Shenyang Ligong University

沈阳理工大学

Shenyang Ligong University (SYLU) is designated very high risk for its close relationship with Chinese weapons manufacturers and deep involvement in defence research.

SYLU is a civilian university that specialises in defence research. The university’s primary areas of defence research are armament science, information and communications engineering, control science, materials science and mechanical engineering.http://archive.fo/9mE5q Apart from Xi’an Technological University, SYLU is the only Chinese civilian university supervised by state-owned arms manufacturers Norinco Group and China South Industries Group. In 2016, it also came under the supervision of defence industry agency SASTIND.https://web.archive.org/web/20190316014555/http://www.sylu.edu.cn/sylusite/xxgk/index.html

SYLU is a member of the B8 Cooperation Innovation Alliance (B8协同创新联盟 or 中国兵器协同创新联盟), a group of eight Chinese research institutions that specialize in armament science—the ‘B’ in ‘B8’ stands for the Chinese word for armaments, bingqi (兵器).https://web.archive.org/web/20190523024327/http://www.bit.edu.cn/xww/zhxw/152141.htm The university runs a weapons museum on its campus.https://web.archive.org/web/20180713014702/http://www.sylu.edu.cn/bingqibowuguan/ Furthermore, SYLU is a member of the Liaoning Military-Civil Fusion Arms Industry-College Alliance (辽宁军民融合(兵工)产业校企联盟) and SYLU’s president doubles as chairman of the alliance.http://archive.ph/2019.11.14-053955/http://202.118.32.36/kejichu/tpxw/2017-07-14/119.html#selection-261.7-261.23 This indicates close ties between SYLU and China’s arms industry.

Major defence laboratories

Other laboratories at SYLU that are involved in defence research, while not being dedicated defence laboratories, include

  • Liaoning Provincial Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Equipment Key Laboratory(辽宁省先进制造技术与装备重点实验室)
  • Liaoning Provincial Metallic Materials Advanced Processing Technology Key Laboratory (辽宁省金属材料先进加工技术重点实验室)
  • Liaoning Provincial Information Network and Information Counter-measures Technology Key Laboratory (辽宁省信息网络与信息对抗技术重点实验室)
  • Liaoning Provincial Laser and Optical Information Technology Key Laboratory (辽宁省激光与光信息技术重点实验室)
  • Liaoning Provincial Waste Water Management Technology Key Laboratory (辽宁省废水治理技术重点实验室)
  • Liaoning Provincial Laboratory of Intelligent and Networked Observation and Control Technology (辽宁省智能与网络化测控技术重点实验室)
  • Liaoning Provincial New-model Energy-saving Wall Materials Key Laboratory (辽宁省新型节能墙体材料重点实验室)http://archive.fo/9mE5q

Designated defence research areas

Noteworthy international collaborations

SYLU claims to collaborate with numerous foreign universities from countries such as France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Russia.https://web.archive.org/web/20190315214707/http://www.sylu.edu.cn/gjhzc/hezuojiaoliu/hezuobanxue.html SYLU runs the National Shenyang Sino-Russian Science and Technology Cooperation Base, which includes a wind tunnel and a microwave weapons laboratory. https://web.archive.org/web/20190605031401/http://www.sylu.edu.cn/xkjsc/web/xkjs/zdsys.html In 2007, SYLU finalised an agreement to begin joint degree program with Tonsk Polytechnic University.http://archive.ph/TRLgM Majors offered in the program included materials science, automation and control and the first graduates took their degrees in 2011.http://archive.ph/TRLgM SYLU also runs a Confucius Institute at Tomsk State University, which is touted as being one of the world’s best.https://web.archive.org/web/20191114061731/http://ch.tsu.ru/news/-13+12+2016+1/?nv=on

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