Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), with a history of nearly 100 years, is the first mining university in Chinese history. Its former is Jiaozuo Coal Mining School which was established by the British Syndicate Co. Ltd., in 1909. It has changed its names several times in the course of development, namely, FuZhong Coal Mining University, Jiaozuo Private Institute of Technology, North-west Institute of Technology, Jiaozuo National Institute of Technology, Jiaozuo Mining Institute and Jiaozuo Institute of Technology. The University resumed its name of Henan Polytechnic University in 2004.
For the latest 5 years, HPU has obtained research funds with a total of 200 million yuan, including 60 million in 2005. It takes on 53 programs including No. 973 program, nation-level natural scientific funds program and scientific key program, 1200 provincial-level and other technical-service programs, etc. It first creates Gas Geology in the world and has made great achievements in Exploration and Utilization of Gas Resources and Prevention of Gas Disasters. It establishes the model of Chinese Land Trace Fossil Group and their Deposit Environment, laying a foundation in vestige research in the world. It completes the test system for the highest linear motor drive rope-less elevator.