Hunan Mechanical & Electrical Polytechnic History
Hunan Mechanical & Electrical Polytechnic（HMEP） is a public three-year college located in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. The college was founded in 1974 as a technical school of Hunan Tractor Plant and developed into a college for engineering technicians in intelligent manufacturing, intelligent controlling and modern manufacturing service.
Hunan Mechanical & Electrical Polytechnic was originally founded as a technical school of Hunan Tractor Plant in 1974 with the mission of training technicians for the plant. In this period, everything was run in the charge of Hunan Tractor Plant.
Name changes and growth
In 1978, it was renamed as Technical School of Hunan Provincial Machinery Bureau to train more mechanical technicians for provincial development plan. Hunan Provincial Machinery Bureau sponsored the school and the school was run according to provincial need of technicians for provincial economical development plans. As an acknowledgment of its contribution on technician training, it was renamed as Hunan Technical school of foodstuff & Packing Machinery in 1984 for more specified technician training. With the development of industries in China, the school decided to develop in the two closely connected fields of mechanical and electrical. Hence, it was renamed as Hunan Mechanical & Electrical School in 1989 and courses offered were extended to electrical and electronics since. In 2002, the school was listed among the first vocational colleges and renamed as Hunan Mechanical & Electrical Polytechnic. In the first 30 years of its development, the school was located in a small town of Jinshi City, which was isolated from a transportation related perspective, which drew the school back in enrollment, talented staff member recruitment and many more aspects. The school board and staff members voted to relocate the college to the provincial city of Changsha in 2004 and made it done in the same year. The relocation started the booming of the college.