Hebei University of Science and Technology


Hebei University of Science and Technology (HEBUST) is designated medium risk for its moderate involvement in defence research.

HEBUST engages in moderate but growing levels of defence research. It has been supervised by defence industry agency SASTIND since 2013, when SASTIND and the Hebei Provincial Government agreed to jointly develop the university’s involvement in defence research.https://web.archive.org/web/20190807031045/http://wap.hebust.edu.cn/ydxw/75078.htm By 2017, the university claimed to have completed 300 defence projects.http://www.sohu.com/a/153947524_788324?sec=wd&spm=smpc.author.fd-d.2.1554768000031XoZw5NO The university holds secret-level security credentials, allowing it to participate in classified defence technology projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20190807031045/http://wap.hebust.edu.cn/ydxw/75078.htm

While the university does not appear to have any dedicated defence laboratories, it has described five of its laboratories as platforms for defence research.https://web.archive.org/web/20190807031045/http://wap.hebust.edu.cn/ydxw/75078.htm Areas of materials science, mechanical engineering and control science at HEBUST have been designated ‘disciplines with national defence charcteristics’ by SASTIND.http://news.xtu.edu.cn/html/zonghexw/show_9102.html HEBUST may also be pursuing greater integration between China’s defence needs and the university’s research on textiles engineering and biological fermentation.https://web.archive.org/web/20190807032113/http://news.xtu.edu.cn/html/zonghexw/show_9102.html

HEBUST states that is has developed close cooperation with China Electronics Technology Group Corporation’s 54th Research Institute, an organization blacklisted by the US Government Entity List.http://wap.hebust.edu.cn/ydxw/75078.htm Defence industry conglomerate Aviation Industry Corporation of China also funds research at the university.https://web.archive.org/web/20190807031045/http://wap.hebust.edu.cn/ydxw/75078.htm

Major defence laboratories

HEBUST is not known to have any dedicated defence laboratories, but has described five of its laboratories as platforms for defence research:

  • Key Laboratory on Advanced Weaving Materials and Processing Technology (先进纺织材料及其加工技术重点实验室)
    • Jointly established with Chinatex Corporation
  • General Aviation Industry Key Engineering Laboratory (通用航空产业重点工程实验室)
    • Jointly established with AVIC subsidiary China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd. (中航通飞华北公司)
  • Hebei Key Laboratory of Material Near-net Forming Technology (河北省材料近净成形技术重点实验室)
  • Hebei Aeronautical Lightweight Composite Engineering Laboratory (河北省航空轻质复合材料工程实验室)
  • China High-resolution Earth Observation System Hebei Data Processing and Research Center (高分辨率对地观测系统河北数据处理与研究中心)http://wap.hebust.edu.cn/ydxw/75078.htm

Designated defence research areas

Defence and security links

HEBUST is officially designated as a ‘Hebei Provincial Military-Civil Fusion Industry-University-Research Model Base’.http://www.sohu.com/a/153947524_788324?sec=wd&spm=smpc.author.fd-d.2.1554768000031XoZw5NO

Last updated 18 November 2019. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.