The University has three main campuses, namely, the Mafangshan Campus, the Yujiatou Campus and the South Lake Campus, with a total occupying land area of 267 hectares. Currently, WUT has 5,533 staff members, including 3,248 full-time academic staff members, 1 academician of China Academy of Science, 3 academicians of China Academy of Engineering, 1 fellow of the Royal Academy of Belgium and 1 fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Besides, the University has held public global recruitment of 29 world-renowned professors to be its “Strategic Scientists” in the area of Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology and Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering. WUT owns a great number of academic staff members listed in national high-level talents programs, with 26 of them listed in “the Recruitment Program of Global Experts”(known as “the Thousand Talents Plan”), 5 listed in “Ten Thousand Talents Program”, 14 listed in “Cheung Kong Scholars Program”, 7 listed in “The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars”, 3 listed in “National Renowned Teachers” and 11 listed in “the New Century National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project”.
WUT has established cooperative relations for students exchange and scientific research with more than 190 foreign universities and research institutions from USA, UK, Japan, France, Australia, Russia and the Netherlands, etc. and invited over 300 international famous scholars to be strategic scientist, guest professors or honorary professors. From 2007, WUT was authorized to establish 4 Bases of Foreign Outstanding Expertise-Introduction for Disciplines Innovation in China Leading Universities in Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Advanced Technology for High Performance Ship, Advanced Technology for Functional Film Materials Fabrication and Its Application in Engineering and Key Technology for New Energy Vehicles as well, the International Joint Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, the Base of International Science and Technology Cooperation in Environmental-friendly Building Materials and the base of International Science and Technology Cooperation on Smart Shipping and Maritime Safety were established. From 2009, WUT has established 14 International Joint Research Centers with internationally renowned institutions from USA, UK, Italy and the Netherlands, including the “WUT-Harvard Joint Nano Key Laboratory” with Harvard University, the “WUT- UM Joint New Energy Material and Conversion Technology Key Laboratory” with the University of Michigan, the “WUT-UoS High Performance Ship Technology Joint Center” with the University of Southampton and the “Joint Research Center for Intelligent Ship and Traffic” with Delft University of Technology.In 2016, an international college initiative-the UWTSD Wuhan Ligong College was established in Swansea in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David,UK.
In 2016, the University was listed in Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS Asia University Rankings, U.S.News Best Global Universities Rankings and ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.