- INTERNATIONAL HUST
President of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
In the year 2020, we are witnessing something extraordinary. While the most serious infectious disease in a century is sweeping across the globe, a huge higher-education revolution is taking place in China and around the world. Standing at the very forefront of China’s anti-pandemic efforts, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) has successfully faced the challenging test imposed by the coronavirus. To accomplish this goal, HUST invested the greatest resources and made the biggest contribution among all of China’s universities and colleges in the national battle against the pandemic. At the same time, HUST initiated a major initiative to explore online education practices featuring large-scale, prolonged and multidisciplinary coverage across a wide spectrum of activities, including online class teaching, cloud-based graduation and employment. This challenge, too, HUST has met, despite the enormous difficulties we have had to surmount.
Thanks to the solidarity and innovative spirit revealed by generations of faculty and students, today’s HUST, - the “university in the forest” built on land that was once a wilderness - has become, over its relatively short history, a “Double First-Class” university drawing admiring attention from schools both at home and abroad, and honored as “the epitome of China's development in higher education since the founding of the PRC”. For nearly 70 years, HUST has demonstrated remarkable achievements in developing and realizing its vision. Along the way it has trained and prepared huge numbers of high-quality graduates for a wide array of industries and areas of human endeavor, contributing significantly to the growth of higher education and technological innovation, as well as to social development, both for China and the world, too.
Likewise, HUST would not have traveled so far without the care and support of friends at home and abroad. International teachers and students from all over the world infuse vigor and vitality into the HUST campus, at the same time its partner institutions scattered around the world have expanded its circle of international friends. Our world today is undergoing the greatest change in a century, presenting both unprecedented risks and challenges amid a sea of development opportunities. However, we should always strive to strengthen and maintain amicable cooperation.
To our friends throughout China and around the world, please know that you are always welcome here at HUST, in Wuhan, Hubei, this luxuriant forest-covered campus, that is now a renowned home to quality education and world-leading scientific research teams. Let us all join hands to create a brighter future for human society together.
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
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