HEU is not only famous for significant achievements in domestic area which have filled the gaps in fields such as China's first experimental submarine, hydrofoils, carrier-based computers, and set of striping sounder, but also for the world-renowned duplex type submarine, the hovercraft, and the gradient sound velocity profiler. HEU maintains abundant technical reserves in the field of ship, marine and nuclear science. The school's technology of underwater robots, ship stability, combining navigation, acoustic orientation and nuclear power simulation holds a prominent place in the world. HEU has become the main force of basic and applied ship research in science and technology in China, one of the key units of the Navy's development of advanced technology and equipment, and a developer of high-levelmarine technology in China.
Since the "The 11th Five-Year Plan "was instituted, HEU has focused on condensing its scientific research direction, improving the ability of independent innovation and committing to solve the national scientific and technological problems through the "973" plan, the "863" plan, advanced defense research and scientific research projects based on the national defense strategy. HEU has earned more than 260 provincial awards. Inaddition, research and product quality management has been achieved through ISO9000 quality system certification. Moreover, HEU is the first domestic university which passed through the "double recognition" of theuniversities. HEU has national university of science and technology parks where technology industry and cooperation along with production, teaching and research develop rapidly. In 2011, expenses for science and technology added up to over 760 million RMB which is among the highest within key Chinese universities.