China Three Gorges University CTGU) has a history of establishment in 1923 and experienced the construction of "Project 211". Having been approved by the Ministry of Education, CTGU is a comprehensive University, which comprises the former University of Hydraulic & Electric Engineering/Yichang and Hubei Sanxia University (Medical School of the Three Gorges College), and is one of the key Universities which are being constructed in Hubei Province. Besides CTGU is one of the first Universities which is conferred the qualification of recruiting foreign students .CTGU consists of 20 teaching units, 18 programs for postgraduate students, 24 more specialties for Master program and Doctoral programThere are 48 specialties for undergraduate students in 8 fields, such as medicine, science, engineering, arts, management, economics, law and pedagogy. The university covers 220 hectors of land. There are 1,630,000 volumes of books and periodicals in the central library. There are total 24,000 students, including all undergraduate, postgraduate and foreign students. There are more than 11,000 adult students CTGU has over 1,500 full-time teachers, including more than 800 Professors and Associate Professors. More than 600 teachers have a Master's Doctoral Degree, and over 40 teachers are youth scientific and technical experts who greatly contribute to the country and enjoy the government allowance of the State Council.
The university has 9 provincial or ministerial key disciplines (key laboratories). Now the frameworks of 5 discipline groups, i.e., life science & biological technology, hydroelectric energy, hazard protection and environment, information technology and control engineering, and Three Gorges culture and tourism have been set.
The university is located in Yichang City, Hubei Province, where there are world famous Three Gorges Dam, Gezhouba Dam, and Qingjiang Geheyan Water Power Plant, the largest dam in Hubei Province. There is a long historic celebrity culture and folk-custom culture, rich resources of Chinese medicine and special ecological environment.
The university holds all kinds of advanced teaching facilities. The campus is so beautiful that the students take it as an ideal place to study.
CTGU has established cooperative relationships and exchange of students and scholars with over 30 universities in France, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, South Korea, Great Britain, etc