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|Motto||自强 弘毅 求是 拓新 (Chinese)|
|Motto in English||Improve Oneself, Promote Perseverance, Seek Truth and Make Innovations|
|Type||National research university|
|Established||November 29, 1893|
|Location||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Campus||Urban, 5,600 mu (亩)|
Wuhan University is a key university directly under the administration of the Education Ministry of the People’s Republic of China. It is located in Hubei Province’s capital Wuhan known as “The thoroughfare leading to nine provinces”. The university has rolling physical features with the scenic Luojia Hill in it and the beautiful East Lake by its side, seeming in picturesque disorder.
The university now has 5,000-odd teachers, including 3,000-odd professes and associate professors, 570-odd doctorate supervisors, 4 academicians of chinese Academy of sciences,5 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2 academicians of the international Eurasian Academy of Sciences. The university has also 22 discipline offering “the Changjiang River program awarding scholars” for the posts of the special appointed professors.
Benefited from the brilliant achievements achieved during the past hundred years, the four universities’ cream and the new favorable opportunities of development, and stimulated by the new challenge, Wuhan University is working hard for building a number of disciplines with the first-rate levels in the world, bring development in the relevant discipline circles of the world, achieving a large number of achievements in basic theoretical and high-technological studies, which are important, creative and even epoch-making, and fostering quite many personnel having high qualities and original ideas.
By the year of 2010, it will be built into a high-level university well known both at home and abroad as well as a main force for vitalizing China and Hubei through science and education. On this basis, still greater efforts are to be make to raise the teaching, scientific research and every other work of the university to international advanced levels so that the university can enjoy high position and great prestige in the international academic circles before the middle twenty-first century when Wuhan University will be built into a first-rate university of the world
The remarkable achievements of Wuhan University have won itself an extensive international reputation. In 1999, the world renowned journalSciencelisted Wuhan University as one of the most prominent institutions of higher education in China. Burgeoning are the international exchanges and cooperation of Wuhan University in recent years. It has established cooperative relationship with more than 400 universities and research institutes in over 70 countries and regions.
Wuhan University is ranked among the top 10 universities in China.
In 2016, CUAA ranked it the 4th.
In 2015, CUAA ranked it the 4th and Wu Shulian ranked it the 7th.
In 2014, CUAA ranked it the 5th and Wu Shulian ranked it the 7th.
In 2016, US News and World Report ranked it 251st in the world and 9th in China.
In 2015, QS World University Rankings ranked it 273th in the world and 9th regionally.
In 2015, Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked it between 301st-400th in the world and 14th-27th in Greater China (including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).
It came 351st-400th in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings where it ranked 10th in China.
At 1 June 2004, Xiamen University had 20 schools containing 43 departments, and many key research institutes.
• School of Humanities
• School of Foreign Languages & Cultures
• School of Journalism& Communication
• School of Law
• Tan Kah Kee College
• Xiamen Academy of International Law
• School of Public Affairs
• School of Economics
• Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics
• School of Management
• College of Art
• College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
• School of Physics and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
• College of Oceanography & Environment
• School of Life Science
• School of Computer and Information Engineering
• School of Mathematics
• Software School
• Medical College
• School of Architecture and Civil Engineering
• Overseas Education College
• Adult Education Colleg