Hunan University of Science and Technology


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. The university has three designated defence research areas, is involved in weapons research, and has confidential-level security credentials. (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.

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). ;

Major defence laboratories

Designated defence research areas

Three areas of research at Hunan University of Science and Technology are designated as defence disciplines.

Noteworthy international collaborations

The School of Information and Electrical Engineering runs a joint laboratory with Intel.

Last updated 17 November 2019. Unclear about any wording? Visit the terminology page.