Yangtze University is an amalgamation of former Jianghan Petroleum University , Hubei Agricultural University, Jingzhou Teacher’s University and Hubei Medical Staff College upon the approval of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China April 2003. Yangtze University , under the strong support of Hubei Province , is the largest and multidisciplinary university affiliated to Hubei Government.
Yangtze University is located in the famous ancient historic city of Jingzhou on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River . Jingzhou, with a history of more than 2,600 years, is the cradle of Chu Culture and one of primary places of Three Kingdoms culture. Jingzhou was the native place of Qu Yuan, the great patriotic poet in China and a town of military importance in the periods of dozens of kingdoms and dynasties. To the east of Jingzhou is Wuhan , a hub city of traffic; to the west is the world-known project of Three Gorges; to the south is the vast lake of Dong Ting ; to the north is the imposing beautiful mountain of Wu Dang . Having peaceful, picturesque campuses dotted with relaxing and scenic spaces, the university has been awarded as garden-like institution by Hubei Government.
The former Jianghan Petroleum University was affiliated to China National Petroleum Corporation. It grew out of Beijing Petroleum Industry School founded in Beijing in 1950 and was named Jianghan Petroleum University in 1978. Since 2000, the former Jianghan Petroleum University was put under the administration of Hubei Government and under the joint support from the central and local governments. The former Hubei Agricultural University grew out of Central China Agricultural College at Jingzhou initially established in 1977 and got its name upon the approval of the State Committee of Education in 1989. The former Jingzhou Teacher’s University grew out of Hubei No. 4 Normal School founded in 1936 and became Jingzhou Teachers’ College in 1978. It was combined to be Jingzhou Teacher’s University with other schools in 1999. The former Hubei Medical Staff College was initially established in 1951 and renamed Wuhan Medical College at Jingzhou in 1977. In 1984 the college at Jingzhou changed its name to be Hubei Medical Staff College .
Yangtze University has entered into cooperative agreements with 22 institutions of higher learning. It has developed academic exchanges with institutes and international organizations from 39 countries and regions. Since 2003, the university has sent 71 staff members abroad for further studies and has invited 60 foreign scholars. Yangtze University sends its students to study in foreign countries such as the United Kingdom , the United States , Germany and South Korea . Yangtze University offers all of its programs for international students to study.
Yangtze University Official Website: http://www.wfu.edu.cn/