Hebei University


Hebei University (HBU) is designated low risk for its low level of defence research.

Hebei University is Hebei Province’s only comprehensive university. The university subordinate to the Ministry of Education and also supervised by the Hebei Provincial Government and defence industry agency SASTIND.https://web.archive.org/web/20190809042309/http://gsh.cuctv.com/47.html Its supervision by SASTIND, which began in 2013, is designed to support the university in ‘strengthening its national defence characteristics’.https://hebei.sina.com.cn/news/interview/2013-10-17/095873027.html

HBU appears to be relatively secretive about its defence research. In 2017, SASTIND designated an area of research at the university’s College of Physics Science and Technology as a ‘discipline with defence characteristics’. An article about this on the university’s news site has been taken down and deliberately did not specify the discipline.https://web.archive.org/web/20170709171953/http://www.news.hbu.cn/2017/0331/12043.shtml However, a speech given by the head of the college named military-use power and energy as HBU’s only defence discipline.https://web.archive.org/web/20190809043636/http://focus.hbu.cn/2016/0627/10763.shtml The university holds secret-level security credentials, allowing it to participate in classified defence technology projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20190809042833/http://sat.hbu.cn/wap/info7/info457.html

In 2017, HBU held a forum on military-civil fusion for technology and innovation to ‘uncover the university’s potential for defence-industry technological research’ and encourage greater integration with defence companies.https://web.archive.org/web/20190809044737/http://hbu.cn/xsdt/1250.jhtml ; http://www.news.hbu.cn/2017/0714/12588.shtml

Major defence laboratories

HBU also hosts the Key Laboratory of Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence (河北省机器学习与计算智能重点实验室),https://web.archive.org/web/20191116011648/http://bbs.xuerentang.net/newsshow.php?pageid=1847818750 which may be involved in defence-related research.

Designated defence research areas

Defence and security links

HBU is affiliated with the Heibei Cyber Security Research Institute (河北省网络空间安全研究院), an institution which has conducted defence research.http://archive.ph/2019.11.16-003926/http://int.hbu.cn/about/?108.html

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