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Wuhan Polytechnic University is located in Wuhan City of Hubei Province, shares the national wide fame of "The Thoroughfares to 9 Provinces". Through the practice of more than 60 years, the University is characterized by light manufactory and food science disciplines, being far advanced in fields of agro-product processing and transformation, focusing on engineering, management and science curriculum, and being supplemented by the coordinated development of Engineering, Management, Science, Literature, Economics, Agriculture, Arts, Law and other academic fields.  The university has gradually developed itself into a multiversity that poses a great influence in China and with the authority to grant master's degrees. It is one of the public Universities hosted by the Chinese government.

The university currently has the student body of over 16,000 full-time undergraduate, junior college students and graduate students, consists of 15 schools (departments), and established Continued Education College, with over 7000 students. At present,the university has 60 undergraduate programs, 59 Master's programs and has established construction project for 3 disciplines for authorization to award Doctorate degrees. The university has 837 full-time faculty members, of which over 440 are with senior academic titles. Teachers with Master’s or Doctor’s degree account for 82.4% of all full-time lecturers. There are 54 state-level and provincial (ministry)-level experts and instructors, and 31 high-level talents from “The Hundred Talents Program”and “Chu Tian Scholars Program”.

The university faces the world by academic exchange and cooperation with over 20 universities and institutions from over 10 countries including United Kingdom, Germany, United States of American, Australia, Netherland, Austria, Belgium, Japan and etc., and have established relations of talent development, academic exchange and scientific research cooperation with fruitful results, specifically through the implementation of "World Famous Scientists Lecturing in Hubei", "Thousands of Foreign Experts Cultivating Program", "Introduction of Foreign Technology & Management Skill Project", etc. Addition to that, the university also invited foreign experts and international renowned scholars to give lectures, carry out scientific research cooperation and convened international seminars.

The university attaches great importance to international exchanges and cooperation; make full use of both international and domestic educational resources; learn from foreign advanced educational concepts and teaching experience; continuously improve the level of Chinese-foreign cooperation; attract the world's high-level experts to engage in teaching and research; introduce overseas high-end talent and academic team to work in the university; in line with the international convention; gradually enhance the influence of the university's international status, and keep making great efforts to construct a domestically well known multiversity with distinctive character,and some disciplines having great impact in the world.