The Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST; simplified Chinese: 华中科技大学; traditional Chinese: 華中科技大學; pinyin: Huázhōng Kējì Dàxué) is a public research university located in Guanshan Subdistrict, Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei province, China. As a national key university directly affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China, HUST is a Project 985 and Class A Double First Class University. HUST manages Wuhan National Laboratories for Opto-electronics (WNLO), which is one of the five national laboratories in China. HUST is also one of four Chinese universities eligible to run the national laboratory and the national major science and technology infrastructure. Huazhong University of Science and Technology was one of two Chinese universities awarded with the University Leadership Award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and elected as “China’s Top Ten Research Institutions” by the academic journal Nature, called “The epitome of the higher education development of People’s Republic of China”.
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) ranks 96th globally, 14th in Asia and 8th in mainland China in the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities. It consistently features in the global top 200 research universities according to some of the most influential university rankings in the world such as Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking.