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Wuhan  Polytechnic (WHPT) is a public institution of higher vocational  education (IHVE) founded in 1972 with the approval of the Ministry of  Education of China and directly sponsored by the government of Hubei  province. It is located in the centre of Optical Valley,  China's biggest photoelectron information industry base in Wuhan, the  capital city of central China's Hubei Province. This geographic  advantage provides WHPT with incomparable opportunities and potentials  in the development of higher vocational education. WHPT has grown into  one of the best IHVEs in Hubei province in terms of operational  condition and school-running strengths and standards, and set an example  in the regionalization, internationalization and modernization of  higher vocational education. These achievements make WHPT a well-known  educational brand of Hubei province in higher vocational education and  an institution with significant impacts on China’s higher vocational  education.

      WHPT has gained a large number of awards and honors in the past years.  It is a National Demonstrative IHVE, a National Training Base for  Urgently-needed Talents, a National Key Teacher Training Base for  Vocational Education and a National Advanced Institution of Vocational  Education. It is also assessed as a National Starred Demonstrative IHVE  in Employment, the national top 50 in employment quality in IHVEs, a  National Institution of Higher Education with Experienced Graduate  Employment Services, and an Advanced Institution in Graduate Employment  Services in Hubei province. In addition, it is rated as one of the most  influential brands of Hubei province in the 60 years since the founding  of PRC, one of the most influential institutions in China in providing  scientific and educational services in 2010, an Advanced Institution in  Providing Scientific and Technological Services for Hubei province, an  Institution of Higher Education with Good Fame, one of the Best  Civilized Institutions in Hubei province, and the top 10 of Hubei  educational industry. It has also been appointed such academic titles as  the chairman institution of Hubei Association of Higher Vocational  Education and the vice-chairman institution of China Association of  Higher Vocational Education, Vocational Education Branch of China  Electric Education Association, Production-Learning-Research Education  Branch of China Association of Higher Education, Hubei Association of  Higher Education, and Hubei Association of Vocational Education.

      The motto of WHPT is to stress virtue, to devote to study, to aspire  after truth and to blaze new trail. Its school-running philosophy is to  develop itself higher-vocational-education-orientedly, to meet to the  largest extent the demand of society for diversified higher vocational  education and that of students for knowledge, skills and employment, to  integrate education with production, education with scientific research  and theories with practice, and to be people-oriented in WHPT,  teacher-focused in school-running, student-centered in education and  competence-based in talent training. Its developmental roadmap is to  integrate production, learning and research with focuses on the  provision of services for different stakeholders and the facilitation of  employment for students, and its developmental strategy is to base  itself on quality, to rejuvenate itself though features and to  reinvigorate itself via brand. All these constitute the unique  characteristics of WHPT in terms of school-enterprise cooperation,  talent training mode, teaching system, professional course reformation,  educational quality management and international cooperation.

      WHPT covers an area of over 1 million square meters, with a total floor  space of more than 0.6 million square meters. Its total fixed assets  amount to RMB 1.12 billion, and total value of teaching equipment  reaches 0.186 billion. It is equipped with 51 in-the-school training  bases or centers and 211 well-equipped laboratories, among which 3  training bases in numerical control, telecommunication and biology are  of national level, 14 of provincial level. It also has 437 out-of-the  school training bases, a library with 1.435million volumes of various  paper book resources and 12 TB of electronic books, and a campus network  with a total output bandwidth of 4.1Gbps, a backbone bandwidth of  10Gbps, a total data of 45TB, and 18811 access points.

      WHPT establishes 14 schools in accordance with the developmental needs  of society and economics and offers 63 disciplines in the field of  telecommunication, mechanics, computer, construction, business, art  design, foreign languages and trade, culture and media, tourism and  aviation services, textile and fashion design, biology, and light  industries etc. These disciplines develop into 3-level pyramid-style  groups, with 9 disciplines at national level at the top, 30 at  provincial level in the middle and 33 at school level at the bottom,  strengthening the potential of those disciplines to promote the  development of regional industries. Five disciplines have been listed as  the Disciplines in Piloting Modern Apprenticeship, The discipline  groups in Modern Manufacturing and Tourism are listed as Top 10  Vocational Education Brands, and 13 disciplines have been listed as  National Disciplines of Excellence. Therefore, the ability of WHPT to  serve regional development has been greatly strengthened in recent  years.

      WHPT is implementing the strategy of reinvigorating itself through  human resource development. Its faculty and staff number is 1,444,  including 895 full-time teachers, among whom 449 are professors or  associate professors, 90% are those with both senior academic  qualifications and industrial practice experiences, 15 are foreign  experts, 7 are experts with State Special Allowance, 4 are National  Teachers of Excellence. WHPT also has one national level teaching team  and 5 provincial level teaching teams.

      WHPT has been actively engaged in international cooperation, and has so  far established long-term collaborative relationship with 107  universities and educational institutions in 25 countries or regions,  with more than 2000 alumni studying or working in Singapore, Australia,  and the U.S, etc. It has also founded 4 vocational education groups of  provincial level with relative industries in the field of Modern  Manufacturing, Electronic Information , Tourism and biology, and  established 437 out-of-school training bases in companies, and  undertakes  production-learning-research  cooperation with more than 300 companies such as IBM, Foxconn, Lenovo,  Haier and Huazong Numerical Control.

      Students are admitted to WHPT from more than 30 provinces,  municipalities directly under the central government and autonomous  regions of China. The current student number is over 23000, and the  employment rate of students remains constant at over 95% in the past  decades. WHPT has therefore gained 7 awards for its career services for  students. It has established 13 research institutes in such fields as  vocational education, tourism and mechanical and electrical technology,  offer vocational training for over 400 teachers from secondary  vocational schools and for over 20,000 people altogether per annum. In  addition, WHPT has provided financial and resource aid for more than 10  vocational institutions in central and western China, and has  established Bozhou Branch of WHPT in Xinjiang province, which is an  educational brand of Hubei province in aiding Xinjiang province. 

     WHPT  is now undergoing a new talent training mode reformation to strengthen  its management and promote its development in terms of leadership,  execution, teaching, culture and academics. Teachers and students in  WHPT are now working as a whole to structure its modern vocational  education system and strengthen the construction and development of its  connotation in the hope of making WHPT a well-known brand in higher  vocational education in China with international influence.