Henan University of Science and Technology


Henan University of Science and Technology (HAUST) is designated medium risk for its growing involvement in defence resarch and links to the defence industry.

HAUST is Henan province’s leading civilian university for defence research. In 2008, it became the first university in the province to receive security credentials allowing it to participate in classified weapons projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20190813030713/https://www.haust.edu.cn/info/1063/5639.htm In 2016, it became the province’s only university subject to a ‘joint-construction’ agreement with defence industry agency SASTIND, an arrangement designed to increase HAUST’s involvement in defence research.http://archive.ph/qXOmu As early as 2009, the university stated that it had made great contributions to the defence and aviation industries, undertaking large amounts of defence research projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20190813030713/https://www.haust.edu.cn/info/1063/5639.htm

HAUST describes itself as China’s primary university for research and training for the mechanical bearings (such as ball bearings) industry.http://archive.ph/6YZSA SASTIND has designated three areas of research at the university as ‘disciplines with defence characteristics’, covering systems engineering, materials science and mechanics.http://archive.ph/9OfQj The university is actively involved in military-civil fusion activities.https://web.archive.org/web/20191119035202/http://www.polysense.net/page96?article_id=537&_l=zh_CN ; https://web.archive.org/web/20191119035604/http://www.lyfgw.gov.cn/LYFGW_NET2017Site/Contents/4EA5CABA64AF4F62A2AFB8FBB21D30F6/Index.shtml

The university claims to have made important contributions to the development of bearings for aircraft engines, satellites, and spacecraft. It states that it has resolved critical technological problems for specific weapons guidance systems, ballistic missile testing systems and an infrared targeting and interference emulation system that are probably used to test guided missiles.https://web.archive.org/web/20190813030713/https://www.haust.edu.cn/info/1063/5639.htm ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190813035459/http://www.photon.ac.cn/CN/abstract/abstract16657.shtml

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