Harbin Sport University
Harbin Sport University
Traditional Chinese哈爾濱體育學院
Simplified Chinese哈尔滨体育学院

Harbin Sport University (Chinese: 哈尔滨体育学院; pinyin: Hā'ěrbīn Tǐyù Xuéyuàn), also known as the Harbin Institute of Physical Education or HIPE,[1][2][3] is a university in Harbin, China, working with research on health and sports.

In 2015, the announcement of a new Olympic winter sports center was made, to be set up at Harbin Sport University.[4]

The Harbin Sport University is one of the initiators and main heads of the China Bandy Federation.[5] Most of the players in the China national bandy team are students at Harbin Sport University.[6] The university is also providing support for ice hockey in China by educating young players and developing the coaching program for the Chinese Ice Hockey Association.[7]

The Harbin Sport University Stadium is an ice sports venue with a capacity of 6,000. It served as a venue for the B Division of the 2018 Bandy World Championship.[8]

Animal Abuse Issues

Harbin Sport University was involved in a mass murder of dogs on 12 September 2016. This incident was in supposed preparation of their college's "Anniversary" the following day. The College sent their security guards to poison the dogs at a nearby shelter, leading to the slow agonizing death of all of the shelter's dogs and puppies. The shelter owner and caretaker, only known as Aunt Zhao, was inconsolably distraught at finding all of her strays poisoned. Aunt Zhao had dedicated much of her own time and resources to creating a safe place for these strays, an effort that was quickly undermined by the actions of Harbin Sport University.[9][10]


  1. ^ "承办亚冬会 哈尔滨硬件储备充足" [Hosting the Asian Winter Games: Harbin has ample constructs in reserve]. Harbin Municipal People's Government (in Simplified Chinese). 4 July 2023. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  2. ^ "China takes silver for women's ice hockey at Universiade". China Internet Information Center. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2023. Players of China greet the spectators after the women's final of ice hockey in the 24th Winter Universiade at Skating Gym of Harbin Institute of Physical Education in Harbin
  3. ^ Harbin Winter Universiade 2009 Results: Ice Hockey (PDF). FISU. 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2023.
  4. ^ Harbin Information Center: "Olympic winter sports center for NE China", 2015-09-21 Archived 2016-08-07 at the Wayback Machine, seen 2016-05-25
  5. ^ China Bandy Federation: "Partners and Sponsors" Archived 2016-06-04 at the Wayback Machine, seen 2016-05-22
  6. ^ China Bandy Federation: "China National Bandy Team" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, seen 2016-05-22
  7. ^ IIHF: "Hockey graduates in Harbin", 26.06.2015, read June 30, 2016
  8. ^ ”The competition court of bandy”, China Bandy, Published 2018-01-18, Author admin, accessed at archive.org on 27 July 2021
  9. ^ College in China sends security guards to poison dogs in shelter home for their ‘anniversary’!, seen 2016-09-11
  10. ^ School guards poison dogs adopted by woman in China seen 2016-09-12