Wuhan University (WHU) is a beautiful university with a profound history of 123 years. It ranks among the top 4 universities in mainland China. In 1999, the world-renowned journal Science listed Wuhan University as one of the most prominent institutions of higher education in China. In 2016, the Natural Index of WHU ranks 88th among the world’s universities.

As a comprehensive university, WHU offers a wide range of disciplines. The Geospatial Information Science ranks top 3 worldwide and has won the “Geospatial World Leadership” award. In the meantime, Humanities and Social Sciences also rank top 3 among universities in China. Also, four national key disciplines, namely Geophysics, Science of Survey and Mapping, Library Science, Information and Archive Management and Marxist Philosophy, stand at the first place nationwide. Approximately 14 national key disciplines, including Economics, Hydraulic Engineering, Stomatology, Public Administration, Law, Journalism and Communication, Word History, Geography, Philosophy and Biology etc., rank top 5 in China.

Currently, WHU has an enrollment of nearly 50,000 students, approximately 4,000 of whom are international students. It has established long-term partnerships and links with 415 universities and research institutions from 45 countries and regions.

Situated at the foot of Luojia Mountain in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, China, WHU enjoys the reputation as “the Most Beautiful University in China”.

With comprehensive disciplines, Wuhan University offers degrees in 12 major fields from 35 schools and departments, namely philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, sciences, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and art. It provides 124 undergraduate programs and over 200 postgraduate programs. It has 37 national level education and research centers.

WHU provides excellent undergraduate education and advanced graduate education. Committed to the educational philosophy of “Creation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, it has cultivated more than 400,000 talents in all walks of life. WHU has not only nurtured over 100 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, but also fostered numerous distinguished alumni including Mr. Karim Masimov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, thus making great contributions to the social development.

WHU has 18 English-taught programs in total to international students, covering 51 disciplines including economics and management, communication, international law, clinical medicine, software engineering, international relations, geospatial information and nursing, etc. For more details, please refer to http://admission.whu.edu.cn.

In 2015, approximately 4,000 international students from over 130 countries came to study at WHU. Students from all over the globe are warmly welcomed to study here. Scholarships will be offered to those excellent international applicants for postgraduate programs.

At WHU, students can always have access to comfortable accommodation, generous scholarships, grants and other necessary equipment and services. For example, the university library covers a total area of 78,004 square meters with more than 16,510,000 volumes of books and journals, etc. There are also various sports facilities on campus, and more than 120 student unions and associations, allowing students to immerse themselves in a positive environment outside classes and facilitating students’ all-round development. 

Wuhan University is home to renowned faculty and outstanding talents. There are over 3000 full-time teachers, 9 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 8 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 3 members of International Academy of Science for Europe and Asia, 10 senior professors of Humanities and Social Sciences, 5 national creative research groups, 43 recipients of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and 15 national level distinguished teachers.

WHU is devoted to excellence in learning, teaching, and research. It is an ideal place for students and faculty to study, think and work. It has attracted highly qualified talents all over the world. We sincerely welcome you to join us, a top 4 university in China.

For more information on job opportunities, please refer to http://hr.whu.edu.cn/.

Key statistics

  • 49,152
    Number of Students
  • 14.0
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 7%
    Percentage of International Students
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016


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