China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)

The China University of Geosciences (simplified Chinese中国地质大学(武汉)traditional Chinese中國地質大學(武漢)pinyinZhōngguó Dìzhì Dàxué (Wǔhàn); abbreviated 地大 or CUG) is a key national university directly under the administration of the Education Ministry of the People’s Republic of China. It is located in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei Province. It is a Chinese state Double First Class University Plan university identified by the Ministry of Education.

It is regarded as one of the top geosciences university in China and exerts considerable influence on the Chinese mining and oil industry. Its notable alumni include Wen Jiabao, the Premier of China’s State Council between 2003 and 2013, who attended the China University of Geosciences when it was known as the Beijing Institute of Geology (BIG). The motto “Being austere and simple, keeping on practice and acting for truth” is from him.