Yanshan University (YSU), co-constructed by Hebei Provincial Government, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, is the major university supported by Hebei Province in the development of national first-class universities and world first-class disciplines. YSU is a member of the Cooperation Consortium of Beijing High Technology Universities.
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
School of Heavy Machinery of HIT
Northeast Heavy Machinery Institute
A national key institution of higher education designated by the State Council
Yanshan University (YSU)
Its administration was transferred from Ministry of Machinery Industry to Hebei Provincial Government and was co-administrated by the central and local government, in which the latter plays the principal role.
As one of the two universities selected by the Ministry of Education, YSU’s engineering majors received the assessment exercises from the international experts of Washington Accord, which supported China to formally join in Washington Accord International Engineering Education Organization. YSU’s 11 engineering majors have achieved the certification of Engineering Education Organization, which indicates that the quality of education in these professions has been internationally recognized and ranked among top universities in global engineering education.
YSU encompasses 266.67 hectare of grounds with a total floor area of 1.06 million square meters. YSU currently is attended by 38,000 students receiving higher education. YSU has 3200 faculty staff, 2200 of whom are full-time teachers including 489 professors and 667 associate professors (331 of them are doctoral supervisors). YSU has one Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 5 distinguished professors from the Ten-thousand Talents Program, 10 professors from the Changjiang Scholars Program, and 11 recipients of the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists.
266.67hmTotal Grounds Area
1.06millionTotal Floor Area
YSU offers 11 postdoctoral research programs and confers doctorates in 14 first-level disciplines and in 1 professional doctoral program. YSU grant master’s degrees in 30 first-level disciplines and professional master’s degrees in 17 disciplines. YSU’s 64 undergraduate programs covers 8 disciplines including engineering, liberal art, science, economics, management, law, fine arts, philosophy, and education. YSU has 5 national key disciplines, and 16 provincial key disciplines. YSU’s specialties of engineering, materials science, chemistry, and computer science have recently been ranked in the ESI’s top 1%. In the fourth national discipline assessment exercise, YSU was awarded a Class B ranking and above in 8 disciplines, of which the discipline of Mechanical Engineering was awarded a Class A ranking, which positioned it in the top 10% for this discipline in China. The discipline of Materials Science and Engineering was awarded a Class B+ ranking, which put it in the top 20% for this discipline in China.
YSU has built the State key laboratories: State Key Laboratory of Meta-stable Materials Science and Technology, the National Engineering Research Center for Equipment and Technology of C.S.R., the National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center for Advanced Manufacture Forming Technology and Equipment, the National Demonstration Universities for Innovation Development, the International Science and Technology Cooperation University, Intelligent Control System and Intelligent Equipment Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education, the National Technology Transfer Demonstration Agency, 3 Hebei Collaborative Innovation Centers, and 43 provincial and ministerial level key laboratories, engineering research centers and social science research bases. YSU National University High-tech Park and YSU Press are attached to YSU.
YSU values and promotes the opening-up of education to the outer world and such that builds a global network of international exchanges and partnerships. The university has established various successful relationships with over 80 high-level universities and scientific research institutions in more than 20 countries and regions and worked in a wide range of programs such as joint education, teaching staffs' academic exchanges, and scientific research projects. In support of China's Belt and Road Initiative, YSU implements an international development strategy and is committed to cultivating talents with global perspectives and competitiveness in order to develop YSU into an university with high-level of international influence and educational opening-up.
The mission of YSU is to aim at achieving and maintaining excellence in its teaching and research. In support of this aim the university will provide the facilities and support for its staff to pursue innovative research by responding to developments in the intellectual environment and serving country’s equipment manufacturing industry, strategic emerging industries, regional economy, and social development at large through the fruits of its research and the skills of its graduates. Over 40,000 vigorous students, faculty and staff will spare no efforts to develop YSU into a national first-class and internationally renowned research university.