Tianjin Polytechnic University (TJPU) is designated medium risk as it is authorised to conduct defence research.
TJPU is known for its research in the field of textile science and engineering. It is jointly supervised by the Ministry of Education and the city of Tianjin. In 2018, defence industry agency SASTIND and the Tianjin Municipal Government signed an agreement to jointly support TJPU. The purpose of the agreement is to support the university’s development of defence disciplines, construction of defence laboratories, and training of defence scientists.https://web.archive.org/web/20190727215236/http://www.tjpu.edu.cn/xxgk/list.htm Through this arrangement, SASTIND involves universities in military research projects and supports collaboration between universities and the defence industry. The university also holds secret-level security credentials that allow it to participate in classified defence technology projects.https://web.archive.org/web/20190727212030/http://kxjs.tj.gov.cn/zhengwugongkai/ztzl/kjgzhy/2019/dxfy/dx/201903/t20190313_142963.html
Tianjin Polytechnic University hosts one state key lab and two MOE key labs. One of the MOE key labs and the state key lab are located within the School of Material Science and Engineering.https://web.archive.org/web/20190727220653/http://clxy.tjpu.edu.cn/3714/list.htm Additionally, TJPU’s School of Textile Science and Engineering has conducted R&D that has been applied to industries in aerospace, defense, transportation, civil engineering, among others. The School of Textile Science and Engineering has reportedly become a backbone of research and innovation for China’s textile industry.https://web.archive.org/web/20190727224145/http://fz.tjpu.edu.cn/kyhj/list.htm
Defence and security links
In 2018, TJPU jointly established the Tianjin Polytechnic University Science and Technology Achievement Transformation Center (Suzhou) and the Tianjin Polytechnic University Suzhou Huajing Runliang New Materials and Automotive Lightweight Combined Engineering Technology Center.https://web.archive.org/web/20190727222439/http://www.tjpu.edu.cn/2018/0413/c4507a31661/page.htm Both of these centers were reportedly established as a means of incorporating the goals of military-civil fusion into the university’s research.
Noteworthy international collaborations
In 2017, TJPU signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of South Africa to initiate and develop cooperation on joint research. TJPU offered three scholarships to Unisa students, all of whom are now pursuing their PhD studies in Tianjin.https://web.archive.org/web/20190728220338/https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/About/Leading-change/Articles/Unisa-signs-MoA-with-Tianjin-Polytechnic-University-of-China In addition, TJPU’s School of Materials Science and Engineering has a memorandum of understanding with the University of Technology Sydney.https://web.archive.org/web/20190728220312/https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/centre-technology-water-and-wastewater/ctww-research/research-0
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