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Celebrating 125 Years of Academic Excellence: Wuhan University (1893–2018)

Nestled against rolling hills and greenery, with fragrant flowers blooming year-round and shimmering silver carp swimming in nearby East Lake, Wuhan University is considered by many to have one of the most beautiful campuses in China. For decades, it has been ranked as one of the country’s top 10 universities. It is also designated as a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First-Class University. The origins of Wuhan University stem from the late Qing Dynasty, when Zhang Zhidong, then governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces, founded the Ziqiang Institute in 1893. Although the institute has changed its names several times over the years, finally settling on Wuhan National University in 1928, its motto of “Self-Improvement, Perseverance, Truth-Seeking, and Innovation” has remained the same. The primary aim of this booklet is by no means to simply highlight the university’s achievements. Rather, its purpose is more of an invitation—with 125 years of experience in education, it hopes to attract more future-oriented scholars and increase its global visibility and reputation.


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