Huazhong University of Science & Technology

HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

ABOUT HUST:

The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) is a national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China, and is among the first Universities joining the national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. It was founded on May 26, 2000 as a result of the merger of the former Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical University and Wuhan Urban Construction Institute.

At present, the University has eleven disciplines: engineering, medicine, management, science, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history and agriculture, offering a variety of degree programs, including 86 undergraduate programs, 303 graduate programs, 237 PhD programs. There are 31 post-doctoral research centers, 7 national key disciplines, 15 national key sub disciplines.

HUST covers an area of over 1,153 acres with picturesque environment, elegant surroundings and has 72% greenery coverage, which has been honored as the “University in the Forest”. It offers its students and staff first-class logistic service, efficient network service and abundant library resources. HUST has also entered into partnerships with more than 100 renowned universities and research institutions. Annually over 100 famous scholars and experts come to visit HUST and give lectures.

Now the University has over 1,000 professors and 1,300 associate professors, including 24 academicians, 65 professors receiving funds from the Cheung Kong Scholars program, 36 winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 36 listed in the “National Talents Project” and 135 young scholars listed in “New Century Outstanding Talents Project” of the Ministry of Education. In recent years, with the implementation of “New Century Education Reform Project”, HUST has built up a course system based on such major disciplines as information, mechanics, civil engineering and environmental studies, electrical engineering, medicine, management, humanities, etc. It has greatly promoted the reform of credit system and English learning program for non-English majors, strengthened its education base and practical education reform, and built 13 student innovation bases.

In addition, HUST has been awarded more than 10 national prizes for education reform, with 37 courses honored as the National Quality Courses and 126 excellent course books listed in the National 11th “Five-Year Key Course books”. HUST built various national advanced talents training bases, including the “National Exemplary Software Faculty”, the ”National Base of Life Science and Technological Talents”, the ”National Base of IC Talents”, the ”National Education Base of Basic Science Course”, “National Experimental Exemplary Base of Electronic Electrician Education”, etc. The Tongji Medical College achieved excellence in the national education evaluation on seven-year medicine program and succeeded in the application for the eight-year medicine program. And HUST students won prizes in various competitions of their own disciplines, such as the “Sony Cup” in the National Electronic Design Competition of University Students in 2003 and 12 first prizes in 2005 outnumbering other universities, the golden prize in the fourth “Challenge Cup” of College Students Entrepreneurship Contest in 2005, various prizes in the National Mechanical Creation Design Competition in 2006, surpassing other universities in the nation.

Although the HUST did make a great progress in the past, it will keep on stepping forward with full vigor and vitality, aiming to gain its name as a world top-ranking university and create a brilliant future.

HUST also holds science festivals, cultural festivals and various campus culture activities in order to build up a distinctive atmosphere of humanity, culture and education.
In recent years, with growing social impact, HUST has enrolled more high quality students. HUST graduates have been enjoying popularity among employers in the job market, and the employment rate has reached above 95%.

During the construction of “211 Project” and “985 Project”, HUST has broken traditional discipline boundaries, integrated multi-disciplinary resources, played an active role in developing the national innovation system, built the high level and cross-disciplinary scientific innovation platform, and the innovation base of philosophy and social science. Meanwhile, all the 11 innovation platforms are under full development, including Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, the base of digital manufacturing of equipment and technology, the base of gravitation research, the base of transplantation medicine, the base of environment and health, the base of national defense science and technology, as well as the philosophy and social science base featured with “scientific development and humanism”.

In accordance with the policy strengthening a coordinated development of both basic research and applied research, HUST founded a three-level vertical system of scientific and technological innovation, including a basic research level with national & provincial laboratories as its core, a hi-tech research level with the national engineering research center as its leader, and a technological development level with the national technology transfer center and the joint laboratory as its pillar.

Nowadays, the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, supported by HUST, is now under full construction. Meanwhile, the pulsed high magnetic field facility, which is a major science and technology infrastructure project, has been approved. Besides, the University has four national key laboratories, two national specialized laboratories, one key national defense laboratory, one national engineering laboratory, thirty-seven provincial key laboratories, three key laboratories of the Ministry of Education (Level B), six national engineering(technology) research centers, eight provincial(technology) research centers, three cooperative research centers of the Ministry of Education and four provincial humanities and social science research bases.

In recent years, the university receives increasing research funds, and its number of publications accepted in SCI, EI, ISTP was among the top 10 universities in China.

By establishing cooperative ties with other provinces including Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Guizhou, HUST has strengthened its collaboration with the local government and large corporations. And HUST has been making contribution to the regional economic development through the establishment of research institutes and industrialization base and the promotion of scientific cooperation. Now it has become one of the seven national technology transfer centers.

Focusing on combining learning and research with manufacturing and considering technology innovation and promotion as its task, HUST has established a group of advanced science and technology enterprises with “HUAGONG TECH CO., LTD” as a gleaming example. The University Science Park becomes the national “863” industrialization base, and the University science and technology enterprise incubator is honored as the “National Hi-Tech Innovation Service Center”. The “four step jump” pattern for science and technology incubation and industrialization has won acclaim from other universities across the country. National leaders, such as Hu Jintao, Li Changchun, spoke highly of the university’s achievements in hi-tech industry during their visit to HUST.

The Affiliated Union Hospital and Tongji Hospital are large modern comprehensive hospitals integrating the function of medical service, education, scientific research and training. As the medical centers of Hubei Province and even South Central China, the hospitals boast a large number of sophisticated medical equipments, like advanced level superconductive magnetic resonance devices, X knife device. They also maintain leading positions in organ transplantation, cardiovascular surgery, hematologists, ENT, orthopedics, urology and other fields within the country. The affiliated Liyuan Hospital specializes in presbyatrics and is the research center of Geriatric Conditions of Hubei Province.

Although the HUST did make a great progress in the past, it will keep on stepping forward with full vigor and vitality, aiming to gain its name as a world top-ranking university and create a brilliant future.

WHY HUST:

The College is made up of 4 schools and 9 departments. It offers 9 specialties and 6 quasi-specialties. An educational pattern has been formed which puts the education of undergraduates as the foundation, the education of graduate students as the focal point and actively develops the multi-subject, multi-specialty and multi-level adult education.

The college possesses 2 key laboratories and 1 clinical pharmacological base under the Ministry of Public Health, 12 institutes, 11 research centers, 21 independent research offices, 3 attached hospitals and 1 affiliated secondary health school. The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (Wuhan Branch), The Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine (Wuhan Branch), and the German Training Center of the Ministry of Public Health are also located here.

ADVANTAGES:

  1. One of the top ranking universities in china with variety of programs.
    2. It offers 75 undergraduate programs, 200 Master programs, 139 doctoral programs and 22 post-doctoral research centers
    3. It boasts to have 4 National Engineering Research Centers, 4 National Leading Laboratories and 2 National Specialized Laboratories in the university.
    4. The Library possesses more than 2,290,000 collections, including over 10,000 kinds of periodicals and 300 newspapers from both China and abroad. The library can accommodate 2700 readers in 29 reading rooms.
    5. Scientific researchers are held in the university both National and International level. A current research project (China-UK HUST-IACR International Joint Lab) is one of the major events taking place in the university.
    6. There are 10 students canteen in the university campus which serves different variety in each one.
    7. Separate hostel accommodation for the international students with fully equipped Apartment type rooms.
    8. Banks, Post office, Telephone booths, Supermarkets, Recreations center are available inside the campus.
    9. International co-operation in various fields with countries like USA, Britain, Germany. France, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sultan etc.
    10. Currently there are more than 350 International students from 40 countries around the world.

City:

Wuhan the capital of the Hubei province – a modern metropolis with unlimited possibilities, situated in the heart of China. Wuhan is an energetic city, a commercial center of finance, industry trade and science with many international companies located here. With scientific, technological and educational institutions such as Laser City and the Wuhan University the city is also an intellectual center.
Situated at the crossroads of central China, Wuhan is a transportation hub for air, railway as well as ferry traffic. The distance from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou is more or less equal. And the giant Yangtze River (Chang Jiang), the world’s third longest river, and the Han River pass through the city.
With a history that dates back more than 3500 years, Wuhan is one of the Chinese Famous Cities of History and Culture. Here and around East Lake you will find historical sites and beautiful nature. The main landmark inside the city is the Yellow Crane Tower.
Since 1927 Wuhan has comprised of three cities, Hankou, Hanyang, and Wuchang, which are located where the Han and Xunshi rivers join the Yangtze (Chan Jiang).

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