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Wuhan University’s School of Journalism and Communication derives from the Department of Journalism in 1983, School of Journalism and Communication was founded in December 2000.

Currently, school sets 4 departments, Journalism, Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Advertising, and Communication; 6 undergraduate majors and professional directions: Journalism, Network Communication, Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Advertising, Broadcasting & Hosting Arts, and Advertising Design direction; school have right of doctoral degree-conferring to primary discipline of Journalism and Communication and five second disciplines: Journalism, Communication, and Intercultural Communication, and Advertising and Media Economic, and Digital Media; we also have five master’s degree authorized points: Journalism, and Communication, Digital Media, Theory of Radio & TV Art, and Master's degree in Journalism and Communication; we have a mobile stations for postdoctoral research in Journalism and Communication; one key disciplines at the provincial level: Journalism and Communication; having a key research bases of Humanities and Social Science which is recognized by the Ministry of Education: Wuhan University’s Media Development Research Center; and we also have a State-level experimental teaching demonstration Center: Journalism and communication experiment teaching center of Wuhan University. One innovative experimental zone of talents training mode supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance supports: innovation experimental zone of multimedia time moderator training model.

The college has 52 full-time teachers , 20 professors (including 17 Ph.D. adviser) and 20 associate professor ; more than 90 percent of teachers have a doctorate as well as experience in foreign countries of study , exchanges and lectures ; there is one National Teaching teacher, one teacher selected as first batch of national " people plan " , four for New Century excellent Talents , three enjoy special government allowances , one for Luo Jia distinguished scholar , one for Chu Tian scholar Professor, two for Luo Jia scholar Professor , 4 for Luo Jia young scholars . In addition, the school also hired more than 40 well-known domestic and overseas journalism and communication scholars and practitioners as professors or part-time college professor.

Presently, school has more than 1500 full-time students, including about 800 undergraduates, nearly 600 master's and doctoral students; more than 600 students in all kinds of adult education.

In terms of scientific research, the school places great emphasis on innovation and development. We have formed research ideas which combine theory research, reality research, and service to national development strategies of journalism, we pay attention to the consolidated academic resources and create a series of unique areas of research, and our ability of scientific research is growing. Now, we own one "the 10th five-year plan" "211 engineering" key construction projects: News Communication and China social culture development, and one "the 11th five-year plan " "211 engineering" key construction project: social transformation and China mass media reform, and one national "985 engineering" philosophy social sciences innovation Base: News Communication and mediated society innovation base, and 2 CSSCI published sources: Journalism and Communication Comments and Chinese Media Development Research Annual Report; according to 2012 third round national subject assessment results, our comprehensive strength ranked the third (scoring the third), ranking fourth.

Our international exchange and cooperation has been expanding. We hold international academic meeting once or twice a year. We have long and stable relationship with USA Illinois University College of communication, Organizational Communication Center of Universite Michel de Montaigne:Bordeaux 3, Media Research Center of The University of Sunderland, School of Politics and Communication of New Zealand University of Canterbury, South Korea Cheng Jun University’s Broadcasting Institute, Taiwan Ming Chuan University’s College of Communication, Taiwan Culture University’s college of Communication, City University of Hong Kong’s Department of English Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Journalism and Communication and so on, amount to about 30 educational and science research institutions.

We founded first country-level experimental teaching demonstration Center in media field among national Universities: Wuhan University experiment teaching Center in Journalism and Communication. The teaching facilities of the Centre are senior, with advanced professional Studio, Multimedia Editor Laboratory, Radio & TV editing laboratory, Radio and Television Studios, photography Labs, total area is 1090 square meters and there are more than 400 pieces (sets) experimental equipment, total assets of which is more than 10 million Yuan. Library area is 1000 square meters, with more than 50,000 volumes of books at home and abroad, there are Chinese and foreign newspapers and magazines more than 230 species; electronic reading room can be shared with the school library electronic resources, network and CD database available are more than 400.Currently,reading room can contain 100 readers at one time.

In December 2013, the Central propaganda Department, the Ministry of Education decided to launch the project that local propaganda Department build the school of Journalism with university together. Wuhan University’s School of journalism and communications, as the first batch of experimental units, was built by the Hubei provincial party Committee propaganda Department and Wuhan University. According to agreement, both will build courses of high quality, backbone team, practice base and research think tank, do efforts to develop the school to the education highland, training highland and theory highland of marxist views of journalism within 5 years around of time; to the important base of national high quality journalism and communication talent, excellent journalist training and on-the-job cadres training in Hubei Province news publicity system; promote the building of the national think tank which is based in Hubei, and faced with national news career and culture industry development; and to set an example to the national scale especially to the first batch of Schools of Journalism constructed by departments and universities together.