The Wuhan Medical University was established in 1893. Wuhan University is a central government medical university. The University has been perennially ranked among the top-tier universities in China. Nationally, it was ranked fourth in 2016 and third in 2017 due to its academic excellence. The university is well known for research in fields such as the social sciences, remote sensing, survey engineering, and hydraulic engineering. It is also a comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education. The University is involved in the 211 projects and 985 projects with full support from the Central and local government of China. The University has succeeded to make a great contribution to national construction and social advancement. Further, these achievements of Wuhan University have won it an extensive international reputation. In 1999, the world-renowned magazine Journal of Science & Technology listed Wuhan University as one of the most prominent institutions of Higher Education in China.