Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), with a long history, is the first mining university in Chinese history as well as the earliest higher college in Henan province. Its former is Jiaozuo Coal Mining School which was established by the British Syndicate Co. Ltd., in 1909.
HPU devotes itself to promoting international academic exchanges and cooperation with institutions of higher education of foreign countries. Since 1980s, it has established sisterhood relationship with 15 countries and more than 30 universities and research institutions in USA, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Poland, Russia, Japan, Korea, etc and had made great achievements in teachers exchange, students exchange, scientific research and academic cooperation. The university began to enroll overseas students in 2006 and has over 30 overseas students at present HPU got the “AAAAA” title of Henan province on foreign affairs service in 2012.