Harbin Institute of Technology

Professor Gabrynowicz visiting HIT in 2007

Founded in 1920, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) has developed into a large nationally renowned multi-disciplinary university with science, engineering and research as its core. It has also established its own unique programs related to the field of astronautics. HIT has signed academic cooperation agreements with 126 institutions of higher education in 24 countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Russia. Cooperation and exchanges are carried out between HIT and these universities though exchanging students, faculty and research staff, holding academic conference and cooperating in scientific research.

In 2010, the Center hosted the first US - China Student Space Law Research Symposium comprised of top students from the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) School of Law, the HIT and the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. In 2011 BIT and HIT will hosted the second US - China Student Space Law Research Symposium and three NCRSASL students travelled with Prof. Gabrynowicz to attend.

The Center was awarded the US - China Legal Cooperation Fund to teach U.S. space law at the Beijing Institute of Technology and Harbin Institute of Technology in 2009. The Fund was established by members of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) after the presidents of the United States and the People's Republic of China in October 1997 and June 1998, made a commitment to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of law.

Other notable events that BIT have held that the Center has been involved in are the 2007 and 2008 HIT Lecture Series.