Friday, May 20, 2011

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

It turned out the student who hit the Fang Bingxin with a shoe was from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) Wenhua College.

Huazhong University is one of the mega universities created after the Communists took power in mainland. HUST was funded in 1953, and strengthened through a series of mergers with other colleges and universities over years. Today, the school is home to more than 56,000 students. Since its inception, HUST consistently ranked top 10 universities on varies ranking and forums by all measurable criteria. However, few of its alum had climbed to top tier positions in academic or non-academic areas. While HUST has proud itself of providing mass amount of engineers who are essential for China's technology modernization, many mocked the school for producing excellent self-disciplined slave labor without brain.

Yesterday's incident is an evident that after so many years and hundreds of thousands of alums, some HUST graduates do have a brain capable of independent thinking along solid execution. It is an example of the transition from quantity to quality, which we expect to see more in China, and accidentally, it is the first in China.

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