Northeast Petroleum University (formerly known as Northeast Petroleum Institute and Daqing Petroleum Institute) is located in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province. NEPU, which was founded in 1960, is an engineering-based institution that promotes the growth of engineering, science, management, liberal arts, economics, law, education, and art. NEPU was designated as one of the 88 national essential universities in 1978. Heilongjiang Province, China National Petroleum Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation collaborated to build NEPU altogether. In Heilongjiang Province, NEPU is a significant high-level university.
NEPU began admitting students in 1961, received permission to offer a master's degree in 1981, and permission to confer a doctorate in 1993. The school has 66 undergraduate majors and 23 higher vocational majors. There are 20 first-class undergraduate primary construction sites at the provincial level and above, of which 13 are at the national level. There are eight national-level distinguished primary construction sites, one national-level comprehensive reform pilot major, six national-level pilot majors of the "Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program", and 19 provincial-level vital majors. NEPU also has one national critical first-level discipline, one provincial-level key discipline group, six provincial-level vital first-level disciplines, four mobile post-doctoral research stations, two post-doctoral research work stations, four first-level disciplines authorized for the doctoral degree, 21 first-level disciplines authorized for master degree, nine master degree categories (including Resources and Environment, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Machinery, Energy and Power, Civil Engineering and Water Conservancy, Electronic Information, Business Administration, Social Work, Accounting), and engineering disciplines have been reaching the top 1% of ESI in the world since 2016.
NEPU covers an area of 1.6913 million square meters, of which the Qinhuangdao campus covers an area of 333,800 square meters. The total value of teaching and research equipment exceeds 580 million yuan. There is a 10-gigabit campus network, and the library has 2.64 million books and 16 kinds of data resources. There is a national university science park. There are 48 scientific research platforms, namely, one national key laboratory cultivation base jointly built by the province and the Ministry, two key laboratories of the Ministry of Education jointly built by the province and the Ministry, one national energy research and development center, and one national engineering laboratory (research office), 11 provincial key laboratories, three provincial technological innovation centers, one jointly built research institute with CNOOC Research Institute Co., Ltd., and one provincial key research base for philosophy and social sciences. There is one national experimental teaching demonstration center, one national virtual simulation testing center, six provincial experimental teaching demonstration centers, and one provincial virtual simulation experimental teaching center. There are 165 off-campus practice teaching bases, including three national engineering practice education centers, two national and one provincial-level off-campus practice education base for college students.
NEPU has 2188 faculty and staff in total, and the number ofofficialstaff is 1882. Among them, 1,418 are full-time teachers. There are 313 full-time senior professional and technical positions, 587 associate senior professional and technical positions, 578 with doctoral degrees and 700 with master's degrees among the full-time teachers; 145 doctoral supervisors (including 119 on-campus and 26 part-time); 7 dual-employed academicians (including 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 5 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering); and 1 member of the subject evaluation committee.1Distinguished Professor of The Changjiang Scholars program of the Ministry of Education, Young and middle-aged Leading Talents in Scientific and Technological Innovation of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Young Scholar of the Changjiang Scholars Program, and the recipient of the Outstanding Youth Fund of The National Natural Science Foundation of China; 1 National Outstanding Youth Fund recipients, Ten Thousand Talents Program Young Top Talents; 2 selected by the National Hundred and Thousand Talents Project; 5 persons selected by the New Century Excellent Talents Support Program of the Ministry of Education; 14 recipients of the Provincial Outstanding Youth Science Fund; 1 scientific and technological innovation talent of "Longjiang Science and Technology Talent" particular support program; There are 17 Distinguished Professors of Longjiang Scholars, 6 Young Scholars, and 5 Chair Professors; 16 leaders of provincial leading talent echelon and 31 reserved leaders. There are three outstanding national teachers, 14 provincial-level teachers, two young teaching experts, 5 model teachers, 12 excellent teachers, one rookie teacher, and two young teaching experts. There is one national-level teaching team, one national-level ideological and political teaching teacher, and one team. There are three provincial teaching teams and one provincial curriculum ideological and political construction teaching team. There are two provincial natural science fund research teams, six provincial universities' science and technology innovation teams, and one cultivation plan philosophy and social science innovation team. There are 16 provincial leading talent echelons and three outstanding graduate tutor teams. The school has also hired several part-time professors and mentors in enterprises and institutions such as petroleum and petrochemical companies.
NEPU accepts students from 31 different provinces (including cities and autonomous regions). There are now 24,371 full-time student studying at the university, namely 17,484 undergraduates, 5158 junior college students, 3741 postgraduate students, and 530 PhD students.
The university has received two national teaching accomplishment awards for its excellence in undergraduate teaching level evaluation. The Ministry of Education has approved three new engineering research and practice projects at NEPU, one new liberal arts research and reform practice project, seven first-class national-level and 33 provincial-level undergraduate courses, and one national-level and one provincial-level ideological and political demonstration course. NEPU received several honors, including the Provincial Teaching Achievement Award and the National Excellent Textbook Award.
The scientific research results completed by NEPU have won 15 national science and technology awards, including one particular national science and technology progress award, one first prize, eight second prizes, and two third prizes; two second prizes for national technological invention; and one second prize in natural science. In addition, NEPU won the He Liang He Li Fund Science and Technology Progress Award and the Chinese Patent Gold Award. Since the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan," four national 973 program projects, four national 863 program projects, four national science and technology support projects, and 206 national natural science foundation projects have been approved (including five key projects and one major project), 16 social science fund projects, 6 science and technology projects of the Ministry of Education, and 17 humanities and social sciences projects of the Ministry of Education, for a total of 1.814 billion yuan in total scientific research funding. NEPU won 67 provincial and ministerial scientific and technological achievement awards, including 3 first prizes for natural sciences, 2 first prizes for technological inventions, and 5 first prizes for scientific and technological progress; 26 provincial social science outstanding scientific research achievements, including 5 first prizes; 3556 patents were authorized. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, teachers at NEPU published 2,613 high-level papers, including 1,275 SCIE papers, 431 EI papers, and 907 Chinese core journal papers. NEPU published 65 monographs, 63 textbooks, and 1 translated work.
NEPU places great importance on international interaction and cooperation.By implementing an international strategy, the field and scope of international exchanges and cooperation have been continuously expanded, and their international influence has been continuously expanded. NEPU has established long-term and stable cooperative relations with more than 30 high-level foreign universities and scientific research institutions in more than 10 countries in Europe, the Americas, and Africa, and has also actively carried out overseas exchange programs like national abroad dispatch and joint training, exchange studies, and short-term exchanges. NEPU encourages teachers to carry out substantive cooperation such as international academic exchanges and cooperative scientific research, build joint laboratories for petroleum engineering and unconventional oil and gas research with universities in the United States, Germany, Romania, and other countries, participate in the EU ERASMUS+ project, and cooperate in "The Link Between Energy and Water and the Key Technologies for Efficient and Green Utilization" and other intergovernmental scientific research cooperation projects. NEPU actively provides education for international students in China and trains international students from more than 10 countries.
NEPU publishes newspapers such as "Academic Journal of Northeast Petroleum University" (Chinese core journals of science and technology and national Chinese core journals), "Journal of Northeast Petroleum University," and "Higher Education Research" and communicates with more than 300 universities across the country.
The school adheres to "Hard Work, Rigorous Scholarship" and the school spirit of "being precise, sincere, diligent, and innovative." It has formed two distinctive features: "adhere to the Daqing spirit to educate students" and "run the university with all-round multi-level production-education-research cooperation". Li Peng, then Premier of the State Council, wrote an inscription for the school: "Educating people with the Daqing spirit and cultivating trans-century talents." The achievements in running schools and educating students have been fully recognized by all walks of life, with extensive media attention, and have won a good social reputation. More than 200,000 talents of various types have been cultivated, and the employment rate of graduates has always been at the forefront of colleges and universities in the province. Many outstanding entrepreneurs, academicians, and experts, as well as outstanding alumni of the party and government leaders, represented by Fu Chengyu, Wang Yup, Hu Wenrui, He Shushan, Zhu Guowen, Fang Qing, and Liu He, and a large number of outstanding talents that are rigorous and pragmatic, selfless dedication, full one's duties, and making contributions.
Over the past 60 years, the university has been adhering to the profound feelings of "working hard on this black soil to provide China with more oil and energy", always carrying forward the Daqing spirit of "patriotism, entrepreneurship, being realistic, and dedication", insisting on taking root in non-central cities in the alpine region, cultivating talents for national construction, and overcoming difficulties for the industrial development of petroleum and petrochemicals. It has become the only domestic university that insists on running schools in the oil field and the only university in Northeast China with integrated disciplines.
Today, NEPU is taking it as its responsibility to cultivate the young people responsible for the extraordinary task of national rejuvenation. NEPU adheres to the new school-running concept of "rooted with quality, talents developing strategy, reform, and innovation, and excellence with characteristics" and deepens the concept of "take root in Heilongjiang and return to the oil field deeply." According to the development idea of "Strengthen the discipline of onshore petroleum, expand the discipline of offshore petroleum, and strengthen the discipline of new energy." NEPU will make every effort to implement the three-step strategy to develop the petroleum university with first-class on land-based, the petroleum university taking into account both onshore and offshore petroleum disciplines, and the high-level energy university. " "Strategy! Strive hard to build a high-level century-old university!" NEPU will strive to build a high-level centennial university!