The internationalization of Wuhan University dates back to the 1980s. As one of the first key universities to conduct external contacts with the outside world, WHU has always attached great importance to the international exchanges and cooperation. Over the years, under the overall blueprint of building a world-top university with Chinese characteristics, WHU has followed the path of running the school in an international way, strengthening exchanges and cooperation with world-class universities and scientific research institutions.
Now WHU has signed cooperation agreements with more than 400 universities and research institutions in over 70 countries and regions for in-depth cooperation of high quality in various fields, including University of Chicago, Duke university, University of Cambridge and London School of Economics and Political Science(LSE), National University of Singapore, Erasmus University Rotterdam(EUR), Université Paris Diderot-Paris, etc.
WHU aims to cultivate talents with international perspectives through the introduction of overseas high-quality education resources, the joint education programs with foreign universities and the student exchange both in the long term and short term. Every year more than 2000 students are sent to partner universities for exchange and further study. WHU boasts a nice atmosphere of international academic exchange, receiving around 1000 important foreign delegations per year and hiring about 100 foreign experts as permanent faculty. More than 30 international academic meetings are held here annually. Moreover, WHU has a particular advantage in the contacts with France through many high-level exchange projects, which were acclaimed as “the model for China-France cooperation” by the former French president Jacques chirac.
International Education：Duke Kunshan University
Duke Kunshan University is a non-profit institution with an independent corporate capacity. By adapting Duke’s curriculum system and interdisciplinary education models along with WHU’s leading experts and facilities, it aims to be a cutting-edge university with outstanding faculty, scientific research and development centers.
Four Confucius Institutes have been founded respectively in France, America, Germany and UK by joint efforts of Wuhan University and Universite de Paris VII, University of Pittsburgh, University Duisburg-Essen and University of Aberdeen. Courses of Chinese language, calligraphy, Tai-Chi, Chinese cuisine and diversified cultural activities are organized to help the local people have a better understanding of Chinese culture and society.
International Joint Training Program
Cooperating with prestigious universities abroad, Wuhan University has launched joint training programs in the field of physics, chemistry, medicine, computer science, remote sensing, law, economics, etc. to mentor talents with international experience, perspective and competitiveness. The programs have made students’ dream of studying abroad come true.
Alliance Francaise de Wuhan
Alliance Francaise de Wuhan, co-founded by Wuhan University and alliance francaise foundation, is a non-degree education school fostering French language and culture. Over the past decade, Alliance Francaise de Wuhan has developed into one of the largest institutions among all Alliance Francaise in China.
Overview of Int’l Cooperation