Hefei University of Technology is a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. The Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Anhui Provincial Government jointly established universities, and the National Defense Science and Technology Bureau and the Ministry of Education jointly established universities. The school was founded in 1945 and was approved as a national key university by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in 1960. The older generation of proletarian revolutionaries, such as Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Dong Biwu, Chen Yi, and Deng Xiaoping, came to the school to inspect and guide the work. In 1979, Comrade Deng Xiaoping wrote the name of the school. In 2005, the school became a national "211 Project" key construction university, in 2009 it became a national "985 Project" superior discipline innovation platform construction university, and in 2017 it entered the ranks of national "double first-class" construction universities.
The school is deeply committed to "serving the country by industry", adhering to the school motto of "Honesty, Learning, Practicing, and Innovation", and "cultivating backbones and leading talents with both moral integrity and ability, outstanding abilities, and consciously serving the country" as the general talent training team. The goal has formed the talent training characteristics of "a solid engineering foundation, a solid work style, and a strong entrepreneurial ability". The school cultivates and practices the campus culture of "love the country, love the school, study the morals, unite and cooperate, do one's own dedication, and pursue first-class", continuously deepen the reform of education and teaching, and continuously improve the quality of talent training. The school has become an important base for national talent training, scientific research, social services, cultural inheritance and innovation, and international cooperation and exchanges.
The school insists on relying on teachers to run the school and vigorously implements the strategy of “strengthening the school with talents”. There are more than 2,200 full-time teachers, including academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (dual appointment), winners of the “Ten Thousand Talents Program”, and winners of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth There are more than 100 high-level talents, including the winners of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth and the Ministry of Education's "New Century Excellent Talents Support Program".
The school attaches great importance to the comprehensive development of students' morality, intelligence, physical education, and art. At present, there are more than 32,300 full-time undergraduates, more than 13,000 masters and doctoral students, and 2 national undergraduates "Xiaoping Technology Innovation Team". Students are participating in the "Internet +" contest and "Challenge Cup" national college students' extracurricular academic technology A series of excellent results including gold medals have been obtained in various competitions such as the "Creating Youth" National College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition and has been at the forefront of the "National College Student Competition Rankings (Undergraduate)" for many consecutive years. The student bridge team has represented the Chinese youth team in many international competitions and achieved excellent results; the college student art troupe has participated in the "Flowers of May" national college student art performance many times.
The school has 4 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 1 national virtual simulation experimental teaching center, and 3 national engineering practice education centers. The school has been selected as one of the first batch of “Demonstration Universities for Deepening Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Reform”, “National University Practice Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base”, the first batch of pilot universities for the “Excellent Engineer Training Program” of the Ministry of Education, and the first batch of National Youth League’s “Second Class Achievements” "Single" pilot unit, "National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Typical Experience Colleges", the Ministry of Education's first batch of college students network culture studios.
The school has 16 authorized first-level disciplines for doctoral degree, 2 authorized types of doctoral professional degree; 39 authorized first-level disciplines for master's degree, 19 professional degree-granting categories for master's degree; existing (joint) national key laboratory (cultivation) and 1 national engineering laboratory, 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 5 engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, 2 national international scientific and technological cooperation bases (demonstration type), 3 national and local joint engineering research centers, and national and local joint engineering experiments 1 laboratory and 1 laboratory in Anhui Province ("One Room, One Center" in Anhui Province).
The school adheres to facing the national strategic needs and international academic frontiers, vigorously strengthens demand-oriented basic research, focuses on cutting-edge technology and disruptive technological innovation, promotes organized scientific research and interdisciplinary research, and is in the National Natural Science Foundation of China's innovative research group projects and national key research and development Breakthroughs have been continuously made in planned projects and major instrument special projects, and many achievements have been applied in national key projects and national defense projects. The scale of transfer and transformation of scientific and technological achievements ranks among the top universities in the country and has successively won many major awards such as the National Science and Technology Award and the first National Innovation Competition Award.
The school has established exchanges and cooperation relations with more than 50 world-renowned universities in the United States, Russia, Canada, Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan and other countries and my country’s Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions, and implements it with many well-known foreign universities every year. Various types of joint training programs for talents, cooperation in running schools, cross-cultural exchanges and practices, and various academic exchange activities. The school currently has international students from more than forty countries on all continents studying at the school.
The school has Tunxi Road campus, Feicuihu campus, Lu'an Road campus and Hefei University of Technology Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Research Institute in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, and Hefei University of Technology Xuancheng Campus in Xuancheng, Anhui Province. The school has won many honorary titles such as the Fourth National Civilized Unit and the first "National Civilized Campus".
Facing the future, Hefei University of Technology is unswervingly guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, adheres to the direction of socialist education, adheres to the party’s overall leadership of the school’s work, adheres to the fundamental task of cultivating morality, and comprehensively strengthens its connotative development. Deepen the comprehensive reform, comprehensively promote the management of the school according to law, strictly manage the party and the party, and continue to strive to build an internationally renowned research-oriented high-level university and a group of world-class disciplines!