China Three Gorges University is a comprehensive university established on June 29, 2000 after the merger of the University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering at Yichang, Hubei Sanxia University, and a medical college founded in 1923
CTGU teaches a wide range of disciplines, enrolls students from all over the country as well as international students, and puts lots of efforts to improve and develop the hydroelectric field of study.
China Three Gorges University takes advantage of the location and endeavors to serve the hydroelectric industry, local economic and social development by implementing the principle of combining production, study and research. In recent 5 years, the university has undertaken and completed 1679 research items at all kinds of levels, and achieved a number of science and technology achievements, which reach the international level and first-class national level, especially in the construction a lot to the Three Gorges Project and the development of Qingjiang river.
China Three Gorges University has already established cooperative relationships with around 60 universities in about 30 foreign countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and so on. The cooperation extends to teaching, scientific research and student exchanges. So far, the cooperation has greatly improved scientific research and talent cultivation through international cooperation.
China Three Gorges University puts emphasis on the development of the key disciplines and key laboratories, improves its organizational structure, and eventually forms five subject groups including hydroelectric energy engineering, hazard protection and environment, information technology and control engineering, the Three Gorges culture and tourism, and life science and biological technology. Now the university endeavors to develop the education of postgraduates and to improve the level of teaching, scientific research, and administration.
By 2010, China Three Gorges University will recruit over 30,000 full-time undergraduates, postgraduate and foreign students, and institute a group of key subjects (key laboratories) at the provincial and state level, and doctoral and master programs. We firmly believe that in the near future, China Three Gorges University will be built into a new university town, full of the flavor of a new century, with the distinctive features of hydroelectric engineering and the Three Gorges culture, first-class architecture and facilities, and an excellent environment.