Introduction to the School of Geodesy and Geomatics


The School of Geodesy and Geomatics, as the leading member of the National Steering Committee for Higher Education Survey Subject, consists of Department of Survey Engineering, Department of Satellite Application and Department of Geophysics. She owns two undergraduate majors, Geomatics Engineering and Geophysics, and is also the National Innovative Experimental Area for cultivating talents on Information Geomatics. At the same time, she has 2 first-level disciplines for doctorate degree granting(Technology of Surveying and Mapping, Geophysics) and mobile stations for the post-doctors. The school now has granting rights for master’s and doctor’s degree for Geodesy and Survey Engineering, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Cartography and Geographic Information Engineering, and Solid Geophysics; and has granting rights for master’s degree for Surveying and Mapping Engineering. Her comprehensive strength on Geodesy and Geomatics is in the first place of the whole nation.


       The school has three key laboratories: Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment and Geodesy, Ministry of Education; Key Laboratory of Geophysics and Geodesy, National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China; Key Laboratory of Precise Engineering Survey and Survey Robot, National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China. Some important workspaces and devices are set here, such as the Research Center of Hazard Monitoring and Prevention of Wuhan University, the Permanent Satellite Tracking Station of IGS(International GNSS Service), GPS Differential Station and so on. She is also fully-equipped with all kinds of facilities of teaching and scientific research, such as top GNSS receivers, total-stations, 3D laser scanners, digital levels, hardware and software for image processing, instruments for geophysical laboratory and so on.


       The school owns five institutes: Institute of Aerospace Surveying, Institute of Spatial Informatics Engineering, Institute of Geomatics Engineering, Institute of Geophysics and Geodesy and Institute of Positioning and Navigation Engineering. The Geomatics Laboratory Center for undergraduate teaching (granted as State-Level Experiment Teaching Demonstration Center in 2009), the Laboratory for Geophysics and some other professional labs for scientific research are also included. At the same time, she is also the key support organization for the National Key Laboratory of Surveying and Remote Sensing Information Engineering and the Research Center of National Satellite Positioning System Engineering Technology.


       The school has 130 faculties, among them there are one national teaching team, 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences(Part-time), 3 academicians of Chinese Academy of engineering, 5 specially-appointed professors of “Cheung Kong Scholars Program”, 1 National Outstanding teacher, 49 Ph.D students’ supervisors and 35 professors.


       She also has outstanding achievements in course developing with 5 national best courses and 3 provincial best courses, and the publications of teaching materials have been widely used by colleges of related majors all over the country.


       The school now possesses 1700 undergraduates, 800 master students and 200 doctor students. Her graduates have a good reputation at home and abroad. The employment rate has stayed over 95%, and the ratio between the amount of social needs and the graduates number comes up to 8:1.


       The school has her splendid advantages over the 7 disciplines of Physical Geodesy, Geophysics, Satellite Geodesy and Navigation, Precise Engineering Surveying, Urban Space Informatics Engineering, Engineering Deformation and Disaster Prognosis, Remote Sensing Information, and the Image Project. She has become the important base to educate the “qualified, international, innovative” talents in the fields of geomatics engineering and geophysics.