Hebei North University is a government administrated multi-faculty university, which offers Bachelor’s Degree programs and Master’s Degree programs. The University was founded in September 2003 after approval from the Ministry of Education. It is made up of three former provincially-administrated institutions of higher learning in Zhangjiakou: Zhangjiakou Medical College (ZJKMC), Zhangjiakou Teachers’ College (ZJKTC), Zhangjiakou Advanced Postsecondary Agronomy School (ZJKAPAS). It's the only multi-faculty university in the north of Hebei Province.
The former Zhangjiakou Medical College (ZJKMC) was upgraded to an undergraduate college in 1982 and then successfully certified to award undergraduate degrees by the Ministry of Education. The former Zhangjiakou Teachers College was founded in 1923, and the former Zhangjiakou Advanced Postsecondary Agronomy School (ZJKAPAS) was founded in 1954. All the three colleges have a long history and contribute greatly to talent discovery, education, and social development.
The main courses of the university focus on full-time undergraduate education together with postgraduate, post secondary and adult education. At present, there are 22,267 registered students. Up until now, the university has educated more than 100,000 students for the nation and more than 1500 overseas students from 70 countries. The university boasts of 12 colleges: Biomedical College, college of medicine, the first College of Clinical Medicine, the Second College of Clinical Medicine, College of Literature, College of Science, College of Agronomy and Horticulture, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Foreign Languages and Adult Education. There also three teaching departments, two scientific research centers as well as eight affiliated teaching facilities of the University.
The University possesses a strong teaching force with 1366 on staff. Its equipment for teaching and scientific research is valued at $13 million, 1.40 million volumes of books in the library, as well as two affiliated hospitals and five nonaffiliated hospitals with 3000 patient beds. The first affiliated hospital, situated at the intersection of Hebei Province, Shanxi Province, Beijing and Inner Mongolia, is a first-class hospital with an excellent environment and advanced infrastructure and equipment.