Having been approved by the Ministry of Education, CTGU was founded in June 29, 2000, comprising the former Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering/Yichang and the former Hubei Sanxia College. The history of CTGU can be dated back to 1946, while the bachelor education started from 1978, and the postgraduate and international student education began from 1996. CTGU has the qualification to confer the degrees of bachelor, master and doctor, and to recruit international students of CSC scholarship and membership of UNAI. Moreover, the Ministry of Water Resources and the People’s Government of Hubei Province signed agreements in 2009 to build CTGU in joint effort. Beside, CTGU was awarded with “Advanced unit of opening up” by Hubei Provincial government in 2010; and was awarded with “Demonstration base of international student education”in 2014. By now, China Three Gorges University has become an comprehensive university with characteristic features of prominent discipline advantage, hydropower resources and great social reputation.
CTGU consists of 30 colleges, 72 undergraduate programs covering nine fields including science, engineering, medicine, arts, economics, management, law, education and fine arts. There are 5 national-level characteristic disciplines for undergraduates; 10 provincial-level branded disciplines for undergraduates; 7 disciplines selected as the instalment of “A plan for Educating and Training Outstanding Engineers” by the Ministry of Education, 10 disciplines taught in English; and 2 Chinese-foreign cooperative education programs; 2 primary discipline doctoral programs, 22primary discipline programs for graduate students, 184secondary discipline programs for graduate students, 17 professional program for graduate students (Engineering, MBA, MTI etc.) and 11 provincial key disciplines. CTGU has a large number of enrolled students, comprising more than 22,730 full-time undergraduate students, 4,131 postgraduate students and 1288 international students.
CTGU has 2 national level experimental teaching demonstration center; 2 national level Engineering practice education centers; 1 national wild scientific observation research station of landslide in the Three Gorges area, Hubei Province, 1 key laboratory of the Ministry of Education in the Three Gorges reservoir area, 1 engineering technology research center of the Ministry of Education in geological disaster of the Three Gorges reservoir area, 1 ecology and environment engineering technology center of the Ministry of Education in the Three Gorges reservoir area, 1 collaborative innovation center with the joint effort from Hubei Provincial government in geological disaster and eco-environment of the Three Gorges reservoir area, 5 provincial and ministerial-level key laboratories on disaster prevention and reduction, construction and management of hydraulic project, design and maintenance of mechanical equipment, research and utilization of natural product, etc., 2 former key laboratories of State Power Corporation on hydropower station simulation and geotechnical study, 18 teaching experiment(training) centers, including 169 functional laboratories, 8 provincial-level teaching experiment demonstration centers, and over 160 practical training centers and cooperative bases between education and production.
CTGU adheres to the principle of promoting development through opening up, organizes multi-level, wide range international cooperation and communication, insists the development path of internationalization, learning advanced educational concept and experience of other countries. It also ushers in high quality education resources, promotes the development of education reform, emphasizes the training of talents with international education background, promotes the international status, influences and the competitiveness of the university. In 2011, CTGU became one of the 52 authorized universities to recruit MBBS(English-teaching) students, and was authorized by the Ministry of Education to organize Sino-foreign cooperative education program for undergraduates of Electronic Engineering and Automation; CTGU obtained an exemption qualification to recruit students from Hong Kong in 2013; and was authorized by the Ministry of Education to organize Sino-foreign cooperative education program for undergraduates of Tourism Management. In recent years, the University has invited 3 Nobel prize winners to lecture in CTGU, and welcomed 70 international delegations of nearly 1000 person-times per year. Furthermore, CTGU applies extensive exchanges and communications with other countries and regions, and keeps close relationships with diplomatic envoys of the USA, France, Nepal, Maldives, ROK, India, and Pakistan, etc. Moreover, big events are held in CTGU on regular basis, like“China Explore” competition—sunny sport trip for international students in China, No.5 competition in 2013; and peach blossom festival, Happy Friday (T.G.I.F) english salon, etc. All the events above have greatly promoted and expanded the internationalization atmosphere in the campus.
At present, CTGU is carrying out the national education plan, impelling the construction and development of connotation and vigorously implementing the four principles of «characteristic development, innovative reform, opening education and leading brand», sparing no effort to realize the educational goal as “Building a high-level and comprehensive university with distinctive hydropower characteristics”.
Dai Huichao, Professor
09/1981-07/1985 Hydraulic Engineering, North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectricity, Undergraduate student.
09/1988-06/1991 Hydraulic Engineering, Hohai University, M. Phil.
09/1991-06/1994 Hydraulic Engineering, Hohai University, Ph.D.
03/2000 -11/2000 Director of technical committee office, China Three Gorges Corporation.
12/2000-03/2005 Deputy director of division of science and technology management, China Three Gorges Corporation.
08/2008-08/2011 Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor, College of Hydropower and Digital Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
03/2005-12/2009 Deputy director of division of science, technology and environmental protection, China Three Gorges Corporation.
12/2009-09/2013 Assistant principal, Discipline director of water conservancy and hydropower engineering, Hohai University.
09/2013-07/2019 Deputy director of division of science, technology and environmental protection, China Three Gorges Corporation.
12/2019-04/2022 Deputy director of Institute of Science and Technology, China Three Gorges Corporation.
05/2022- up to now Chief professional engineer of China Three Gorges Corporation.
Field of study:
Efficient utilization of water resources, ecological regulation, construction and management of water conservancy and hydropower projects.
Personal honors & Representative achievements:
China Three Gorges Corporation is the largest hydropower development enterprise worldwide and the biggest clean energy group in China, which has 5 giant cascade projects in the world’s top 10 hydropower stations: the Three Gorges, Xiluodu, Xiangjiaba, Wudongde and Baihetan. Dr. Dai is the Chief professional engineer of China Three Gorges Corporation. He makes the important contribution to the construction of the project, the biggest water control project in the world since 1994. He is a well-known scholar and specialist on hydropower in China, the winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the Distinguished Professor of the Changjiang Scholars Program, the National Candidate for the New Century Hundred Thousand Talents Project, and enjoyed the government subsidies from the State Council. He obtained more than 20 scientific and technical awards from state and provincial governments, and some famous personal awards like the Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award-Youth Award and the China Youth Science and Technology Award. Dr. Dai has 99 invention patents, and 58 of them are the first inventors; he published 10 professional books, 38 SCI indexed papers and 92 EI indexed papers. Closely integrated with national science and technology plans and important projects, a series of original research results have been achieved, which have been successfully applied in the Yangtze River, Jinsha River and other basins, as well as in many key projects such as the Three Gorges, Xiangjiaba, Xiluodu, and international hydropower projects, supporting the Belt and Road Initiative.
Company website address：https://www.ctg.com.cn