Heilongjiang University (HLJU) is designated medium risk for its small but growing level of defence research.
HLJU is supervised by the Ministry of Education, the Heilongjiang Provincial Government and SASTIND.https://web.archive.org/web/20190713182159/http://www.hlju.edu.cn/info/1043/1024.htm SASTIND’s supervision of the university is designed to promote its integration with China’s defence technology goals. In 2016, the year after HLJU came under SASTIND’s supervision, the university received third-class security credentials and funding for a national defence technology research project for the first time.https://web.archive.org/web/20190709030638/http://old.hljkjt.gov.cn/ztzl/2017qskjgzhy/jlcl/gxjlcl/201702/t20170215_329716.htm Third-class security credentials allow the university to participate in confidential defence research projects. By 2018, HLJU claimed to have received RMB13 million (AUD2.7 million) in defence research funding.https://web.archive.org/web/20190815065138/http://11ddh.hlju.edu.cn/info/1008/1048.htm
HLJU has close ties with Russian universities and is best known for its work in the Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Department, which entered the top 1 percent of ESI’s global rankings.https://web.archive.org/web/20190709022507/http://www.hlju.edu.cn/xqzl/xxjj.htm
Major defence laboratories
- National Defence Cybersecurity Innovation Center (国防网络安全创新中心)https://web.archive.org/web/20190815050125/http://11ddh.hlju.edu.cn/info/1008/1050.htm
Designated defence research areas
HLJU has a total of four defence disciplines approved by SASTIND:https://web.archive.org/web/20191114232558/http:/11ddh.hlju.edu.cn/info/1007/1101.htm
- Information and communication engineering or information securityhttps://web.archive.org/web/20190815045847/http://www.hlju.edu.cn/info/1043/2777.htm ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190815065138/http://11ddh.hlju.edu.cn/info/1008/1048.htm One page on HLJU’s website claims that information and communication engineering is one of the university’s defence discipline. However. the university claims to have a total of four defence disciplines, and what appears to be a more authoritative page on the HLJU website lists these as military-use energy technology, information security, military-use energy technology and electronic components. Of these information security is the closest match to information and communication engineering, so these two have been grouped together above.
- Military-use energy technology
- Electronic components
- Military-use critical materialshttps://web.archive.org/web/20190815065138/http://11ddh.hlju.edu.cn/info/1008/1048.htm
Defence and security links
The Heilongjiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Database and Parallel Computing (黑龙江省数据库与并行计算重点实验室) developed a sensor network management system that has been applied to civil and military fields.https://web.archive.org/web/20190709031610/http://kxjs.hlju.edu.cn/info/1154/2176.htm
In March 2019, HLJU established a Heilongjiang University military-civil fusion platform for development and projects in addition to establishing an military-civil fusion fund for research projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20190710014343/http://kxjs.hlju.edu.cn/info/1149/2170.htm
Noteworthy international collaborations
In 2011, Heilongjiang University and Russia’s Novosibirsk State University signed a cooperation agreement to train students to obtain knowledge about Russia. This signed agreement follows the establishment of the Heilongjiang University-Russia Far Eastern National University Joint Graduate School (中国黑龙江大学—俄罗斯远东国立大学联合研究生学院).https://web.archive.org/web/20190710010815/http://news.sciencenet.cn/htmlnews/2011/4/245718.shtm The university has also established the Ministry of Education Sino-Russian International Joint Laboratory for Catalytic Technology (教育部中俄催化技术国际合作联合实验室), which is located within the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials.https://web.archive.org/web/20190709022507/http://www.hlju.edu.cn/xqzl/xxjj.htm ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190409013232/http://kxjs.hlju.edu.cn/info/1103/1870.htm
HJU opened the first Confucius Institute in Russia with the Far Eastern Federal University.https://web.archive.org/web/20190423234339/http://english.hanban.org/node_9114.htm ; https://web.archive.org/web/20191114232558/http:/11ddh.hlju.edu.cn/info/1007/1101.htm The university also opened the first Confucius Institute in the Dominican Republic with Santo Domingo Institute of Technology in June 2019.https://web.archive.org/web/20191115010125/http://www.hlju.edu.cn/info/1043/5452.htm ; https://web.archive.org/web/20191115011642/https://www.intec.edu.do/en/prensa/notas-de-prensa/item/inauguran-en-intec-primer-instituto-confucio-de-la-republica-dominicana
HJU collaborates with the Institute for Solid State Chemistry Bordeaux (ICMCB) and established the Sino-French Joint Laboratory for Fuel Cells (中法燃料电池联合实验室) in 2008.https://web.archive.org/web/20191115011846/http://hdxw.hlju.edu.cn/info/1012/7033.htm
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