Renowned as the “cradle of engineers,” Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) is a member of China’s Ivy League (C9 League) university with science and engineering as its core. For over 100 years, HIT and its three campuses—Harbin, Weihei, and Shenzhen—has cultivated a strong international environment. HIT has currently signed academic cooperation agreements with 278 universities in 39 countries. These collaborations include student and faculty exchange programs, joint academic conferences, and scientific research cooperation. HIT is steadily moving toward its goal of becoming a world-class university. In honor of HIT’s centennial celebration, this advertorial explores 10 of its key research areas.