The 50th anniversary high-quality development conference of Wuhan Institute of Technology was held in Wuhan. Photo courtesy of Wuhan Institute of Technology
“Five ranks, the strings never stop.” On November 19, Wuhan Institute of Technology celebrated its 50th birthday. At the 50th anniversary of the high-quality development conference, Wang Cunwen, president of Wuhan Institute of Technology, introduced that the university’s scientific research and teaching level has been continuously improved over the past 50 years, and the university has been selected as a first-class discipline construction university in Hubei Province, and three disciplines have taken the lead in entering the top 1% of ESI in the world in Hubei Province.
It is reported that in the 70s of the 20th century, in response to the urgent needs of the party and the state petrochemical professionals, Hubei Institute of Chemical Industry and Petroleum came into being. In 1980, the school was renamed Wuhan Institute of Chemical Technology, under the former director of the chemical department. In 1998, with the adjustment of the management system of colleges and universities, the school was transferred to Hubei Province. In the past ten years since the 21st century, the university has changed its name to Wuhan Institute of Technology, realizing the transformation of a teaching university into a teaching and research university. In the new era, the university has embarked on a new journey of building a high-level teaching and research university, and put forward the goal of building a high-level teaching and research university with distinctive characteristics and coordinated development of multiple disciplines in chemical engineering and related disciplines.
Wang Cunwen introduced that at present, the three disciplines of chemistry, engineering and agricultural science of Wuhan Institute of Technology have entered the top 1% of ESI in the world, and won the only B+ discipline in science and engineering in Hubei Province universities in the fourth round of discipline evaluation. The school has successively won more than 200 provincial and ministerial awards such as the National and Hubei Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award and the Technology Invention Award, and the transformation of scientific and technological achievements ranks among the top 100 in China. The university has jointly established an industrial technology research institute with the prefecture where all chemical parks in Hubei are located to jointly solve the governance problem of “chemical weijiang” and help the green and sustainable development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. The school cooperated with Yichang City and Xingfa Group to build Hubei Three Gorges Laboratory, conquered the “stuck neck” technology such as the preparation of electronic-grade phosphoric acid for ultra-high purity chips, extended the service life of national phosphate resources for more than 60 years, and the overall strength of the discipline ranked among the top 100 in China in various rankings such as US NEWS and continued to rise.
Relevant responsible persons of Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Beijing University of Chemical Technology delivered speeches as representatives of domestic universities, some university presidents from Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore and other countries delivered congratulations, and some teachers, students and alumni representatives spoke to congratulate them.
“Cultivate the world, keep the right and open up the new, work hard and move forward courageously.” Cheng Youjin, Secretary of the Party Committee of Wuhan Institute of Technology, said that in the next 50 years, Wuhan Institute of Technology will build a high-level teaching and research university with a more lofty attitude and more pragmatic actions, and cultivate more talents who can take on great responsibilities for the country, the nation and the people.