors. The university has a student population of 39,000.
YSU has 11 postdoctoral research stations, 11first-class disciplines conferring doctoral degrees, 27 first-class disciplines conferring master degrees, 18 masters of engineering programs, one Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, one Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, as well as 62 undergraduate programs. With such a wide range of programs, YSU has become a multiversity with emphasis on engineering studies, liberal arts, sciences, economics, management, law and education.
YSU consists of twenty-one colleges, running five national key disciplines, four key disciplines of national defense, 16 key provincial disciplines, and 24 key provincial laboratories and engineering centers.
YSU is known for its world-renowned achievements in the development of whole-set heavy machinery and equipment, the theory and technology of parallel robots, the technology of fluid transmission and electro-hydraulic servo-systems, the technology and equipment of precision plasticity figuration, technology of thermal treatment of big forging, the technology of mega amorphous bodies, metastable materials and technology, the theory and technology of industrial automation, etc.
YSU has won 20 national scientific and technological awards in a row since 1996, including three first-class China State Science and Technology Progress Awards, 11 second-class Awards, two third-class Awards, 2 State Technology Invention Award, and 2 second-class National Natural Sciences Award. The university has undertaken more than 500 national research ··· >>MORE