Wuhan University is a comprehensive and key national university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. It is a participant university of the "985" project and "211 Project" in China and also one of the first universities approved under the national "Double First Class" initiative. In 2022, the University ranked 157 in the Thames Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, 101-150 in the Soft Science World University Academic Ranking (ARWU), and 194 in the QS World University Ranking, an international education research institution.
Wuhan University is located in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, which enjoys the reputation of "thoroughfare of nine provinces", with convenient transportation. The university features spectacular natural surroundings with the scenic Luojia Hill in it and the beautiful East Lake by its side. Its 346-hectare campus is wooded and green, and has fragrant flowers everywhere all the year round. The buildings are in special architectural styles, magnificent and mansion looking. Therefore, Wuhan University is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful universities in China.
Wuhan University dates back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty after the Qing Government approved his memorial to the throne. Later, its name changed for several times before it was named National Wuhan University in July 1928. With the approval of the State Council of China, new Wuhan University was founded on August 2nd, 2000 with amalgamation of four first-rate universities-- original Wuhan University, Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, and Hubei Medical University. Wuhan University had a glorious innovative tradition and enjoyed a very high academic prestige.
At present, Wuhan University has 34 schools in 6 faculties and 3 A-Level Grade Ⅲ affiliated hospitals, covering 12 areas, namely philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, History, Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Management and Art, with 133 bachelor programs, 59 master degree programs, 49 PhD programs, and 46 post-doctoral stations.
The faculty member of Wuhan University consists of more than 3800 teachers, including 3000 or so professors and associate professors, 10 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 6 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 academicians of the international Eurasian Academy of Sciences, 15 well-known senior scholars of arts and social sciences.
The impressive achievement in education has won Wuhan University a wide international reputation. International communication and cooperation is becoming increasingly frequent. The University has established cooperation and communication relations with 310 universities and scientific research institutions in 53 countries and regions.
Wuhan University has been receiving international students since the 1930s, and is one of the earliest institutions in China to admit international students. So far, Wuhan University has received and trained nearly 11,000 international students from more than 169 countries and regions in the world.