Wuhan University is one of the top 10 universities in China. It is ranked among the top 400 in 2014 by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and US News Global Universities Rankings. Under the administration of Ministry of Education, Wuhan University is one of the national key high-education institutions underpinned by the 211 and 985 Programs. Adjacent to the East Lake and at the foot of Luojia Hill, its campus is recognized the most beautiful among Chinese universities.
The School of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering at Wuhan University was founded in 1952. It is one of the leading high-education institutions in China in the fields of water resources and hydropower engineering. With a total of some 240 staff and 2400 full-time students, the School is one of the major schools of the university. It offers four undergraduate programs, 9 Master's programs and 9 Doctorate programs, covering a spectrum of science and engineering subjects.
The School has established close research collaborations with international institutions from all over the world, such as the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Harvard University, University of Iowa, University of Wyoming, and Ohio State University in the US, Imperial College London, Cardiff University and Heriot-Watt University in the UK, University of Science and Technology Lille in France, University of Oslo in Norway, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Australian National Center for Agricultural Research, as well as the International Water Management Institute, International Rice Research Institute.