Wuhan University of Technology（WUT） was merged on May 27th 2000, from the former Wuhan University of Technology (since 1948), Wuhan Transportation University (since 1946) and Wuhan Automotive Polytechnic University (since 1958). WUT is one of the leading Chinese universities accredited by the Ministry of Education and one of the universities constructed with priority by the "State 211 Project" for Chinese higher education institutions.
WUT has three main campuses, namely, the Mafanshan Campus, the Yujiatou Campus and the South Lake new Campus, with a total occupying land area of 267 hectares. Currently, WUT has about 5,500 staff members, including 670 professors, 1300 associate professors, 2 academicians of China Academy of Engineering, 1 academicians of the Royal Academy of Belgium, and 4 shared academicians, 3 academicians chosen by Thousands of People Plan, 2 chief scientists for State “973 Program” and key program for scientific research, 8 Scholars of the Yangtze River, 3 professors awarded for State Famous Teachers, 4 professors supported by State Outstanding Youth Fund, and more than 210 teachers have been supported by Special Allowance of State Council, as well as Hubei Provincial Government.
Wuhan University of Technology began to admit international students in 1952. It is one of the earliest Chinese universities to receive international students under the authority of Chinese Government Scholarship Program. It is authorized by Chinese Scholarship Council to offer full-English MBA program since 2002, and successfully get International Trade program and Civil Engineering program in 2009. Up to November 2011, more than 1600 international students from more than 100 countries have studied at this university, and more than 1000 international students have graduated from WUT. Now the University has formed the educational system for international students with all disciplines, multiple levels and wide coverage.
Now Wuhan University of Technology could confer 79 bachelor’s degree programs, 138 master’s degree programs, and 68 Ph.D. degree programs to international students. Among these programs, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Mining Engineering, Navigation Technology, Marine Engine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automation, International Economics and Trade, and International Business could accept class-formed international students taught in English for bachelor degree; MBA, Material Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, International Trade, and Industrial Engineering ,Mining Engineering could accept class-formed international students taught in English for master degree; and Material Science and Engineering, Management Science and Engineering, and Economics could accept class-formed international students taught in English for Ph.D.
WUT has established ”WUT Scholarship for Outstanding International Students”, “WUT Friendship Scholarships for International Students” , and “University Postgraduate Program Scholarship” to support excellent international students to study in WUT. And the university would reward the international students who are excellent in both character and study. It also recommends international students to apply part-time jobs in campus based on their situation, so as to attract more excellent self-supported student to come. In order to improve the knowledge of international students in maths, physics and chemistry which are studying their majors in Chinese, the university starts to organize the intensive course for self-supported language students before their majors, so as to increase the basic knowledge in maths, physics and chemistry combined with the previous language course. It also organizes the intensive specialized fundamental courses for the first-year undergraduates in the categories of sciences and engineering, economics and management, and arts. The university also provides financial support to arrange Chinese students to help the first and second year undergraduates in the form of “one Chinese student helps one international student which are in the same class”, which would help freshman to adapt to the new study and living environment.