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Mission & Values


Hohai University’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society of the twenty-first century by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research concerning water conservancy which is acknowledged as world-class academic achievement, by providing various stages of courses and by helping to convert knowledge into technological innovations and activities with both economic and social values.


Hohai University, founded in 1915, wins its worldwide reputation for research and study of water conservancy. The history of Hohai University can be traced back to Hohai Civil Engineering School, which was established by ZhangJian, a famous industrialist and educator in China’s modern history, and it was the first institution focusing on research and education of water conservancy in China. Under the background of the nationwide reconstruction of universities in 1952, East China Technical University of Water Resources was founded on the basis of water related disciplines of Nanjing University, Tongji University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Zhejiang University, which made it famous with excellent faculty and notable achievement. It was renamed Hohai University in 1985, and Mr. Deng Xiaoping inscribed the name of the University.


Located in Nanjing , the capital city of ancient China, Hohai University includes two other beautiful campuses, Changzhou and Jiangning, taking up an area of about 1,533,333 m2. Hohai University is an ideal place to study with its beautiful scenery and tree-lined campus.


Hohai University is a state key university under the direct administration of Ministry of Education of China. It is a comprehensive university with research and study of water conservancy as its main task, education of engineering subjects as its first priority, and coordinated development of many other disciplines covering engineering, science, economics, management, liberal arts, and law. . It is also among the group of universities to benefit from Project 211