Emerging at the historical juncture of rejuvenating China ’s national light industry, Wuhan Textile University (WTU) has gained a foothold in response to the demand of times, since the founding of its predecessor Wuhan Institute of Textile Engineering in 1958. In 1999, the institute was renamed as Wuhan University of Science and Engineering. In 2010, after successively merging the former Hubei Foreign Trade School and Hubei Academy of Finance and Economics, the present name of Wuhan Textile University was formally adopted.
By upholding the motto of “striving for truth and perfection” and advocating its campus spirit of “perseverance for cultivating qualified talents with unremitting efforts”, WTU has been adhering to its path of characteristic development and open-up practice in education, vigorously supporting the textile industry for enhancing regional economy and social development. For the past 60-plus years, WTU has already established a wide range of disciplines in the fields of science, engineering, humanity, law, economics, management, arts, etc., with distinctive characteristics and advantages. Listed among the first batch of universities for “Basic Capacity Building Project for Universities in Western and Central China”, “Education and Cultivation Scheme for Outstanding Engineers” initiated by Ministry of Education, PRC, “Domestic First-class Discipline Construction Initiative”, as well as one of the “Top Ten Prestigious Fashion Institutes in China”, WTU has been exerting on the construction of a high-caliber university featuring its graceful environment, outstanding spirits, adorable esteem among its faculties and students, with social prestige and distinctive characteristics in the field of textile industry.
Located in Wuhan city of Central China ’s Hubei province, WTU has four campuses occupying an area of 130-plus hectares. Boasting 20 teaching departments and schools, it has more than 20,000 full-time students of various levels. Currently, it provides 66 programs for undergraduate students, including 4 featured programs of National-level, 3 programs of First-class Discipline Construction Initiative of National-level, 2 programs for accreditation of engineering education by Ministry of Education, PRC, 8 programs of “Education and Cultivation Scheme for Outstanding Engineers”, as well as 7 provincial brand programs and 14 programs of the first-class disciplines of provincial level. With its 15 master’s degree conferment programs of the first-class disciplines, 9 professional master’s degree conferment programs and 7 discipline categories, WTU also boasts 8 provincial key disciplines of the first-level, plus 5 competitive and distinctive disciplines of provincial-level, among them including 2 discipline clusters (i.e., Modern Textile Technology, Fashion and Creative Culture) as key construction programs in the 13th Five-Year Plan for competitive and distinctive disciplines in provincial universities. The discipline textile science and engineering has been listed into “Domestic First-class Discipline Construction Initiative” in Hubei province. The other three disciplines, such as material science, chemistry, and engineering, are listed into the front 1% of ESI’s global ranking list.
By implementing the initiative of introducing high-caliber talents, WTU has become a magnet to converge the elites from all walks of life. The practice of adhering to both talents introduction and cultivation has enabled WTU to build a high-quality team of teaching faculty with lofty ideals and convictions, good morals, solid knowledge and in-depth learning, affection and benevolence. It is among the first batch of universities and colleges to be listed as the “Hubei Provincial Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base for Overseas High-caliber Talents”. Currently, WTU boasts a faculty of 2,000-plus members, among them there are 1,300-plus full-time teachers, including those 700-plus teachers with senior professional titles and 700-plus teachers with doctoral degrees. In addition, we also boast a galaxy of top-notch elites, such as the seven academicians both from home and abroad who are working long-term for WTU (including one home-bred academician elected by Russian Academy of Natural Sciences), in addition to those 10 talents of national level, 200-plus talents of provincial level, 38 talents enjoying the special government allowance granted by the State Council, PRC, and 12 talents enjoying the specialized government allowance granted by Hubei Provincial People’s Government; Besides that, we also boast a contingent of prominent talents entitled “sunshine scholars” with overseas educational backgrounds.