Donghua University (DHU) is designated medium risk for its involvement in defence research.
DHU is subordinate to the Ministry of Education. It is actively involved in defence research on materials. It hosts the Key Laboratory of High Performance Fibers & Products, a defence-focused laboratory involved in materials science and textiles engineering research for China’s defence industry and weapons systems.https://web.archive.org/web/20191002034356/http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:MwT76NkyDbYJ:cmse.dhu.edu.cn/63/89/c14327a222089/page.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=jp ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190303232238/http://cmse.dhu.edu.cn/0f/1a/c14707a200474/page.htm The laboratory is specifically involved in developing materials for weapons casings, vehicular armour, aviation and cabling.https://web.archive.org/web/20191002034356/http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:MwT76NkyDbYJ:cmse.dhu.edu.cn/63/89/c14327a222089/page.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=jp The university holds secret-level security credentials, allowing it to participate in classified defence research projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20191002033345/http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:1FdM70UfRzMJ:research.dhu.edu.cn/7e/ac/c7235a97964/pagem.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=jp
DHU claims that much of its research has been applied to fields such as defence technology and aviation, and contributed towards China’s space program and Beidou satellite navigation system. In 2018, the university signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the state-owned Jihua Group (际华集团) for collaboration on textiles to meet the military’s needs.https://web.archive.org/web/20191002035134/http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:XOo-IY_gkegJ:ictst.dhu.edu.cn/07/d1/c12962a198609/page.htm+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=jp
Major defence laboratories
- Key Laboratory of High Performance Fibers & Products, Ministry of Education (高性能纤维及制品教育部重点实验室(B类))https://web.archive.org/web/20190821234244/http://www.dhu.edu.cn/_s14/99/e7/c6411a104935/page.psp
The State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials (纤维材料改性国家重点实验室 ) is not a full defence laboratory but engages in defence research.https://web.archive.org/web/20191118102114/http://fmct-cmrs.dhu.edu.cn/54/67/c17144a218215/page.htm ; https://www.natureindex.com/institution-outputs/china/state-key-laboratory-for-modification-of-chemical-fibers-and-polymer-materials-dhu/55093318140ba0ab7b8b4567
Noteworthy international collaborations
DHU has joint programs with universities in Canada, Japan, and Germany.https://web.archive.org/web/20191118105434/http://ico.dhu.edu.cn/38/73/c8414a211059/page.htm
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