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Wuhan University of Technology

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The cherry blossom in Wuhan University of Technology [Photo/whut.edu.cn]

Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) was merged in May 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 under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education and one of the universities in the country's construction plan of world-class universities and first-class disciplines. WUT is also jointly constructed by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Transport, the State Oceanic Administration and the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.

In the past 70 years, WUT has fostered over 500,000 engineers and technicians, maintaining itself as the largest scale university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education for nurturing talents oriented in the three industrial sectors, namely building materials industry, transportation industry and automobile industry and retaining itself as an important base of nurturing high-level talents for the three industrial sectors as well as providing significant scientific and technological achievements.

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 5,508 staff members, including 3,282 full-time academic staff members, one academician of China Academy of Science, three academicians of China Academy of Engineering and one member of European Academy of Sciences.

The university owns 24 academic schools, four State Key Laboratories, eight State key Disciplines, 77 Doctoral programs, 226 Master's programs as well as 90 Bachelor's programs. The University has 54,986 students, including 36,452 undergraduates, 17,224 postgraduates (Master and PhD students), and 1,310 international students. Besides, Material Science, Engineering Science and Chemistry rank the top 5 percentile in ESI (Essential Science Indicators) global discipline ranking list.

The interior view of the library in Wuhan University of Technology [Photo/whut.edu.cn]

WUT owns 34 innovative research centers with international leading level including two State Key Laboratories, one State Engineering Laboratory, one National Engineering Research Center and ministerial or provincial level laboratories in the areas of new materials and building materials, transportation and logistics, mechatronics and automobile, information technology, new energy, resources and environmental technology as well as Public Safety and Emergency Management. Meanwhile, the University has established about 230 joint research centers with local governments and enterprises. Since 2010, WUT has obtained 14 National Science and Technology Awards, ranking in the forefront of Chinese higher education institutions.

WUT has established cooperative relations for students exchange and scientific research with more than 190 foreign universities and research institutions from the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Australia, Russia and the Netherlands and has invited over 300 internationally renowned scholars to be strategic scientist, guest professors or honorary professors.

In 2017, the University was listed in Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS Asia University Rankings, U.S.News Best Global Universities Rankings and Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Address: 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan, Hubei
Postcode: 430070
Tel: +86-27-87858005
E-mail: waishi@whut.edu.cn
Official website: http://english.whut.edu.cn/ (English)

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