In March 2017, a meeting was held at the Hubei Police University in the Hubei province of China, the visit was very welcoming and state of art forensic labs and technology were amongst the discussions. Members of a highly specialised vehicle unit attached to Shenzen travelled to meet the head of forensic department. Digitpol’s CEO Martin Coyne and experts discussed with China top forensic experts trends and challenges within Digital Forensic.
Hubei University of Police (HUP), one of the first two provincial police universities providing four-year educational programs for undergraduates in China, was established in 1949. At present, there are 449 faculty members in HUP, among whom 130 faculty members acquired secondary senior or senior titles and 139 ones obtained a master’s or a doctor’s degree. Now 5,758 undergraduate students are studying in HUP. And more than 9,000 police officers receive professional training annually. HUP consists of two districts, namely, the southern district and the northern district, with its campus covering an area of 505 mu.
So far 17 majors including Studies of Criminal Investigation have been set up in HUP. And such professional programs as The Superior Cluster of Disciplines in Police Studies, The Workshop of Distinguished Professors of Hubei Province, The Experimental Reform Project for Institutions of Higher Education in Hubei Province, The Jingchu Coordinative Educational Project for Outstanding Engineers in Hubei Province and The Jingchu Coordinative Educational Project for Outstanding Law-enforcement Professionals have been carried out successfully. Meanwhile, such teaching platforms as The Training Center for Science and Technology in Criminal Investigation (The Standard Experimental Teaching Center in Hubei Province), Doctor Li Changyu’s Workshop (The Base of College Students’ Innovative Activities in Hubei Province) and Sanzhen Judicial Identification Center have been established in HUP. HUP is equipped with The Provincial Base of Training and Practice consisting of 25 Training and Practice Branches both in and out of Hubei Province. There are 150 classrooms with multiple functions and 10 training sites in HUP. And the number of books collected in the library of HUP amounts to more than 1 million.