Yangtze University

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.

1.1 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

1.2 Location

Jingzhou is a prefecture-level city in southern Hubei, People's Republic of China, located on the banks of the Yangtze River.

Jingzhou's central urban area has grown out of a city historically known as Shashi; this name is preserved in the name of Shashi District, which includes the city's historical center, as well as in the names of a number of local facilities, such as Shashi Airport and railway station.

Geography and climate

Jingzhou occupies an area of 14,067 square kilometres with a topography rising from east to west. It is covered by a dense network of waterways, as well as lakes, and is located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River on the Jianghan Plain. Downstream to its east lies Wuhan, the provincial capital and to the west the city of Yichang, the Three Gorges, and finally Chongqing Municipality. Jingmen City, also in Hubei, lies to the north; to its south are Yueyang and Changde, both in Hunan Province.

Jingzhou has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers, and damp, chilly, but drier winters. Monthly daily average temperatures range from 4.1 °C (39.4 °F) in January to 28.0 °C (82.4 °F) in July. The area receives 1,800 to 2,000 hours of sunshine per year and has a frost-free period of 242−263 days annually.


Jingzhou has been a transportation hub and commodity distribution center for 6,000 years.The ancient city of Jingzhou forms what is now the main urban area of Jiangling County, which is one of the counties within Jingzhou City. Situated in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, this has been a strategic location of military importance since ancient times.Ying, within the borders of present day Jingzhou, was the capital of 20 kings over 411 years of the State of Chu during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods of the Zhou Dynasty (1046 BCE - 256 BCE).

The city is said to have been built with earth by Guan Yu in the Three Kingdoms period. During the Southern and Northern Dynasties period, it was the capital of the Western Liang. In the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, it was the capital of the Nanping State.


Numerous sites have been preserved from the Chu State period, including the ruins of five Chu cities, 73 sites featuring Chu Culture and more than 800 ancient tombs, including those of 18 Chu kings.

There are also historical sites dating to the Three Kingdoms period, such as the Wulin Battlefield (where the Battle of Red Cliffs took place) and the Huarong Path.

The city walls were rebuilt in 1646 and measure 9 metres (30 ft) high and 10 metres (33 ft) thick. The perimeter of the wall extends for 9.3 kilometres (5.8 mi). The city walls, city gates, watchtowers, and battlements have all been well maintained. Many of the towers on top of the majestic city gates have been damaged or rebuilt, leaving only the Chaozong Tower which was rebuilt in 1838 on the Gongji Gate.

The Jingzhou museum is well-known, most notably for a well-preserved 2,000-year-old male corpse. Also on display are silk and lacquerware from the Warring States Period.

1.3 Key Laboratories

Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education

Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Resources and Exploration Technology

Key Laboratory of Ministry of Agriculture

Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fish Germplasm Resources and Biological Technology

Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education

Engineering Research Center of Wetland Agriculture in the Middle Reaches of Yangtze River

Hubei Provincial Key Laboratories

Laboratory of Flood and Water logging Disasters & Wetland Agriculture

Laboratory of Oil and Gas Drilling Engineering

Key Laboratories of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)

Laboratory of Logging

Laboratory of Geophysical Exploration

Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir

Laboratory of Geochemistry

Laboratory of Drilling Engineering

Laboratory of Oil-gas Recovery

Laboratory of HSE

Hubei Provincial Bases for Humanities and Social Sciences Research

Jingchu Culture Research Center

Hubei Rural Development Research Center

1.4 Centers and Institutes

National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center

Electrical and Electronic Experimental Teaching Center

Hubei Provincial Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers

Physical Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center

Chemical Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center

Mechanical Engineering Training Center

Oil & Gas Exploration and Development Experimental Teaching Center

Clinical Skills Experimental Teaching Center

Civil Engineering Experimental Teaching Center

Economic Management Experiment Teaching Center

English Language Learning Demonstration Center

Training Base of Ministry of Agriculture

Modern Agricultural Technology Training Base