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From a German ICARE student

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A rough guide to HUST for international students

You are an International student and you made the decision to spend some time at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) and its ICARE institute? Here is the rough guide of Jan and Alexander, two German engineering students from RWTH Aachen University.

Once you have made it to Wuhan and survived your first encounter with the famous "Wuhan traffic", you will be amazed by the huge Campus of HUST. It is like a town of it's own within the Wuchang district of Wuhan.

Containing supermarkets, hotels, a hospital, big sports grounds, a street market, dozens of canteens, you will find everything for your daily life and more on campus.

The international student apartments provided by the university are an inspiring place of multicultural encounters with students from all over the world. Rooms are nice and spacious, but as the winter approaches, we recommend some DIY engineering to overcome the generous production tolerances of the gap around your doors.

The enjoyable student life is only one aspect of HUST, which is also regarded as one of the best technical universities of China. If you are interested in state-of-the-art research discussions and applications of Renewable Energy Technologies throughout the world, the ICARE institute is your place to be. Whether you care or not, this is an acronym for "Institute for Clean And Renewable Energy", co-founded by the European Union and the Chinese government.

Stepping up from the omnipresent concrete to ICARE's marble tiles, you enter a small yet lovely place within HUST. The staff always did their best to ensure we feel at home at HUST and ICARE and to support our studies. Plus, they never hesitated to greet us with a smile, even before the first coffee (or tea) of the morning.

The lectures are given by European professors from various fields regarding Renewable Energy. They give a profound overview over their field, accompanied by examples of practical application and the newest developments. Not being held back by the preceding long-distance flight, the teachers were very motivated to share the fascination for their own topic with the Chinese students.

Besides the lectures, interesting group work and mini-projects are main points of the teaching, which shows you some differences between European and Chinese ways to solve engineering problems, which both are equally successful.

Your Chinese colleagues will also introduce you to the most important software called "QQ"- a messenger, whose notification tones will follow you through the whole of China. Due to the interest and curiosity of the Chinese students you can easily integrate into the class and will make many new friends.

MINES ParisTech