School of Resource and Environmental Engineering（SREE） consists of four first-class disciplines: Mining Engineering, Safety Science and Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Geography.
Postdoctoral research station in Mining Engineering
First-class discipline of doctoral degree programs: Mining Engineering, Safety Science & Engineering
Second-class discipline of doctoral degree program: Mining & Metallurgy Environmental Engineering
First-class discipline of master’s degree programs: Mining Engineering, Safety Science & Engineering, and Environmental Science & Engineering
Second-class discipline of master’s degree program: Geotechnical Engineering
Master’s degree program for engineering majors: Mining Engineering, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Engineering
SREE consists of four departments, including Mineral Processing Engineering, Resource Engineering, Safety Science & Engineering, and Environmental Science & Engineering. SREE has six undergraduate programs, including Mineral Processing Engineering, Mining Engineering, Safety Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Human Geography & Urban Planning, and Geographic Information Science. Among them, Mineral Processing Engineering is a state-level characteristic major, as well as a major supported by national excellent engineer education program. It is also a pilot for related majors’ comprehensive reform in Hubei.
With a distinct inter-disciplinary advantage, SREE subject setting possesses distinctive features in academic research and engineering application of the following fields: efficient vanadium mineral extraction, deep processing, deep underground metal mine mining and disaster prevention and control, emission reduction and resource recycling of mining and metallurgy processes, mine safety and disaster prevention, deep processing and fine processing of minerals, theory and technology of ecological environment restoration in mining and metallurgy, industrial glue gas pollution control, and water treatment. In 2018, the cross-school developed discipline--Metallurgy and Mining was selected as “Double First-class” construction discipline of Hubei Province.
The total faculty and staff of our School is 101, among which 86 are full-time teachers, 35 are professors (20 doctoral tutors, and 56 master tutors), and 26 are associate professors. In addition, nine staff have been receiving the special government allowance or awarded as Hubei Outstanding Young-Middle Age Experts, 42 staff have enjoyed posts in nationally or internationally academic groups, and 8 staff have been recruited as overseas part-time professors.
SREE has worked with the Material, Metallurgy discipline in WUST to set up laboratories including a “State Key Laboratory of Refractory Materials and Metallurgy” and a “Key Laboratory for Ferrous Metallurgy and Resources Utilization under the Ministry of Education”. The School also possesses many scientific research institutes, including the “Nationally key Laboratory of Environmental Protection, Mineral and Metallurgy Resources Utilization and Pollution Control”, “Hubei’s Collaborative Innovation Center of Efficiently Clean Utilization of Vanadium Resources”, “Hubei’s Key Laboratory of Highly Efficient Utilization and Agglomeration of Metallurgical Mineral Resources”, “Hubei’s Engineering and Technology Research Center for Highly Efficiently Clean Utilizing Shale Vanadium Resources”, “Hubei’s Engineering and Technology Research Center for Industrial Safety”, “Metallurgical Auxiliary Materials Research Institute”, “Environmental Science & Engineering Research Center” and “Explosion Technology Research Institute”.
Education and Teaching
Currently, SREE has 1223 undergraduate students and 267 postgraduate students. There are four teaching teams, including“Innovative Teaching Team for Safety Science and Engineering”. One teacher was awarded as “BaoSteel Excellent Teacher” and three teachers “Teaching Models”. In recent years, SREE has won one first prize, three second prizes and three third prizes of Hubei Provincial Teaching Achievement Awards. SREE has offered two Provincial-level Quality Courses, two Bilingual Teaching Model Courses and published 12 textbooks. It also has developed Mineral Engineering Experiment Center, Safety Engineering Experiment Center, Environmental Engineering Teaching Demonstration Center, and six University-Enterprise Joint Training Bases with enterprise, like Sinosteel Wuhan Safety ＆ Environmental Protection Research Institute. In 2017, Mineral Processing Engineering passed the accreditation of Engineering Education by the Ministry of Education.
In recent years, SREE has won three second prizes of National Science & Technology Progress Awards, one National Technical Inventions Award, 35 Provincial and Ministerial Scientific Achievements Awards, and 168 State Authorized Patents. It has also conducted 76 national-level research projects, such as “National 863 Program”, “National Science and Technology Pillar Program”, and “National Natural Science Foundation Program”; it has also undertaken more than 600 horizontal research projects with a total funding of 90 Million RMB. In addition, SREE has has published 18 academic monographs, 1500 academic papers in many national and international journals, among which around 360 have been included by SCI and EI databases.
Exchange and Communication
In academic exchange and communication, SREE has established close relationship with universities in USA, UK, Germany, Australia, Norway and Mexico, and also in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
SREE has hosted over 200 academic exchange conferences and seminars, and dispatched more than 120 teachers and students to foreign universities for study, forming a new pattern of international exchange and cooperation.
Centering on the fundamental task of “establishing high moral values for cultivating people”, SREE has focused on education with belief, healthy study atmosphere, innovation ability and comprehensive competence enhancement. The School has worked on the cultivation of innovative talents with a distinctive practical education system.
In recent years, students in SREE have obtained 115 National, Provincial or Ministerial Awards in Youth Challenge Cup Entrepreneurship Program Competition, National College Student Energy Saving and Emission Reduction Competition, the Practical Work Competition of the National University in Mining Engineering, National Academy of Mineral Processing Engineering Practice Competition, National Security Science and Engineering Majors' Practice and Innovation Competition, Environmental Creativity Competition, The Outstanding Scientific Research Achievement Award of Hubei University Students. In terms of research papers and patents, the total number made by undergraduate students is 269. In total, the employment rate of undergraduate and graduate students has exceeded 97%.