Qiqihar University has a history of more than 50 years. It is the only provincial, comprehensive regular institution of higher learning in the western part of Heilongjiang Province. It is located beside Labor Lake in the city of Qiqihar, the famous homeland of red-crowned cranes. It covers an area of 1.25 million square meters with building area of 720 thousand square meters. It is nicknamed “The Round Lake University,” and has been awarded titles of a “Garden University” and a “Provincial Model Unit” by the Heilongjiang Provincial Committee of the CPC and the People’s Government of Heilongjiang Province.