Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), is a state key university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. WUT is among the first batch of universities which have entered the national “211 Project” and China’s “Double-First Class” Initiative.WUT is jointly developed by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport. As the university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education which cultivates the largest amount of talents in three major industrial sectors, namely, building and construction materials, transportation, and automobile industries, WUT becomes an important base for the cultivation of high-level scientific talents and technological innovation for the three industrial sectors.
WUT has three campuses, including Mafangshan campus, Yujiatou campus and the South Lake campus, with a total land area of 2.67 million square meters and a total gross floor area of 1.95 million square meters. Currently, WUT has over 50,000 faculty and students, 24 academic schools, 4 National Technology Innovation Bases and 4 modern libraries with a collection of 3.61 million books. Since 2000, WUT has been awarded over 20 national science and technology prizes, ranking in the forefront of all Chinese colleges and universities. In 2019, WUT was listed in Times Higher Education World University Rankings, U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings, Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and QS Asia University Rankings.
Since the founding of New China, WUT has cultivated more than 600,000 senior professionals. In the recent 10 years, the first-time employment rate of graduates has remained above 95%, and about 55% of total employment join world’s top 500 enterprises and fields of strategic emerging industries.
Over the years, WUT has formed educational ideology system with distinctive characteristics, with the lofty ideal of “Building an excellent university to win worldwide recognition and admiration”, the spirit of “Sound in morality, broad in learning and pursuing excellence”, the principle of “Taking students’ cultivation as our essence, and taking academic development as our priority”, and the educational concept of “Implementing excellent education, nurturing excellent talents and creating an excellent life”. Guided by the WUT Charter approved by the Ministry of Education, WUT is committed to the modernization of the governance system and capability, aiming to rank among the world-class universities with distinctive features.