Campus Life

Interpretation of Motto

In order to carry down and develop glorious tradition and fine university spirit, encourage constantly refreshed spirit, hard studying, rigorous scholarship, innovation, and forging ahead of faculty, staff and students, the new motto of Wuhan University was developed. It was based on the opinions from all university levels and the examination of university administration committee in 1993:

Improve Oneself, Promote Perseverance, Seek Truth and Make Innovations.

“Improve Oneself” is from "as heaven is moving vigorously, gentlemen should strive constantly to become stronger" of Book of Changes. The meaning is self-esteem, self-improvement, and going up. Self-improvement is the traditional virtue of Chinese people.

“Promote Perseverance" is from "an educated gentleman cannot but be resolute and broad-minded, for he has taken up a heavy responsibility and a long course" of The Analects of Confucius. The meaning is ambitious, strong, and resolute. The word was included in our school motto in 1930s "sensible, honest, broad, and strong".

"Improve Oneself" and "Promote Perseverance" summarized the meaning above and reflected the depth of history and continuation of spirit of our university.

"Seek Truth" is learned and knowledge seeking, and exploration of law, which is from "like and study of ancient culture, seek truth from facts" of the History of the Former Han Dynasty.

"Make Innovations" means pioneering, innovation, continuous enterprising.

In general, the overall significance of our motto is to carry down and develop Chinese nation's great spirit of ceaseless self-improvement, establish great ambition of studying hard and dedication for our thriving and prosperous country, with tenacious characters and scientific and rigorous attitude, explore objective law of development of things strenuously, initiate new prospects, obtain new achievements, run the Wuhan University of socialism well, and continue to make new contributions to our country.

Campus Culture

After a busy day of studying, wandering in the beautiful campus of Wuhan University. Under the night, walking into academic forum and listening to the forefront lectures of masters and young scholars to enjoy the feast of ideas brought by the top scholars.

"Broad and Strong Minded Forum"

Academic lectures are hosted by the Academic Department, which is affiliated to Graduate Student Association.  Academic experts or celebrities in related area from inside or outside our university are invited to give lectures about their research area or topics concerned by students. A wide range of subjects can meet listeners in different levels, different professional backgrounds, and with different preferences, which help to improve individual comprehensive quality and expand the field of vision. "Broad and strong minded forum" has great repercussions on and off campus, and become a brand academic activity that is widely known inside and outside our university. The lecture is given 7:00 pm on every Tuesday at multifunctional lecture hall in the 5th teaching building, 1st region. And the arrangement of each lecture can be seen on the poster in each school bulletin board.

"Economy and Management Forum of Luojia Young Scholar"

Since the forum was instituted, dozens of academic activities have been held successfully, which greatly strengthened academic exchanges and enriched the research field. The forum uses papers as main content, and commenting by critics and free-spoken as main form, aiming to promote collision of minds and stimulate enthusiasm of scientific research. The speakers are young scholars from universities, mainly Ph. D. students. The contents of the forum are extensive, and usually are the latest research results of the speaker, which reflects the academic frontier in related area, and are beneficial for improving their own ability. The specific time and place of the forum are not fixed. It is usually held on a weekly basis. For specific schedule, please pay attention to college's posters, and field of scientific research and foreign affairs on the college's home page. The paper for each lecture can be downloaded from website.

"Truth Seeking Forum"

Series of academic lectures are hosted by the Communist Youth League Committee of Wuhan University and The Deng Xiaoping Theory Research Institute. The forum concerns social hot spots and collision of minds, and uses novel materials and unique perspectives. Celebrities and experts outside of university are usually invited to express their academic point of view on related issues using unique perspective and innovative ideas, which are very popular with the students. The style of the forum is in accordance with the free, open academic tradition of Wuhan University. The forum is held 7:00 pm on every Thursday at room 302, the 1st teaching building, 1st region. The arrangement of each activity can be seen from posters on bulletin boards and related media.

"Spring of the Luojia"-Cultural Festival of Science and Technology

With the main body of college students' science and technology festival, academic lectures and science and technology competitions, such as extracurricular academic works of science and technology contests, business plan competitions, "Luojia Forum", "Red Maple Forum", "Academician Forum", "Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum", "Life Planning and Occupation Navigation" etc., are held regularly, to nurture and enhance science and technology innovation ability, entrepreneurial ability, and employment competitive power.

Luojia Golden Autumn Art Festival

Luojia Art Festival in Golden Autumn was established in 1987, which is the most famous brand in campus cultural activities of Wuhan University. The festival is aimed to sing the main rhythm of the times, and to fuse art competition and art appreciation perfectly.

Luojia Golden Autumn International Cultural Festival

Luojia Golden Autumn International Cultural Festival was established in 2005. The festival is taking international students as the main body, and international cultural exchange as the theme, aiming to enhance mutual understanding of international students and strengthen Chinese and foreign cultural exchange.

Community Cultural Festival

Community Cultural Festival is the most important brand activity of Students' Association Union of Wuhan University and an exotic flower of campus cultural activities. The festivals have been held five times in a row, including more than 60 activities. Of these activities, "Sakura Poem Competition" and "Sakura Pen Club" had widespread influence in Wuhan area even national universities.

Cultural Activity Supermarket on Campus

"Cultural Activity Supermarket on Campus", established in 2003, is a new brand of campus cultural activities of Wuhan University. Six plates and more than 30 sub projects have been formed, such as "Luojia Drama World", "Luojia Literary World", "Art Arena", "Art Kaleidoscope", " Sailing in Scientific Sea", and "Weekend Art World" etc., and its content involves in many aspects such as literature, art, science, and practice.

Administration Building: one of the early buildings, located in Luojia Mountain, designed by America famous construction engineer Kelce, built by a winning bidder Shanghai Liuhe Construction Company in 1936. The total floor area is 8140 m2, and the total cost at that time is 400,000 yuan. The building faces south and is in axial symmetry with College of Science on the opposite side of the 912 playground.

912 Playground: On September 12, 1958, Mao Zedong visited Wuhan University and met more than ten thousand teachers and students headed by Wuhan University. During the period of the Anti-Japanese War, Chiang Kaishek used this playground for reviewing troops and practice. The university's opening ceremony and military training are held here every year.

Cherry Blossom Avenue: The three towns of Wuhan have fallen at the end of October, 1938. Old Study Dorm in Wuhan University was used as operational headquarters of Japanese Army and health resort of wounded soldiers. In order to alleviate homesickness of wounded soldiers, less than 30 cherry blossom trees have been planted in 1939 in Wuhan University. Most of them are single and multi-petal cherry blossoms. (Later, the university has expanded greening. More than 1000 cherry blossoms are in campus of Wuhan University today, including four botanical species Japanese cherry blossom, cerasus serrulata, cerasus subhirtella var. pendula, and cerasus cerasoides rubea and more than a dozen of cultivated varieties or variants). At the end of March to April of each year, tens of thousands of tourists are attracted to cherry blossom avenue by its reputation. At that time, cherry blossoms fly and the campus is in the sea of cherry blossoms, especially in late March. However, the flowering period is short, only about 13-20 days.

Old Study Dorm: located at southern slope of lion mountain, in the front of the library. It is the earliest student dormitory and one of early buildings. The construction of the building was completed in September 1931 by a bidding winner Hanxiesheng construction company. The total floor area is 13773 m2 and total construction cost is 550000 yuan.

The whole building has been ingeniously designed, comprising four dormitories that are united by four Rome arches as one. The dominant color of the building is gray of granite, displaying simple, elegant, kind, and steady. At the entrance, there are one hundred steps, which are uniform and magnificent. Each dormitory is divided into three rows: front, middle, and back by two big courtyards. Each row is 1 to 4 floors according to the height of mountain. Each floor of each dormitory was named by the first 16 words in Thousand Words, forming 16 study dorms: heaven, earth, xuan, yellow, yu, zhou, flood, huang, sun, moon, full, ze, chen, su, lie, and zhang that mean all-embraced in here. Roofs of the dormitories were built into flat surface by the side of the mountain. That implies the ideal pursuit of "uneven earth but even heaven", namely, although the starting point is not the same, the same achievement will be reached through hard working.

Library: In the front of library, the building on the left is Law School, which has straight eaves representing justice, equity, and strictness, and the building on the right is School of Liberal Arts, which has eaves with cocked angles representing great literary talent.

The library, located on the top of Lion Mountain, built in 1935, is the most famous building in early stage of Wuhan University. The floor area is 4767 m2, and the total construction cost is 240000 yuan at that time. The advanced floor heating was used at that time. However, the heating equipment is too old to use right now. There is an image of an old master Laozi on the gate of the library, who was the earliest curator of the library in our country's history. The total library holdings are 400000 books. Among of them, there are 200000 ancient books, including over 800 rare editions, over 1000 local Chronicles, over 400 genealogies, and over 2600 historical newspapers and periodicals. The major of library and information science in Wuhan University is number one in the country.

Student Activity Center on the top of Dormitory in Cherry Blossom Garden: Student dining hall and club is nearby the old study dorm. Its interior decoration is full of nationality features. "Magic gourd inserted with three halberds" is on the roof beam, which means to bless student upgraded three levels. "Bat (Fu) is before the eyes" were carved on the angle of the roof beam. During the period of anti-Japanese war, many lectures were given here by important leaders of the country such as Zhou Enlai, and many shows of anti-Japanese were also held here.

Roc Square: Roc Square takes its name from the shape of sculpture in the center of the square, meaning the huge bird was flying highly. Cherry blossoms in this area are part of the 50 cherry blossoms given by premier Zhou.

Songqing Gymnasium: located in south side of the Lion Mountain, is one of the early buildings in Wuhan University, and a typical Chinese and Western combined building. The construction was completed by a bidding winner Shanghai Liuhe Company in July 1936 with a total floor area of 2748 m2 and total construction cost of 123100 yuan. In the early Republic of China, President Li Yuanhong (styled Song Qing) died of an illness in Tianjing and wanted to be reburied in south foot of Luojia Mountain. However, the university refused his request. Later, his two sons Li Shaoji and Li Shaoye handed over 100000 silver dollar that was kept by their father and donated by Xin Hai revolutionaries for construction of Jianghan University to Wuhan University for construction of gymnasium, also called Song Qing gymnasium.

Mid-level Cottage: also named single professor dorm. Located in northern halfway up to Luojia Mountain in Wuhan University. The residential building is two stories with brick-wood structure in elegant environment, and little and dainty.  From 1933 to 1937, famous and single professor in Wuhan University had lived here. From 1937 to 1938, during the anti-Japanese war in Wuhan, Chiang Kai Shek, Song Meiling, and important politicians of the National Government had stayed here. Now it is used as the offices of Board of Trustees and Alumni Association.

Eighteen Buildings: The residential buildings of faculties and staffs are located in southeast of Luojia Mountain in Wuhan University. Its overall architecture is British country house style, but each building has its own characteristics. There are a total of eighteen buildings, and another four buildings were built later. After the Japanese occupied Wuhan, the internal structure of some houses had been changed into Japanese style, and one building had been removed. (Later people still call it eighteen buildings habitually).

During the battle of Wuhan, due to the second cooperation of Nationalist Party and Communist Party, Zhou Enlai, Deng Yingchao, and Guo Moruo had lived here.

In 1961, Guo Moruo had revisited here and had a picture before the former residence. In his anti-Japanese War memoir Hongbo Song, he said, "the area of Wuhan University outside Wuchang city should be considered as the hidden paradise of three towns in Wuhan.

The University Gate: The earliest memorial gateway is located inside the opening of the street. It was built about in 1937. The new memorial gateway was built according to the old one before its centennial in 1993 using the funding raised by Shenzhen Alumni Association and alumni at home and abroad. On its back is "art, law, science, engineering, agriculture, and medicine" six characters, representing six colleges, and on its front is "National Wuhan University". Many people are interested in who wrote the memorial gateway of "National Wuhan University". However, this issue is still in controversy. At present, the statement that majority of people agreed is that, "National Wuhan University" on the new memorial gateway at front gate of Wuhan University were inscribed by Mr. Cao Lian, and "art, law, science, engineering, agriculture, and medicine" on the back of memorial gateway were written by professor Liu Boping.

The Building of Center of Innovative & Entrepreneurial Practice for Students of Wuhan University: the Building of Center of Innovative & Entrepreneurial Practice for Students of Wuhan University was built in January 2013. The total building area is 6208 square meters, and the total height 13.72 meters. The working area has 4 floors, and the exhibition hall area has 2 floors and one inter floor. The main functional areas include: working area, exhibition hall area, lecture hall, entrepreneurship room, etc. The building has 87 rooms, including 46 DIY work rooms, 10 entrepreneurship rooms, 4 competition classrooms, 3 discussion rooms, 1 HD recording classroom, 1 multi-media classroom, 1 cloud terminal classroom, 2 workshops, 2 display rooms, 1 lecture hall, 1 meeting room, 1 data room, 1 exhibition room, 1 practice room, and several duty rooms, offices, control rooms and storerooms, among which 73 rooms are for innovative teaching. The area of ground-floor hall is 766 square meters, and the area of second-floor hall 734 square meters. In 2014, the university invested 5.6 million Yuan in comprehensive decoration and put the building into use, building the center into a public platform on which the students carry out scientific activities, academic competition training, scientific innovation and innovative & entrepreneurial education as well as a display platform for creation, innovation and entrepreneurship education results of university students. The center can hold about 70 innovative & entrepreneurial teams to carry out various kinds of innovative & entrepreneurial projects, and all students may enter the center free of charge with project application. The university will implement whole-process monitoring, dynamic management and all-round services for all project teams. By now, the first group of 51 teams has been assessed, and the second group of 34 teams has also entered the center.

The opening of the Center of Innovative & Entrepreneurial Practice for Students is a specific measure through which Wuhan University earnestly pursues the target of educational reforming and development, while “significantly improving the cultivation of innovative talents” which was set forth in the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC is a new milestone for innovative & entrepreneurial practice education for university students, which marks that the university begins to further and comprehensively deepen innovative & entrepreneurial education.

List of teams entering the Center of Innovative & Entrepreneurial Practice for Students of Wuhan University

Group No.

Project name

Department

Team leader

Group 1

Zhang Yang Team

School of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering

Zhang Yang

Group 2

 Innovative Coffee Team

School of Journalism and Communication

Wen Huiyuan

Group 1

Sunrain Culture & Media Team

College of Chinese Language and Literature

Yin Songting

Group 1

Standardized Production of Biomedical Information Platform

School of Basic Medical Sciences

Li Xinran

Group 2

Dream Flowering Team

School of Political Science and Public Administration

He Bin

Group 2

The 7th National College Students Mechanical Innovation Competition Team

School of Power and Mechanical Engineering

Zhao Yisen

Group 2

Luojia UAV Flight Control Team

School of Power and Mechanical Engineering

Lu Yixiao

Group 1

Nantu New Media Data Studio 

College of Chinese Language and Literature

Shi Xianglong

Group 2

Wuhan University Grand Master of Memory Team

School of Foreign Language and Literature

He Ping

Group 2

Wuhan Zhongzhi Chengcheng Network Technology Co., Ltd.

School of Urban Design

Zhou Yuyao

Group 2

Luo House

School of Law

Huo Zhao

Group 1

Wuhan University Mapping Theory and Technology Construction Practice Team

School of Urban Design

Tang Bei

Group 1

Wuhan University Mapping Theory and Technical Construction Practice Team

School of Urban Design

Li Han

Group 1

Wuhan University Mapping Theory and Technology Machinery Practice Team

School of Urban Design

Yan Binwen

Group 1

Wuhan University Mapping Theory and Technology Water Conservancy Practice Team

School of Urban Design

Mei Liangfei

Group 2

FORESEER

Economics and Management School

Zhu Xiaoquan

Group 1

Clear Spring Plan

College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

Zhou Hongyu   Deng Xin 

Group 1

Wuhan Banbo Technology Limited Liability Company 

School of Journalism and Communication

Zhou Haoran

Group 2

Xuefan Site Entrepreneurship Team  

School of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering

Wang Guan

Group 2

Wuhan University Paper-cutting Arts Association  

School of Information Management

Li Tong

Group 2

New-type Daylighting Electromagnetic Shielding Window

School of Electrical Engineering

Wang Xiran

Group 1

Psychological Health Platform providing psychological testing software downloading and mobile phone APP "Psychological Corner Mouse" 

School of Geodesy and Geomatics

Chen Jing

Group 1

Xilan Kapu Dream Team

School of Civil Engineering

Xie Zhixing

Group 2

Onion Team

School of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

Zhang Zhiwei

Group 2

Wuhan Nest Creative Home Furnishing

Computer School

Han Yue

Group 1

 Structural Design Competition Training Project

School of Civil Engineering

Jiang Jinlin

Group 1

Research Group for Wireless Power Transmission Problems of Intelligent Patrol System 

School of Electrical Engineering

Zhang Yaru

Group 2

Durian Studio

School of Information Management

Liu Junfei

Group 2

Wuhan University Qingmeng Team

Economics and Management School

He Yaoyao

Group 2

Intelligent Charging Network for Electric Vehicle

Electronic Information School

Huang Zixi

Group 2

Vision Fashion Team

School of Printing and Packaging

Tang Shaofei

Group 2

Intelligent Sensor Monitoring System Team for Earth Deformation

Electronic Information School

Li Yafu

Group 2

 Efficient Device for Water Extraction from Air for Island and Desert 

School of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering

Lan Tian

Group 2

 Nth Power

School of Power and Mechanical Engineering

Li Weizhun

Group 1

Rocket Team

Computer School

Zhao Longtao

Group 1

Cockroach Behavioral Control and Research

School of Electrical Engineering

Qin Qiyao

Group 2

Zhou Peiyuan Mechanical Competition Training Team 

School of Civil Engineering

Jiang Jinlin

Group 1

Move the World with Eyes

School of Information Management

Li Xiuxiu

Group 2

VC Roll Call Team

School of Information Management

Qian Yuejia

Group 2

Dreamsky Film & TV Studio

School of Power and Mechanical Engineering

Tian Ye

Group 2

Wuhan Xinghai Dixin Technology Co., Ltd.

School of Geodesy and Geomatics

Xu Yi

Group 1

Wuhan Yushan Technology Co., Ltd.

International School of Software

Zeng Jiehui

Group 2

Research Team for Nonlinear Deformation Performance of Stainless Steel Bending Members 

School of Civil Engineering

Guo Zihao

Group 2

Luoxiaojia Cultural Creativity Design Team  

Economics and Management School

Wang Feilong

Group 2

Mengke Part-time Job Team

School of Political Science and Public Administration

Wu Siqi

Group 2

 Traffic Information Extraction and Application Based on Video

School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering

Zhou Mingting

Group 1

Vision Elite

School of Printing and Packaging

Liu Xuerui

Group 2

National College Students Industrial Design and Innovation Team

School of Urban Design

Li Bei

Group 2

Carefree Studying Abroad Service Team

Economics and Management School

Wu Hanxun

Group 1

Wuhan University Intelligent Vehicle Team

School of Power and Mechanical Engineering

Zhang Yifan

Group 1

Wuhan University Robot Team

School of Power and Mechanical Engineering

Wei Tao

Group 1

Wuhan University Lemon Studio

School of Civil Engineering

Gao Jianing

 

 

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