China Three Gorges University (CTGU) was founded with approval of the Ministry of Education. CTGU is a comprehensive university, which comprises the former University of Hydraulic & Electric Engineering / Yichang and Hubei Three Gorges University, and is one of the key universities which are being constructed in Hubei Province. The history of CTGU dates back to 1923, and it has experienced the construction of “Project 211”. Besides, CTGU is one of the first universities which are conferred the qualification of recruiting international students, and it was awarded as “Excellent” in the Undergraduate Teaching Evaluation of General Universities organized by the Ministry of Education in 2005.
China Three Gorges University consists of 21 colleges, 32 programs for postgraduate students, 35 more specialties for master program and doctoral program which are under construction. There are 55 specialties for undergraduate students, which cover 8 fields, including science, engineering, medicine, arts, management, economics, law and pedagogy. There are totally over 20,000 full-time undergraduate students, more than 1,300 postgraduate students, over 400 international students, and 12,000 adult students.
China Three Gorges University has more than 1,600 full-time teachers, including 833 professors and associate professors, 27 Chutian Scholars and Three Gorges Scholars who are specially appointed as professors, and 375 instructors of postgraduate candidates. CTGU has employed 268 part-time professors, including 10 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 35 famous foreign scholars, some of whom are Nobel Prize Winners.
China Three Gorges University has a total area of 252 hectares. There are 59 various laboratories(lab centers), and the total value of teaching and research equipment is RMB 190 million yuan. The university has 1 national key field scientific observation station, 5 provincial or ministerial key laboratories, 2 provincial engineering technology research center, and 1 provincial key research base for humanities and social science. Now the frameworks of 5 discipline groups, i.e. engineering of hydroelectric energy, hazard protection and environment, computer information technology and control engineering, Three Gorges culture and tourism, and life science and biological technology, have been under construction.
China Three Gorges University is located in Yichang City, Hubei Province, where there are worldwide famous Three Gorges Dam, Gezhou Dam, and Qingjiang Geheyan Water Power Plant, the largest dam in Hubei Province. There is a long historic culture on celebrities and folk-custom, rich resources of Chinese traditional medicine and special ecological environment.
(Source: China Three Gorges University)