Hainan University

Coordinates: 20°03′38″N 110°19′17″E / 20.06056°N 110.32139°E / 20.06056; 110.32139

Hainan University
Type National
Established 1958
President Li Jianbao
Administrative staff
Students 31,000
Undergraduates 25,000
Location Haikou, Hainan,  China
Campus urban
Website http://www.hainu.edu.cn

Hainan University (simplified Chinese: 海南大学; traditional Chinese: 海南大學; pinyin: Hǎinán Dàxué), commonly referred to as Haida, is a comprehensive provincial university in Haikou, Hainan province established in 1988. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.[1]


The original Hainan university was established in 1983. It was a key provincial university. On August 14, 2007, the Ministry of Education approved the merger of the South China University of Tropical Agriculture (SCUTA) and Hainan University merged into a single which kept the Hainan University name.[2]

South China University of Tropical Agriculture (South China Institute of Tropical Crops), created in 1958 by the central people's government to break the obstruction and embargo of natural rubber forced by foreign powers. It specialized in rubber and tropical agriculture. It was the only higher education center in Hainan to offer the State Key Disciplines and doctoral programs, which ran in partnership with the China Academy of Tropical Agriculture created in 1954 (South China Academy of Tropical Crops) to have won over 900 education and scientific research awards.[2]

South China Institute of Tropical Crops
China Academy of Tropical Agriculture
Hainan University
South China University of Tropical Agriculture
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Hainan University consists of three campuses, with a total area of 741 acres (3.00 km2):

  • Haidian Campus is the main campus and is located on Haidian Island in Haikou. It has three main gates: The east gate, located on Renmin Dadao, the north gate, located on Wuxi Lu, and the south gate, located on San Xi Lu.
  • Chengxi Campus is located in Chengxi District.
  • Danzhou Campus is located in the city of Danzhou.

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