Merged with the South China University of Tropical Agriculture and the former Hainan University in August 2007, the present Hainan University is a key comprehensive university at provincial level as well as a university jointly sponsored by Hainan people’s government and the Ministry of Education. It is one of the “211 Project” key universities.
The university runs three campuses, namely the Haidian Campus, the Chengxi Campus, and the Danzhou Campus. Its main campus is the Haidian Campus, which is located on Haidian Island of Haikou, the capital city of Hainan Province. The total area of the three campuses covers approximately 830 acres.
There are 2,431 faculty members, with 1,596 full-time teaching staff, 900 senior lecturers and 346 doctoral degrees. The total number of enrolled students amounts to 37,900. Authorized by the State Council Overseas Chinese Office as one of the educational base, the university has cultivated more than 3,000 overseas students so far.
HU highlights four aspects while running the school: tropic, ocean, special administrative region and tourism. It offers 9 categories of disciplines in philosophy, economics, law, literature, natural sciences, agriculture, engineering and management. It has 4 major academic schools including 21 colleges, and hosts 2 national level key disciplines, 1 national key support discipline, 6 national key construction disciplines of the “211” Project for higher education, 12 provincial and ministerial level key disciplines, 1 national key laboratory (cultivation base) co-managed by the Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education, 1 national level demonstration center of experimental teaching, 8 key laboratories and 4 engineering research institutes of provincial and ministerial level. There are 1 Mobile post-doctoral station, 5 Primary Discipline Doctoral, 32 Subordinate Discipline Doctoral, 24 Primary Discipline postgraduate programs, 119 subordinate discipline postgraduate programs and 74 undergraduate programs.
HN has established interschool cooperation relationships with over 80 well-known universities spread during twenties of countries. The university focusses on Come In policy as well as Go Out policy. We have invited hundreds of famous scholars and professors for teaching and communication, like Zhores I. Alferov, the Nobel laureate in physics. Meantime, teachers and managerial staff will be sent to overseas for learning and communication each year.