Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (S.T.D.U.) is a prestigious university of applied engineering. It excels in the fields of humanities, sciences, economics and management. S.T.D.U. is under the supervision of central and local governments, mainly of Hebei Province. S.T.D.U. was founded in 1950, originally named Shijiazhuang Railway Institute. It was one of the key railway engineering universities in Hebei Province as well as in the whole country. In 2010, the university was renamed as Shijiazhuang Tiedao University.
Currently, the university has a faculty staff of 1414, of which there are more than 844 full-time teachers and scientific researchers, including 193 professors and 414 vice professors of equal qualifications, 300 Doctor and Master tutors, 23792 full-time students, including 10070 college students from the Si-Fang Campus and 1067 graduate students. S.T.D.U. has 2 National Teaching Groups, 1 Innovation Group named by the Ministry of Education, 1 Cheung Kong Scholar, 1 winner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 1 National Outstanding Professional and Technical Personnel winner, 1 Nationally Known Teacher; 2 Yanzhao Scholars; 2 Candidates of Academia of Hebei Province; 2 Candidates of Hundred, Thousand and Ten thousand Talents Program; and more than 10 “National Model Teachers” and “Teachers of Exemplary Moral Conduct”, 50 experts who enjoy the Subsidy Award for Experts with Outstanding Contribution to Hebei Province issued by the State Council. In addition, S.T.D.U. has invited more than 120 academic and reputable scholars as part-time professors.
S.T.D.U. has been enrolling students from all over the country who are qualified for first-batch enrollment based on their performance in the College Entrance Examination. Now it consists of 46 undergraduate majors, 10 master degree disciplines, 44 postgraduate majors, 5 provincial key disciplines, 4 provincial or ministerial key engineering laboratory centers. Our University has 15 institutional departments, such as the Schools of Civil Engineering, School of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Economics, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Computer Technology, School of Electronics and Information, School of Mechanics, Department of Mathematics & Physics and etc. It also possesses 25 research centers, such as Research Centers of Transportation, of Health Monitoring and Control of Building Structural and of Traffic Safety Engineering and others.
In 2003，S.T.D.U. started the cooperative PhD program granted by the Ministry of Education of China. In 2009, STDU was selected as an intellectual construction station for cultivating future PhDs by the Academic Degree Commission of the State Council. In 2011 S.T.D.U. was selected to participate in the “National Excellent Engineers” program by the Ministry of Education.