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The Expert Meeting for the Origin of WUT was Held on December 29


On the morning of December 29, 2019, the Expert Meeting for the Origin of WUT was held at the Conference Center. Experts from the Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Lanzhou University, Shandong University, Wuhan University, Central China Normal University, Wuhan University of Science and Technology attended the meeting. People who were present at the meeting include Wang Qiankun, deputy secretary of the party committee of WUT, Liu Chunjiang, vice president, and heads of the Party Affairs and President’s Office, the archives and other departments. The meeting was hosted by Zhang Kefei, chairman of the Branch of University History Research of the China Association of Higher Education.


On behalf of the WUT, Wang Qiankun gave a welcome speech to express his thanks to the experts for visiting the university to guide the university history traceability demonstration work, and to introduce the history and development of the university. Li Zhaorong, the director of the archives, gave a report of WUT’s history. His study and argument of the origin of WUT were based on five aspects, such as historical facts, theoretical basis, social identification, policies as well as historical origins of homologous universities. In accordance with the facts, he also believed that the establishment of Hubei Construction Industry College in 1898 should be set as the origin of WUT.


Experts discussed heatedly and argued the origin of WUT’s history in line with the theories and achievements of the history of higher education. They all agreed that Hubei Construction Industry College should be viewed as the original form of WUT.


Wang Qiankun, deputy secretary of the party committee of WUT, Liu Chunjiang, vice president noted that the demonstration made by the experts has not only embodied WUT’s progress in this regard, but also provided a theoretical basis for advancements. With that, more efforts would be made to help more people to know about the origin of WUT, to make more teachers, students and alumni feel proud about WUT , and to enhance the cohesion to achieve prosperity of WUT.