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Welcome to Study at Yangtze University

Facts about YU

Total acreage: 251 hectares

Total floor space: 1.23 million square meters

Full-time student body: over 34,000

Faculty members: 3,128 including 2,166 full time instructors

Professors: 315; Associate professors: 774

National Excellent Teachers and Hubei Famous Teachers: 7

Experts having special grants from the State Council and Hubei Province: 66

Student to teacher ratio is 16: 1

Collection of libraries: paper books: 3.21 million: electronic books: 2.0 million

School motto:” Progress & Innovation”

School spirits:”To seek truth, be enterprising, be pioneering and to serve community”

Yangtze University is a comprehensive institution of higher learning with the strong supports from both China Central Government and Hubei Provincial Government. Hubei Province gives its priority to run the institution. China National Petroleum Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation, China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Hubei Provincial People’s Government also work together to develop Yangtze University.It has modernized teaching buildings, laboratory buildings, research centers, gyms and affiliated teaching hospitals.

Yangtze University has 2 post-doctor stations, 15 PhD programs, 128 master’s programs and 94 undergraduate programs covering 11 disciplines including economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and art. Its National Unique Programs are Resources exploration engineering, Prospecting technology and engineering, Petroleum engineering, Agriculture, Machine design manufacturing and automation, Chemical engineering and technology.

There are 16 Hubei Brand Programs with Geological resource and geological engineering, Crop science, Petroleum and natural gas engineering, Chemical engineering and technology, Mechatronic engineering, Agriculture and forestry economics and management, Physics, Computer Science and technology, Plant protection, Landscape architecture, Clinical medicine, Aquaculture science, Education and Chinese literature.


The 4 disciplines of Petroleum and natural gas engineering, Geophysics, Landscape architecture, Geological resource and geological engineering rank in top 10 in China. Yangtze University has its distinctive research features in petroleum science and technology, water logging disasters and wetland agriculture, studies of Jingzhou culture and etc.       

Yangtze University is the Pilot Institution of National Students Innovation Training Project, National Model Institution of Cooperative Education and Hubei Petroleum Postgraduate Innovation Base. Its mission focuses on helping students to learn innovative approaches and creative abilities to solve technical and scientific issues. YU international students have opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, including student government, intramural sports and student clubs and organizations. The university’s dining hall offers halal food for Muslim students.