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武汉轻工大学环境.jpg Wuhan Polytechnic University, located in Wuhan City of Hubei Province known as a “thoroughfare to 9 provinces”, was founded in 1951. This earliest school that was to cultivate professional personnel for the grain sector was built into an undergraduate institution approved by the State Council in 1980. It had been successively affiliated with the former State Ministry of Food, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Domestic Trade. In 1998, the pattern of co-construction by the central and local governments was practised and now the University is managed mainly by Hubei Province.

In the past 60 years’ practice, the University operates on the principle of “Basing itself on education, taking quality as the means of development, strengthening itself with talents, and highlighting its unique features.” Now the University has been developed into an influential multiversity at home, with the authority to grant master’s degrees. Engineering and Business are its main body. Technology, Management and Science constitute its main disciplines. Besides, Agro-product Processing and Transformation and other related disciplines in the field of commerce and trade circulation have distinct characteristics. Engineering, Management, Science, Humanities, Economics, Agriculture, Art and Law support one another and develop in coordination. Thanks to its outstanding achievements, the University passed the national assessment of undergraduate teaching by the Ministry of Education in December 2006. 

The University now covers an area of over 900,000 square meters, with the building area of over 500,000 square meters. The library of the University, a provincial research-level unit of documentary collection, holds over 1.17 million volumes of paper literature, including 26 Chinese and foreign language electronic databases and 6 featured databases created by itself. The total value of the University’s teaching equipment is 130 million yuan. 6 provincial-level experimental teaching demonstration centres have been built in the University and 120 practice bases built outside the University. 

The University is divided into 13 shcools, 2 departments, and 1 Continued Education College, with 54 undergraduate specialties, including 4 state-level featured specialties and 7 provincial-level brand specialties. 8 first-class and 43 second-class disciplines are authorized to grant master’s degree, 4 fields authorized to grant Specialized Master’s degree of Engineering, 5 fields authorized to grant Specialized Master’s degree of Agrotechnical Extension, 3 disciplines authorized to build Doctor’s degree programs. Currently the number of full-time undergraduate and graduate students is over 13,400. There are 9 key disciplines, 1 innovative discipline with remarkable achievements, 1 superior discipline, and 3 featured disciplines in Hubei Province. There is also 1 key lab and 1 engineering research center respectively in the Ministry of Education, 2 key labs in Hubei Province, 2 provincial research bases for Humanities and Social Sciences, and 13 engineering technology research centers of the provincial (ministerial) level granted by National Ministry of Agriculture, National Ministry of Food and so on.

The teachers of the University are faithful to their educational tasks, fond of their students, and devoted to their studies. The full-time teaching staff is over 800, more than half of them with senior academic titles, 80% of them with doctor’s or master’s degrees. There are 29 state-level and provincial (ministerial)-level experts, 1 candidate for the National New Century BaiQianWan Talents Project, 1 selectee into the New Century Excellent Talents Support Plan in the Ministry of Education, 1 winner of Science and Technology Prize for Youth in Hubei Province, 7 candidates for provincial New Century High-level Talents Project, 1 national teaching master, 4 national excellent teachers, 3 teaching masters in Hubei Province, 4 provincial (ministerial)-level teachers of excellence. Now 11 positions are open to specially-appointed professors of the Hubei “Chutian Scholars program,” and 24 Chutian Scholars have been engaged. A group of influential experts and scholars at home and abroad, including Chen Huanchun, Guan Chunyun and other academicians, have assumed positions for visiting professors.

The University has made remarkable progress in scientific research. In recent 5 years, it has undertaken over 70 state-level projects, which include National 973-project, 863-project, National Natural Science foundation and National Social Science foundation, and more than 500 provincial (ministerial)-level scientific research projects. It has won over 40 prizes of provincial (ministerial)-level or above, including 5 prizes of national scientific and technological advancement and 3 prizes of outstanding achievements in Humanities and Social Sciences. It has published over 300 monographs and textbooks, and over 4500 academic theses, among which 960 have entered into “Three Major Indices” (SCI, EI and ISTP). The number of patents is 30 and the total amount of funding for scientific research is 240 million yuan. “Advanced Unit of Serving Hubei in Science and Technology” has been awarded to the University by Hubei Provincial Party Committee and Hubei Provincial Government.

The University emphasizes the quality of personnel training,actively exploring ways to reform the training modes. Based on general education, specialty education of broad caliber is adopted for cultivating application-oriented talents with reasonable knowledge structure,sharp practical skills, high comprehensive quality, strong pioneering spirit and enterprising consciousness. The University also actively develops students’ extracurricular activities about science and technology by hosting events such as “Evergreen Science, Technology, Culture and Arts Festival”, College Students’ Entrepreneurial Competition, etc. In the last 5 years, 2 courses have been built into superior-quality courses of the state level, 17 courses into superior-quality courses of the provincial level, and 2 teaching teams into teaching teams of the provincial level successively. 12 projects have won Hubei Province Excellent teaching Achievement Prize. 140 students have been commended at the provincial (ministerial) level or above. Prizes of the provincial (ministerial) level or above, such as college students “Challenge Cup,” Mathematical Modeling and so on, add up to more than 260. The first employment rate of undergraduates has topped the table of provincial universities and colleges for many years running. They have received the enthusiastic approval from the society for their distinguished features of being able to bear hardships, to get things done and to carve out their way.

Through opening doors to the outside world, the University has established relations with over 20 universities,colleges and academies from over 10 countries, including the United States of America, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Australia and Italy, in the aspects of personnel training, academic exchange and scientific research cooperation.

In order to create a fine educational environment, the University pays much attention to the Party’s style of working, lets the Party’s style of working promote the style of teaching, and uses the style of teaching as an impetus to the style of learning. In recent 5 years, “National Leading Elementary Party Organization” has been awarded to the Party committee of the University by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, and various titles have been conferred to the University successively, such as “National Civilized Unit,” “National Model Teachers’ Home,” “Leading Institution of Higher Learning on College Students’ Ideological and Political Education in Hubei Province,” “Advanced Unit of College Students’ Employment in Hubei Province,” and “Model University of Governing School by Law in Hubei Province.

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武汉轻工大学创建于1951年,位于有“九省通衢”之称的湖北省武汉市,是全国最早培养粮食行业专门人才的学校,先后隶属于原国家粮食部、商业部、国内贸易部,1998年实行中央和地方共建,以湖北省管理为主的管理体制,是国家粮食和物资储备局与湖北省人民政府共建高校、湖北省国内一流学科建设高校和湖北省第一批本科招生高校。学校现有常青和金银湖两个校区,占地面积100万平方米;现设17个教学院(部),举办有国际教育学院和继续教育学院;全日制在校本科生、研究生20000余人;校舍建筑面积60万平方米;教学科研仪器设备总值3.68亿元;图书馆馆藏纸质文献177万余册,数据库53种,电子图书187万余册,是湖北省研究级文献收藏单位和湖北省自动化水平优秀级图书馆。

学校把“立德树人”放在首位,大力实施“质量立校”战略。积极探索人才培养模式改革与创新,着力培养理论基础扎实、知识结构合理、实践能力强、综合素质高、社会责任感强、富有创新精神和创业意识的应用型创新人才,不断强化学习、应用、探究、创新“四位一体”的人才培养模式。学校建有国家特色专业、国家精品课程、国家卓越农林人才教育培养计划和国家大学生校外实践教育基地等一大批本科教学工程建设项目;拥有实验教学(中心)27个,其中湖北省实验教学示范中心7个。学校积极开展教育教学研究,在近三届省级教学成果评选中,获优秀教学成果奖27项,其中一等奖8项。学校以“常青科技文化艺术节”、创业大赛等为依托,积极开展学生课外学术科技活动,学生在“挑战杯”、数学建模、电子设计、机械创新设计、大学生英语竞赛等各类学科竞赛中,每年均荣获大批国家级、省部级奖励。学校毕业生一次就业率连续多年位居省属高校前列,他们以“能吃苦、能干事、能创业”的优良素质,受到社会广泛赞誉。

学校坚持以学科建设为龙头,大力实施“特色兴校”战略。聚焦“大食品大营养大健康”领域,形成了以工学为主体,农学和管理学为两翼,工、农、管、理、文、经、医、艺、法等多学科协调发展的格局。现有本科专业70个,其中国家级特色专业4个,国家级、省级一流专业建设点30个,“荆楚卓越人才”协同育人计划项目专业6个,国家级卓越农林人才教育培养计划改革试点专业3个;有一级学科硕士点13个,二级学科硕士点70个,硕士专业学位授权点11个类别(16个领域),其中 “国内一流学科”1个,湖北省优势特色学科群4个,“农业科学”进入ESI全球排名前1%;学校拥有国家级、省(部)级科技创新平台55个,其中国家级平台2个、省(部)级重点实验室4个。学校被列为2019年度湖北省博士后创新实践基地。

学校高度重视师资队伍建设,大力实施“人才强校”战略,形成了一支理想信念坚定、道德情操高尚、知识功底扎实、富有仁爱之心的教师队伍。现有专任教师1200余人,其中高级职称教师650余人。教师队伍中,有国家“万人计划”领军人才、国家优秀青年基金获得者、国家百千万人才工程人选、国家有突出贡献中青年专家、享受国务院政府特殊津贴人员、全国优秀教师、全国农业科研杰出人才、教育部新世纪优秀人才等专家名师70余人。学校聘有中国工程院院士、长江学者特聘教授、国家杰出青年基金获得者、青年千人、国家高端外专、湖北省“百人计划”和“楚天学者计划”等60余位高端人才担任特聘教授。

学校具有较强的科学研究、技术开发和社会服务能力,是全国食品、畜牧饲料水产行业重要的研发基地,特色优势明显。近年来,承担各类纵向科研项目1500余项,其中国家重点研发计划、国家科技重大专项、国家科技支撑计划、国家自然科学基金、国家社会科学基金等国家级项目260余项;出版著作、教材850余部;获省(部)级及以上科研成果奖110余项,其中国家科技进步二等奖6项,省技术发明一等奖2项,省科技进步一等奖16项。获授权专利1360余项,其中发明专利520余项。学校瞄准国家粮食安全战略、乡村振兴战略、健康中国战略和湖北食品支柱产业改造升级等战略需求,充分利用学校学科及科研优势,当好行业科技“孵化器”和企业发展“助推器”,培植了一批全省乃至全国知名的粮油食品饲料品牌,扶持了一批国内农产品龙头企业和地方支柱产业,为行业科技进步和地方经济社会发展做出了突出贡献,被评为“科技服务湖北先进单位”、“湖北省农业科技成果转化优秀组织单位”、“首批湖北省技术转移示范机构”和“服务湖北经济社会发展先进高校”。

学校坚持面向世界,开放办学,与美国、加拿大、英国、德国、法国、意大利、澳大利亚、俄罗斯、智利、日本、韩国、印度等十几个国家的20余所高校和科研院所建立了国际学术交流、人才培养及科研合作。学校坚持推进国际化办学,稳步发展中外合作办学项目,获批“优秀本科生国际交流项目”,具备公派优秀本科生出国留学资格;积极实施世界著名科学家来鄂讲学武汉论坛,搭建国际交流平台;围绕国家“一带一路”合作倡议,实施国际学生学历教育项目,招收本科和硕士研究生两个层次的国际学生,做好“留学轻工大”品牌。

学校全面加强党的建设,通过以党风带教风、以教风促学风、形成优良校风,不断营造良好的育人环境。学校党委先后获得全国先进基层党组织、湖北省先进基层党组织、湖北省先进党委中心组等荣誉称号;学校先后获得全国文明单位、全国模范职工之家、湖北省大学生思想政治教育工作先进高校、湖北省高校毕业生就业工作先进单位、湖北省依法治校示范校等数十项荣誉。

砥砺风雨,谱就华章,武汉轻工大学始终与祖国共奋进。站在新时代新的历史起点上,学校将坚持以习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想为指导,全面贯彻党的教育方针,把立德树人放在首位,秉承“明德、积学、砺志、笃行”的校训,弘扬“爱国爱校、艰苦创业、团结拼搏、追求卓越”的办学传统,聚焦“大食品大营养大健康”领域,不断改革创新,着力内涵发展,努力建设特色鲜明的高水平大学。