|Motto||厚德 博学 崇实 去浮|
Motto in English
|Cultivate Virtue, Enrich Knowledge, Value Practice, Remove Pretentiousness|
|Campus||Urban & Suburban|
|Wuhan University of Science and Technology|
Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST) is a public, comprehensive, research university located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, China. It is a key university established and managed by Hubei province and by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
The history of WUST dates back to the Hubei Technical Institute (湖北工艺学堂; 湖北工藝學堂; Húběi Gōngyì Xuétáng), which was founded in 1898 by Zhang Zhidong in the late Qing Dynasty.
In 1958, it was renamed as Wuhan Institute of Metallurgy (武汉钢铁学院; 武漢鋼鐵學院; Wǔhàn Gāngtiě Xuéyuàn) and began to offer four-year degree programs. At that time, it affiliated with the Ministry of Metallurgy. The affiliation was revoked in 1998, and the university is now governed by the Hubei provincial education department and the Ministry of Education.
In 1995, two colleges were merged into Wuhan Institute of Metallurgy: Wuhan Advanced Construction School (武汉建筑高等专科学校; 武漢建築高等專科學校; Wǔhàn jiànzhù gāoděng zhuānkē xuéxiào) and Wuhan Medical School of Metallurgy (武汉冶金医学高等专科学校; 武漢冶金醫學高等專科學校; Wǔhàn yějīn yīxué gāoděng zhuānkē xuéxiào). Wuhan Institute of Metallurgy changed its name to Wuhan Metallurgy University of Science and Technology.(武汉冶金科技大学; 武漢冶金科技大學; Wǔhàn yějīn kējì Dàxué).
In 1999, it became known as Wuhan University of Science and Technology. WUST is authorized to confer 60 bachelor's degree programs, 30 doctoral degree programs, 104 master's degree programs as well as master's degree programs of Engineering in 17 fields. Among those, 15 first-class master's degree were ranked top 50 and 2 first-class master's degrees (Metallurgy Engineering and Mining Engineering) were ranked top 10 by the Degree of Ministry of Education & Postgraduate Education Development Center in 2012.
The university has established many high-level research centers, including one national key laboratories and 12 experimental centers with big enterprises such as Wuhan Iron and Steel Corporation, Panzhihua Iron and Steel, Liuzhou Iron and Steel, and Handan Iron and Steel.
Full-time students: 24,764
WUST Women's basketball team has won several national championships in CUBA and won the "President Cup" in the fifth and sixth China University Students Sports meetings successively.