Huazhong University of Science and Technology
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1907 (Medical school)
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Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST; simplified Chinese: 华中科技大学; traditional Chinese: 華中科技大學; 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 manages Wuhan National Laboratories for Opto-electronics (WNLO) at Wuchang, which is one of the five national laboratories in China.
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, South-Central China Institute of Power Engineering and South-Central China Institute of Water Conservancy and Electric Power . 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
Undergraduate education is the post-secondary education previous to the postgraduate education. It includes all the academic programs up to the level of a bachelor’s degree. For example, in the United States an entry level university student is known as an undergraduate, while students of higher degrees are known as graduates. In some other educational systems and subjects, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a master’s degree; this is the case for some science courses in Britain and some medicine courses in Europe.
Science & Engineering
Two disciplines of science and engineering, namely, Mechanical Engineering and Optical Engineering, rank top 1 among its peers in China, while Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering ranks 2nd and 3rd respectively.HUST also hosts various national advanced talent training bases for undergraduate education, including the “National Exemplary Software Faculty”, the “National Base of Life Science and Technological Talents”, the “National Base of IC Talents”, the “National Education Base of Basic Science Courses”, and the “School of Engineering Sciences”.
Art & Humanities
As the first technological university where the discipline of liberal arts was established,HUST offers a batch of liberal arts and social sciences to students.Management,economics, public administration, higher education and journalism ranks top 10 in China
Postgraduate education, or graduate education in North America, involves learning and studying for academic or professional degrees, academic or professional certificates, academic or professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor’s degree generally is required, and it is normally considered to be part of higher education. In North America, this level is generally referred to as graduate school.
The organization and structure of postgraduate education varies in different countries, as well as in different institutions within countries. This article outlines the basic types of courses and of teaching and examination methods, with some explanation of their history.
HUST has established partnerships with more than 100 renowned universities and research institutions worldwide. Over 1,500 scholars and experts visit and lecture here annually. Since 2013 the campus has welcomed several Nobel Laureates including Prof. Alan J. Heeger, the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Prof. Klaus von Klitzing, German Nobel Prize winner in Physics. Currently around 3000 international students are studying at HUST. The students coming from different parts of the world gather here for degree and non-degree programs. Some courses are taught in Chinese while most of the degree programs are taught in English. Scholarships are accessible to all the applicants.
- National laboratories
- National Major scientific & Technological facilities
- National key laboratories
- National research Center
- Provincial research Centers
- International Collaboration research centers