Wuhan University

Wuhan University (WHU) is a comprehensive and key national university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of China. 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. It is one of the earliest comprehensive national universities in modern China.

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 415 universities and research institutes in over 45 countries and regions. Chinese Antarctic Center of Surveying and Mapping (CACSM), Wuhan University is a specialized polar scientific research institution, which is dedicated to the implementation of the surveying and mapping for Chinese Polar Research Expedition, and the research of polar surveying, mapping and remote sensing with supports of modern geodesy, remote sensing, geographical information and solid earth physics disciplines. It has formed a capable research team and cultivated over 200 postgraduates in polar science.

Now Wuhan University is endeavoring to shape itself into a world-class comprehensive research university domestically and internationally.

Facts and figures

Web https://en.whu.edu.cn/
Year Established 1893
Total Number of Staff 7325
Number of Academic Staff 4746
Number of Students 58429
Focus Areas

Polar Geodesy and Geodynamics
Polar Remote Sensing
Polar Mapping and Geographic Information
Polar Solid Earth Physics
Polar Public Governance

Fields of Study Offered Physical science (broad programmes)
Earth science