Henan University of Engineering (HUE), a provincial level university in Henan, is one of pilot universities listed in Exemplary Application-oriented Higher Institutions sponsored by the People’s Government of Henan Province and Demonstration Bases of Innovation Application of the Integration of Digital Media Production and Education sponsored by Ministry of Education. Located in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, with a total area of about 428 acres, HUE is composed of three campuses, i.e. the Longhu Campus, Tongbai Campus and Nanyang Campus. At present, there are more than 26,000 students receiving a full-time education here.
Our education dates back to 1910 with the establishment of Henan Official Secondary Industrial Schools where the famous anti-Japanese general Yang Jingyu studied. It was later renamed as Henan Textile College in 1954. And HUE begins when Henan Textile College was merged with Zhengzhou Economic Management Cadre College which was found under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Coal Management in 1956.
Upholding the motto of " being persevering and being assiduous", and adhering to the principle of "education-oriented, putting moral education first, ability-oriented and application-oriented", HUE works to facilitate the integration of production and education by cooperating with enterprises, to promote the combination of scientific research and field training, to improve the standards of teaching and research, to increase the quality of personnel training, and to enhance the abilities of serving regional economic and social development driven by innovation. It has successfully developed into an application-oriented university including a diverse and distinctive mix of disciplines in the fields of arts and science with engineering as its pillar. The year 2016, when HUE successfully passed undergraduate teaching work assessment by the Higher Education Evaluation Center of the Ministry of Education, heralds a new era of its development in cultivating talents and elevating the level of education, of teaching as well as of researching.
HUE has established 48 undergraduate majors and 21 branches of learning, to name a few, engineering, science, management, economics, art and literature. Up to now it has 271-million-yuan worth of teaching and research equipment, 265 labs and practice bases, and 258 off-campus practice bases. With a construction area of 35,000 square meters, the library is home to over 2.20 million books. In addition, it has 30 National and Provincial Engineering Programs for Undergraduate Teaching Quality, including 2 Specialties with National Characteristics and National Comprehensive Reform Pilot Projects, 2 National College Students Practice Education Bases, 1 Provincial Key Discipline, and 13 Specialties with Provincial Characteristics and Provincial Comprehensive Reform Pilot Projects. HUE has placed great emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship education, taken great efforts to enhance the entrepreneurial abilities of college students, and established a business incubator for college students with local government and enterprises. Students have made outstanding achievements in various discipline competitions and innovative business projects. In the past years, as many as 150,000 students have graduated from HUE, who have made important contributions to the national construction and social progress.
HUE boasts an excellent faculty of 1537, among whom 116 are professors and 426 are associate professors, apart from more than 100 visiting professors or distinguished professors who are academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering or doctoral supervisors; in the teaching staff, more than 1000 own the doctorate or masters degrees. In addition, faculty members include 1 leading talent of the national Ten Thousand Talent Program, 1 of the national Millions of Leading Engineering Talents, 1 of the National Excellent Science Workers, 1 Zhongyuan scholar, 1 expert who enjoys special state allowance, more than 100 teachers who are entitled provincial or national Excellent Teachers, provincial Outstanding or Young Backbone Teachers, provincial Science and Technology Innovative Talents and provincial Excellent Specialists or provincial Science and Technology Leaders. Guided by the principle of the 13th Five Year Plan educational program and Model School construction project, HUE aims at cultivating high-level professionals with all-round development of moral quality, intellectual ability, physical fitness and aesthetic appreciation, as well as possessing higher capacities for learning, practicing, job hunting and doing pioneering work. Thus, HUE consequently nails down the strategy to serve the industrial and local economic and social development throughout the nation by focusing on Henan province so as to carry forward the construction of high-level application-oriented university.
HUE has made remarkable achievements in scientific research. In recent years, HUE has been exerting itself to build the scientific research platforms, and promote knowledge creation, technology innovation and industrialization of research fruits so as to encourage the specialty construction, advancement of science and technology, as well as the improvement of talent quality. Currently, as one of the Postdoctoral Research Bases of Henan province, HUE has an innovative team financed by Department of Education, 5 university sci-tech innovative teams of Henan Province, 9 provincial engineering laboratories and research centers, and 26 scientific research platforms of department level or school-level. In addition, HUE joins in three Henan Collaborative Innovation Centers of New-type Town Building Technology, Coal Safety Production, and New Textile Product Manufacturing.
Efforts have been made to stick to open schooling and broad international exchange. HUE, authorized to enroll overseas students, has established intercollegiate cooperative relationship with more than 20 universities and research institutes, including University of Canberra, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Cleveland State University, etc. HUE continues cooperation with more foreign application-oriented universities, actively introducing such high-quality resources with characteristics as patterns of educating talents, curriculum systems, teaching methods and textbooks, jointly starting Sino-foreign cooperative education consisting of 7 undergraduate and junior college programs. Each year, excellent teachers and key administrators are sent to cooperative foreign universities to constantly broaden their horizons as well as improve the professional level.
HUE insists on education by environment, scientific planning and endeavors to make the campus ecological, eco-friendly, green and pleasant. The vibrant Longhu Campus has a salient cultural atmosphere, with trees making a shade and a beautiful scenery of lakes and buildings adding to its attraction. The campus is equipped with educational bases and exhibition rooms including a textile and garment museum, a training center for safety engineering major and Lei’s Park. In addition, the campus has one lake and four gardens featuring complexion of humanistic environment. They are Mingyue Lake, the sculpture park, Xuanyuan cultural park, Mingdelizhi Park and a park dedicated to the history of the Blank and White industrial development. What is more, HUE has created a bunch of provincial ideological and political education programs represented by the College Students’ Self-cultivation Project. Moreover, HUE has obtained a number of honorary titles including provincial civilization unit, the pacesetter university in civilization building, an advanced unit in college students' social practice, an advanced unit with high employment rate of students and a provincial advanced hygienic unit.
HUE is currently at the primary stage of transition and connotation construction, who firmly establishes the 5 development concepts of innovation, coordination, green, opening and sharing, adhering to the guiding ideology of “stabilizing scale, optimizing structure, emphasizing characteristics, improving quality”. In accordance with the development ideas of “a main line, 2 focal points, 3 major projects, 4 insistences”, HUE has also made a comprehensive reform scheme of “543”, keeping pace with national strategies, provincial development and industry progress, attempting to construct an application-oriented university with distinctive features, prominent advantages and high level so as to make new contributions to the great cause of building an overall well-off society and the prosperity of Central China.