The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) was established in the year 1952 when the Central Government of China decided to start a new and advanced higher education system that will lead to the development of economy, science and technology after Chinese Civil War. HUST is a public, co-educational research university located in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Being one of the national key universities, HUST is directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China. HUST manages Wuhan National Laboratories for Opto-electronics (WNLO) located at Wuchang. This laboratory is one of the five national laboratories in China.
The foundation of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology was initiated with the establishment of the three technical institutes 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. HUST is ranked among the top 10 universities in China.
HUST University has shown a rapid growth in the past few years. The university has successfully shown its potential with the rapid growth and development among China universities and has been greeted as “The epitome of the development of China’s higher education”. HUST is one of the first Universities to join the national “211 Project” and “985 Project” initiated by the Central Government of China. These projects were started with the aim to build some China high-ranking universities to be the world first-class universities. Many famous University Presidents in China have completed their higher education from HUST. The university has become a renowned Research centre for Higher Education Management. The campus area of the university covers a total area of around 1,153 acres with 72% greenery coverage.
The university has many well known and highly educated staff members with more than 3,000 full-time teachers, including 900 professors and 1,200 associate professors. There are 4 libraries with a collection of about 5, 79 million volumes. The university has won 21 National prizes for education reform, 49 National Quality Courses and 7 National Talents Cultivating Bases. The employment rate of the graduated from HUST is 95%.
The University is divided into various departments and schools. There are 42 academic schools and departments that cover 12 comprehensive disciplines: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, philosophy, law, education, literature, history, agriculture and art. The university offers 93 undergraduate programs, 214 graduate programs, 175 PhD programs and has 31 post-doctoral research centres. Apart from all this, there are around 49 student clubs providing Literature, Practice, Science and Technology, Sports, Humanities and Social Sciences.
HUST University has build long term partnerships with more than 100 world renowned universities and research institutions in about 26 countries. Every year, more than 1000 famous scholars and experts visit the university to give lectures. Currently, there are about 2000 students from foreign countries pursuing their higher education from HUST.
HUST has many laboratories and research centers like Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics and Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Centre and 11National Key Laboratories and Engineering (Technology) Research Centers. There are 8 disciplines listed as 1% by ESI that include biology &biochemistry, Engineering, physics, clinical medicine, chemistry, Material Science, Computer Science, Pharmacology.
The campus of HUST University provides all the required facilities to the students at a very affordable price. The tuition fee is very low as compared to other countries. The students are provided with the basic amenities canteen, TV, Internet access etc I the hostel.
There are many activity complexes for the fitness and entertainment of the students. The campus includes a gym, library, swimming pool, a cultural center, sports complex etc. The students are encouraged to take part in various inter college activities like seminars, presentations, conferences and cultural festivals.