As the only key comprehensive university
co-established by the Province and the Ministry in Hebei Province, Hebei
University is vested with great importance in the region.
It leads the way in the development of higher
education in Hebei province. Originally founded by the French Jesuits as Tianjin
Business University, the university has gone
through several periods, including Tianjin Business Institute,
Jingu University, Tianjin Normal College, Tianjin Normal University. And in
1960, it became Hebei University and moved to the present
site-Baoding, in 1970, a city with a long history and rich culture.
Presently Hebei University is a compound of the
Old Campus, the New Campus and the Medical School. Taking up an area of 192
hectares or so, and a building area of 1,000,000 square
meters, the university boasts of its beautiful
campus sceneries and excellent facilities. The library has a collection
of 3,900,000 books and documents, ranking
the first of its kind in the province. The university
museum houses 8,000 antiques and 120,000,000 specimens
of plants and animals, which makes it a first class
university museum nationwide. The university press is the only one of its kind
in the province. As one of the top hospitals in Hebei province, its affiliated
hospital has a history of more than 100 years and covers medical care, teaching,
research, prevention care, and rehabilitation training.
The 30 colleges and 5
teaching departments of the university provide
undergraduate programs in 87 majors, which cover 11 fields except
agriculture science. The university awards master's
degrees in 40 first level disciplines except military science.
It also awards professional master degrees in 19 disciplines, being
the first in the province to experiment in professional
master degree programs. In addition, the university awards doctor’s degrees in
optical engineering, chemistry, Chinese language and
literature,philosophy, history, management, engineering, communication studies.
The 37 doctor degree programs cover
philosophy, literature, economics, law, education,
history, natural science, engineering and management.
There are more than 3,300 teaching staff in the university, 1/4 of whom hold
doctor’s degrees. The number of undergraduates reaches 41,000, while the number
of graduate students and doctorate candidates is 5,500. There are also 350
The university attaches primary importance to the
education of its students and academic researches. It also assumes the
responsibility to serve the community. Its graduates boast of their knowledge
and creativity. Since its founding in 1921,there have been more than 300,000
graduates from the University, working for the society and adding to the
prestige and glory of the university.
Now, provided with the rare
chance of being selected to be co-established by the Province and
the Ministry, Hebei University is striving to be among the top universities in