Affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, it focuses on science and engineering, and has coordinated development of science and engineering, management, literature, economics, law and other disciplines. It has three campuses in Harbin, Weihai, and Shenzhen.
The school was founded in 1920. In 1951, it was identified as one of the two model universities in the country to learn from foreign higher education models. In 1954, it entered the ranks of the country's first six key universities and was once known as the cradle of engineers.
The school entered the first batch of national "211 Project" key construction universities in 1996. In 1999, it was identified as one of the first batch of national "985 Project" key construction universities. In 2000, it merged with Harbin Jianzhu University of the same origin to form a new university. Harbin Institute of Technology in 2017 was selected into the list of "Double First-Class" Construction A-type colleges and universities.
Strict specifications, good work
In the long-term process of running a school, the school has fully implemented the party’s educational policy, adhered to the guiding position of Marxism, exemplified the principal responsibility system under the leadership of the party committee, adhered to the fundamental mission of morality and cultivation, and adhered to the first standard of teacher ethics and style. The school motto of "Strict Specifications, Kung Fu At Home" has cultivated the ideological and political work tradition of spiritual guidance, model guidance, and brand driving. A large number of national advanced models have emerged. They have been awarded the national advanced grassroots party organization, the national May 1st labor award, and the national May 4th Red Flag Youth League Committee, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology "One Mention Three Excellent" Project Special Excellent School, etc.
Strong universities in science and engineering, famous universities in aerospace
The school adheres to the orientation of running a school based on aerospace, serving national defense, and facing the main battlefield of the national economy. It established the first aerospace school in a Chinese university, launched China's first small satellite independently developed by a university, and realized the satellite-to-ground laser for the first time in China. Link communication, the first realization of laser automatic beam target coupling guidance (Shenguang-Ⅲ shooting range photoelectric and control system), the birth of China's first computer capable of playing chess and talking, the first new system radar, and the first Arc welding robots and spot welding robots, the first nanosatellite independently designed, developed and controlled by college students, and the first college student robot dance team to be on the stage of the Spring Festival Gala, achieved the first international high-orbit satellite-to-ground high-speed laser two-way communication test. It broke through the key technology of the support structure system of the world's largest radio telescope and supported China's “Sky Eye” to successfully “open the eye”. The successfully developed space manipulator achieved the first international human-robot coordinated on-orbit maintenance scientific experiment on Tiangong-2, which was successfully developed. A new generation of magnetic-focused Hall electric thruster has achieved space application for the first time in the world, revealing the structure of HIV virulence factors for the first time, making China's AIDS structural biology research among the world's forefront, and the successful launch of "Longjiang II" has become the world The first microsatellite that independently completed Earth-moon transfer, near-moon braking, and orbiting the moon, revealed for the first time the structure of the human T cell receptor complex, made major original discoveries in the field of immune basic science, and is building China's first application Participated in 14 major national science and technology projects such as the lunar exploration project in large scientific projects that simulate extreme environments in space. The total amount of scientific research funding and the number of national science and technology awards are among the top universities in the country. Academician Liu Yongtan won the 2018 National Science and Technology Award. In the past 6 years, 7 projects were selected as one of the top ten scientific and technological advancements in Chinese universities. A large number of achievements helped the first flight of the "Long March 7" and "Long March 5" rockets, the manned flights of Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11, and other major missions. China Manned Space Engineering Cooperative Contribution Award, "China Manned Space Engineering Outstanding Contribution Award Collective Award", "China Manned Space Engineering Outstanding Contributor Award" and many other awards, is becoming a renowned university in science and engineering and aerospace schools at home and abroad.
Harbin Institute of Technology adheres to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, firmly establishes the "four consciousnesses", consciously strengthens the "four self-confidences", resolutely achieves the "two safeguards", and strives to achieve a "Chinese characteristic, world-class, Harbin Institute of Technology" The road to a strong school with "standards" will make new and greater contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the progress of human civilization!