With a history of over 50 years, HUST has grown into a dynamic university enjoying social support and good reputation and shouldering a historical mission. It distinguishes itself among domestic universities by virtue of its rapid growth, pragmatism and efficient use of resources.
It commits itself to the task of dissemination of existing knowledge and creation of new knowledge. It strives to cultivate capable and innovative young minds and to serve both individual and global needs.
To these ends, the University seeks to be student-centered so that they may explore their capabilities and interests and develop their full intellectual and human potential. It aims to foster academic innovation through coordinated interdisciplinary developmental efforts and draws on an unwavering drive toward excellence with a commitment to contributing to the needs of a changing society.
HUST is also a research-based university which maintains close ties with business and industry. It boasts one of China’s five national labs —Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), and the Pulsed High Magnetic Filed Center (PHMFC), one of the twelve national scientific facilities. It is home to more than ten state-level scientific research platforms as well.
HUST enriches its cultural climate with enlightening lectures given by well-recognized experts that may expand students’ knowledge of liberal arts and humanities cultivate their characters and ethical behaviors and provide them with the attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning.
Services and Facilities :-
1) Student Canteens
There are 10 student canteens in total. East 1, Donghua, East 3 and East 4 are in the east of the campus, and West1, West2, Xihua, West3, West4 canteens and Baihui Garden Restaurant are in the west. The tablewares in the canteens are all strictly sterilized and can be used reliably.
2) Student Dormitories
The distribution of the dormitories:
The undergraduates’ dormitories on the main campus are distributed in four districts;
The east districts： the East2 and East5 Dormitories;
The south districts：the South1, South2 and South3 Dormitories;
The west district: the district is the largest one ion the main campus. There are West 1 to West 13 Dormitories and West 16 Dormitory, No5 and 6 Teacher’s Dormitory, all of which are dormitories for undergraduates;
Yuyuan Apartment Buildings: there are 12 apartment buildings for students;
Dormitories on the Tongji Campus: the apartment buildings are very new, with 6 students sharing one apartment;
Qinyuan Apartment Buildings: at present, the postgraduates of the main campus live mainly in the Qinyuan Apartment Buildings;
Overseas Students’ Building: morn than 340 students coming from over 40 countries live in the Overseas Students’ Building.
There are several supermarkets for students in the East District, the South District and the West District of the University. The supermarkets offer a complete list of goods with the common stationeries and daily necessities available.
Both on the main campus and the Yuyuan there are hospitals, which are not very large but can fulfill students’ need basically. The university hospital can be your first choice if having small operation or being hospitalized; you can also go to the army’s general hospital not far form the university to see a doctor or accept medical treatments if there is serious illness.
In the Tongji Medical College, there are three affiliated hospitals: Tongji Hospital, Union Hospital and Liyuan Hospital, among which the Tongji Hospital and Union Hospital are the best ones in the south central China.
There are branch offices of the Industrial and Commercial Bank, the Agricultural Bank, the Merchants’ Bank, the Construction Bank and the Bank of China on the main Campus. On the Yunyuan, there are also branch offices of the Credit Cooperating Bank of China and the Industrial and Commercial Bank. At present using the pass cards of the Industrial and Commercial Bank and the Agricultural Bank can pay the tuition fees and generally the granting of scholarships are being handled in the branch offices of the Industrial and Commercial Bank and the Agricultural Bank, so you can transact pass books in them. Besides, the post office can also deal with postal deposit.
6) Post Offices
Both beside the branch office of the Industrial and Commercial Bank on the Main Campus and beside the gate of the Yunyuan parks a post office, in which you can receive remittances, home or abroad correspondences ans packages. You must show your ID card, both when receiving remittances and packages, and the new students can instead use the student cards if without issued with ID cards but have to go to the department to issue certificates.
At present all our dormitories are fixed with 201 telephones, and each 50 to 100 meters on campus stand telephone booth, all of which are 201 or IC card telephones. And the telephone cards can be bought from the post offices and the supermarkets.
8) Sports & Entertainment
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.