Established in 1920, Harbin Institute of Technology is a public research university and a member of China's elite C9 League. HIT is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University.It has three campuses, spanning the country from north to south: the Harbin campus in Heilongjiang Province, the Weihai campus in Shandong Province and the Shenzhen campus in Guangdong Province.
HIT is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the country with a focus on science and engineering. HIT was ranked 6th in the Best Global Universities for Engineering by U.S. News in 2017–2020. HIT is one of the only handful of universities in the world that have designed, built, and launched their own satellites and it excels at missile technology.
Harbin Institute of Technology consistently features in the top 250th global universities as ranked by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings, and the U.S. News & World Report.