Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

The Huazhong University of Science and Technology ("HUST"; zh-stp|s=华中科技大学|t=華中科技大學|p=Huázhōng Kējì Dàxué) 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. It is considered to be one of the top 10 universities in China according to [ Sina Education] , [ SOHU Learning] , and [ Chinese University Alumni Associations] . 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.Infobox University
name = Huazhong University of Science & Technology

motto = 明德 厚学 求是 创新 (Chinese)
mottoeng = Morality, knowledge, truth and innovation
established = 1953 (Engineering School)
1907 (Medical School)
type = National / Public
administration = Peigen Li (President)
Yuquan Zhu(Chair of HUST Committee)
city = Wuhan
state = Hubei |country = China
undergrad = 36,000
postgrad = 20,040
faculty = 3,448
campus = Suburban / Main Campus
1160 acres/ 470 ha
Urban / Medical Campus
133 acres/ 54 ha
mascot = Yellow Crane and White Cloud
free_label = Athletics
free = National
CUBA men's and women's
website = [] (Chinese)
[] (English)
colors = Blue color box|#046AC6
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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 Oct. 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 ["Tongji" is the Chinese phonetic approximation of "deutsche" (German).] 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, Minister of Education of China (2003-)
*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

1037 Luoyu Road, Wuchang, Wuhan

Tongji Medical Campus at Hankou

13 Hangkong Road, Hankou, Wuhan


chools and Departments

Institutes, Centers and Laboratories

Faculty and staff

Faculty: 3,448
Staff(main campus): 7,659
Staff(hospitals): 5,259
Member of Academy of Sciences of China: 6
Member of Academy of Engineering of China: 10




(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) [ ***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.]

General [From administered by People Daily [ /in Chinese] ]

College: #7Graduate School:#7

chools [From Sina Education [ /in Chinese] | Sohu Learning [ /in Chinese] ]

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

Programs [ Evaludated by Ministry of Education of China in 2006 [ /in Chinese] ]

Mechanical Engineering: #2;Electrical Engineering: #3;Public Administration: #4;Biomedical Engineering: #5;Control Engineering: #5 ;
Optic Engineering: #6;Power Engineering: #6;Computer Science: #9;Electronics: #9;

ubjects [From Sina Education [ /in Chinese] ]

Preventive Medicine Epidemiology: #5;Environmental Health: #1;Nutrition: #5;Gynecology: #2;Toxicology: #6;

Computer ScienceSystem Structure: #3;Software: #12 ;

Journalism & CommunicationJournalism: #3;Communication: #7;

OthersStatistics: #6;Quantitative Economics: #3;

tudent life

tudent 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 natioanl 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 80's. Chinese literature is a required course for any degrees or programs at HUST. Former president of HUST, Shuzi Yang is an ethusiastic 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. In Hubei, or even south-central China, people talk about the five major universities in Wuhan like this: study at HUST, play at WHU (Wuhan University), love at CCNU (Central China Normal University), die at CUG (China University of Geosciences), and be buried at HAU (Huazhong Agriculture University). Although it's not 100% true, HUST students are always passionate about science and technology.


Notable faculty and alumni

Notable Alumni

*Jiesheng He (何界生), Tongji Class 1970, former Vice Minister of Health, China
*Qinjian Lou (娄勤俭), HIT Class 1981, Vice Minister of Information Industry, China
*Xinzhong Qian (钱信忠), Tongji Class 1928, Minister of Health, China (1965-1973,1979-1983)
*Fuzhan Xie (谢伏瞻), HIT Class 1980, Commissioner, National Bureau of Statistics of China
*Dakui Yin (殷大奎), Tongji Class 1964, Vice Minister of Health, China
*Ji Zhou (周济), HIT Class 1980, Minister of Education, China (2003-), Mayor of Wuhan (2001-2002)
*Shoubin Zou (邹寿斌), HIT Class 1969, President, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China.
*Zude Zhou (周祖德), HIT Class 1970, President, Wuhan University of Technology.
*Yousong Sun (孙友松), HIT Class 1967, Vice President, Guangdong University of Technology.
*Xiaolong Chen (陈小龙), HIT Class 1976, Vice President, Tongji University.
*Zhiguang Yang (杨志光), HIT Class 1976, Vice President, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.
*Xiaoming Xu (许晓鸣), HIT Class 1982, Vice President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
*Xiaojing Zheng (郑晓静), HIT Class 1982, Vice President, Lanzhou University.
*Shiyou Yu (喻世友), HIT Class 1982, Vice President, Sun Yat-Sen University.
*Yong Yang (杨勇), HIT Class 1982, Vice President, Xiamen University.
*Jinping Zhai (瞿金平), Vice President, South China University of Technology.
*Jianxin Chen (陈建新), HIT Class 1982, Vice chair of university committee, South China University of Technology.
*Zongkai Yang (杨宗凯), HIT Class 1985, Vice President, Central China Normal University
*Jun Li (李军), President, Bank of Communications (China)
*Yinan Li (李一男), Class 1989, Vice CEO, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
*Chaoyong Wang (汪潮涌), Class 1984, President and CEO, ChinaEquity Group Inc.
*Yuanchao Yan (严援朝), Class 1976, CTO, Chief Engineer,
*Xiaolong Zhang (张小龙) — creator of Foxmail (1997), a cost-free email client acquired by Tencent in 2005 []
*Xin Yao (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
*Baoyong Zheng (郑宝用), Class 1987, Vice CEO, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
*Ling Gao (高崚) Class 2008, - 2000 Olympic, 2004 Olympic gold medalist in Badminton/Mixed Doubles.
*Ting Li (李婷) Class 2006, - 2004 Olympic gold medallist in women's doubles tennis.
*Wei Yang (杨威) Class 2008, - 2000 Olympic gold medalist in Gymnastics/Team.

Members of National Academies

Academy of Sciences, China

*Shizhang Bei (贝时璋), Tongji Class 1921, elected in 1955.
*Shijie Cheng (程时杰), HIT Class 1981, elected in 2007.
*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.
*Shuzi Yang (杨叔子), HIT Class 1956, elected in 1991.
*Zhongliang ZHU (朱中梁), HIT Class 1961, elected in 1999.

Academy of Engineering, China

*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
*Konghui Guo (郭孔辉), HIT Class 1954, elected in 1994, Honorary Dean, School of Automotive Engineering, Jilin University
*Yunde Hou (侯云德), Tongji Class 1955, elected in 1994
*Peigen Li (李培根), HIT Class 1981, elected in 2003, President of HUST
*Daopei Lu (陆道培), Tongji Class 1955, elected in 1996
*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.
*Honghao Zhou (周宏灏), Tongji Class 1962, elected in 2005.
*Ji Zhou (周济), HIT Class 1980, elected in 1999, Minister of Education of China.

Famous Scientists

*Fujing Li (李赋京) Pathologist
*Fuhua Lv (吕富华), Tongji Class 1925, Pharmacologist,
*Bingyang Shao (邵丙扬), Tongji Class 1942
*Shouyong Shi (石寿永), Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto
*Guoqiang Tian (田国强) Professor, Taxas A&M University; Dean of the School of Economics, SHUFE
*Chunrong Ai (艾春荣), Economist; Associate Professor, University of Florida
*Yinyu Ye (叶荫宇) Professor, Stanford University
*Gang Chen (陈 刚) Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
*Jianhua Liu (刘建华) Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison
*Ning Wang (汪 宁) Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Jianqiao Sun (孙剑桥) Professor, University of Delaware
*Jimmy Zhu (朱建刚) ABB Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
*Lihong Wang (汪立宏) Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
*Xi He (贺熹) Associate Professor, Harvard University
*Huanle Tao (陶桓乐), Tongji Class 1934, Respiratory System
*MingJin Xie (谢敏晋), Tongji Class 1936, Microbiologist
*Tao Xu (徐涛), HUST Class 1996, Director, Institute of Biophysics, Academy of Sciences, China
*Zhongbi Wu (武忠弼), Tongji Class 1945, Pathologist, member of Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina(German Academy of Natural Science)
*Peigang Zhang (张培刚), Economist, founder of Development Economics
*Jiusi Zhu (朱九思), Educator

Partner universities

HUST maintains partnership with more than 90 universities all over the world, the following are parts of these universities
*TaiwanChing Yun University
*Hong KongHong Kong University of Science & Technology
*SingaporeNanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore
*USAYale University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, University of Southern California
*UKUniversity of BirminghamUniversity of Liverpool
*JPNUniversity of TokyoNippon Institute of Technology
*KORGyeongsang National UniversityYeungnam University



* [ Wuhan Union Hospital] (Affiliated Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College of HUST) category: IIIA | National [ IIIA | National (全国三级甲等医院) indicates the hospital can provide the highest level of health care in China.]
* [ 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 Hosptial 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


There are four libraries at HUST: the Old Library, the Shaw Library (New Library), the Medical Library and the Architecture Library. The Old Libray and the Shaw Library are located in the center of main campus. The Old Library was designed and constructed in Soviet-Union style in 1950's. 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 90's. 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 accommondates books and journals in architecture and urban planning. The University Libraries have a total collection of 3.49 million volumes.


External links

* [ Huazhong University of Science and Technology (English)]
* [ Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Chinese)]
* [ Tongji Medical College of HUST (Chinese)]
* [ HUST Alumni Associations Overseas]
* [ Wuhan National Laboratories for Opto-electronics]

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