Hainan University is a comprehensive key university formed by the merger of the former South China Tropical Agriculture University and the former Hainan University in August 2007. It is a university jointly constructed by the Ministry of Education of China and the Government of Hainan Province.
The school motto of Hainan University is "Inclusive of all rivers and rivers, and the road is far-reaching（海纳百川，大道致远）", which promotes the school spirit of "self-reliance and dedication, ethics and perseverance（自强敬业，厚德弘毅）".
- In December 2008, it was approved by the state to become a key construction university of the "Project 211";
- In 2012, it entered the ranks of the national "Middle and Western Higher Education Revitalization Plan" and successively received construction support such as the "Basic Capacity Building Project for Central and Western Universities" and "The Comprehensive Strength Improvement Project for Central and Western Universities";
- In 2017, it was selected as a national "double first-class" construction university;
- In 2018, the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government made a major decision and deployment of "Gathering the efforts of the entire province to run Hainan University"; in the same year, Hainan University became a "ministry-province joint" university by the Ministry of Education and the Hainan Provincial People's Government and was included in the Ministry of Education Sort of directly affiliated colleges and universities.
The former South China University of Tropical Agriculture was founded in 1958 and is closely integrated with the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences founded in 1954. It is also called the "Two Institutes of Hot Crops" (South China Institute of Tropical Crops and South China Institute of Tropical Crops), and is known as my country's tropical agriculture. "Gemini" in the field of science and education. Through arduous and arduous efforts, the "people from the two institutes" have made our country the only country in the world that has successfully planted natural rubber in a large area within the range of 18-24° north latitude, and has miraculously risen to the third place in the world from the original rubber planting blank country. Large-growing country and the fifth largest rubber-producing country. As a result, the school has established a unique position in the field of natural rubber and tropical agriculture research, and has won more than 900 scientific and educational achievements, including the first prize of the National Invention Award, the first prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, and the second prize of the National Teaching Achievement Award. It has made significant contributions to my country's national defense and economic and social development.
The original Hainan University started hard on a wasteland in 1983 and established the province's largest professional system with extensive social radiation and influence, and became a provincial comprehensive key university. Hu Yaobang, the former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, wrote the name of the school. In 2005, the school was rated as excellent in the evaluation of the undergraduate teaching level of the Ministry of Education. The quality of personnel training and scientific research capabilities have been greatly improved, and the overall school running level has continued to improve, making a positive contribution to the economic and social development of Hainan.
Since the establishment of the school, the older generation of revolutionaries such as Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Dong Biwu, Ye Jianying, Deng Xiaoping, Hu Yaobang, Wang Zhen, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Li Lanqing, Wei Jianxing, Liu Yandong and other party and state leaders Visited the school in person and gave cordial care; successive leaders of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government have shown great care and support for the construction and development of the school; all walks of life and the vast number of overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan compatriots donated funds to build office buildings, teaching buildings, and books For important projects such as museums, academic centers, sports venues, and student activity centers, a number of scholarships (bursaries) have been set up, which has effectively promoted the development of the school.
Over the past sixty years, after generations of hard work, the school's conditions and campus environment have been continuously optimized, and the three campuses have increasingly glowed with their unique charm as the highest institution in Hainan. Today, Hainan University has developed into a national key construction university and a comprehensive university with a wide range of influences on regional economic and social development. It has established the province's largest integrated undergraduate, master, and doctoral talent training system with relatively complete disciplines.
Hainan University currently has 36 colleges with more than 41,000 full-time students, including more than 33,000 ordinary undergraduates, more than 7,000 master's degree students, nearly 600 doctoral students, and more than 300 international students. There are more than 2,300 full-time teachers, including more than 1,200 teachers with senior professional titles, more than 1,150 teachers with doctoral degrees, 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 academician of the National Academy of Engineering of Canada, 1 foreign academician of the Japanese Academy of Engineering, Yangtze River Scholars, outstanding youths, and 10,000 people 19 national-level talents including leading talents are planned.
The school adheres to the principle of "highlighting characteristics, key construction, and comprehensive development", and highlights the four characteristics of "tropics, oceans, tourism, and special zones". The disciplines cover philosophy, economics, law, literature, science, medicine, agriculture, engineering, management, and art. Wait for ten categories. "Crop Science" was selected into the list of "world-class" construction disciplines, and it has established three advantageous and characteristic discipline groups, namely "Tropical Agriculture" discipline group, "Cultural Tourism" discipline group, and "South China Sea Ocean Resources Development and Utilization" discipline group, and 3 national key disciplines. (Including 1 cultivation discipline), 18 provincial-level characteristic key disciplines, 6 post-doctoral research mobile stations, 10 first-level discipline doctoral programs, 32 first-level discipline master programs, 17 master's degree categories, 71 undergraduate majors .
It has 25 national-level first-class undergraduate professional construction sites, 24 provincial-level first-class undergraduate professional construction sites, 5 national first-class courses, 10 provincial-level first-class courses, 15 provincial-level boutique online open courses, and 2 national key laboratories (Including 1 cultivation base), 17 provincial and ministerial key laboratories, 3 provincial and ministerial collaborative innovation centers, 14 provincial and ministerial engineering research centers, 13 provincial academician workstations, 21 academician team innovation centers, 11 There are two provincial-level key research bases for humanities, philosophy and social sciences, and two national advanced collectives of professional and technical personnel. 3 approved bases for the introduction of intelligence: tropical biology and medicine discipline innovation and intelligence introduction base, tropical crop green and healthy production theory and technology innovation and intelligence introduction base, smart supervision and governance modernization and intelligence introduction innovation base. 16 national-level teaching quality engineering projects, including 1 national-level experimental teaching demonstration center, 2 national-level teaching teams, 8 national-level characteristic majors, 2 national-level quality courses, 1 national-level bilingual teaching demonstration course project, 2 national teaching teacher awards.
The school implements an open-running strategy and has established a new pattern of “all-round, multi-level, and wide-ranging” foreign exchanges and cooperation. 191 overseas colleges, international scientific research institutions, and college alliances have reached cooperation, each from 37 Countries and regions. The school was selected as the second batch of demonstration bases for studying in China by the Ministry of Education, and has established a complete training system of "Bachelor-Master-Ph.D." in international student education. In 2017, it cooperated with Arizona State University in the United States to establish the "United International Tourism College of Arizona State University of Hainan University".
Groups of students, full of passion and dreams, gather here from all over the world, playing the song of innovation and advancement with their youth and passion. Over the past 60 years, the school has cultivated nearly 300,000 senior professional talents, creating management and technical backbones in major industries across the country and Hainan, and a large number of talents are starting their own businesses overseas.
As Hainan embarks on a new round of comprehensively deepening reform and opening up, and advancing the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Pilot Zone and the free trade port with Chinese characteristics, Hainan University has ushered in a new historical opportunity. The school will keep in mind General Secretary Xi Jinping's "April 13" important speech in the spirit of "support Hainan University to create a world-class discipline", seize opportunities and work hard. As the only national "double first-class" construction university and "ministerial and provincial joint construction" university in Hainan, Hainan University will focus on serving the overall situation of the country's major strategy, based on the practice of building a free trade port with Chinese characteristics, and adhere to "support and lead, and win with characteristics." The overall idea of "high-level grafting and open innovation" is carefully examined and vigorously shouldered the mission of the new era. Under the strong leadership of the Central Committee and the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government, we will unswervingly adhere to the direction of running a school in socialism, not forgetting to build up the original aspirations of the people, and strive to build the school into a comprehensive research type with distinctive characteristics, first-class domestic and internationally renowned The university has made new and greater contributions to accelerating the construction of a beautiful new Hainan and realizing the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!
(The above statistics are as of April 2021)