Located in the New Campus of Hebei University, No. 180 Wusi Dong Road, Lianchi District, Baoding City, Hebei Province, the Industrial and Commercial College was an independent college with undergraduate education under the approval of People's Government of Hebei Province and Ministry of Education. Founded by Hebei University at the turn of the century against the background of the popularization of higher education in China, it is one of the first batch of pilot universities in Hebei Province to transform into application-oriented universities, and the first university to implement the mechanism of residential college system.
Hebei University, the maternal school of the Industrial and Commercial College, is a key comprehensive university jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the People's Government of Hebei Province, and jointly established by the People's Government of Hebei Province and State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. It is also a first-class university supported by Hebei Province.
Since its establishment, the Industrial and Commercial College has given full play to the comprehensive advantages of the maternal school and its own institutional advantages. With the aim of cultivating high-quality applied talents, the university has continuously deepened its education and teaching reform and strived to improve the quality of talent training. It has trained a total of more than 50,000 excellent graduates for the country. It has been awarded with "National Advanced Collective of Education System" and "National Advanced Independent College", and won the “Second Prize of the Sixth National Excellent Teaching Achievement”. It has been highly appreciated by the social community.
In recent years, the Industrial and Commercial College has paid close attention to the national policy guidance on guiding the transformation and development of local undergraduate universities and actively created new development opportunities for the College. In April 2015, the College was selected as one of the first batch of pilot universities in Hebei Province to transform into an application-oriented university. With the support of the provincial special fund for transformation and development, the College has continued to deepen the reform of application-oriented talent training mode, solidly promote the construction of “double-qualified teachers”, actively constructed a practical training system and vigorously carried out innovation and entrepreneurship education. As a result, it made remarkable achievements in transformation and its capacity of training applied talents got improved. A number of laboratories such as the Engineering Training Center for University Students, Application Training Center of the Internet of Things, the Interactive Learning Platform of Smart Foreign Language and the Smart Logistics and Warehousing Training Center have been put into use; the special education classes such as the Fire Fighting Volunteer Training Camp for University Students, the New Media Experimental Class, the Taitong International Logistics Class, the International Education Preparatory Class and the Engineering Quality Training Camp have achieved remarkable results, among which the Kunyu Women's Academy has won the national award of “March 8th Red-banner Holders”. In recent years, students has participated and got good results in many competitions, such as “Challenge Cup” National Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Competition for University Students, the “Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition”, the China Robotics Competition, the National Electronic Design Competition for University Students, and the National E-commerce Innovation Competition for University Students, the National Sand Table Simulation Competition, and the Hebei “Internet+ Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition”. “Beidou Maker Space”, a business incubator base, was rated as “Business Incubation Demonstration Park (Creative Space) for Hebei College Students”; the college was rated as “National University with Typical Experience in Deepening Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Reform”. The work of the College has been publicized and reported by China Education News, China Science News and Xinhuanet, Party Building Network and Hebei News Network.
In 2003, having absorbed the essence of traditional Chinese academy culture and drew on the experience of building residential colleges and residential academies in famous universities at home and abroad, the Industrial and Commercial College established five residential academies, namely, Duxue, Mingde, Zhiping, Zhixu and Chengxiang. It is the first university in the Hebei Province to implement the model of residential college.