A Surveying of Jianghan University
This half century having witnessed the growth of Jianghan University, the spring breeze of reform has brought favorable opportunity for her leaping growth. Today she is like a pearl enchased by the Triangle Lake on the Yangtze Rive. Under the guidance of the major theories of “Three Representatives” and “Scientific Development”, the university has made great achievements, being praised as “a new star in the reform and development of Chinese higher education”.
With the major site in Hanyang and 2 branch campuses in Hankou and Wuchang , the university now occupies a total area of 140.96 million square meters and a floorage of 54 million square meters. There are 18 schools, including School of Business, School of Politics and Law, School of Humanities, School of Art, School of Electromechanical and Architectural Engineering, School of Physics and Information Engineering, School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Life Sciences, School of Education, School of Foreign Languages, School of Physical Education, School of Continuing Education, School of Higher Vocational and Technical Education, School of Modern Arts, School of Golf, and School of Health Technology. The university offers 51 degree programs covering a wide range of areas of study including economy, law, liberal arts and history, education, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, and management. It has a faculty of 975 teachers including 500-odd professors and associate professors, and the population of full-time students has reached 16000.
The university has 16127 sets of teaching instruments and research equipment, the total value of which approximates RMB ￥123 million. Its library possesses a book collection of 1.72 million volumes and 650,000 kinds of electronic materials. The university also has 20 scientific research institutes, including the Institute of Development, and the Institute of Higher Education Research. It is now undertaking or has completed a large number of scientific research programs (projects), among which many have reached international or state advanced levels, many won state, ministerial or provincial awards.
The university places high importance on international academic and cultural exchanges. It has established good cooperative relationships with universities and academic organizations in the United States, France, Japan, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and Korea. It aims at extending such relations with more educational institutions in the world.
The university insists on the policy of “based on Wuhan, oriented towards the province and outside, serving economic construction and social development”. Focused on undergraduates education, trying to develop postgraduate education and vocational education, it is constantly deepening education and teaching reform, exerting itself to foster applicative and comprehensive talents with innovative spirits and practical capabilities.
A new Jianghan University full of life and vigor, is walking with high spirits towards the goal of “constructing a high-standard regional comprehensive university”.