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|Motto||自强 弘毅 求是 拓新 (Chinese)|
Motto in English
|Improve Oneself, Promote Perseverance, Seek Truth and Make Innovations|
|Established||November 29, 1893|
|Type||National research university|
|Location||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Campus||Urban, 5,600 mu (亩)|
By the end of 1946, the university had six Faculties: the Faculties of liberal arts, law, sciences, engineering, agriculture and medicine. Wuhan University enjoyed a very high academic status, with Wang Shijie, Wang Xinggong and Zhou Gengsheng as its successive presidents.
A number of scholars such as Gu Hongming, Zhu Kezhen, Wu Baoliang, Zha Qian, Gui Zhiting, Ye Yage, Li Siguang, Wen Yiduo, Huang Kan, Yu Dafu, Shen Congwen, Zhu Guangqian, Liu Ze, Liu Yongji, Ye Shengtao, Yang Duanliu and Li Jiannong taught here successively. According to the university, in 1948, the University of Oxford wrote an official letter to the Ministry of Education of the Chinese National Government, stating that Bachelors of liberal arts and sciences that graduated from Wuhan University with average grades above 80 could enjoy "the senior status of Oxford."
MergerOn August 2, 2000, with the approval of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, the new Wuhan University was established as a combination of four major universities close together ---- the former Wuhan University, the former Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering (WUHEE), the former Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping (WTUSM) and the former Hubei Medical University (HBMU).
- Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering (WUHEE) (Simplified Chinese: 武汉水利电力大学; Traditional Chinese: 武漢水利電力大學; Pinyin: Wǔhàn Shuǐlì Diànlì Dàxué; colloquially 武水, Pinyin: Wǔshuǐ).
- Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping (WTUSM) (Simplified Chinese: 武汉测绘科技大学; Traditional Chinese: 武漢測繪科技大學; Pinyin: Wǔhàn Cèhuì Kējì Dàxué; colloquially 武测, Pinyin: Wǔcè).
- Hubei Medical University (HBMU) (Simplified Chinese: 湖北医科大学; Traditional Chinese: 湖北醫科大學; Pinyin: Húběi Yīkē Dàxué; colloquially 湖医, Pinyin: Húyī).