|Location||Baoding, Hebei province, China|
Hebei University (河北大学 Héběi dàxué) is the only Comprehensive University in Hebei which is directly under Hebei provincial government and the Ministry of Education, China. It’s located in Baoding, Hebei Province, China. The university currently has an enrollment of 44,200, including 5500 graduates and 38,700 undergraduates. 169 international students are also studying at the university.
The university was founded by French Jesuits in Tianjin in 1921, with the initial name “Tianjin Commercial University”. From 1921 till 1960, the name of the university was changed four times, from Tianjin Commercial College to Jingu University (津沽大学), then to Tianjin Normal College, then to Tianjin Normal University. In 1960, the university is reformed as a Comprehensive University and named as Hebei University. 3 years after Tianjin was upgraded as autonomous municipality, Hebei University was moved to Baoding in 1970.
HBU takes people oriented education as her basic principle and regards improving the teaching quality as her lifeline. She tries out the “Three-semester” system on undergraduate education, pushes forward the “Accommodation” educational theory, and perfects the characteristics of the two interactive classrooms. With the foundational construction of general education and multiple model of student fostering as her mechanism, HBU would cultivate creative and innovative talents with practical ability and studying capability.
In postgraduate education, HBU insists on carrying out educational innovation, revising teaching syllabus and fostering methods. She takes the lead in practicing “double-supervisor system” and “red-yellow-card warning system”, which do credit to the improvement of postgraduate education.
Hebei University attaches great importance to international cooperation and exchanges. It has established friendly relations with more than 60 universities and educational and research institutions from other countries, such as the United States, Canada, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Sudan. In 2006, overseas Chinese Education Centers of Hebei University were established in Mongolia and Russia. And in 2009, the university began to enroll students in Master’s program of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)
- Natural science research center
- World economic research
- Key lab of medical chemistry
- scientific and technological progress and social development
- Chinese Song History Research Association
- National Higher School Electromagnetics