Wuhan Polytechnic

Wuhan Polytechnic (WHPT) is a public institution of higher vocational education (IHVE) founded in 1972 with the approval of the Ministry of Education of China and directly sponsored by the government of Hubei province. It is located in the centre of Optical Valley, China's biggest photoelectron information industry base in Wuhan, the capital city of central China's Hubei Province. This geographic advantage provides WHPT with incomparable opportunities and potentials in the development of higher vocational education. WHPT has grown into one of the best IHVEs in Hubei province in terms of operational condition and school-running strengths and standards, and set an example in the regionalization, internationalization and modernization of higher vocational education. These achievements make WHPT a well-known educational brand of Hubei province in higher vocational education and an institution with significant impacts on China’s higher vocational education.

WHPT has gained a large number of awards and honors in the past years. It is a National Demonstrative IHVE, a National Training Base for Urgently-needed Talents, a National Key Teacher Training Base for Vocational Education and a National Advanced Institution of Vocational Education. It is also assessed as a National Starred Demonstrative IHVE in Employment, the national top 50 in employment quality in IHVEs, a National Institution of Higher Education with Experienced Graduate Employment Services, and an Advanced Institution in Graduate Employment Services in Hubei province. In addition, it is rated as one of the most influential brands of Hubei province in the 60 years since the founding of PRC, one of the most influential institutions in China in providing scientific and educational services in 2010, an Advanced Institution in Providing Scientific and Technological Services for Hubei province, an Institution of Higher Education with Good Fame, one of the Best Civilized Institutions in Hubei province, and the top 10 of Hubei educational industry. It has also been appointed such academic titles as the chairman institution of Hubei Association of Higher Vocational Education and the vice-chairman institution of China Association of Higher Vocational Education, Vocational Education Branch of China Electric Education Association, Production-Learning-Research Education Branch of China Association of Higher Education, Hubei Association of Higher Education, and Hubei Association of Vocational Education.

The motto of WHPT is to stress virtue, to devote to study, to aspire after truth and to blaze new trail. Its school-running philosophy is to develop itself higher-vocational-education-orientedly, to meet to the largest extent the demand of society for diversified higher vocational education and that of students for knowledge, skills and employment, to integrate education with production, education with scientific research and theories with practice, and to be people-oriented in WHPT, teacher-focused in school-running, student-centered in education and competence-based in talent training. Its developmental roadmap is to integrate production, learning and research with focuses on the provision of services for different stakeholders and the facilitation of employment for students, and its developmental strategy is to base itself on quality, to rejuvenate itself though features and to reinvigorate itself via brand. All these constitute the unique characteristics of WHPT in terms of school-enterprise cooperation, talent training mode, teaching system, professional course reformation, educational quality management and international cooperation.
WHPT covers an area of about 1 million square meters, with a total floor space of more than 0.6 million square meters. Its annual operational funding reaches more than RMB 250 million and total fixed assets amount to RMB 1.106 billion, with the value of existing teaching facilities accounting for approximately RMB 168 million. It is equipped with 53 in-the-school training bases or centers and 211 well-equipped laboratories, among which 3 training bases in numerical control, telecommunication and biology are of national level, 11 of provincial level, and 12 co-built with enterprises.  WHPT also has a library with 1.318 million volumes of various paper book resources and 10 thousand GB of electronic books, and a campus network with a total output bandwidth of 3100Mbps, a backbone bandwidth of 10,000 Mbps, a total data of 35 thousand GB, and 18,190 access points.

WHPT establishes 14 schools in accordance with the developmental needs of society and economics and offers 73 disciplines in the field of telecommunication, mechanics, computer, construction, business, art design, foreign languages, humanity, tourism and airline services, textile and fashion design, biology, and light industries etc. These disciplines develop into 3-level pyramid-style groups, with 8 disciplines at national level at the top, 21 at provincial level in the middle and 32 at school level at the bottom, strengthening the potential of those disciplines to promote the development of regional industries.

WHPT is implementing the strategy of reinvigorating itself through human resource development. Its faculty and staff number is 1,390, including 915 full-time teachers, among whom 354 are professors or associate professors, 27 are Chutian Skillfully Qualified Masters,  15 are foreign experts, 7 are experts with State Special Allowance, 4 are National Teachers of Excellence, 4 are Provincial Teachers of Excellence, 8 are members of National Teaching Steering Committee of Industry and Vocational Education, 26 are members of other steering committees, and 4 are national or provincial experts in the evaluation of talent cultivation level in IHVEs. WHPT also has one national level teaching group and 5 provincial level teaching groups. Of all professional teachers, above 90% are those with both teaching qualification and professional qualifications.

WHPT has been actively engaged in international cooperation, and has to date established long-term collaborative relationship with 98 universities and educational institutions in 26 countries or regions, with more than 600 alumni studying or working in Singapore, Australia, and the U.S, etc. It has also founded Hubei Modern Manufacturing Vocational Education Group, Electrical and Information Vocational Education Group and Tourism Vocational Education Group with relative industries, established 395 out-of-school training bases in companies, and undertakes production-learning-research cooperation with more than 300 companies such as IBM, Foxconn, Lenovo, Haier and Huazong Numerical Control.

Students are admitted to WHPT from more than 30 provinces, municipalities directly under the central government and autonomous regions of China. 7000 qualified students gradate annually from WHPT, and their employment rate remains constant at over 95% in the past decades. All these constitute a developmental trend with sufficient candidates in admission and high rate of student employment. WHPT has therefore gained 7 awards for its career services for students and shared experiences on the national career services conference as the only representative of IHVEs. Currently WHPT has more than 23,000 full-time students and offer vocational training for over 18,000 people per annum.
WHPT offers various services for society continuously and effectively. Thirteen research institutes are set up successively in such fields as vocational education and tourism to provide research and development as well as technological support services. Every year, the funds invested in social services amount to over RMB 8 million, and more than 500 academic papers from its faculty and staff are published. In addition, WHPT has provided financial and resource aid for more than 10 vocational institutions in central and western China, and has established Bozhou Branch of WHPT in Xinjiang province, which is an educational brand of Hubei province in aiding Xinjiang province. As a National Key Teacher Training Base for Vocational Education, WHPT offers training for more than 400 teachers in vocational institutions across the country.

WHPT is now undergoing a new talent training mode reformation to strengthen its management and promote its development in terms of leadership, execution, teaching, culture and academics. Teachers and students in WHPT are now working as a whole to structure its modern vocational education system and strengthen the construction and development of its connotation in the hope of making WHPT a well-known brand in higher vocational education in China with international influence.

Departments

Administration

General Office of the CPC Committee (Organization Department, Communist Party School)

General Administration Office

Publicity Department

Department of Discipline Inspection, Supervision and Auditing

Department of Human Resources

Department of Student Affairs

Office of the Communist Youth League Committee

Department of Financial Affairs

Department of Academic Affairs

Department of Teaching Quality Control and Supervision

Office of Admission and Career Services (Office of School-Enterprise Cooperation)

Department of Development, Planning and Construction

Department of School Assets and Logistics Management (Textile Factory)

Department of Research and Development

Office of Security

Labour Union

International Relations Office (HK, Macau and Taiwan Affairs Office, International School)

Department of Continuing Education (School of Continuing Education, Vocational Technology Training Center)

Library

Department of Physical Education

Educational Information Technology Center

Social Occupations and Vocational Education Research Institute ( Academic Journal of WHPT, Course Research Center)

Office of Retired Faculty and Staff Affairs

Logistics Service Center

 

Schools

School of Electronics and Information Engineering

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Huatai Mechatronic Technology Research Institute)

School of Computer Technology and Software Engineering

School of Civil Engineering

Business School

School of Art Design

School of Foreign Languages

School of Humanities

School of Tourism, Hospitality and Airline Services

School of Textile and Fashion Engineering

School of Biological Engineering

Department of Ideological and Political Theory Courses

School of Light Industry

Science Park Management Committee