Hebei United University, located in Tangshan the most promising city at the center of Bohai Bay Rim, is one of the ten key universities of Hebei Province, China. It is a comprehensive university taking engineering and medicine as the backbone and pursuing a harmonious development of engineering, medicine, sciences, economics, management, law and humanities. Education programs are provided for masters, bachelors, international students and adult students.
Hebei United University was co-established by Hebei Polytechnic University and North China Coal Medical College under the approval of the Ministry of Education in May 2010. Substantially the two universities are combined into ONE. Hebei Polytechnic University was founded by Hebei Province and the Ministry of Coal Industry in 1958 and was named Tangshan Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. It was composed of some departments of Tangshan Railway College and the Department of Mining and Metallurgy of Tianjin University whose origin was the Department of Mining of Peiyang University founded in 1895 as the first educational institution of higher learning in China. Since its founding, the university successively changed its name to Hebei Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Tangshan Institute of Science and Technology, and Hebei Institute of Technology. In May 2004, it was approved by the Ministry of Education for its full university status and changed its name to Hebei Polytechnic University. North China Coal Medical College traces its history back to Kailuan Vocational School of Nursing founded in 1926. With its development the college changed its name successively to Tangshan Coal Mine Medical College, Hebei Medical College, and the current name North China Coal Medical College was adopted in 1984. Carrying forward the spirits of Peiyang University, Tianjin University, Tangshan Railway College and Kailuan Coal Mine, the two universities have developed rapidly and made great contributions to the development of higher education in China. Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin, Wen Jiabao, Zhu Rongji, Jia qinglin, Li Changchun and many other state leaders, foreign diplomats and guests have paid inspection visit to Hebei United University.
Hebei United University started to offer master programs in 1985. From 1998 it began to cooperate with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Northeastern University, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China Medical University and so on to provide joint doctoral programs. In 2009 the University was approved as one of the Doctorate Program Construction Unit and will begin to offer doctoral programs in three years.
The university has constantly paid high attention to international exchange and cooperation. Close links have been established between Hebei United University and more than 20 foreign universities, including University of Lincoln, Institute of Education London University, University of Leeds, University of Northumbria, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Purdue University, Colorado Technical University, California State University East Bay, Everett Community College, University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, Yamagata University, Konkuk University, Korean Maritime University, Silla University, Inha University, Yonsei University, South Australia University, University of New South Wales in Australia, the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, University of Miskolc, University of Pecs, Pacific State University, Tomsk State University, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Dresden University of Technology. Cooperation has been carried out in various ways, such as teacher and student exchange, joint education program, regular academic seminar, international summer school program, joint scientific research, etc.
Location & Climate:
Distance from Beijing: About 260 KM (It takes about 2 hrs by fast train.)
Climate: Tangshan has a monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa), with cold and very dry winters, and hot, rainy summers. Spring and autumn are short with some rainfall. The monthly 24-hour average temperature in January is −5.1 °C (22.8 °F), and 25.7 °C (78.3 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 11.5 °C (52.7 °F). Close to 60% of the annual precipitation of 610 millimetres (24.0 in) falls in July and August alone. The frost-free period lasts 180−190 days, and the area receives 2,600−2,900 hours of sunshine annually.
English Medium Courses:
"Offerig English Medium Medical courses for International Students"
Bachelor program: MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
Tuition fee: 14,500 RMB/Year
Hostel fee: 3500 RMB/Year
NOTE: In 1st year, students pay some extra charges along with tuition fee & hostel fee. These charges include Application fee, Registration fee, Management fee, Visa extension fee, Medical Checkup fee and health Insurance fee etc.