Harbin University of Commerce, founded in 1952, is the first multidisciplinary university of commerce in China, and one of the ten key provincial universities sponsored by both the Central and Local Governments. HUC aims at education and research. HUC has been awarded with Excellent Results during the Assessment of Undergraduate Instruction in Colleges and Universities sponsored by the Ministry of Education in 2006. In 2012, HUC was selected to be a part of the “National Project for building fundamental capabilities in the Higher Education Institution of the Central and West Regions”；in 2013, HUC became a member of Sino-Russian Alliance of the Universities of Economic Disciplines; in 2014, HUC was awarded the fourth year “National Civilized Unit” title.
Harbin University of Commerce covers a total area of 1,131,700 square meters, about 600,300 square meters of which are used for school buildings. Presently, there are 25,515 full-time students, among which 1712 are postgraduates.