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Introduction to Wuhan University of Technology

  

Wuhan University of Technology(WUT) is located in Wuhan, the largest city in Central China and a Chinese famous "River City". The university has three main campuses, namely, the Mafanshan Campus, the Yujiatou Campus and the South Lake new Campus, with a total occupying land area of 267 hectares.

  WUT was merged on May 27th 2000, from the former Wuhan University of Technology (established in 1948), Wuhan Transportation University (established in 1946) and Wuhan Automotive Polytechnic University (established in 1958). WUT is one of the leading Chinese universities accredited by the Ministry of Education and one of the universities constructed in priority by the "State 211 Project" for Chinese higher education institutions. Currently, WUT has about 5,570 staff members, including 650 professors, 3 academicians of China Academy of Engineering and 3 academicians of China Academy of Science. The University owns 23 academic schools, 9 state key disciplines, 74 Doctoral programs, 135 Master's programs as well as 82 Bachelor's programs. Besides, over 36,000 undergraduates, 16000 postgraduates (including Master and PhD students), and 327 international students are studying at WUT.

  WUT possesses 27 innovative research centers with international leading level including two State Key Laboratories, a State Engineering Laboratory and provincial or ministerial level laboratories in the areas of new materials, new energy, transportation and logistics, mechatronics and automobile, information technology as well as resources and environmental technology. In recent 10 years, WUT has obtained nearly RMB 3 billion of fundings from goverment and industrial sectors for high-tech research and development, and has made a lot of innovative and important technological achievements. Meanwhile, the University has established its Science Park in Wuhan·China Optical Valley, covering an area of 58.7 hectares, where it has incubated and fostered more than 6 high-tech enterprises based on new materials, fiber optical sensors, high-speed shipping, new energy technology and advanced manufacturing. In 2010, the total revenue of the Science Park reached RMB1.58 billion.

  WUT has formed three important Boards of Directors with the industrial sectors of building materials and construction industry, transportation industry and automobile industry, totally covering 167 large backbone enterprises. The Boards of Directors hold annual meetings regularly to discuss the important issues concerning the mutual development between the university and the three industrial sectors. Meanwhile, WUT has established cooperative relations for students exchange and scientific research with more than 100 foreign universities and research institutions from USA, UK, Japan, France, Australia, Russia and the Netherlands, etc. and invited over 200 international famous scholars to be guest professors or honorary professors.

        In 2006 and 2007, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the Ministry of Education made a joint approval of establishing a state base in WUT for discipline innovation and talent import in the field of advanced materials technology and high-speed shipping technnology. In 2008, the Ministry of Science and Technology approved WUT to establish an internationally joint research center for advanced materials technology. In 2009, WUT-Harvard Joint Key Laboratory was set up with Dr. Charles M. Lieber, professor of Harvard University, inventor of international nano materials and fellow of American Academy of Science as the director. In 2010,  Thermoelectric Materials Research Team of WUT Entered China-US Clean Energy Joint Research Centre.

  By inheriting the history and culture of the former three universities, WUT has always been adhering to the guiding principle of "Educating People First, Prioritizing Academic Advancements" and the motto of "Sound in Morality, Broad in Learning and Pursuing Excellence".  

 




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