Yanshan University has always focused on the construction of scientific research teams and the training of scientific personnel. Now they own one Innovative Research Group from the National Natural Science Foundation, one Yangtze River Scholars Innovative Research Team from the Ministry of Education, and one National Defense-related Science and Technology and Industry Innovative Research Team. There are four distinguished professors from the Yangtze River Scholars Program，eight winners of the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, one scientist in the National 973 Plan Project，ten National Outstanding Contribution specialists and National Millions of Talents Project candidates，and nine winners of New Century Talents Plan from the Ministry of Education.
The university now owns a scientific innovation system, with the Hebei Province Key Lab (Engineering Center) as its basis, Industry Key Lab (Engineering Center) as its feature, National Key Lab (Engineering Center) as its lead，and National University Science Park as its window.
State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, National Engineering Research Center for Equipment and Technology of C.S.R, China Machinery Industry Federation, Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
The university owns twenty eight executive research platforms, including the State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, National Engineering Research Center for Equipment and Technology of C.S.R, State-Region Cooperative Engineering Research Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Shaping Techniques and Equipments, and other platforms through the Ministry of Education, Hebei Province, China Machinery Industry Federation, and Aviation Industry Corporation of China.
The University also encourages the transfer of technology. In 2003, Yanshan University Science Park was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education to be a National University Science Park. Currently, the park forms an industry structure system based on electronic information, automobile parts and new material as its main pillars. It has completed fifteen incubators and forty-seven enterprise successes, with one hundred and ten park enterprises and research institutions.
For the convenience of the research personnel to serve these enterprises, the university has set up the“QHD Yanshan University Science and Technology Development Corporation”which has been approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology as a National Demonstrative Agency for Technology Transfer.
Since 2010, the university has won eight national awards, among which are three second place awards from the National Natural Science, one second place award for a National Technology Innovation, and four second place awards from the National Science and Technology Progress. Two hundred and forty-four projects have been sponsored by the National Natural Fund and twenty by the National Social Science Fund have been approved; the funds amount to 130 million RMB. 1200 SCI articles were published.