On November 2nd, 2016, Prof. Edward Peck, Vice Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, Professor Cillian Ryan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), Ms. Angela Brown, Dean of the school of Arts and Humanities, Mr. Peter Ramsay, Dean of theSchool of Architecture, Design and Environment and other members visited Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Prof. Peck signed the Memorandum of Understanding between Nottingham Trent University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
There are four undergraduate majors in the School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics including Civil Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Project Management and Traffic Engineering, with over 1700 undergraduate students and more than 1700 graduate students. The School arranges one academic staff member for each undergraduate class as the academic advisor, who provide all-around guidance for students’ study, life and career planning. The School adopts advanced teaching materials and teaching methods and even adopts bilingual or all-English teaching in some important courses. We continuously strengthen internship and practical training, and encourage competitions for College Student’s Science and Technology Innovation Project. Outstanding students can enter research groups and participate in scientific research from early grade and some of them can acquire the exam-free recommendations to a graduate program. Civil Engineering passed the specialized educational evaluation organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 1997, 2003, 2008 and 2013, respectively, and Engineering Management passed the evaluation in 2005, 2010 and 2015, respectively. Transportation engineering passed the engineering education professional certification organized by the Ministry of Education in 2011 and 2014. Engineering Mechanics is a national first-class featured major. The Engineering Mechanics Teaching team is a recognized national teaching team by the Ministry of Education. Civil Engineering major is among the first pilot majors for the National Excellent Engineer Education Plan in China. The School also built four national-level engineering practice education centers with China Construction Third Building Group, China Railway Bridge Bureau, China First Metallurgical Group and Wuhan Urban Construction Group. Both Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics are brand majors in Hubei province and Civil Engineering and Mechanics disciplines are key disciplines of Hubei Province. The School has 2 National Quality Courses and 7 High Quality Courses of Hubei province. Several teaching achievements won the first prize and second prize for teaching achievement in Hubei province.  
The School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics hasestablishedits own characteristics on the aspects of scientific research and social service. The main research directions include Engineering structure vibration isolation, Vibration energy dissipation and the active control, Micro-scale mechanics and multi-scale correlation, Intelligent materials andstructures, Fluid-solid coupling Dynamics, Engineering analysisand simulation, Key technology of digital construction integrationand its application, Intelligent detection and damage assessment of engineering structures, Groundtreatment technology, Stress wave detection technology, Theory and practice of large-span structures, Numerical analysismethods and the virtual simulation technology in civil engineering, and so on. A group of high-level scientific research achievements has been achieved in the following fields: Building isolation technology,Key technology of rail transit integration, Integral structural damage detection system and Structure analysis and design of arch bridge. Since 2001, our achievements have won5second prize awardsof National Scientific and Technological AdvancementAward, more than 30 provincial technical awards and 7 provincial teaching awards.The annual average number of papers indexed by SCI, EI and ISTPismore than 200, among which more than 60 papers are indexed by SCI. We are also in charge of more than 20 scientificresearch projects of funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Doctoral Fund, Provincial Fund and international cooperation funds. Meanwhile, we provided research services to large projects such as Hu-Rong Expressway and Wuhan Railway.The annual research expenditure exceeds 50 million Yuan. 
In the School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, there are 138 full-time academic staff members, including 40 professors, 55 associate professors and 43 lecturers. Among all the academic staff members, there are 1 academician of the US National Academy of Engineering (consulting professor of Bird’s Nest Plan), 1 academicians of Chinese academy of engineering, 1 scholar and 2 young scholars of the Recruitment Program of Global Experts, 1 national teaching master, 2 recipients of National Outstanding Youth Science Award, 2 distinguished professors and 2 lecture professor of the Changjiang Scholar Program, 5 winners of New Century Excellent Talent Plan of Ministry of Education and 2 Chutian scholars.