Henan University of Technology (HAUT), located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, serves as one of the leading provincial universities. HAUT, adhering to the motto of “Virtue, Truth-seeking, Innovation, Sincere Practice”, has vigorously carried forward the school ethos of “Respecting Science, Exploring Persistently, Serving Nation and Education, and Pursuing Self-improvement”. Upholding the tenet of “running education centered on talents-cultivation, guaranteed by high quality and sustained by characteristic development”, the university has made important contributions in aspects of talents-training, scientific research, social service, culture inheritance and innovation, and so on.
From 1956 to the end of the 20th century, the university has been affiliated to Ministries of Central Government. The year of 1959 has found the undergraduate education carried out in the university followed by the beginning of graduate programs in 1981. The administration of HAUT has been transferred to Henan Province ever since the year of 1998. In 2010, Henan Provincial Government and State Grain Bureau have signed the agreement to co-sponsor the university.
After more than five decades’ construction, HAUT has developed itself into a comprehensive university with a special priority in engineering science. Now we have five levels of talents-training system ranging from full-time study, continuing education, bachelor and master programs to doctor cultivation. HAUT is among the first group of universities to be included in 2011 Project of Collaborative Innovation, The Midwest University Foundation Ability Construction Project and Outstanding Engineers Training Project. Here you can also find Food Science and Engineering Center for Post-doctoral Studies and National Engineering Laboratory for Grain Further Processing and Food Storage. The campus, therefore, develops into an important national base for grain research and talents-training.
2. Disciplines and Specialties
Now HAUT has 20 colleges/schools, including 65 bachelor programs (14 programs for level-1 university entrance standard of China), 18 first-level master programs (113 second-level programs), 1 doctoral program for national specific requirements, 5 state-level disciplines with characteristics, 18 provincial key disciplines, 11 provincial disciplines with characteristics. HAUT also has disciplines authorized to award professional master degrees ranging from engineering, MBA, agricultural extension, news and communication to accounting and art.
HAUT owns 2,188 qualified faculty members. Among over 1,600 full-time teachers, 863 hold senior professional titles, and 565 have doctorate degrees. The university also employs 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Cheung Kong scholar, 2 state-level persons of “New Century Talents Project”, 11 specially-appointed professors of Henan government, 25 doctoral supervisors, 23 experts awarded Government Special Allowance, 7 national outstanding teachers, 1 national model teacher, over 40 outstanding teachers and experts at provincial and ministerial level and more than 200 academic and technical leading persons and owners of Outstanding Talents Innovation Funds. The campus is authorized to confer the qualification of associate professors.
We have at present more than 32,000 full time students, including 27,000 undergraduate students, 3,500 junior college students, 1,300 graduate students, about 100 overseas students and over 18,000 for continuing study.
HAUT covers an area of 188 hectares with a building area of 1.46 million square meters and playground 152 thousand square meters with the total value of teaching and research facilities accounting for 430 million yuan and the library collection of 3.65 million copies and the first 10 thousand megabytes campus network in Henan Province. The campus is equipped with 35 teaching and research platforms at provincial and state level, ranging from National Engineering Laboratory for Grain Further Processing and Food Storage, Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education to Engineering Research Center of State Grain Bureau.
In addition, the campus has co-established many provincial industry-education-research platforms with society, such as Henan Industrial Technology Research Institute, Henan Private Economy Research Institute and the first workstation of academicians of universities in Henan Province.
HAUT has made a package of scientific achievements in the research of theory and technology of grain storage, insect taxology, phospholipid-powdering, bulk material pressure theory, silo explosion-proof technology, low temperature vitrified bond grinding tools, high temperature resinoid bond grinding tools, soft water-tolerant abrasive cloth and so on.
The recent 5 years have witnessed the great achievements reached by HAUT, including 7 National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, 1 National Quality Standard Contribution Award, and so forth. The university has undertaken in recent years 274 state-level and 619 provincial level research projects, covering National Natural Science Fund Projects, National Philosophy and Social Science Fund Projects, National 863 Projects, National Science and Technology Research Projects and National Sci-tech Support Projects. The university has hosted or participated in the setting or revision of 49 international and national industrial standards, authorized 205 patents for invention, published 2,298 academic papers included by SCI and EI and 665 academic books and coursebooks.
HAUT serves as one of principal members of Industrial Base of Superhard Materials in Henan Province within the National Torch Plan and one of the major constitutes of National University Science Park in Henan Province. The Journal of Henan University of Technology, which has been selected into the China’s Journal Collection, is a nationally renowned academic magazine. Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences is the only academic journal included in SCI in Henan Province.
7. Social Services
HAUT provides services for the national strategic requirements and regional economic construction and achieve sound outcomes in aspects of grain storage, silo construction, grain economy and logistic management, grain deep-processing and integrated utilization, grain machines, superhard materials, grinding materials and tools, which promotes the industrial scientific development and creates remarkable socio-economic effect.
At present, HAUT sponsors technologically 70% of domestic medium and large wheat processing enterprises, 50% of vegetable oil processing industries and 90% of granulesten processing enterprises. The campus, performing indispensably in the Project of Improving China’s Grain Circulation by Utilizing World Bank Loans, contributes to the construction of China’s modern Grain Circulation System by fulfilling the research and development of core technology and engineering design. The construction standard and design specification of National Grain Storage Facilities formulated by HAUT have provided solid technological basis for the construction of key grain projects of our country. In addition, the key Project of the Construction of National Storage and Logistic Facilities with total value of 33.7 billion yuan has employed the storage technology developed by HAUT which has also undertaken 1/3 of engineering design of the project.
8. Cooperation and Exchange
HAUT is honored as the National Grain Industry Educational Training Base which has organized 39 training courses with the total number of cultivated talents in grain industry nationwide amounting to 2,582. Wide range of research cooperation can be seen between the university and institutes like Institute of Sciences of State Grain Bureau, Henan Academy of Sciences, Zhengzhou Machinery Research Institute, Zhengzhou Institute of Grinding Materials and Tools, Municipal Governments of Zhengzhou, Zhoukou and Hebi as well as Department of Commerce and Industry & Information, Henan Province. The campus also established cooperation with enterprises like the China Grain Reserves Corporation, COFCO, Shanghai Liangyou Group, Shuanghui Group, Sanquan Co, Ltd, Sinian Co, Ltd, XJ Electric Co, Ltd, Guizhou Dazhong Corporation of Grinding Materials and Tools.
The university vigorously promotes Sino-foreign cooperative education by making full use of high quality education resources globally and has carried out students exchange with University of Wales, University of Reading, Britain, Kansas State University, USA, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. Education of overseas students starts from the year of 2007.
HAUT maintains a close relationship with many grain agencies or organizations in the world, such as US Wheat Association, Canada Wheat Bureau, France Wheat Association, Australia International Agriculture Development Center, etc. Also, successfully held on HAUT campus are those international academic conferences as International Seminar of Grain Logistics, UN and International Seminar of the Improvement of Wheat and Flour Quality. HAUT was approved as the organizer of the national foreign-aid human resources development and cooperation program in 2008 and has provided training services for over 400 officials and technicians in grain field from 84 developing countries in the world.