Founded in 1952, Harbin University of Commerce is the first Chinese university of commerce which offers teaching in multi-disciplines, and it is one of the ten key universities in Heilongjiang Province. It was awarded with the Excellent rating in the Undergraduate Education Evaluation by the Ministry of Education in 2006. There are 25,229 full time students, among whom 1,641 are post-graduates and 93 are foreign students. HUC consists of 22 colleges and 2 research institutes. The university offers 58 undergraduate degrees, including economics, management, industry, law, liberal arts, science, medicine and art. It now has 3 doctoral programs of first-level disciplines, 16 doctoral programs of second-level disciplines, 11 Master programs of first-level disciplines, 57 programs of second-level disciplines, and 9 programs for master’s professional degrees.