At present, the university has 1,325 faculty members. Among them, 525 hold senior professional & technical position qualifications; 271 are awarded doctor’s degree; 891 are awarded master’s degree, and there are 535 “dual-qualified & dual-talented” teachers. The university boasts various outstanding talents including but not limited to experts enjoying special State Council allowance, first-class referee of World Athletics, experts enjoying special provincial-level and city-level government allowance, middle-aged and young experts with outstanding provincial-level and city-level contributions, famous teachers, exemplary teachers, excellent teachers, excellent educational workers, teachers’ virtue models, top-notch talents and candidates for “333” Talent Project.
The Shijiazhuang University, with a floor area of 1,221 mu (a unit of area) and a construction area of 407,600 square meters, is equipped with 14 experiment and practical training centers and 333 teaching & scientific research laboratories, and the total value of teaching, scientific research & experiment instruments and equipment reaches 0.267 billion yuan. In our library, there are more than 1.27 million books, 24 Chinese and foreign-language databases, more than 3.64 million e-books, 202 kinds of Chinese paper journals and 6 kinds of foreign academic journals as well as a regularly published professional journal named Journal of Shijiazhuang University. At present, the university has 17,196 full-time students. It has set up 14 administrative organizations, 17 schools and 11 teaching auxiliary, research and other institutions. The university offers 67 undergraduate majors covering 11 disciplines, such as economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, agronomy, medicine, management and art. Being highly accord with Shijiazhuang’s goals of first making breakthroughs in such two major industries as electronic information and biomedicine and forging more than 5 one hundred billion-level industry clusters, the school of future information technology has been established to form five key major clusters, including information technology, chemical and pharmaceutical engineering, electromechanical engineering, cultural media and teacher education. There are 2 national characteristic major construction programs, 3 national first-class undergraduate major construction programs, 9 provincial first-class undergraduate major construction programs, 4 provincial characteristic majors, 2 provincial undergraduate education innovation highlands, 2 provincial comprehensive pilot reform majors, 2 provincial colleges of modern industry, 3 university teaching teams of Hebei Province, 8 provincial high-quality (resource sharing, open online) courses, 6 provincial first-class undergraduate courses, 4 provincial experiment & teaching demonstration centers and 4 provincial famous teachers.
Shijiazhuang University adheres to the school-running orientations of localization, application and internationalization, promotes the transformation and development in depth and constantly deepens the reform of teaching and education, thereby improving the quality of talent cultivation. The university has set up 514 off-campus teaching practice bases, and among them, “Shijiazhuang University Yiling Pharmaceutical Educational Practice Base” is identified as one of the first batch of off-campus educational practice bases for college students in Hebei Province. The initial employment rate of its graduates ranks high among universities of the same kind in Hebei Province. Shijiazhuang University students perform well in National Postgraduate Entrance Examination, National Judicial Examination, practicing qualification examinations and Examination for Undergraduate Education Immediately after Junior College Education. A large number of graduates have furthered their studies in domestic key universities, such as Peking University. Many teams and individuals have won national-level and provincial-level awards in a series of competitions and events including but not limited to “Challenge Cup” and “Youth Creation” National Competition for College Students, National College Student Art Exhibition, Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, POCIB National College Student Foreign Trade Competence Competition, “NXP Cup” National University Students Intelligent Car Race, National College Students Pharmaceutical Engineering Design Competition, National College Students Chemical Engineering Design Competition, National Wargaming Competition and Hebei College Students’ Sports Meet, and both award quantity and award class come out in front among schools of the same kind in Hebei Province. Shijiazhuang University has also won a series of honorable titles including but not limited to National College Student Summer Vacation Social Practice Advanced Unit, Excellent Organization Prize in National College Student Art Exhibition Event, National Higher Education Institution Communist Youth League New Media Operation Cooperation Unit, National School Communist Youth League Excellent New Media Professional Studio, Hebei Province Higher Education Institution Counsellor Summer Vacation “Large-scale Home Visit” Event Advanced Unit, Hebei Province Education System Voluntary Service Advanced Unit and Hebei Province May Fourth Red Flag Communist Youth League Committee.
Seizing the opportunity of the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, focusing on the needs of the economic and social development of Hebei province, especially the needs of Shijiazhuang’s pillar industries, the university promotes scientific research and discipline construction to a higher standard and towards the aim of being application-oriented, comprehensively improving the research level, innovation capability and the ability to serve society. In recent five years, the university has undertaken 744 scientific research projects, including 5 projects of national-level, 100 projects of provincial-level, 324 projects entrusted by various enterprises, and 14 projects which have won awards above provincial level. The university has cumulatively published 2,763 research papers. Among them, 182 have been cited by SCI, EI and ISTP, and 798 have been published on Chinese core journals. There are also 113 patents which have been authorized and 109 monographs and textbooks that have been published. A number of centers and bases have been officially established in Shijiazhuang University, including National Animation Industry Development (Shijiazhuang) Base Talent Cultivation Center, Hebei Civil-military Integration Demonstration Base for Industry-University-Research-Application, Hebei Intellectual Property Training Base, Hebei Service Outsourcing Training Base, Hebei Higher Education Institution Graduate Employment (Entrepreneurship) Service Base, Hebei Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics Shijiazhuang University Rural Development Research Base, Shijiazhuang Special Education Resource Center and Shijiazhuang Elementary Education Reform & Development Research Center. Hebei Child Psychological Education Academy and China Educational Technology Academy Normal School Professional Committee are affiliated to Shijiazhuang University. To meet the needs of economic, social and cultural development in Hebei Province and Shijiazhuang City, the Intelligent Manufacturing Modern Industry College and the Biomedical Modern Industry College were successfully approved as the first group of modern industry colleges in Hebei Province. The university also has established many research institutions, such as Hebei Internet of Things Intelligent Perception & Application Technology Innovation Center, Ministry of Education “Internet + Made in China 2025” Industry-Education Integration Innovation Base, Hebei Internet of Things Block Chain Integration Key Lab, Hebei Internet of Things Security & Sensor Detection Engineering Research Center, Hebei Higher Education Institution Microbial Pharmacy Application Technology Research & Development Center, Hebei Building Ceramic Engineering Technology Research Center, Hebei Anaesthetic Technology Innovation Center, Hebei Animal-origin Peptide Biochemical Drug Technology Innovation Center, Hebei Fiber Material Technology Innovation Center, Hebei Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Base, Hebei Dust-haze Online Monitoring Lab, Shijiazhuang Food Engineering Technology Research Center, Shijiazhuang Zinc Industry Engineering Technology Research Center, Shijiazhuang Green Decoration Engineering Technology Research Center, Shijiazhuang Chemical Fiber Technology Innovation Center, Shijiazhuang Polymer-based Composite Material Technology Innovation Center, Shijiazhuang Water-soluble Fertilizer Engineering Technology Research Center, Shijiazhuang Digital Medical Rehabilitation Technology Innovation Center and Xibaipo Culture Research Center.
Embracing globalization and openness, Shijiazhuang University constantly deepens exchanges and cooperation with foreign institutions of higher learning and educational institutions. The university has established friendly cooperation with 58 higher education institutions of 13 countries and regions in Asia, America, Europe and Oceania successively, and it has joined European Union’s Erasmus Programme. The university has dispatched 41 teacher teams and 142 people to 21 countries and regions for visit and training. And 410 excellent students are organized to participated in various foreign (overseas) exchange programs. It has dispatched two batches of college students culture and art exchange delegations, 35 people in total, to Malaysian higher education institutions for special performance and has successfully held Sino-American youth artistic exchange activities under the theme of “My Motherland and Me”, special concerts and 2021 International Symposium on the Outlook for Art Education and New Media Technology. Shijiazhuang University has also established joint Master’s Graduates Cultivation Base with International Technological University in the USA, Woosuk University in South Korean and Southern University College in Malaysia. In addition, the university has hosted cooperative education programs with Woosuk University in South Korean and Chisale Polini Conservatory of music in Padua, Italy. The university has also recruited international students and it has become an open university with international vision.
Shijiazhuang University has significantly strengthened its school-running ability and has prominently improved its social reputation by adhering to the school motto of “Virtue, Erudition, Truth and Innovation”, insisting on the educational philosophy of both promoting the overall development of students and meeting economic and social development demands, accumulating profound humanistic connotation in years of school-running practice and firmly setting up the central position of talent cultivation. The university has won such titles as Hebei Publicity and Culture System Advanced Collective, Shijiazhuang Civilized Unit, Shijiazhuang Most Influential City Brand and Shijiazhuang Law Popularization Advanced Collective. The university is a council member of Application-oriented Universities Committee of China Education Association for International Exchange, Hebei Province’s only one higher education institution selected as a Vice President member of National New Undergraduate Universities and Colleges Alliance, Hebei Province’s the first President member of New Undergraduate Universities and Colleges Joint Committee, one of the first batch of undergraduate higher education institution transformation and development demonstration schools of Hebei Province, a master’s degree award construction project approval unit of Hebei Province, Hebei Province Civil-military Integration Unit and a member of Shijiazhuang Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Industry-Academics-Research Alliance.
Shijiazhuang University shall strive to become a first-class application-oriented university as early as possible by insisting on the school-running orientation of socialism, taking cultivating virtue and talents as the fundamental task, closely focusing on the goals and tasks set in the Second Party Congress, taking leading and guaranteeing the construction of first-class application-oriented university based on first-class party construction as the principal line, making concerted efforts and making reform and innovation! (Data as of June 30, 2022)