A glance at WIST: Wuhan Institute of Shipbuilding Technology was founded in 1950 as one of the first military industry colleges in the People’s Republic of China. The campus is located in Wuhan, Hubei, a scenic riverside city, and has a current enrollment of 15,000. It ranks among the National Demonstrative Higher Vocational Colleges, and the National Exemplary College with Excellent Employment of Graduates, and as one of the first National Pilot Colleges of Modern Apprenticeship.
WIST is made up of 12 schools, including School of Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Electronics and Electric Engineering, Economics and Management. Within these 12 schools, there are 49 specialties, among which one is awarded the National Quality Specialty, 5 as the Key Specialties of National Demonstrative Constructions, 2 as the National Pilot Specialties for Teaching Reform, 6 as the Specialties of National Defense and Military Industry. In addition, WIST has a National-level vocational education teaching resource library.
WIST has collaboration with the metro groups of Wuhan, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, through the establishment of order-oriented education. It has established NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) classes with the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force and PLA Navy. It has built close strategic cooperation relations with many well-known enterprises both in China and abroad.
WIST has a highly competent faculty that is well-recognized nationally. Prof. Zhou Lan from the School of Mechanical Engineering has received the award of “Ten Thousand Plan (National High Level Talents Special Support Plan)”. Other awards received by WIST faculty in the recent years include 1 National Excellent Teacher Award, 3 National Teaching Team Awards, 5 Provincial Teaching Team Awards and 17 Chutian Distinguished Teachers Awards.
WIST has 19 training centers including Turbine Center, Modern Manufacturing Center, Electrical Automation Center, Computer Information Network Center and Business Center. In addition, WIST has 106 advanced labs such as shipbuilding, naval engine simulation, numerical control processing, industrial robotics, PLC and automatic control, computer network technology, and hotel services. The college also has a medium-sized manufacture training factory, which is the designated production site for the national marine diesel engine accessories.
WIST plays a pivotal role in cultivating professionals for the next generation, in alignment with the "National Naval Expansion" strategy. Out mission is to build a first-class and internationally renowned higher vocational college that serves as a demonstration for school-enterprise cooperation, a training base for highly-skilled personnel, a continuing education institute for the shipbuilding industry, and a regional center for training and new technology promotion.