Hohai University is a national key university directly under the administration of the ministry of Education of P.R.China, and is among the Universities joining the national “211 Project” . The history of Hohai University can be traced back to Hohai Civil Engineering School, which was established by ZhangJian, a famous industrialist and educator in China’s modern history, and it was the first institution focusing on research and education of water conservancy in China. Then, the University under the East China Technical University of Water Resources was founded in 1952 as a result of the merger of water related disciplines of Nanjing University, Tongji University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Zhejiang University. The university was renamed Hohai University in 1985, Mr. Deng Xiaoping inscribed the name of the University. Nowadays, Hohai University is a comprehensive university with research and study of water conservancy as its main task, education of engineering subjects as its first priority, and coordinated development of many other disciplines covering engineering, science, economics, management, liberal arts, and law. Hohai University’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society of the twenty-first century by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research concerning water conservancy which is acknowledged as world-class academic achievement, by providing various stages of courses and by helping to convert knowledge into technological innovations and activities with both economic and social values. Located in Nanjing , the capital city of ancient China, Hohai University includes two other beautiful campuses, Changzhou and Jiangning, taking up an area of about 1,533,333 square meters with picturesque environment . Hohai University has 3415 faculty and staff members, including 1143 teachers having high academic title, 372 PhD supervisors and 15 academicians invited as professors and PhD supervisors. The faculty in the university is noted for its excellence, vitality and diversity, for example, 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 8 professors listed in ‘Overseas Talent Introduction Project’, 6 professors and 1 professional lecturer receiving funds from the Cheung Kong Scholars Program, 3 professors achieved National Outstanding Teachers Award,8 winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 17 teachers voted as young and middle-aged leading scientists above provincial and ministerial level, 9 faculty members listed in ‘National New Century Outstanding Talents Project’, 23 winners of New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Program of Ministry of Education,300 professors entitled leading scientists in ‘333 High-Level Talent Training Program’ of Jiangsu Province, 143 nominated as leading academic scholars in ‘Qinglan Program’ of Jiangsu Province, 6 achieved Jiangsu Outstanding Teachers Award. The University has now over 48,679 full-time students, including 19,917 undergraduates and 15,406 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, HHU has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research. It offers 51 undergraduate programs, and awards first-level master degrees in 35 disciplines, and 198 subdisciplines. It also has 15 research bases for post-doctoral students, first-level Ph.D. degrees in 12 disciplines and 66 subdisciplines. Among these, there is a first-level key discipline--Hydrology, Hydraulic Engineering, designated by Chinese government ,and 7 are designated as key subdisciplines. In addition, 10 disciplines are recognized as first-level key disciplines at provincial level, and 46 as key subdisciplines. Hohai University has 6 national and provincial key laboratories, 10 national and provincial engineering research centers. Among them, Hydrology, Hydraulic Engineering, and Civil Engineering related disciplines are among the top ones in China.
Mining & Mineral Engineering