Hebei Polytechnic of Building Materials is a vocational and technical college, the sole higher education college named after “Building Materials”, which is approved by the People's Government of Hebei Province and registered in the Ministry of Education, P.R.C. It has been awarded as "innovation ability training experimental institute" by the State Department of Labor and Social Security，and also been awarded as one of China's top 10 most characteristic higher vocational colleges by China Education Scientific Research Institute and China Higher Vocational College Association. It is the Deputy Director Unit of National Guiding Committee for Education and Instruction in Building Materials, the Initiator Unit of Hebei Provincial Vocational Education Group for Building Materials, the Vice-president Unit of Hebei Provincial Building Materials Industry Association, the Vice-director Unit of Hebei Provincial Silicate Consortium, the Service Outsourcing Talents Training Base of Hebei Province and also the Consultant College of “the west education”.
In 2007, it was outstanding in “Professional Talent Training Work”; and the level of evaluation given by the Ministry of Education was excellent. In 2009, it was awarded “Advanced Unit in Employment Work” by Hebei Provincial Department of Personnel. In 2010, it was named as the "Civilized Unit Pacesetter" by Qinhuangdao Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government. In 2011, the college was awarded as the "Model School Governed by Law" by Hebei Provincial Department of Education".From 2013 to 2014, it was awarded “Civilized Unit” by Hebei Communist Party Committee and Hebei Provincial Government. In 2016, the college was awarded “Business Incubation Park” by Hebei Provincial Department of Education.
The predecessor of the college is Qinhuangdao Glass Industry Technical School, which was established in 1978 and under the management of National Construction Material Bureau.In 1985, the school built up Management Cadre College (Qinhuangdao Branch School) of National Construction Material Bureau. In 1998, Qinhuangdao Glass Industry Technical School combined with Hebei Building Material Industrial School into Hebei Building Material College. In 2001, it was reconstructed as Hebei Polytechnic of Building Materials. At the end of the same year, Hebei Polytechnic of Building Materials was put under the administration of Hebei Provincial Department of Education. The college is run with the following levels of taking general higher vocational education as leading part, taking vocational training as newly increasing point and jointly remote network education as extending trend.
The college is located in the west area of universities and colleges in Qinhuangdao, which is one of China’s first 14 coastal open cities. With Bohai on the south, the Qinhuangdao Economic and Technological Development Zone on the north, the Olympic Sports Center on the west, and the world’s largest energy output port - Qinhuangdao port on the east, all the above excellent natural and cultural environments make it the ideal place of higher education.
Till now, the college covers an area of 235 mu, with a total construction area of more than 160,000 square meters. The total assets of the college are of 150 million yuan. The college also has a library collection of more than 800,000 books of all kinds, a national finance supported practice base for building decoration materials testing, eight school training centers, 55 training rooms, 91 off-campus practice bases in Yaohua Glass Group, Jidong Development Group, China South Glass Holdings Ltd. etc.In the college, there are the Accreditation Agency of the National Professional Skill for General Type of work , the Accreditation Agency of Professional Skill for Building Materials Industry of special type of work, the Accreditation Agency of E-commerce Professional Qualification, the Accreditation Agency of the bartender skill , the Examination Site of Self-taught Higher Education, the Examination Site of the National Computer Rank , the Examination Site of the National Public English Test System , the Qinhuangdao Examination Site for Professional Qualification of the National Statistics, the Examination Site for Innovation Ability Rank of Hebei Province , the Qinhuangdao Examination Site for Accounting Qualification of Hebei Province, and so on. The college also cooperates in the field of the international classes for Accelerated Degree Applicants with Korean Jeonju University ,Korean Kunsan University , Korean Cheju Tourism College and Malaysian SEGI University.
There are 501 faculty members in the college, including 34 professors, 150 associate professors and 193 lecturers. At present, 246 faculty members have obtained the master’s degree or above, inclusive of 9 faculty members who have got the doctor’s degree. In the past three years, the college has seen about 375 academic papers and 68 textbooks published by its faculty. At present, the college takes 20 longitudinal research projects at or above the provincial level. Besides, it held the council meeting of national research association for the subject of construction materials and the second postgraduate forum. Additionally, the college undertook successfully the curriculum reform in higher vocational college and the seminar on case analysis of national excellent courses, as well as the first Hebei vocational skills competition of “Jidong Development Cup” in the building materials industry.
The college has Department of Materials Engineering, Architecture Department, Department of Mechatronic Engineering, Department of Finance and Economics Management, Department of Modern Service Management, Department of Art Design, College of modern glass, Department of basic courses, Department of social science teaching, Department of sports teaching, Training Department and other teaching institutions. There are some 55 majors in the college, such as materials engineering technology, construction engineering technology, mechanical and electrical integration technology, accounting and auditing, tourism management, architectural decorating art, sports service and management etc. For, enrollment, the students are from 28 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions throughout the country. Nearly 10000 full-time enrolled students are available in the college now.
The college adheres to the principle of cultivating people, focuses on the teaching, service-aiming and employment-oriented, and sticks to the development path of industry-university-research cooperation. Based in Hebei, facing the nation, based on building materials and serving the society and high-quality, skilled professionals with the spirit of professionalism and innovation are fostered. In the past three years, students have got excellent achievements in various competitions like (China)Hebei "Challenge Cup" entrepreneurship plan competition; electronic design and professional skills competition; University Games, "Jidong Development Cup" occupation skills contest; "Luban Cup" cost skills competition; "UF Cup" ERP application skills contest, "Bofei Cup" contest, Measurement the MCU program design contest, "Century Star" English speech contest, tour guide contest, college art exhibition, debate, campus--singer contest, painting photography contest, the EU---China Summit service and so on.
To highlight the characteristics of building materials, the college sets up majors according to the market demand. The college also explores and practices its running mode actively, emphasizing “building materials characteristic, building materials group, and building materials brand”. Consequently, "4+x+1" talent training mode combining with the “task-driven and project-oriented” teaching mode have taken shape, which gains further development of talent training in terms of connotation and quality. So far, the college has won 5 Provincial Teaching Achievement Awards, 3 Provincial Demonstration majors, 3 Provincial top-quality Courses, and 3 Industry top-quality Courses. It has built an employment information network facing all over China and opened up employment channels so that the employment rate is firmly at the forefront of similar colleges in Hebei province. Over the past 30 years, it has trained more than 50,000 talents for every walk of life in China. High quality graduates have won acclaim widely from the society and employers.
Hebei Polytechnic of Building Materials has established its future mission to adhere to the school-running concept of taking scale benefit as foundation, forging ahead with reform and innovation, and working tirelessly to improve teaching quality and school characteristics. Taking “unity, hard-working, truth-seeking, innovation” as the school spirits, taking “love, professionalism, rigorous scholarship, strict teaching, educating” as the teaching style and “learning hard, respecting teachers, diligently advocating, and advancing civilization” as study style, we are actively engaged in the connotative and distinctive development of students, faculty and administration, to strive to create a higher vocational and technical college with distinguished features, high level and strong competitiveness.