Brief Introduction about Wuhan University of Technology
The Wuhan University of Technology (hereafter referred to as 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 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 the largest scale university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education for nurturing talents oriented in the three industrial sectors: building materials industry, transportation industry and automobile industry and retaining itself 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,1 academician of China Academy of Science, 3 academicians of China Academy of Engineering, 1 member of European Academy of Sciences, 1 fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and 1 member of World Academy of Ceramics. Besides, the University has held public global recruitment of 30 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, 6 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”.
The University owns 24 academic schools, 4 State Key Laboratories, 8 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‰ in ESI (Essential Science Indicators) global discipline ranking list.
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. From 2010, WUT has obtained 14 National Science and Technology Awards, ranking at 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 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 5 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, Key Technology for New Energy Vehicles and Environmental-friendly Building Materials. 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, the base of International Science and Technology Cooperation on Smart Shipping and Maritime Safety and the International Joint Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing and New Materials were established.
From 2009, WUT has established14 International Joint Research Centers with internationally renowned institutions from USA, UK,Italy and the Netherlands, including 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 2017, 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.
Schools of WUT
- School of Art and Design
- School of Automation
- School of Automotive Engineering
- School of Civil Engineering and Architecture
- School of Computer Science and Technology
- School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Life Sciences
- School of Economics
- School of Energy and Power Engineering
- School of Entrepreneurship
- School of Foreign Language
- School of Information Engineering
- School of International Education
- School of Logistics Engineering
- School of Law, Literature, and Sociology
- School of Management
- School of Marxism
- School of Materials Science and Engineering
- International School of Materials Science and Engineering
- School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering
- School of Navigation
- School of Politics and Administration
- School of Resources and Environment Engineering
- School of Science
- School of Safety Sciences and Emergency Management
- School of Transportation