Yangtze University (YU) is a multidisciplinary comprehensive institution of higher learning with the strong joint supports of Hubei Provincial Government, China National Petroleum Corporation (Group), China Petrochemical Corporation, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation. It also is developing with a cooperative scheme signed by Hubei Provincial Government and Ministry of Agriculture, China. Yangtze University has 2 post-doctor stations, 15 PhD programs, 128 master’s programs and 94 undergraduate programs covering 11 disciplines including economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and art. 1150 international students from 20 countries are studying in Yangtze University now. The university campuses cover 2,195.3 thousand square meters with a total structure area of 1,146,600 square meters. Its fixed assets are totally worth RMB 1,003 million Yuan. The university libraries boast a collection of 2,976,600 books, 1,149,500 electronic books, 3,060 foreign and domestic kinds of journals and 50 digital databases and network resources. The total areas of kinds of athletic sports ground and centers is 192,926 square meters. It has 5 track and field grounds, 6 soccer pitches, 78 basketball courts, 26 volleyball courts, 8 tennis courts, gyms and swiming pool. The university offers 3 doctoral programs, 4 first level subjects of masters degree and 46 masters programs. It can grant masters degree to applicants who have equivalent educational level of graduate, masters degree of Engineering, masters degree of agricultural promotion and on-the-post masters degree to teachers of intitutions of higher learning. The university has 80 undergraduate programs covering 10 disciplines, specifically economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine and management. Since 2003, the university has undertook 2,100 projects of various research programs, 24 projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 3 projects from the National Social Science Foundation, and 11 projects from the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China, the National Basic Research Program and 18 international collaborative programs. 88 projects got ministerial or provincial awards, including 1 Second Place of State Technology Advance Prize.
The following is the list of scholars from Yangtze University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences