Anhui Polytechnic University
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|Anhui Mechanical University
Wuhu Mechanical School
Anhui University of Technology and Science
|Location||Wuhu, Anhui, People's Republic of China|
Anhui Polytechnic University (AUTS, Chinese: 安徽工程大学; pinyin: Ānhuī gōngchéng daxue) is a comprehensive public university based in Wuhu prefecture level city, Anhui province, China. The university provides programmes in the fields of science and technology, engineering, management and economics.
The university was founded 1935 as the Spanish Catholic private vocational school. It later became the Wuhu Electrical Machinery School. In 1972, it came under the jurisdiction of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and it was renamed to Wuhu Mechanical School. In 1977, it became the Hefei Industrial University and began offering full-time undergraduate programmes. In 1978 the state council accredited the university to grant full-time undergraduate tertiary education programmes and it changed its name to Anhui Mechanical University. In 2001, the university was renamed as Anhui University of Technology and Science. [non-primary source needed]