The School of Chemical Engineering and Technology is one of the oldest schools at Hebei University of Technology. Chemistry, Dyeing and Weaving, and some general subjects were initially launched along with the establishment of the University. Since 1958, there have been more than 15,000 undergraduates, 1,100 master graduates and 42 doctoral graduates educated in this school in total.
Currently there are 160 faculty members and staffs in the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, including 39 professors, 45 associate professors, 90 lectures with doctorates, and 11 part-time international well-known academicians and professors. The school offers four-year undergraduate courses for B. Sc in eight subjects including Chemical Engineering and Technology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Safety Engineering, Material Chemistry, Polymer Science and Engineering, Chemical Machinery, Biological Engineering and Applied Chemistry. There are also three disciplines offering master-degree programs, as Chemical Engineering and Technology (including Chemical Technology, Biochemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Industrial Catalysis), Chemistry (including Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Physics) and Chemical Machinery. The Ph.D program was approved as “Chemical Engineering and Technology” by the office of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, based on which a postdoctoral Research Station was established as well. The high-quality educational and research programs on both undergraduates and post-graduates answered the needs of multi-level graduates. The school was thus awarded for excellent achievement on education nationally (the 2nd prize) and provincially (the 1st prize).
The School of Chemical Engineering and Technology made particular efforts to enhance the discipline construction these years. At present, there is one Key Discipline under the national “211” program, Chemical Engineering and Technology, which is also a provincial Emphasized Characteristic Discipline. Three provincial Key Disciplines were approved as Chemical Technology, Chemical Machinery and Polymer Chemistry and Physics. There is a National Teaching Group and a National Pilot Discipline for Reformation in the subject of chemical engineering and Technology. In addition, the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology has fine conditions for experimental education. There are two provincial Demonstration Centres for teaching, the Fundamental Experimental Chemistry Centre and the Instrumental Analysis Centre.
In recent 5 years, the school carried out more than 150 research projects in both national and provincial levels, including National Key Fundamental Research Projects granted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The total found for research was more than 15 million each year. Moreover, 125 patents for invention have been authorized since 2009 in the school, while more than 1200 research papers have been published in both national and international journals, 500 of which are employed in the top three indexes. Up to now the school has been awarded one National Science and Technology Achievement Prize, 7 provincial Awards for Science and Technology Achievement, and Invention achievement. In practice, the researchers in the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology of Hebei University of Technology have been cooperating with hundreds of enterprises and institutions on technology popularization, and have created much economic benefits.