ZUEL is located in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province. It has two campuses, one is at the city center, and the other is just a 15-minute drive from the city center.
Wuhan is situated at the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. Wuhan has a subtropical monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons and plenty of sunlight. The annual average rainfall in the province is between 800-1,600 mm, and the annual average temperature is between 15-17C.
Besides being the capital and political center of Hubei province, Wuhan is a metropolis and a well-known trade and financial center in central China, a Key State industrial base, and a hub of transportation, communications and information in China as well. With Wuhan as the center, the distance from Wuhan to other major cities such as Beijing and Tianjin in the north, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the south, Shanghai and Hangzhou in the east, and Chengdu and Xi’an in the west are all under 1,200 kilometers. The city is home to 7.31 million permanent residents, and 1--1.2 million floating population. The city proper is divided by the Yangtze River and the Hanshui River into three parts, namely, Hankou, Wuchang and Hanyang.
In terms of historical and scenic spots, Yellow Crane Tower is reputed as top of “the three famous towers to the south of China”. East Lake scenic spot is listed as a State one, and praised as “pearl of the riverside city”. Guiyuan temple is an ancient temple of Buddhism.
Home to 600 natural and social science research institutes and 450,000 technical personnel, Wuhan takes the third place in China in terms of scientific and technical strength. Being one of the education centers of China, Wuhan accommodates 34 universities including Seven State key universities, ranking the third place in the country. Zhongnan University of Economics and Law is one of the seven State key universities.
Hubei province covers an area of 185,590 sq. Km., with a population of 59.38 million. Hubei province has a long history and brilliant cultural heritage. It has always been a relatively developed region in terms of economic development, thanks to its rich natural resources, favorable geographical location, advantageous agricultural conditions, solid industrial foundation, convenient communications and tele-communications as well as advanced educational and scientific undertakings.
Hubei is located at an overlapped area between the industrial areas with dense technology on the east and rich-in-resources areas in the west, thus occupying an important position in the nation’s economic structure.
The Yangtze River valley is one of the birthplaces of the Chinese nation. Archaeological findings prove that there were ape-men living in the present Hubei area about 500,000 to 1,000,000 years ago. Hubei is not only the birth place of Shengnong, the Emperor Yan Di, one of Chinese nation’s humane ancestors, but also the cradle of the culture of the State of Chu over 2,000 years ago.
In modern Chinese history, the 1911 Revolution led by Dr, Sun Yat-Sen broke out on October 10 in Wuchang, which quickly spread throughout China and overthrew the Qing Dynasty, putting an end to feudal autocratic monarchy in China.
The five cities of Wuhan, Xiangfan, Jingzhou, Zhongxiang and Suizhou in Hubei have been listed by the State Council as China’s famous cities for their long history and cultural heritage.
The site of the world-famous Three Gorges Project (TGP) is at Sandouping town, Yichang, Hubei province, 38 km from the Gezhouba Dam Project. The dam will be 1,983 meters long and meters high. The reservoir will be able to contain 39.3 billion cubic meters of water, with the normal water level at 175 meters. 26 generating units will be installed in the power station, with a total installed capacity of 18.2 million kwh, and an annual output of 84.7 billion kwh.