Hunan University of Information Technology (HNUIT) is an undergraduate university approved by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and is under the administration of People’s Government of Hunan Province. Being located in Maotang Industrial Park, Changsha State-level Economic and Technological Development Zone (ETDZ), which is the hometown of Zhu Rongji, Former Premier of the State Council, the campus of HNUIT enjoys a favorable geographical location and convenient access to all destinations. HNUIT consists of ten schools of Computer Science and Technology, Electronic Information, Management, International Business, Arts, General Education, Marxism, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Further Education and Information Technology Studies. The university sets up a variety of disciplines including Engineering, Management, Economics, Arts, Literature etc., and it offers over 30 full-time programs of undergraduate degree and associate degree programs. Until now, there are about 15,000 full-time enlisted students in HNUIT.
Concept and Philosophy:
HNUIT takes “committing to the cause of education to serve the motherland” as its school running concept; Its establishment of standardization is “informationalization, ecologicalization and internationalization”; Its motto is “exert ourselves constantly, and dare to be the first”; Its spirit and Cole-values is “culturing proper behavior, pursuing high quality administration, treasuring elegant living taste, and establishing predominant achievement”; Its development concept is “innovation, connotation, characteristics, quality and sharing”; Its objectives for talent cultivation is to cultivate socialist builders and successors with “sound personality, healthy mentality, physical fitness, professional solidity”, “deep passion, broad horizon, high aspiration and a strong sense of mission” and “the all-round development of morality, intelligence, body, aesthetics and labor”; Its development goal is building “a world-class university of information and technology with Chinese characteristics”.
HNUIT campus have a beautiful and picturesque scenery, featured with five lakes, five gardens, five bridges and five squares shaded by trees, surrounded by mountains and lakes, pavilions and platforms, as well as flourishing woods and tall bamboo bushes, which shows beautiful scenery and reveals a particular campus culture everywhere and influences students all the time. Therefore, it is renowned as “one of the most beautiful universities in China”. The student apartments are warm and homelike with advanced living facilities, revealing the idea of environmental protection, which are hailed as “one of the most comfortable student apartments in Chinese universities”. The modern library is rich in various resources. HNUIT has built one of the most advanced multi-screen interactive smart classrooms in China’s universities and the “top information superhighway” and “one center, three cloud” (digital center; cloud platform of teaching, management and social service) smart campus with full coverage of wired and wireless access. Moreover, it is planned to build the first 5G campus in Hunan universities. It is known as “the pioneer of information technology talents training in China’s universities”.
Faculty and Staff:
Based on the requirements of realizing “elitism of the management team, professionalization of the teaching team and specialization of the service team”, HNUIT has established a “high-level talent teaching team” represented by professors and doctors, an “overseas-talent teaching team” represented by overseas returned talents, and a “practical teaching team” represented by enterprise executives and senior technical personnel. Moreover, it has established a five-level evaluation system for teacher’s teaching ability, and constructed a diversified remuneration system for faculty and staff and built the subsidy system for special talents such as “HNUIT Scholars” and “Chief Experts”, which provides a solid foundation for the construction of a high-quality, high-level, innovative and applied teaching staff with noble ethics, exquisite workmanship and reasonable structure.
Adhering firmly to the principle of sharing development achievements with teachers and students, HNUIT has opened a free preschool education affiliated kindergarten for the children of the faculty and staff, which is pioneering among Chinese universities. It has provided faculty and staff with free, self-contained, well-decorated teacher’s apartments and built a free holiday base in Hainan for excellent faculty and experts. It has also established a major accident rescue fund for all the faculty and staff and achieved the full coverage of occupational annuity for outstanding faculty and staff. Furthermore, it has established an award system by giving excellent teachers different honors and provided excellent students with scholarships and the poverty-stricken students with a five-level award aid system, which fulfills the promise of not letting a student drop out of school due to family difficulties. In addition, it has also carried out the work of counterpart support for enterprises and low-performing schools.
HNUIT, guided by the Beidou Open Laboratory of Changsha built in cooperation with the National University of Defense Technology, supported by more than 1,000 school-enterprise cooperative enterprises, and relying on more than 100 laboratories and training centers supported by the state, provinces and municipalities, continues to climb towards high quality and excellence, and a win-win innovative and cooperative education mechanism of school-school, school-enterprise, school-government and school-municipality cooperation has been formed. It strengthens the construction of “one school, one feature” and builds a new pattern of educating college students with four academies: “gathering intelligence”, “gathering capacity”, “gathering ideas” and “gathering beauty” academies. A diversified development mechanism has been constructed for graduates to obtain employment, start their own businesses, join the army, and take postgraduate entrance examinations. Students’ employment rates and quality have always maintained the forefront of colleges and universities in Hunan.
Achievements and Reputation :
HNUIT has successively won more than 600 honors under the joint efforts of teachers and students such as Excellent Grade in the Evaluation on the Level of Personnel Training by Ministry of Education, Excellent Achievement Award for Safety Campus Construction by the Central Committee for Comprehensive Management of Public Security, the Advanced Collective in National Education System, the Provincial Advanced Unit of Comprehensive Management, the Provincial Demonstration University, the First Prize for Provincial Teaching Achievement in Higher Education, the Provincial Advanced University of Party Construction, the Provincial Advanced Social Organization, the Provincial Civilized Unit, the Provincial Safety University, the Provincial Demonstration University for Information Campus Construction, the Provincial Demonstration and Construction University on College Students’ Employment and Entrepreneurship, and Excellent Grade in School Running among Provincial Private Regular Undergraduate Institutions, etc. It has been selected by Education Department of Hunan Province as “A Case of Innovation in the Connotative Development of National Private Colleges and Universities” of the Ministry of Education. In the assessment, evaluation, and comparison of school running organized by Party committees, governments, scientific research institutions, associations, third-party organizations, etc, it has always maintained the leading position among the same kind of colleges and universities in the whole province and the whole country, thus has been highly praised by the leaders of the state and all walks of life, and is praised as “one of the best campuses in the school spirit” of Chinese universities and colleges.
Goals and Objectives:
HNUIT, based on the age of information technology marked by “Internet plus”, “Smart plus”, cloud computing, big data and 5G, closely focuses on the talent demand orientation of various development strategies such as “Made in China 2025”, “the Yangtze River Economic Belt”, “the Rise of Central China”, “Belt and Road Initiative”, “Rich, Beautiful and Happy New Hunan” and “Changsha as a National Central City”, so as to give full play to its advantages of locating in the provincial capital Changsha, the system and mechanism, the ecological environment, the opportunities and advantages of great development of “Internet plus”, “Smart plus”, cloud computing, big data and 5G in the new era, and the HNUIT’s cultural superiority of “exert ourselves constantly, and dare to be the first”. It dedicates to create a demonstrative civilized campus with beautiful campus environment, excellent school spirit, teaching spirit and learning spirit, which students and parents are proud of and teachers and students are satisfied with. It is committed to building a first-class university with advanced school-running philosophy, forward-looking professional settings, advanced school running conditions, scientific staff structure, innovative talent cultivation modes and high quality of graduates. It is creating conditions to build a first class university of information technology.
Based on Hunan and rooted in China, having the whole world in view and forging ahead into the future, the university is marching confidently towards the goal of building “a world-class university of information and technology with Chinese characteristics”.