Founded in the 1950s, after over 60 years of development, Harbin University of Science and Technology has become a teaching-research university with distinctive style and comprehensive strength, focusing on the specialty of engineering and a combination of engineering and science, with coordinated development of disciplines of economics, management, philosophy, literature, law and education. HUST boasts four campuses, covering 2, 110, 000 m2, with a total teaching infrastructure area of over 900, 000 m2. Its library has a collection of 2.37 million books, 150, 000 Chinese and foreign journals and periodicals, over 6.000 GB e-books, 30 literature databases. The total number of teaching staff is 3,017, of whom 1,632 are full-time faculty and 832 are associate professors or professors, one academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the total number of students has reached 34,500, with a little more than 200 long term international students from 12 countries including 65 degree-seeking students
HUST has 20 colleges, 1 teaching departments and 1 teaching practice center, offering 59 bachelor degree programs and 11 junior college programs, 8 of which are state first-level characteristic programs, and 19 are provincial first-level characteristic programs; 21 master degree authorization first-level programs; 89 master degree authorization second-level programs; 6 doctorate authorization first-level programs, 21 doctorate authorization second-level programs; 4 professional master authorization degree; 18 engineering master degree authorization programs; 6 post-doctoral research stations on Electrical Engineering, Instrument Science and Technology, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Management Science and Engineering and Business Management. High Voltage and Insulation Technology is the state-level key discipline, and there are 10 provincial first-level key disciplines., A Key Lab of Ministry of Education, an Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education, 11 provincial key laboratories (engineering centers), “Heilongjiang Key Laboratory of Dielectric Engineering” was authorized by Ministry of Technology as “State-province Co-construction Key Laboratory Breeding Base”, “Heilongjiang Efficient Cutting and Cutting-tool Technology Engineering Laboratory” was authorized by National Development and Reform Commission as “Efficient Cutting and Cutting-tool Technology Engineering State-province Joint Laboratory” ,It has 6 provincial university key laboratories, 4 provincial university-enterprise engineering research centers and one Design Institute of A-class qualification, 1 national university science park, 1 national experiment teaching demonstration center, 6 national engineering practice education center, 2 national off-campus practice education base.
Harbin University of Science and Technology attaches great importance to academic exchange and cooperation with foreign universities, research institutes and multinational enterprises. She has signed agreements with more than 40 universities in 30 countries and regions.
With 60 years of development, HUST has cultivated tens of thousands of talents for manufacturing industry, and many graduates have become backbones in technical field or leaders in large or medium enterprises. The university is renowned as the “Cradle of Engineers”.