China is the largest textile manufacturing country in the world and it is now hosting the largest textile education facilities as well. Wuhan Textile University (WTU), the world’s largest textile university, is situated in China, where internationalization of textile education is considered as a trust issue as a part of its international policy. And it seems WTU is leading this process, which is now the place for thousand international students from 70 countries who are studying and doing research in many aspects of textiles under many scopes.
WTU is a public higher education institution in China aimed at cultivating textile specialists and serving the textile industry. The university was founded in 1958 in central China in Hubei’s capital Wuhan, a metropolis full of universities and talents. WTU is the only institution in Central and Southwest China that features studies in textile and apparel.
Since 2013, Bangladeshi students have been coming to this university for their Master’s study. Currently, more than 150 Bangladeshi students are studying their masters at WTU.
Md. Ruhul Amin, Country Manager, Zhejiang Runhe Chemical New Material Co. Ltd., achieved Master’s degree from Wuhan University. “In 2013, we got a scholarship for Master’s Study in Wuhan Textile University. Wuhan university education system is very well and eco-friendly,” Amin said.
He also said, “The Chinese culture, people, habits, language, food, and interactions are fairly different from Bangladesh or any other country. China is one of the largest garments exporters in the world. Bangladesh is the second largest garments exporter in the world and the country imports most of the raw material including dyes chemical, yarn, accessories from China. So Chinese company always chooses Bangladeshi graduates for better business.”
Most of the Bangladeshi graduates are contributing in Chinese Company due to good salaries and facilities, added Amin.
Offering high-quality, student-oriented education through multi-disciplinary integration with engineering, science, arts, economics and management disciplines and bright features in the field of textile engineering, fashion design, art design, and new media- WTU becomes a hub of higher education in textile, apparel, and fashion design.
“These are some of the top universities in China and there are Bangladeshi students in many of them,” said Amin.
“In 2015, WTU graduates had started a formal organization to strengthen cooperation and networking among themselves. To accelerate bonding, Wuhan Textile University Alumni Association of Bangladesh (WTUAAB) was formed with Prof Dr. Engr Ayub Nabi Khan, Syed Fakhrul Hassan, and Prof Dr. Md Saifur Rahman, as advisors,” said Amin.