Harbin Institute of Petroleum About us

Harbin  Institute of Petroleum (HIP) is located on the north bank of the Songhua River  with fresh air, four distinctive seasons and pleasant scenery in the area of a  newly-built district, Songbei, Harbin   Heilongjiang Province,  P. R. China.
Property & History
HIP  is an ordinary private-run institution of higher learning at undergraduate  level. Its precursor – Daqing Petroleum Institute  Huarui College,  renamed as Northeast   Petroleum University   Huarui College  after Daqing Petroleum Institute (DPI) changed its name to Northeast Petroleum  University (NPU) in 2010 – is an independent institute founded by Mr. Xie  Yongli, Chairman of Harbin Huarui Industrial Company Ltd., and the company he  represents, attached to NPU (originally DPI) in 2003. The college’s establishment was formally  approved by Heilongjiang Provincial Government on March 19th, 2003  and confirmed by the Ministry of Education of China in 2004.
Having passed the specialists’ assessment to de-attach from  its mother school held by Ministry of Education, Huarui College  changed to the present name as HIP in 2011. HIP passed the authorized  assessment of undergraduate degree held by Heilongjiang Provincial Academic  Degree Committee and has become one of the institutions in Heilongjiang  Province to confer B. A. and B. S. degree to its qualified graduates in March,  2012, hence HIP awarded B. S. and B. A. degree to more than 2000 of its  qualified graduates in July of 2012.
Educational Policy  & Aim
HIP has been persistently aiming  at serving the society, fully implementing the educational policy, always  putting in the first place what kind of persons to be cultivated and how to  develop them ever since its foundation. It insists on renewing ideas,  innovating modes to develop talented people. It deepens reform in education  based on the market demands and the platform of cooperation between a school  and enterprises. It takes it as its duty to develop practically talented  persons, front-line engineering and technical personnel as a token. It has  initially formed the industrial characteristics of running the school with  petroleum engineering as its main body, and the core disciplines of petroleum,  petrochemistry, mechanics, automation engineering and so on as its special  professional feature. It has been gearing to the needs of society, cultivating  practical talents who may go down to, stay and be used to working in grass-root  units. The institute has already been developed and constructed into a private  institution of higher learning with advanced ideas, accurate orientation,  better condition and more normative management. Its teaching quality and  school-running level have been continuously on the rise.
Departments,  faculty & Students
HIP consists of 9 departments, 4 sections/departments  (without students), and 3 centers 1 library with 26 undergraduate majors  focusing on engineering, covering 5 types of disciplines such as engineering,  economics, management, liberal and fine arts, including 1 provincial key construction discipline. The institute has  a strong teaching staff of more than 500 full-time teachers, over 40% of which  have senior professional or technical tittles including associate professors  and above (2 teachers at provincial level and 5 PhD Supervisors), besides it  also has got a few foreign lecturers from Russia, Britain, Australia and  America respectively teaching in the institute, who have made great  contribution in their teaching of both languages and specialized courses. More  than 9000 undergraduates from all parts of China are studying at school at  present, among whom engineering students account for 82.10% of the total  amount.
Fruits in Academic Researches
During the past 4  years, among the full-time teachers HIP has won the 2nd Prize of the Heilongjiang Provincial Science and  Technology (Natural Science) once; the 3rd Prize of Progress of Provincial  Science and Technology once; the 2nd Award of Heilongjiang Higher  Education Achievement twice; the 2nd Award of Provincial  Undergraduate Teaching twice; the honor of Provincial Excellent Teaching Team  once. The institute has carried out one of the Province Natural Science Fund  Projects; thirteen of the Provincial Educational Bureau Scientific Research  Projects; eleven of the Provincial Education Bureau Educational Reform  Projects, among which there is one key project.
Assets  & Properties
HIP now covers an area of 680,000 square meters  and the floorage on the campus is 281,100 square meters, among which the  classroom and administration buildings occupy 181,100 square meters, students’  bedroom buildings 69,187 square meters. The institute owns  teaching equipment worth RMB 45,349,800 and 731,600 books. There are 105  experimenting and training places on the campus, and 35 practical bases outside  the school.
Cooperation with Foreign Educational  Institutions
In the light of educational thought of "face and open to the outside  world", HIP is actively seeking for cooperating with foreign educational  institutions to cultivate inter-disciplinary talents with global vision and  solid professional knowledge and skills as well as learning their advanced  educational ideas and teaching methods. So far, HIP has already signed contract  of cooperation or made contact to discuss on collaborative fields of education  and research with some educational institutions abroad such as:

  1. HIP signed contract  with Far Eastern State   Transport University  to cooperate in the fields of civil engineering, building environment and  equipment engineering (drainage) in January 2010.

  2. HIP’s Chairman and  President visited Louisiana   State University  and signed “Letter of Intent” with LSU to cooperate in the program specializing  in Offshore/Deep Water Petroleum Engineering in October 2012, which needs to be  further discussed before starting the program.

  3. HIP’s Chairman and  President have paid San Francisco   State University  a visit and discussed possibility and practicability to cooperate in the field  of mechanical engineering in the future.

  4. HIP has contacted  with the representative of Western   Oregon University  to discuss cooperatively cultivating business and accounting students, and MBA  as well.

  5. HIP has contacted  with the representative of Sheffield Hallam University of Britain, Kwangju  University of Korea, and Universite Montpellier 1 of France respectively to  discuss cooperative program in education.

In addition,  cooperating with CIEE and IEC, HIP has sent more than 10 students attending the  program of “Work & Travel USA” during the last 2 years. 

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