Huazhong University of Science and Technology
|Huazhong University of Science & Technology|
|Motto||明德 厚学 求是 创新 (Chinese)|
|Motto in English||Morality, knowledge, truth and innovation (Illustrious Virtue, Erudite, Practical and Innovation)|
|Established||1953 (Engineering School)
1907 (Medical School)
|Type||National / Public|
|Location||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Campus||Suburban / Main Campus
1160 acres/ 470 ha
Urban / Medical Campus
133 acres/ 54 ha
CUBA men's and women's
|Mascot||Yellow Crane and White Cloud|
The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST; simplified Chinese: 华中科技大学(华中理工大学); traditional Chinese: 華中科技大學(華中理工大學); pinyin: Huázhōng Kējì Dàxué; literally "Central China University of Science and Technology") is a public, coeducational research university located in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. As a national key university, HUST is directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China. HUST has been referred as the flagship of China's higher education system after Chinese Civil War. HUST manages Wuhan National Laboratories for Opto-electronics (WNLO) at Wuchang, which is one of the five national laboratories in China.
Founding (1952-1954) 
In 1952, the Central Government of China sought to construct a new higher education system for the rapid development of economy, science and technology after Chinese Civil War. Three technical institutes were planned to be established in Wuhan, including Huazhong Institute of Technology (HIT,华中工学院), South-Central China Institute of Power Engineering (中南动力学院) and South-Central China Institute of Water Conservancy and Electric Power (中南水利学院) . In March 1953, the institute's charter was signed by the South-Central China Government under the approval of the Central Government of China. In the original planning, the land south of the Yujia Hill was chosen for the three campuses. Physicist Qian Zha was appointed as chair of the three-institute initiative. Economist Peigang Zhang was appointed as chief in planning to lead the HIT initiative. In June 1953, the land south of the East Lake was chosen as the campus of South-Central China Institute of Water Conservancy and Electric Power. The same year, the South-Central China government decided not to establish an independent South-Central China Institute of Power Engineering. All the programs related to power engineering were administered by Huazhong Institute of Technology. The institute formally opened on October 15, 1953.
Early development (1954-1966) 
All the programs and departments at HIT were organized and formed from the programs related to electrical engineering, power engineering, electricity and mechanical engineering in Wuhan University, Hunan University, Guangxi University and South China Institute of Technology. HIT's first classes were held in spaces at those institutions. There were eight undergraduate programs, 314 full-time faculty members and 2,639 undergraduate students at that time. The first president is physicist Qian Zha, Dean of School of Engineering of Wuhan University. The first provost is Gancai Liu.
In 1960, HIT was evaluated to be a national key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China.
Culture Revolution (1966-1976) 
In 1971, most of the Wuhan Mechanical Institute (武汉机械学院) was merged into the institute.
Six departments were established. There were 20 undergraduate programs, 1,097 faculty members. The number of undergraduate students reached to 6,087.
New mission, global view (1976-1988) 
Graduate students began to be enrolled in 1978, and in 1984, the institute became one of 22 universities to be approved by the State Council to establish a graduate school. By approval of the State Education Committee, the institute was renamed Huazhong University of Science and Technology (华中理工大学) in 1988.
Leading the Reform in Tech-Schools (1988-2000) 
With China's global strategy and the reform of the economy, HUST led a series of pivotal reforms among technical institutions in China. HUST is the first technical school to establish the Department of Journalism and Communication, the Department of Economics, and Department of Literature, and to host nation-wide lectures in humanities.
Millennium vision (2000- ) 
On May 26, 2000, the former Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical University (同济医科大学), Wuhan Urban Construction Institute (武汉城市建设学院), and Wuhan Science and Technology Vocational College (科技部干部管理学院) combined to form the new Huazhong University of Science and Technology (华中科技大学); the Chinese name was changed, but the English name remained unaltered.
Tongji Medical College (1907- ) 
The history of Tongji Medical College can be traced back to 1907 when Tongji German Medical School was founded by Erich Paulun in Shanghai. The name Tongji suggests cooperating by riding the same boat. In 1927, with the development of the institution, it expanded to include engineering programs. After the establishment of National Tongji University in 1927, the Tongji Medical College was affiliated to the university as one of the schools. In 1950, the medical school was moved to Wuhan from Shanghai and merged with Wuhan University School of Medicine to become South-Central China Tongji Medical College. The college was later renamed as Wuhan College of Medicine in 1955, as Tongji Medical University in 1985, and as Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2000.
Presidents (1953- ) 
- Peigen Li (2005–present) Member of China's Academy of Engineering
- Mingwu Fan (2001–2005) Member of China's Academy of Engineering, former President of China Institute of Atomic Energy
- Ji Zhou (1997–2001) Member of China's Academy of Engineering, current President of China's Academy of Engineering, former Minister of Education of China
- Shuzi Yang (1993–1997) Member of China's Academy of Sciences
- Shuhuai Huang (1984–1993)
- Jiusi Zhu: (1979–1984)
- Qian Zha: (1953–1979)
Main Campus at Wuchang 
Tongji Medical Campus at Hankou 
Schools and Departments 
Sciences and Engineering 
Social Sciences 
Medicine (Tongji Medical College) 
Institutes, centers and laboratories 
National laboratories (1) 
National Major Scientific & Technological Facility (1) 
National key laboratories (5) 
National specialized laboratories(2) 
National research centers (7) 
Ministerial / provincial leading labs (16) 
Ministerial / provincial research centers 
International collaboration research centers 
Other centers and institutes 
Faculty and staff 
- Faculty: 3,448
- Staff (main campus): 7,659
- Staff (hospitals): 5,259
- Chang Jiang Scholars: 65
- Member of Academy of Sciences of China: 10
- Member of Academy of Engineering of China: 14
(General rankings provided by independent agencies or organizations, not by governmental organizations. Program rankings provided by 2007 National Research Evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education of China)
|Graduate School Ranking||9||9||9||8||7||7||6||6||6|
- The number of Chinese universities used for comparison = 720 (data 2006)
Engineering: #6 | #6; Medicine: #9 | #7; Management: #10 | #15; Science: #16 | #17;
Economics: #20 |-; Literature: #36 |-;
Natural Sciences (Engineering, Medicine, Science overall): #7 | #6;
Social Sciences (History, Management, Economics overall): #17 | #18
Mechanical Engineering: #1; Electrical Engineering: #2; Optic Engineering: #3;
Public Administration: #4; Biomedical Engineering: #5; Control Engineering: #5 ;
Power Engineering: #6; Computer Science: #9; Electronics: #9;
Preventive Medicine Epidemiology: #5; Environmental Health: #1; Nutrition: #5; Gynecology: #2; Toxicology: #6;
Computer Science System Structure: #3; Software: #12 ;
Journalism & Communication Journalism: #3; Communication: #7;
Others Statistics: #6; Quantitative Economics: #3;
There are four libraries at HUST: the Old Library, the Shaw Library (New Library), the Medical Library and the Architecture Library. The Old Library and the Shaw Library are located in the center of main campus. The Old Library was designed and constructed in Soviet-Union style in the 1950s. It plays a major role in book circulation and conference hosting. It also provides classrooms for audio-video teaching program and some group-study programs. The first floor of the east wing is the Center for Reader's Services, which is a branch of University Bookstore System. The Shaw Library was donated by Sir Run Run Shaw and built in 1990s. It has more than 30 reading rooms, including Chinese/English social sciences reading rooms, Chinese/English natural sciences reading rooms, Chinese/English archive reading rooms and electronic journal reading rooms. It also houses a multi-media center and a major branch of Center for Computing & Networking. Medical Library is located in Tongji Medical Campus in Hankou. It provides the same services to the medical students as the libraries in main campus. The Architecture Library is on the east side of the main campus. It accommodates books and journals in architecture and urban planning. The University Libraries have a total collection of 3.49 million volumes.
- Wuhan Union Hospital (Affiliated Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College of HUST) category: IIIA | National
- Wuhan Tongji Hospital (Affiliated Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical College of HUST) category: IIIA | National
- Wuhan Liyuan Hospital (Affiliated Liyuan Hospital of Tongji Medical College of HUST) category: IIIA | National
- Xiangfan Hospital (Affiliated Xiangfan Hospital of Tongji Medical College of HUST) category: IIIA | National
- Jinzhou Hospital (Affiliated Jinzhou Hospital of Tongji Medical College of HUST) category: IIIA | National
- Children's Hospital, Wuhan (Affiliated Women's and Children's Health Care Center of HUST) category: IIIA | National
- Wuhan No. 1 Hospital (Affiliated Oriental & Occidental Medicine Hospital of HUST) category: IIIA | National
- Wuhan Institute of Psychiatry (Affiliated Institute of Psychiatry of Tongji Medical College of HUST) category: IIIA | National
- Wuhan Cape(Puai) Hospital category: IIIA | National
Student life 
Student demographics 
Undergraduate students: 36,275
Graduate & professional students: 20,044
International students: 560
HUST men's basketball team has won national championship (CUBA) in 2004. HUST men's team also won the fourth place in CUBA 1999. HUST women's basketball team lost the national champion titles and won the second places in WCUBA 2005 and 2006.
Academic life has always been put in the first place by HUST students. As the initial mission of early HUST, HUST graduates were expected to possess the skills and abilities for becoming outstanding experts in their science fields. However, the education in arts and literature were strengthened by the school since late 1980s. Chinese literature is a required course for any degrees or programs at HUST. Former president of HUST, Shuzi Yang is an enthusiastic advocate to bring courses of arts and humanities into the curriculum. His great efforts make many HUST graduates not only the experts in science, but also the leaders in their fields.
Notable faculty and alumni 
Notable alumni 
- He Jiesheng (何界生), Tongji Class 1970, former Vice Minister of Health, China
- Lou Qinjian (娄勤俭), HIT Class 1981, Vice Minister of Information Industry, China
- Qian Xinzhong (钱信忠), Tongji Class 1928, Minister of Health, China (1965–1973,1979–1983)
- Xie Fuzhan (谢伏瞻), HIT Class 1980, Governor of Henan Province
- Yin Dakui (殷大奎), Tongji Class 1964, Vice Minister of Health, China
- Zhou Ji (周济), HIT Class 1980, President, China Academy of Engineering (2010-), Minister of Education, China (2003–2009), Mayor of Wuhan (2001–2002)
- Zou Shoubin (邹寿斌), HIT Class 1969, President, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China.
- Zhou Zude (周祖德), HIT Class 1970, President, Wuhan University of Technology.
- Wang Cheng (王乘), HIT Class 1981, President, Hohai University.
- Yang Baofeng (杨宝峰), Tongji Class 1988, President, Harbin Medical University.
- Luo Xiwen (罗锡文), HIT Class 1970, Vice President, South China Agricultural University.
- Sun Yousong (孙友松), HIT Class 1967, Vice President, Guangdong University of Technology.
- Chen Xiaolong (陈小龙), HIT Class 1976, Vice President, Tongji University.
- Yang Zhiguang (杨志光), HIT Class 1976, Vice President, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.
- Xu Xiaoming (许晓鸣), HIT Class 1982, Vice President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
- Zheng Xiaojing (郑晓静), HIT Class 1982, Vice President, Lanzhou University.
- Yu Shiyou (喻世友), HIT Class 1982, Vice President, Sun Yat-Sen University.
- Yang Yong (杨勇), HIT Class 1982, Vice President, Xiamen University.
- Zhai Jinping (瞿金平), Vice President, South China University of Technology.
- Chen Jianxin (陈建新), HIT Class 1982, Vice chair of university committee, South China University of Technology.
- Yang Zongkai (杨宗凯), HIT Class 1985, Vice President, Central China Normal University
- Li Jun (李军), President, Bank of Communications
- Li Yinan (李一男), Class 1989, Vice CEO, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
- Wang Chaoyong (汪潮涌), Class 1984, President and CEO, ChinaEquity Group Inc.
- Yan Yuanchao (严援朝), Class 1976, CTO, Chief Engineer, Sina.com
- Zhang Xiaolong (张小龙) — creator of Foxmail (1997), a cost-free email client acquired by Tencent in 2005 
- Yao Xin (姚欣) — Class 2003, CEO of SynaCast Media Tech.Co.,LTD, creator of PPLive (2004), a Peer-to-Peer video steaming video network with top market share in China
- Zheng Baoyong (郑宝用), Class 1987, Vice CEO, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
- Li Ting (李婷) Class 2006, - 2004 Olympic gold medallist in women's doubles tennis.
- Li Na (李娜) Class 2005,-2011 French Open winner，first player from China and Asia to win a Grand Slam in singles
Members of National Academies 
Academy of Sciences, China 
- Shizhang Bei (贝时璋), Tongji Class 1921, elected in 1955.
- Boqiang Liang (梁伯强), Tongji Class 1922, elected in 1955, Pathologist.
- Qiu Fazu (裘法祖), Tongji Class 1936, elected in 1993, Senior Member of CAS.
- Qinzhen Shen (沈其震), Tongji Class 1923, elected in 1955, Physiologist, founding president of Academy of Medicine China and China Union Medical University.
- Mengchao Wu (吴孟超), Tongji Class 1949, 2005 National Science & Technology Awardee.
- Min Wu (吴旻), Tongji Class 1950, elected in 1980.
- Shijie Cheng (程时杰), HIT Class 1981, elected in 2007.
- Shuzi Yang (杨叔子), HIT Class 1956, elected in 1991.
- Zhongliang ZHU (朱中梁), HIT Class 1961, elected in 1999.
- Jun Luo (罗俊), HIT Class 1982, elected in 2009.
- Xiaojin Zheng (郑晓静), HIT Class 1982, elected in 2009.
Academy of Engineering, China 
- Yunde Hou (侯云德), Tongji Class 1955, elected in 1994
- Daopei Lu (陆道培), Tongji Class 1955, elected in 1996
- Honghao Zhou (周宏灏), Tongji Class 1962, elected in 2005.
- Baofeng Yang (杨宝峰), Tongji Class 1988, elected in 2009.
- Kefa Cen (岑可法), HIT Class 1956, elected in 1995, Dean, College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University
- Mingwu Fan (樊明武), HIT Class 1965, elected in 1999, PhD, former President of the China Academy of Atomic Energy
- Peigen Li (李培根), HIT Class 1981, elected in 2003, President of HUST
- Huan Pan (潘 垣), HIT Class 1955, elected in 1997.
- Konghui Guo (郭孔辉), HIT Class 1954, elected in 1994, Honorary Dean, School of Automotive Engineering, Jilin University
- Jianrong Tan (谭建荣), HIT Class 1987, elected in 2007, Director, Department of Mechenical Engineering, College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University
- Shaofu Yao (姚绍福), HIT Class 1953, elected in 1997.
- Shenghua Ye (叶声华), HIT Class 1956, elected in 2003.
- Yongchuan Zhang (张勇传), HIT Class 1957, elected in 1997.
- Ji Zhou (周济), HIT Class 1980, elected in 1999, Former Minister of Education of China.
- Zhengchen Duan (段正澄), HIT Class 1957, elected in 2009.
- Xiwen Luo (罗锡文), HIT Class 1970, elected in 2009.
Famous Scientists 
- Gang Chen (陈刚), Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, member of National Academy of Engineering, US
- Yinyu Ye (叶荫宇), Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
- Shaofan Li (李少凡), Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
- Jimmy Zhu (朱建刚), ABB Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
- Ning Wang (汪宁), Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Lihong Wang (汪立宏), Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
- Ying Wu (吴郢), Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University
- Jianqiao Sun (孙剑桥), Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
- Zhong (John) Zhang (张忠), Murrel J. Ades Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Susan Chun Zhu (祝淳), Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University
- Guofu Tan (谭国富), Professor, Department of Economics, University of Southern California
- Guoqiang Tian (田国强), Professor, Department of Economics, Taxas A&M University
- Chunrong Ai (艾春荣), Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Florida
- Shouyong Shi (石寿永), Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Economics, University of Toronto
- Xi He (贺熹), Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard University
- Frank Hu (胡丙长), Professor, Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard University
- Tao Xu (徐涛), HUST Class 1996, Director, Institute of Biophysics, Academy of Sciences, China
- Kang Shen (沈康),Tongji Class 1994, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Peigang Zhang (张培刚), Economist, founder of Development Economics
- Jiusi Zhu (朱九思), Educator
- Fujing Li (李赋京) Pathologist
- Fuhua Lv (吕富华), Tongji Class 1925, Pharmacologist,
- Huanle Tao (陶桓乐), Tongji Class 1934, Respiratory System
- MingJin Xie (谢敏晋), Tongji Class 1936, Microbiologist
- Bingyang Shao (邵丙扬), Tongji Class 1942
- Zhongbi Wu (武忠弼), Tongji Class 1945, Pathologist, member of Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina(German Academy of Natural Science)
Partner universities 
HUST maintains partnership with more than 90 universities all over the world, the following are parts of these universities
- United States－Yale University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Boston College, Ohio State University, University of Southern California
- United Kingdom－University of Birmingham, University of Liverpool
- Japan－University of Tokyo, Tohoku University, Nagoya University, Kyushu University, Nippon Institute of Technology
- Singapore－National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University
- South Korea－Gyeongsang National University, Yeungnam University
- Hong Kong－Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - City University of Hong Kong
- Taiwan－National Tsing Hua University
- Germany－Technische Universitaet München
- Tongji is the Chinese phonetic approximation of deutsche (German).
- ***According to different methodologies used by different organizations, the rankings might not be accurate, but they reflect general academic reputation. The rankings published by a USTC-alumni-based internet company named Netbig(Wang Da) were not provided here due to people's concerns about the data's accuracy, the company's independency, the evaluation's fairness and the publisher's integrity.
- From Wu,Shulian's Ranking administered by Sohu.com /in Chinese
- From Ministry of Education of China
- From Sina Education /in Chinese| Sohu Learning /in Chinese
- Evaludated by Ministry of Education of China in 2006 /in Chinese
- From Sina Education /in Chinese
- IIIA | National (全国三级甲等医院) indicates the hospital can provide the highest level of health care in China.
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