Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST) is designated high risk for its defence laboratories, high level of defence research and links to arms manufacturers.
HNUST is an engineering-focused university founded in 2003. In 2016, it was subject to a ‘joint-construction’ agreement between the Hunan Provincial Government and defence industry agency SASTIND, an arrangement designed to develop the university’s involvement in defense-related research and training.https://web.archive.org/web/20190811201143/http://www.hnust.edu.cn/xxgk/xxjj/index.htm The university has three designated defence research areas, is involved in weapons research, and has confidential-level security credentials.https://web.archive.org/web/20191116065256/http://www.hnust.edu.cn/pub/news/xyyw/8519.htm (学校一直积极致力于服务国防科技事业发展，2007年通过了 GB/T19001-2008科研质量管理体系以及武器装备科研生产单位三级保密资格)
HNUST is home to two national defence key laboratories, one of which is in the School of Materials Science and Engineering. The university has also established its Intelligent Manufacturing Institute, which evolved from a provincial key laboratory and has connections to the Made in China 2025 strategy.https://web.archive.org/web/20191116081856/http://machinery.xtu.xk.hnlat.com/index.php?m=currency&c=organization&a=show&catid=2551&id=10735
HNUST is also linked to state-owned arms manufacturer Norinco Group. In 2018, it signed a strategic cooperation agreement with arms manufacturer Norinco’s National Defence Key Laboratory on Light Weapons Terminal Lethality Technology (轻武器终点杀伤技术国防科技重点实验 aka 瞬态冲击技术国防科技重点实验室).https://web.archive.org/web/20190812050626/http://smee.whut.edu.cn/rsgz/szdw/201506/t20150611_169991.shtml ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190812050446/http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nVvaiQgZs70J:lib.hnust.edu.cn/pub/news/xyyw/96590.htm+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au
Major defence laboratories
- Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of National Defence Technology for High Temperature-Resistant Material and Preparation Technology (高温耐磨材料及制备技术湖南省国防科技重点实验室)https://web.archive.org/web/20190811195328/http://mse.hnust.edu.cn/xygk/zzjg/index.html
- National Defense Science and Technology Key Laboratory of Protective Materials and Equipment Manufacturing Technology (防护材料与装备制造技术国防科技重点实验室)http://jxsb.hnust.edu.cn/a/benzhanxinwen/2013/0930/874.html
Designated defence research areas
Three areas of research at Hunan University of Science and Technology are designated as defence disciplines.https://web.archive.org/web/20190811201143/http://www.hnust.edu.cn/xxgk/xxjj/index.htm
- Mechatronic engineering in the School of Mechanical Engineering
- Electronic components in the School of Physics and Electronicshttps://web.archive.org/web/20190812045954/http://jd.hnust.edu.cn/xkzy/xkjj/index.htm ; https://web.archive.org/web/20190812055709/http://wlxy1.hnust.edu.cn/xygk/xyjj/index.htm
- Control theory and engineering in the School of Information and Electrical Engineeringhttp://archive.ph/2019.11.16-091858/http://xinxi.hnust.edu.cn/xygk/xyjj/index.htm
Noteworthy international collaborations
The School of Information and Electrical Engineering runs a joint laboratory with Intel.https://web.archive.org/web/20191116092746/http://computer.hnust.edu.cn/xygk/xyjj/a1f3a7faa8954a88aa7add171f4ce62d.htm
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