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Founded in 1920
3,045 Faculty Staff
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) was founded in 1920. Since nearly one hundred years, HIT has become an internationally renowned technical university with science and engineering as its core. Since 1950s, HIT has been one of national key universities in China. Especially, in 1999, HIT became one of the first batch top 9 key universities involved in Project 985 of Ministry of Education in China, known as the C9 League later on, which means Chinese top nine universities. Now, HIT owns three campuses, i.e. Harbin campus in Heilongjiang Province, Weihai campus in Shandong Province and Shenzhen campus in Guangdong Province. This is called as "one university, three campuses".
With the highlights on science, engineering and astronautics, HIT has developed into a top university in China and a famous university in the world. In HIT, 9 first-class disciplines belong to national key disciplines, 10 disciplines are ranked in top five and 19 are ranked in top ten in China. The number of national key disciplines and top disciplines related to engineering in HIT ranks No. 2 in all of China. In 2018 & 2019, HIT is ranked 6thin US News' Best Global Universities for Engineering, and 9th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities for engineering in the world. According to ESI (Essential Science Indicators), 8 disciplines of HIT have entered into the list of the global top 1% of research institutes. As a research-oriented university, HIT is consistently on the frontier of innovative scientific research. The research funding during the past 5 years totals over 11 billion RMB, with an annual growth over 5%. HIT has completed over one thousand large-scale national R&D projects, and made great contributions to China's high-tech research and industrial development. HIT owns about three thousand high quality faculty members, among whom there are 35 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. HIT has cultivated more than 300,000 students who have been well received by the employers and playing the role of backbone to the development of industry and society.
Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai (HIT, Weihai) was set up in 1985, in a best livable coastal city, Weihai, as an important part of HIT's "one university, three campuses". The mission of HIT, Weihai is to keep HIT's advantages, standards and good traditions, to develop international cooperation, to meet the demand of local economic development, and to emphasize marine science and ocean engineering.