2015-12-24 22:59:28

Wuhan University (WHU) is a comprehensive and key national university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. It is also one of the "211 Project" and "985 Project" universities with full support in the construction and development from the central and local government of China.

School of Printing and Packaging (SPP) is under the direct administration of WHU. It had started as the class of Printing Process since 1956. From 1983, Printing Engineering was established, and after 10 years, Packaging Engineering was set up in 1993. The first master degree award authority of Printing Engineering was obtained in 1995. It became one of the key subjects in the national “211 project” the next year. The school obtained the award authority of master degree of light industrial technology and engineering in 1999. Thereafter, the doctoral degree award authority of Image Transmission Engineering was obtained in 2005, the master degree award authority of Image Transmission Engineering and the master degree award authority of Packaging Environmental Engineering were gained in 2006. It was approved the doctoral degree award authority of Material Processing Engineering in 2010, as well as the first-level discipline of Light Technology and Engineering to award master degree, creating a relatively complete system of disciplines.

School of Printing and Packaging has a strong faculty, including 7 professors, 5 doctoral tutors, 10 part-time professors, 9 associated professors and senior experimentalists, and 16 lecturers and experimentalists. Professor Wan Xiaoxia, Deputy Director of Light Industry Professional Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, was chosen as one of leading talents in the national press and publication industry.

School of Printing and Packaging has always been consistent in cultivating talents with “Solid Foundation, Broad Scope, High Quality, Strong Ability”, aiming to develop interdisciplinary talents with the characteristics of “Three Chuang”(Innovative, Creative and Capable of Starting New Enterprises). SPP has taken a number of serious measures to achieve these goals, including the vigorous promotion of internationalization and open teaching-mode, deepening reform of teaching and researching, active curriculum construction, improvement of practical teaching course, strengthening teaching management and supervision, and innovation of talents cultivation so as to ensure its quality. The school has set up many scholarships through cooperation with companies and the industry, as well as Luojia Printing Forum and College Students’ Quality Development Forum, integrating all the education resources to promote the growth of students. Students of SPP therefore have won the awards in the national “Challenge Cup” in successive years, and students employment rate has been among the forefront of the whole university.

School of Printing and Packaging has established the long-term cooperative links with universities and enterprises such as University of Wuppertal, the University of Leeds, Rochester Institute of Technology, Swiss Federal Laboratories EMPA , Yonsei University, Chinese Culture University, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, the Hong Kong Printers Association, Graphic Art Association of Hong Kong, etc. It also have some international joint programs and students exchange programs including the exchange education program between the students of PPS and Hong Kong Design Institute, “3+1+1” undergraduate collaborative program and “1+1+1” graduate joint cooperative program with the University of Leeds, the master degree program for Printing and Media Master and “2+2” undergraduate joint program with University of Wuppertal. These programs aim to broaden the students’ horizons and strengthen their creative abilities.