Founded in 1920 and after 85 years of development, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), with science, engineering and research as its core, encompassing management and liberal arts, has developed into an open, scientific research and multi-disciplinary nationally famous university. Presently, more than 100,000 graduates have stepped into society. Today HIT has been designated by the state as one of the 9 selected institutions of higher education to receive preferential support to develop into a first-rate Chinese university modeled after advanced world-class universities of the 21st century. The registered students of various types amount to over 55,500, including more than 1000 foreign students.
HIT now has Shenzhen Graduate School and Weihai Branch, totally 68 undergraduate programs, 100 master’s programs, 68 doctoral programs, 18 post-doctoral mobile stations,1 post-doctoral working station, 18 national key disciplines, 22 national and provincial (ministerial) key laboratories. HIT took the lead among universities in China to establish a New Hi-Tech Park, a HIT Scientific Park and an International Research Institute of Technical Innovation in Shenzhen. HIT is famous for its original style of schooling: "Being strict in qualifications for graduates; Making every endeavor in educating students."
HIT employs a great number of scholars well-known domestically and internationally. The HIT faculty has enormous potential including over 2,600 teachers with associative and above associative positions, more than 500 doctoral supervisors , 20 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and/or the Chinese Academy of Engineering and many Chinese excellent teachers.
Historically, HIT was an international university. Today, all the faculty, students and staff of HIT, with full confidence, are dedicating their concerted efforts to advance bravely towards the goal of building HIT into a well-known world-class university. HIT located in Harbin. Largest political, economic and cultural center in the Northeast China, Harbin has enjoyed the fame such as the "Eastern Paris" and the "Eastern Moscow".
In summer, the beautiful Songhua River and the Sun Island let people feel reluctant to leave, while the ice lantern and snow sculpture in winter enjoys the international fame. HIT provides the public facilities and the commercial service on campus such as the library, the gymnasium, the dining hall, a hospital, a supermarket and a laundry. Harbin Institute of Technology welcome all the youth from the world to study and to make contributions for the human peace and development.