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Brief Introduction to WUT
Pubdate:2016-11-26  Times:

  ● The only private university to independently launch a pilot comprehensive project on national educational reform.

  ● The only private university to possess the key research base on Humanities and Social Sciences-- “Caliber-oriented Education Research”

  ●The only private university to win the second prize of the 6th National Teaching Achievement

  ●The only private university to win the Outstanding Achievement Award of the 7th National Scientific Research of Higher Education Institution (Humanities and Social Sciences)

  ●The first private university which takes charge of formulating international standard

  ●The first private university which has overseas branch

  ●The employment rate of its graduates was ranked No. 1 among all provincial universities in Hubei Province in both 2014 and 2015.

  ●The first private university in Hubei to offer master’s degree and double degree

  ●The first university to possess a provincial collaborative innovation center of Hubei (First “2011 Plan” programs in Hubei)

  ●The first private university in Hubei to lunch “Pilot institute” Reform

  ●The first private university in Hubei to get the 2nd award in scientific and technological progress

  ●The only private university in Hubei to own a workstation for postgraduates

  ●The first private university in Hubei to own an engineering and technological research center

  I A Brief Introduction to WUT

  Wuchang University of Technology (WUT) is a private university for higher education approved by Ministry of Education, and with 20 years’ development, it has become a well-known university dominating its engineering and management, with multidisciplinary coordination. Situated in “Optics Valley of China” in the southeast part of Wuhan in Central China’s Hubei Province, WUT covers an area of over 200 acres with a construction area of over 400,000 square meters (about 100 acres). It is known as one of the top ten beautiful lake campuses in China, lying at the foothill of Mt. Meinan, surrounded by Tangxun Lake,and with European-style buildings nestling among the trees.

  WUT has eleven schools offering altogether 45 departments and 62 disciplines (4-year programs or 3-year programs), i.e. School of Life Science, School of Information Engineering, School of Urban Construction, School of Business, School of Law, Literature and Foreign Languages, School of Art Design, School of Music and Media, School of Nursing, School of Universally Applicable Quality Education, School of International Education, School of Continuing Education, which cover science, engineering, economy, management, literature, law, medicine, and art. At present, there are over 14,000 students of three kinds, undergraduates, post-graduates, and foreign students.

  II. Present Conditions

  WUT possesses excellent teaching and learning infrastructures. Each school is individually housed and fully equipped, such as per-student instruments and equipment for teaching and scientific research, multimedia classrooms and language labs, computers for teaching and learning, exceeding ministerial standard by the Ministry of Education. The University’s intelligence and information technology ranks top private universities in China.

  WUT has outstanding teaching staff. Now there are over 1,000 staff in WUT, of whom 796 are teachers with master’s degrees or doctor’s degrees accounting for over 85 percent -- 96 professors, 223 associate professors, 28 doctoral tutors, 87 master instructors, 18 state-level experts, 2 distinguished professors under Hubei Talents Program, and 3 Chutian Scholars.

  WUT is equipped with a top-ranking library here. The library, taking an area of 35,200 square meters, has Elegant environment and advanced facilities. Now, in the library are housed over 1,400,000 volumes, over 2,500,000 volumes of e-books, and over 2,000 domestic and foreign newspapers and periodicals.

  Those 103 laboratories can offer all kinds of experiments in the university. And there are over 300 stable training bases inside and outside WUT for the students' internships and training, two of which are of provincial level.

  WUT possesses all kinds of facilities and complete security system. WUT is well-equipped with various facilities, including an academic center, a national-standardized stadium, a club, a gym, a student service center, a student activity center, a 3D cinema, standardized students’ and teachers’ apartments, dining halls, financial service networks, a hospital, and supermarkets.

  WUT has established sound students’ organizations, and organizations of the Party and the Youth League. There are more than 100 student associations and clubs which provide ideal platform for students to develop their competence and enhance their caliber.

  III.  Specialties

  WUT has initiated “Caliber-oriented Education to Success”-- a brand new higher education philosophy and personnel training mode. It has won the second prize of the 6th National Teaching Achievement, the only private university among the winners. In 2010, it was listed as a pilot university on national reform of educational system by the State Council to undertake the pilot project of "Innovating the training mode of high quality talents in University”, the only university of its kind to launch a pilot comprehensive project on national educational reform. In 2015, it won the third prize of the Outstanding Achievement of the 7th National Scientific Research of Higher Education Institution. WUT was the only private university to win the award in the field of educational studies.

  Specialized by the philosophy of Caliber-oriented Education to Success, WUT is committed to training high-caliber personnel with sound specialized caliber, solid non-specialized caliber, and strong innovative ability, trying to help students achieve academic success and employment success, and thus to pave the way for their success in business and career. To make it into practice, Caliber-oriented Education contains a “three-dimensional” talents-training mode —to cultivate college students’ professional caliber, all-round caliber, and innovation ability, and four sub modes, which are specifically a “holographic” model of moral education, a self-directed learning mode, a teaching model of “development and internalization” and an evaluation model of “the credit system of caliber”. In short, it is known as a mode of “1 + 4”.

  WUT has implemented the strategy of internationalization, and carried out  international exchanges and cooperation effectively. WUT has established cooperative relationship with more than 20 universities in more than 10 countries like USA, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and India. Moreover, we have launched two branches in Osaka and Paris, and received more than 200 students from over 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. It provides a full range of services for students’ further study, co-op program, study tour and employment overseas.

   IV Discipline Construction

  WUT tops China’s other private universities in discipline construction.WUT is the only private university to possess two provincial research platforms-- Collaborative Innovation Center and Research Center for Engineering Technology of Hubei. WUT is approved to set up Bioengineering as a provincial key discipline. In Hubei Province, WUT is the only one owning an approved Key Research Base on Humanities and Social Sciences. Moreover, it is in charge of formulating the international standard for the first time among similar nationwide colleges. WUT has more than 40 scientific research and teaching platforms including provincial pilot majors, high-qualified public video courses, etc.

  WUT has developed a strong discipline echelon in biological engineering, pharmacy, international standards of non-ferrous metal ion chromatography, caliber-oriented education research and other fields.

  WUT faculty has undertaken more than 200 provincial teaching and research projects, published more than 6,000 academic papers, among which over 500 have been published in the Chinese core journals and about 200 included in the five international journal indexes (SCI, SSCI, EI, ISTP, AHCI), and won more than 700 awards, of which there are 2 national awards, 1 provincial prize for scientific and technological advancement, and Theory and Practice on College Quality Credit System initiated by the president, Pro. Zhao Zuobin, won the Outstanding Achievement Award of the 7th National Scientific Research of Higher Education Institution. WUT has been the only private university winning the award in the field of educational studies. In addition, its faculty has published more than 230 works and textbooks.

  A large number of WUT teachers have won awards in the provincial teaching competition, and quite a few were given the title “Hubei Young Teaching Experts”, making WUT have more chances than other private universities to deserve this honor.

  V. Teaching Achievements

  WUT has made great achievements in high-caliber personnel training, and it towers above other private universities in education. The employment rate of its graduates has reached more than 92% over the past years. In 2013, it was ranked No. 4 among all provincial universities in Hubei Province and jumped to No. 1 in both 2014 and 2015. The seniors’ passing the examinations for civil servants and graduate education has risen markedly year after year. Nearly 30% of the graduates have worked in the top 500 companies around the world or in large domestic enterprises and a large number of them have become “high-payed” with annual salary over 200,000. WUT has been approved as the provincial demonstration base for undergraduates’ entrepreneurship. It is common for WUT alumni to start their own business, and among them more than 300 successful alumni run the companies with the assets of over ¥10,000,000, some even having companies of one hundred million dollars. Among them, Lu Weijian holds the post of president of Heart Creation Investment Co., LTD. and board chairman of Asia Building Material Co., LTD. with the asset of ten billion.

  In recent years, WUT students have published more than 1000 papers, obtained nearly 200 national patents and won more than provincial and ministerial 5000 awards, including more than 300 awards in innovation. They got more than 30 First Prizes in such important contests as the National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest, China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, National English Contest for College Students, the National Finance and Accounting Information Contest for College Students, the National Engineering Budgeting Software Contest for Colleges, etc. The students’ personality has been demonstrated so much that quite a few stars have been emerging in WUT, like “National Merit Student”, “Campus Writer”, “Campus Inventor”, “Campus Calligrapher”, “Star of Innovation”, “Star of Business”, “Star of self-improvement”, etc.

  V. Social Reputation

  Caliber-oriented Education to Success has been spoken highly by all circles of the society. Former vice chairman of the National People’s Congress, Ding Shisun, and former minister of the central organization department, Zhang Quanjing, have come to WUT to implement inspection and supervise personally, and given full affirmation and inscription for it. Pro. Pan Maoyuan, a famous higher educationist in China, has led a team of more than 20 doctors himself to investigate and survey in WUT, and they have written a report with more than 30,000 words and Pro. Pan’s personal inscription, “congratulations to the successful experiment of Caliber-oriented Education to Success - to promote quality education, and guide the students’ development”. A number of well-known higher education experts have written to praise Caliber-oriented Education to Success in authoritative media such as People’s Daily, Guangming daily, China Education Daily, etc. Those articles include A Brand-new Educational Concept and Pattern, To Decode Problems of Quality-oriented Education in University, Comprehensive Innovation to Theory and Practice of Caliber-oriented Education in Colleges and Universities, A New Theory and New Mode to Trigger Higher Education Revolution, etc. “Caliber-oriented Education to Success is a theoretical and practical innovation, which can act as the sample,” said Professor Zhou Mansheng, a deputy director of the Ministry of Education. Specialists and scholars as academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences Yang shuzi, Yang fujia, Wu hongxin, Yan luguang, and academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering Pei-Gen Lee have given a good evaluation of concept and school-running characteristics of Caliber-oriented Education to Success, education and teaching quality, level of running a school and campus construction, etc. “WUT Caliber-oriented Education to Success with its theoretical system has great practical and theoretical significance for implementing of caliber-oriented education, enhancing quality of education, and cultivating high-caliber talents in colleges and universities, and it is innovative, advanced and exemplary on caliber-oriented educational theory. It is of reference value and enlightenment for national independent college and even common colleges and universities. As a national initiative, it has reached the leading level in China,” commented expert certifying commission directed by Professor Gu Hailiang, a former President of Wuhan University.

  Caliber-oriented Education to Success is highly affirmed by the Party and the government. In 2015, China’s economic and social council constituted a research group on exploration and practice of training mode for WUT’s innovation of applied talents with high caliber. With over one year’s deep research, the group has formed a research report, main experience and suggestions of WUT cultivating applied talents with high caliber. The research group thinks that WUT’s actively exploring a new mode, a new route and a new way of caliber-oriented education has provided reproducible and propagable experience for private higher learning institutions. Therefore, The group suggests summing up the experience of Caliber-oriented Education to Success in WUT seriously and gives full play to the leading role. In Jan. 2017, vice premier Liu Yandong, makes important instructions on 10th Research Report on China’s Economic and Social Council (2016) endorsed by Du Qinglin, secretary of the secretariat of the central committee and vice chairman of CPPCC, that WUT has made so much beneficial exploration in training talents that some practice is worth generalizing, and she instructs Ministry of Education to organize evaluation of the pilot reform and take measures to help solve the difficulties in its development. On May 11, 2017, in order to implement deputy prime minister Liu Yandong and vice chairman Du Qinglin’s important instructions, leading group office of the national reform of educational system issues the 8th bulletin titled “WUT’s innovation of caliber-oriented educational pattern for undergraduates”(2017) to promote its typical experience of cultivating talents to colleges and universities nationwide. On May 25, leaders from China’s Economic and Social Council, Ministry of Education, People’s Government of Hubei Province, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of Hubei Province, Education Department of Hubei Province, Finance Department of Hubei Province, and Development Strategic Planning Office of Hubei province come to WUT and hold a symposium on how to implement deputy premier Liu Yandong’s instructions. Later, Education Department of Hubei Province issues bulletin to call on other colleges and universities of the whole prince to earnestly learn from it.

  The exploration and implementation of Caliber-oriented Education to Success have effectively promoted the education quality as well as the management level and produced an extensive influence in society. Many main media in China, such as People’s Daily, Guangming Daily, Chinese Education Daily, China Youth News, the Xinhua News Agency, China News Agency, xinhuanet and PhoenixNet etc., have reported it in depth for many times.

  WUT was ranked No. 144 in the four-year-program education in the list of China’s universities in 2012, one of the only two private universities. It was Number Six, the only private university in Hubei that entered top 20 in “2011 China’s National Ranking List of Private Universities”. WUT was awarded No. 1 of “China’s Influential Private Universities” by CNR, No. 1 of “the Brand Strength of Private Universities” by Tecent, the 2nd of “China’s Private Universities of Social Influence” by xinhuanet, and the 2nd of “China’s Private Universities of Employment Competitiveness” by Sina.com. At the same time, WUT has won many other prizes, such as “China’s Top 100 Universities in Graduates’ Employment Competitiveness”, “China’s Top Ten Competitive Brand in Private Universities”, “China’s Top Private Universities in Comprehensive Strength”, “Most Potential Asian Educational Institute in the 21st Century”, etc. In addition, WUT has been awarded “Hubei Advanced University in Ideological and Political Education for College Students”and one of the “Ten Literary Campus in Hubei” by College Working Committee of Provincial Party and Education Department of Hubei Province.

  Nationwide students can be selected to enroll in WUT according to the marks they get. That is, they are required to be above the local passing score. Students who attain required credits will get the graduation certification and those who are qualified for bachelor degree will be granted WUT diplomas. Meanwhile, they can work for a double major on campus. Among similar universities in Hubei, WUT has been taking the lead in joint training of postgraduates with relevant universities. Moreover, WUT has the qualification to enroll “upgrading students from three-year-program college to four-year-program university”. That is, three-year college students and higher vocational college students can go to WUT to continue learning after passing the examination held by the university.