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Hohai University is a national key university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education with a history of more than 100 years, featuring water conservancy, engineering as the main subject, and coordinated development of multiple disciplines. It is the implementation of the national "211 Project" key construction and the construction of a national advantageous discipline innovation platform.', First-class discipline construction and universities approved by the Ministry of Education to establish graduate schools. For more than 100 years, the school has developed and grown in the course of water management and national prosperity, and is known as "the cradle of water conservancy high-level innovation and entrepreneurship training and an important base for water conservancy technological innovation." The school has Xikang Road campus, Jiangning campus, and Changzhou campus in Nanjing and Changzhou, covering an area of 2462 acres.


Hohai University originated from the Hehai Engineering College, founded by the famous modern educator and industrialist Zhang Jian in 1915. It was the first institution of higher learning in China to train water conservancy talents and created a precedent in China's water conservancy higher education. Proletarian revolutionaries such as Zhang Wentian and Shen Zemin once studied in Hehai and embarked on the revolutionary road from here. In 1924, it merged with Southeast University to form the Hohai University of Engineering. In 1927, it was merged into the Civil Engineering Department of the Fourth Sun Yat-sen University. Wait for several renames). In 1952, the Water Conservancy Department of Nanjing University, Jiaotong University, Tongji University, Zhejiang University, and other colleges and universities established the East China Water Conservancy College, with Qian Zhengying as the first dean. In 1960, the school was recognized as a national key university by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. In 1985, the traditional school name "Hohai University" was restored, and Comrade Deng Xiaoping inscribed the school name.


The school has School of Hydrology and Water Resources, School of Water Conservancy and Hydropower, School of Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, School of Civil and Transportation, School of Environment, School of Energy and Electrical, School of Information, School of Mechanics, and Materials, School of Earth Science and Engineering, Agricultural Science and Engineering Schools, Schools of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Schools of Oceanography, Schools of Science, Schools of Business, Schools of Public Administration, Schools of Law, Schools of Marxism, Schools of Foreign Languages, Departments of Physical Education, Hehailier Colleges (Sino-foreign cooperative education institutions) and other professional schools and departments and Dayu College (Top Talent Training College), Distance and Continuing Education College, International Education College. As of September 2020, there are 54478 students in various academic education, including 18,813 postgraduates, 2,165 general undergraduates, 14,201 adult education students, and 1,299 international students.


The school currently has 3,535 faculty members, 1,540 teachers with senior professional titles, 596 doctoral supervisors; 4 existing academicians (including 2 foreign academicians). 8 winners of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth, 6 winners of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Youth, 53 winners of the National High-level Talent Project, 3 national-level teaching teachers, 8 national-level young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, The Ministry of Education's "New Century Excellent Talents Support Program" was selected by 20 people, 7 provincial-level teaching teachers, and 10 young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions from Jiangsu Province. They were selected as the "333 High-level Talent Training Project" of Jiangsu Province and the "Young Talents Training Project" of Jiangsu Province. The "Blue Project" and other provincial-level talent programs train more than 300 people. The National Natural Science Foundation of China has 1 innovation group, 2 national-level teaching teams, 6 national-level innovation teams; 4 provincial-level excellent teaching teams, and 22 provincial-level innovation teams.


The school is one of the first batches of universities authorized to grant bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in the country. The two disciplines of water conservancy engineering, environmental science, and engineering were shortlisted for the construction of first-class disciplines. Six disciplines including engineering, environment/ecology, computer science, materials science, and earth science have entered the top 1% of the ESI world rankings. In the fourth round of national discipline evaluation, the discipline of water conservancy engineering was awarded A+ with excellent results; the two disciplines of civil engineering, environmental science, and engineering ranked A-, among the top 10% of the country; Marxist theory, management science and engineering 3. Three disciplines of business administration were rated as B+, ranking among the top 20% in the country. It has 1 first-level national key discipline, 7 second-level national key disciplines, 2 second-level national key discipline cultivation centers, 10 first-level provincial key disciplines, and 16 post-doctoral mobile stations. There are a total of 40-degree authorization points, covering 9 disciplines including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, and management, including 16 first-level discipline doctorate authorization points and 37 first-level disciplines Disciplinary master degree authorization point. 19 authorized points for master's degree categories; 63 undergraduate majors.


The school adheres to the fundamental task of cultivating morality and fostering people, promotes a pragmatic education tradition, and has trained more than 250,000 graduates. The school is guided by a "wide foundation, strong practice, and emphasis on innovation", and vigorously promotes the construction of first-class undergraduates. It has won 13 national teaching achievement awards and 73 provincial teaching achievement awards. It has established 3 national experimental teaching demonstration centers. 1 virtual simulation experiment teaching center, 13 national-level first-class undergraduate professional construction sites, 3 national-level professional comprehensive reform pilot projects, 5 national-level outstanding engineer education and training program disciplines, 4 national-level engineering practice education centers, There are 13 national specialty construction sites, 7 national quality online open courses, 9 national quality video public courses, and 12 national quality resource sharing courses. The total score of the teacher teaching competition from 2012 to 2019 ranked 18th in the country, and the total score of the student subject competition in 2019 ranked 33rd in the country. Graduate education aims to cultivate high-level talents with both ability and political integrity. The reform of the talent training model is continuously deepened, and the quality of training continues to improve. The comprehensive reform of professional degree graduate education is at the forefront of the country, and it was awarded in the comprehensive evaluation of postgraduate education in Jiangsu Province in 2019. Evaluate A etc. Over the years, the employment rate of graduates has remained above 96%.


The school adheres to the "four aspects", deepens the reform of the scientific research system and mechanism, builds a high-level scientific research innovation platform, and actively serves the country's major strategies, industry needs, and regional economic and social development. The school has the State Key Laboratory of Hydrology, Water Resources and Water Conservancy Engineering Science, the National Engineering Research Center for Efficient Use of Water Resources and Engineering Safety, 7 provincial and ministerial key laboratories, and 18 provincial and ministerial engineering research centers (engineering technology research centers). One province and ministry jointly established a collaborative innovation center and four Jiangsu colleges and universities collaborative innovation centers. Taking the responsibility of ensuring national water security, focusing on the management of large rivers and the comprehensive utilization and development of water resources, closely integrating the construction and management of major projects such as the Three Gorges Project, South-to-North Water Diversion, Southwest Hydropower Development, Diversion from the Yangtze River to the Huaihe River, and a large number of national-level key and major research plans And key and major engineering scientific research projects to achieve a series of leading, original and iconic achievements. Since 2010, it has won 30 national science and technology achievement awards and more than 700 ministerial and provincial science and technology achievement awards.


The school vigorously implements an international strategy and extensively develops international cooperation and exchanges. The school is the first batch of universities authorized by the country to grant doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees to foreign students. It has trained thousands of talents in more than 100 countries and regions and cooperated with more than 100 universities and colleges in more than 30 countries (regions). Scientific research institutes have established cooperative relations with large enterprises, and have conducted substantial cooperation in the areas of joint student training, joint degree-granting, Sino-foreign cooperation in running schools, and scientific research. The school actively integrates into the national "One Belt and One Road" initiative, expands overseas education, serves corporate internationalization strategies, strengthens customized training of talents, and provides scientific and technological support and talent support for countries along the "Belt and Road" and overseas engineering companies in my country.


Enter a new era and strive for a new journey. Hohai University will adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era, uphold the school motto of "hard work and simplicity, seeking truth from facts, strict requirements, and courage to explore", keeping in mind the original mission of "education for the party and talent for the country" and implement The school's 13th party congress decision-making and deployment, comprehensively strengthen the party's leadership, comprehensively improve governance capabilities, deepen content-based high-quality development, and move forward towards the goal of a world-class research university with characteristics, to achieve the two hundred years Strive for the goal and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.


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