Sponsors - South-Central University for Nationalities
in Wuhan, the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and
transportation center of central China，South-Central University for Nationalities (SCUN) is
a comprehensive and key university directly under the administration of the
State Ethnic Affairs Commission.. Founded in 1951 as South-Central College for
Nationalities, it was renamed as South-Central University for Nationalities in
March, 2002. Since its foundation, SCUN has implemented the educational policy
and ethnic policies of the state. It is committed to cultivation of talents for
ethnic communities while following general principles of higher education, thus
achieving a rapid and comprehensive development in past decades.
Sponsors - Wuhan University
Wuhan University (WHU) is a comprehensive and key national university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. It is also one of the "211 Project" and "985 Project"universities with full support in the construction and development from the central and local government of China. The history of Wuhan University can be traced back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, the then governor of Hubei Province and Hunan Province in the late Qing Dynasty. In the process of development and evolution, the institute changed its name several times before it was finally named Wuhan National University in 1928. It is one of the earliest comprehensive national universities in modern China. By the end of 1946, the university had established 6 colleges, the colleges of liberal art, law, sciences, engineering, agriculture and medicine. In 2000, an amalgamation of the former Wuhan University, Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, and Hubei Medical University was announced, which ushered in a new era in its 100-odd years of development.
Sponsors - Wuhan Institute of Technology
Wuhan Institute of Technology, originally named as Hubei Petrochemical Institute was under the administration of Hubei Province when it was established in June 1972 . It was renamed to Wuhan Institute of Chemical Technology (WICT) and was put under the administration of the former Ministry of Chemical Industry of the Central Government in March 1980 with the permission of the former Ministry of Education . As a result of the readjustment of the management system for colleges in July 1998, WICT has been put under the joint administration of central and local authorities with the stress on the latter. The university was renamed as Wuhan Institute of Technology ( WIT) with the approval of the Ministry of Education and Hubei Provincial Government in February 2006. In November the same year, WIT received the national evaluation launched by the Ministry of Education of China ，on undergraduate teaching quality and WIT won an A , the top grade of the evaluation. After 37 years’ endeavor, the university has become a multi-disciplinary university with its own characteristics, fine teaching environment, and advanced research level.