Wuhan University or 武汉大学 (WHU) - public higher education institution in China. WHU began its activity in 1893. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Wuhan.

University ranking. Wuhan University is undoubtedly a dream of many applicants, as it is in the top 20 universities of China. Wuhan University is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities on the planet, securing the place in the top 5% of the world’s best universities. It excels in the fields of: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Mathematics», «Chemistry», «Computer Science». WHU is among the best in terms of education quality, proudly standing in the top 300 in the international rankings according to this criterion. International employers prefer the students from WHU as the university boasts very low graduate unemployment rates.

Application process and the cost of tuition. 2,500 USD/год. WHU is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 2,402 USD per year of study. Despite the tuition gees being quite low, the students often participate in scholarship programs. More information about tuition fees and admission requirements can be found on the official website of the university(http://www.whu.edu.cn).

The composition of the university. Wuhan University is among the largest universities that educates more then 44 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. The ratio of foreign students at WHU is 7% of all students. More than 3 thousand teachers are employed by the university. The academic staff mainly consists of foreign specialists You can meet the students by following the university on social media: Linkedin.

Infrastructure of WHU. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered. In addition Wuhan University has its own sports infrastructure.
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1893
Abbreviation WHU
Teachers 3,115
Students 44,227
Foreigners 7%
Religion None
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
Improve Oneself, Promote Perseverance, Seek Truth and Make Innovations
• Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China
World ranking 277
Country ranking 12
Academic Reputation 229
Employer Reputation 352
International Faculty 230
Citations per Faculty 290
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 258
Engineering and Technology 255
Life Sciences and Medicine 380
Natural Science 222
Social Sciences and Management 390
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 101
Chemistry 101
Computer Science 76
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 277
QS World University Rankings 274
ARWU Academic Ranking 301
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة ووهان
German Wuhan-Universität
Spanish Universidad de Wuhan
French Université de Wuhan
Japanese 武漢大学
Korean 무한대학
Portuguese Universidade de Wuhan
Russian Уханьский университет
Chinese 武汉大学
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Description of Wuhan University

Wuhan University (WHU) is a comprehensive and key national university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. It is also one of the "211 Project" and "985 Project"universities with full support in the construction and development from the central and local government of China.The history of Wuhan University can be traced back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, the then governor of Hubei Province and Hunan Province in the late Qing Dynasty. In the process of development and evolution, the institute changed its name several times before it was finally named Wuhan National University in 1928. It is one of the earliest comprehensive national universities in modern China. By the end of 1946, the university had established 6 colleges, the colleges of liberal art, law, sciences, engineering, agriculture and medicine. In 2000, an amalgamation of the former Wuhan University, Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, and Hubei Medical University was announced, which ushered in a new era in its 100-odd years of development.For the past century, Wuhan University has built an elegant palatial architectural complex of primitive simplicity which blends perfectly the eastern architectural style with that of the west. It is honored as the "Most Beautiful University in China." Furthermore, Wuhan University's centennial humanistic accumulation boils down to its succinct motto, that is, "Improve Oneself, Promote Perseverance, Seek Truth and Make Innovations."Since its establishment, Wuhan University has cultivated more than 300 thousand professional talents in various occupations, among whom there are over 100 members of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. They have made great contribution to the national construction and social advancement. The remarkable achievements of Wuhan University have won itself an extensive international reputation. In 1999, the world renowned journal Science listed 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 300 universities and research institutes in over 40 countries and regions.Now Wuhan University is endeavoring to shape itself into a world-class comprehensive research university domestically and internationally
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