Wuhan University of Technology (hereafter referred to as WUT) is a national key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education. It is one of the first batch of universities which have entered the national "211 Project" and the national "Double Top" Plan for Promoting the Development of World-class Universities and Disciplines. WUT is jointly constructed by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport. It is also the largest university inside the Ministry of Education in talents cultivation for building materials, transportation and automobile, WUT has become an important base for the cultivation of high-level scientific talents and technological innovation for the three major industrial sectors.
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 over 5,400 staff and faculty members, over 36,000 undergraduates, over 18,000 postgraduates and Ph.D. students and about 1,700 international students. It owns 25 academic schools, 4 National Technology Innovation Bases and 4 modern libraries with a collection of 3.2953 million books. Since 2000, WUT has been awarded 23 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, QS Asia University Rankings, U.S.News Best Global Universities Rankings and ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Since the funding of New China, WUT has cultivated more than 600,000 senior professionals. Over the past decade, the first-time employment rate of graduates has remained above 95%, and about 55% of total employed graduates join the world's Top 500 enterprises and emerging industries.
Over the years, WUT has made rapid development by following the spirit of "Sound in Morality, Broad in Learning and Pursuing Excellence"; and the principle of "Take the students' cultivation as our essence, and take academic development as our priority";. The university focuses on the lofty ideal of building an excellent university to win worldwide recognition and admiration and exercises 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.