Conference Venue

Haidian Campus, Hainan University, Haikou, China
海口市 海南大学海甸校区

No. 58, Renmin Avenue, Haikou City, Hainan Province, China


Hainan University is a comprehensive key university formed by a merger with the former South China University of Tropical Agriculture in August 2007. It is jointly administered by the Ministry of Education and the Hainan Provincial People's Government.

The university has made great achievements by adhering to the motto of "openness and inclusiveness" and the spirit of "self-improvement, dedication, kindness and perseverance". In December 2008, it was approved by the state as a key university under the 211 Project. In 2012, it was included in the Plan of Strengthening Higher Education in Middle and Western China and was successively supported by the National Basic Ability Construction Project of Western and Central China and the National Comprehensive Strength Enhancement Project of Western and Central China. In 2017, HNU was listed in the national plan for establishing world-class disciplines. In 2018, the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and provincial government made a strategic decision to fully sponsor the development of Hainan University. Also in that year, the university came under the joint administration of the Ministry of Education and the Hainan Provincial People's Government and was included among universities directly administered by the Ministry of Education.

Hainan University's 36 schools now host over 42,000 full-time students, including over 33,000 undergraduates, 7,000 master's students, 800 doctoral students, and 300 international students. Its full-time faculty members number more than 2,500, and include 1,300 teachers with senior professional titles and 1,300 teachers with doctoral degrees. HNU has been joined by high-level talents such as jointly-appointed academicians, Changjiang Scholars, outstanding youth, and leading talents of the Ten Thousand Talents Program.

Based on the principle of seeking all-round development with highlighted projects, the university focuses on four areas: the tropics, oceans, tourism and special economic zone. It has formed a comprehensive teaching and research system in philosophy, economics, law, art, literature, science, medicine, agriculture, industry, and management. Among them, tropical agriculture (based on crop science), cultural tourism (based on law), and the South China Sea marine resources utilization (based on information and communication engineering), are listed as world-class disciplines. The university hosts 3 national key disciplines, 19 provincial key disciplines, 6 post-doctoral R&D bases, 13 first-level discipline doctoral programs, one professional doctor's degree program, 34 first-level discipline master programs, 21 professional master's degree programs, and 71 undergraduate programs. There are 2 national key laboratories (including 1 cultivation base), 16 national teaching quality engineering projects, 1 national experimental teaching demonstration center, 19 provincial and ministerial key laboratories, 3 provincial collaborative innovation centers, 14 provincial and ministerial engineering research centers, 14 provincial academician workstations, and 11 provincial philosophy and social science key research bases. HNU is also supported by 2 national teaching teams, 8 national key programs, 2 national excellent courses, and 2 national advanced collectives of professional and technical personnel. In addition, it offers 1 national bilingual teaching demonstration course.