Hunan University of Information Technology (HNUIT) is an applied undergraduate university approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and affiliated with Hunan Provincial People’s Government. The campus, situated in the Maotang Industrial Park, Changsha Economic and Technological Development Zone, enjoys a favorable geographical location and convenient access to all destinations. The university consists of the schools of Electronic Information, Management, Business, Art, Marxism, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Further Education, as well as International School (preparatory). HNUIT offers over 30 full-time undergraduate degree and associate degree programs. Up to now, a comprehensive multi-discipline network, under the structure of engineering, management, economics and arts, has been shaped for its strategic development. The university attracts about 14,000 full-time students from different places across the nation.
The school’s mission: The university takes “serving the country by education” as its own responsibility; Its standard is “ecologicalization, informationization and internationalization”; Its motto is “pursuing excellence and daring to be pioneers”; Its spirit is “culturing proper behavior, pursuing high quality administration, treasuring elegant living taste, establishing predominant achievement”; Its development concept is “innovation, connotation, characteristics, quality and sharing”; Its standard for talents cultivation is “sound morality, healthy mentality, physical fitness, professional solidity”, and “the all-round development of morality, intelligence, body, beauty and labor”; Its development goal is “building a world-class university of science and technology with Chinese characteristics”.
The school’s conditions: The campus covers a total area of 666,667 square meters with picturesque scenery including five lakes, five gardens, five bridges and five squares, which is renowned as one of the most beautiful universities in China. The beautiful and smart campus has been filled with clusters of modern and elegant constructions, ranging from academic buildings, library, laboratory, and well-equipped student residential facilities. Also, the university has been hailed as the pioneer in the cultivation of information technology personnel in China’s universities. HNUIT implements the sinicization of school-operating methodology, the internationalization of school education concepts, the globalization of teaching resources, the modernization of teaching methods, the scientific evaluation of teachers and students, and the refinement of management services.
Faculty and staff: HNUIT has established a “young teacher innovation teaching team” represented by young doctors and professors, an “overseas teaching team” represented by overseas returnees, a “practical teaching team” represented by enterprises and senior technical personnel. Moreover, it has established a five-level teachers’ teaching ability evaluation system and built a modern university preferential treatment system for the construction of the high-quality, innovative and applied faculty with teacher’s morality, exquisite workmanship and reasonable structure.
The sharing mechanism: Adhering to the concept of shared development, HNUIT has opened a free preschool education affiliated kindergarten for the children of the faculty and staff, which is pioneering among China’s universities. The university has also provided well-decorated teacher’s apartments and built a free recuperation base in Hainan for excellent faculty. It has also implemented a special allowance system for talents such as “Xiangxin Scholar” and “Chief Expert”, established a major accident rescue fund for faculty and staff, and implemented the faculty and staff annuity system. Furthermore, the university has established an award system to provide excellent students with scholarship and the poverty-stricken students with financial aid, which fulfills the promise of not letting a student drop out of school due to family difficulties.
The school’s quality: The university, guided by the Beidou Open Laboratory of Changsha built in cooperation with the National University of Defense Technology, relying on more than 100 laboratories and training centers supported by the state, provinces and municipalities, and supported by more than 1,000 school-enterprise cooperative enterprises, continues to climb towards high quality and excellence, and a win-win innovative and cooperative education mechanism of school-school, school-government and school-enterprise cooperation has been formed. The university strengthens the construction of “one college, one feature” and builds a new pattern of educating college students with four academies: “gathering wisdom”, “gathering talents”, “gathering thought” and “gathering beauty” academies. A diversified development mechanism has been formed for graduates to join the army, start their own businesses, take postgraduate entrance examinations, and obtain employment. The employment rate and quality of graduates have always been in the forefront of colleges and universities in Hunan province.
The school’s reputation: The university has successively won more than 600 honors such as Excellent Grade in the Evaluation on the Level of Personnel Training by the Ministry of Education, Excellent Achievement Award for Safe Campus Construction by the Central Committee for Comprehensive Management of Public Security, 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 Civilized Unit, the Provincial Safe University, the Provincial Demonstration University with Information Campus, Provincial Demonstration and Construction University on College Students’ Employment and Entrepreneurship, and Excellent Grade in School Running among Provincial Private Regular Undergraduate Institutions. The university has been selected by the Provincial Education Department 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, the university has always maintained the leading position of the same kind of colleges and universities in the whole province and the whole country, 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.
The school’s objectives: The school, based on the age of information technology marked by “Internet +”, cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence, focuses on the demand orientation of the development strategies of “One Belt, One Road”, “the Rise of Central China”, “the Yangtze River Economic Belt”, “Made in China 2025”, “Rich, Beautiful and Happy New Hunan” and “Changsha National Central City”, so as to give full play to the advantages of the location of the school which is located in Changsha, the capital city, the system and mechanism, the ecological environment, the great development of “internet plus”, cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence in the new era, and the school cultural superiority of “pursuing excellence and daring to be pioneers”. The university strives to create a demonstrative civilized campus with the most beautiful campus environment, the fine school spirit, teaching spirit and learning spirit, where teachers, students and parents are most satisfied. The university is committed to building a first-class university with the most advanced school-running concept, the most forward-looking professional settings, the most advanced teaching facilities, the most innovative personnel training mode, the most scientific structure of staff and the highest quality of personnel training. The university is creating conditions to build a first class university of information technology.
Based on Hunan, having the whole world in view and taking root in China, the university is striding towards the goal of “building a world-class university of science and technology with Chinese characteristics”.