About Hefei University of Technology
Hefei University of Technology, one of the key universities in China, is directly under the Ministry of Education. It is situated in Hefei, capital of Anhui Province, which is also known as a green city and as an important base of science and education in China. Hefei University of Technology was founded in 1945, and was authorized as one of the key universities of China in 1960. The school was once affiliated to the Ministry of Mechanical Engineering of the Chinese government, so it was provided with strong mechanical subjects.
Hefei University of Technology adheres to the following policies; renovating contents of disciplinary structures, establishing new disciplinary groups, developing some new disciplines and giving priority to disciplinary characteristics. In the period of the Ninth Five-Year Plan (1996-2000), the University has made tremendous progress in the building of disciplines; 8 disciplines were accredited to confer Doctoral Degrees, 15 disciplines added to confer Master’s degrees and 8 disciplines authorized to give master of Engineering degrees.
It has 17 schools and departments, 41 research institutes and several key disciplinary areas. It also has provided a unique plan--Changjiang Scholars Award Program to invite those famous professors at home and abroad to come to work here. Up to now there are five centers for post-doctoral studies. The university is authorized to confer doctor degrees in 23 disciplines, master's degrees in 65 disciplines and bachelor's degrees in 61 disciplines.
To sum up, the university is characterized by the following features: a wide coverage of subjects, a combination of diverse disciplines, and an emphasis on engineering. The university has a history of 60 years. With the passage of time and its development, it has not only created a fine tradition of learning and harmonious atmosphere throughout the campus, but also constructed and developed its own unique campus landscape. All of these clearly demonstrate that Hefei University of Technology has the great vigor of growth and a bright future.
Now, the university has an erollment of over 31,800 full-time students, including over 24,000 undergraduates and 7,800 candidates for master’s or doctoral degrees. The university has established friendly partnership with more than 60 well-known universities all over the world. The present goal of its development is "building a school specialized in engineering field and overall development as well".