Wuhan Polytechnic University

Why Study at Wuhan Polytechnic University, China

Wuhan Polytechnic University (WHPU), located in Wuhan City of Hubei Province known as a “thoroughfare to 9 provinces”, was founded in 1951. WHPU operates on the principle of “Basing itself on education, taking quality as the means of development, strengthening itself with talents, and highlighting its unique features.” The disciplines concerning food science are its distinct features. Besides, Agro-product Processing and Transformation and other related disciplines have distinct characteristics. Engineering is its main body. Engineering, Management, Science, Humanities, Economics, Agriculture, Art and Law develop in coordination. Now the University has been developed into an influential multiversity. WHPU now covers an area of over 1,000,000 square meters, with the building area of 480,000 square meters. And it has 63 undergraduate specialties and 58 disciplines authorized to grant master’s degree. Currently the number of full-time students is over 17,000.

(1) History 
Wuhan Polytechnic University (WHPU) located in Wuhan City of Hubei Province known as a “thoroughfare to 9 provinces”, was founded in 1951. This earliest school that was to cultivate professional personnel for the grain sector was built into an undergraduate institution approved by the State Council in 1980. It had been successively affiliated with the former State Ministry of Food, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Domestic Trade. In 1998, the pattern of co-construction by the central and local governments was practised and now the University is managed mainly by Hubei Province. In the following year, Wuhan Institute of Food Industry changed its name to Wuhan Institute of Technology. In 2000, Wuhan Transportation Health School merged into Wuhan Institute of Technology. On May 18, 2013, Wuhan Institute of Technology was officially renamed Wuhan Polytechnic University after the approval of the ministry of education, and became the only university in the country named after the light industry.
(2) Discipline and programs
The University is divided into 13 shcools, 2 departments, and 1 Continued Education College, with 54 undergraduate specialties, including 4 state-level featured specialties and 7 provincial-level brand specialties. 8 first-class and 43 second-class disciplines are authorized to grant master’s degree, 4 fields authorized to grant Specialized Master’s degree of Engineering, 5 fields authorized to grant Specialized Master’s degree of Agrotechnical Extension, 3 disciplines authorized to build Doctor’s degree programs. Currently the number of full-time undergraduate and graduate students is over 13,400. There are 9 key disciplines, 1 innovative discipline with remarkable achievements, 1 superior discipline, and 3 featured disciplines in Hubei Province. There is also 1 key lab and 1 engineering research center respectively in the Ministry of Education, 2 key labs in Hubei Province, 2 provincial research bases for Humanities and Social Sciences, and 13 engineering technology research centers of the provincial (ministerial) level granted by National Ministry of Agriculture, National Ministry of Food and so on. 
(3) Academic facilities and Scientific research 
Wuhan Polytechnic University now covers an area of over 900,000 square meters, with the building area of over 500,000 square meters. The library of the University, a provincial research-level unit of documentary collection, holds over 1.17 million volumes of paper literature, including 26 Chinese and foreign language electronic databases and 6 featured databases created by itself. The total value of the University’s teaching equipment is 130 million yuan. 6 provincial-level experimental teaching demonstration centres have been built in the University and 120 practice bases built outside the University. In recent 5 years, it has undertaken over 70 state-level projects, which include National 973-project, 863-project, National Natural Science foundation and National Social Science foundation, and more than 500 provincial (ministerial)-level scientific research projects. It has won over 40 prizes of provincial (ministerial)-level or above, including 5 prizes of national scientific and technological advancement and 3 prizes of outstanding achievements in Humanities and Social Sciences. 
(4) Wuhan Polytechnic University Achievement
In order to create a fine educational environment, the University pays much attention to the Party’s style of working, lets the Party’s style of working promote the style of teaching, and uses the style of teaching as an impetus to the style of learning. In recent 5 years, “National Leading Elementary Party Organization” has been awarded to the Party committee of the University by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, and various titles have been conferred to the University successively, such as “National Civilized Unit,” “National Model Teachers’ Home,” “Leading Institution of Higher Learning on College Students’ Ideological and Political Education in Hubei Province,” “Advanced Unit of College Students’ Employment in Hubei Province,” and “Model University of Governing School by Law in Hubei Province.” 
(5) Communication and international cooperation
Through opening doors to the outside world, the University has established relations with over 20 universities,colleges and academies from over 10 countries, including the United States of America, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Australia and Italy, in the aspects of personnel training, academic exchange and scientific research cooperation. The International Office and School of International Education are in charge of international students’ affairs.
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