HUST is a leading comprehensive University based in Wuhan, one of China’s largest city based in the centre of China. The University is a top 10 Chinese University, with over 50,000 students in total, and over 2000 international students studying a wide range of degree and non-degree programs. HUST offers a wide range of programs in English.
The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) is a national key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China, and is among the first Universities joining the national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. It was founded on May 26, 2000 as a result of the merger of the former Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Tongji Medical University and Wuhan Urban Construction Institute.
At present, the University has eleven disciplines: engineering, medicine, management, science, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history and agriculture, offering a variety of degree programs, including 86 undergraduate programs, 303 graduate programs, 237 PhD programs. There are 31 post-doctoral research centers, 7 national key disciplines, 15 national key subdisciplines.
HUST is located in Wuhan in the Central part of China. Wuhan has lower living costs than Shanghai or Beijing. With an area of over 1,153 acres with picturesque environment and 72% greenery coverage at the foot of Yujia Mountain and beside the East Lake, HUST has been honored as the “University in the Forest”.
The university has a strong service and supporting system, which includes 4 libraries with a collection of 5, 79 million volumes, 4 best facilitated teaching buildings; 15 best accommodated apartments for international students, 4 gymnasiums, 4 standard sports grounds, 70 basketball courts, 14 tennis courts; 14 canteens and restaurants, 6 shopping centers and 1 big market on campus; 1 university hospital, 6 banks and one China Post Office.
The university library is made up of three multi-functional libraries of the former Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the former TongjiMedicalUniversityand the former Wuhan Urban Construction Institute. With an area of 53,000 square meters, the library holds a total collection of 5.79 million books, including 4.72 million printed items, 1.02 million electronic books, over 40,000 video materials, 308 network databases, and 20,000 electronic journals. The collections cover 11 disciplines including engineering, medicine, management, science, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history and agriculture.
HUST invest heavily in sporting facilities, ensuring that students have opportunities to take part in the sport that interests them. These facilities provide access to various sports ranging from football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, table tennis, billiard to swimming, martial arts, Sanshou and Taekwondo. A multitude of gyms and fitness centers also cater for various activities.
The Optics Valley Gymnasium, as a landmark of Optics Valley, is a key national investment and one of the ten key projects listed in the tenth Five-Year-Plan of Wuhan. This gymnasium offers 22,770 square meters for students’ fitness and entertainment activities.
HUST offers 15 accommodated apartments on campus for international students. Single and double rooms are provided according to their own needs. Washing room, water heater, air conditioner, Internet, telephone and furniture.
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