Wuhan University, commonly known in Chinese as "Wuda", is a key university directly under the administration of the Education Ministry of the People's Republic of China. It is located in Hubei Province's capital Wuhan known as "The thoroughfare leading to nine provinces".
Wuhan University has rolling physical features with the scenic Luojia Hill and the beautiful East Lake. Its campus is heavily wooded and green, with fragrant flowers everywhere year-round. Wuhan University is widely known as one of the most beautiful universities in China, especially for its cherry blossom garden in the spring. A cherry blossom festival is held every spring.
Wuhan University dates back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty after his memorial to the throne was approved by the Qing Government. Later, it changed its name several times before it was named National Wuhan University in July 1928. During the War of Resistance against Japan, Wuhan University moved to Leshan, Sichuan Province and returned to Luojia Hill after the victory of the war.
Wuhan University is a comprehensive institution covering a whole range of disciplines with unique features. It is one of the best universities with particular achievements of education in China. With its scientific potential and achievements, Wuhan University is constantly strengthening its scientific research innovation capability. Scientific Research Funds of Natural Science and Social Sciences have increased steadily. Major breakthroughs have been made in research laboratories and bases. A number of research results have been put into practice such as Hybrid rice HL-type, Mobile Mapping System based on 3S (RS, GPS, GIS) Integration Technology, etc. making immense contribution to the social progress and economy construction. With fine academic tradition and learning environment, Wuhan University has enjoyed a reputation of “Renowned Institute of Academic Research”.
(Source: Wuhan University)