Huazhong University of Science & Technology

The opening of the second global program of the annual Summer School will be launched at HUST in Wuhan, China. HUST is one of the top universities in China, which has particular strengths in physics and engineering.
HUST is operating 1 national laboratory - Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics,
2 national science centers - Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center and Center for Gravitational Experiments,
and is affiliated with 2 top hospitals in China - Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College of HUST and Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College of HUST.
Altogether, HUST is an excellent place for medical imaging research.
In Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking, HUST is among the top 8 in China and top 201 to 300 in the world. According to the US News ranking, HUST ranks the 282th worldwide. HUST has now more than 55,000 full-time students enrolled, among them, around 4049 are international students. And HUST also hosts around 6600 full-time faculty and staff members.
According to the ESI subject ranking released several days ago, 15 of research subjects are among the top 1 percent in the world. Among them, 3 are listed among the top 0.1 percent in the world, namely Engineering and Material Science and also Computer Science. The Computer Science is among top 0.09%, ranking the 3rd in China. Only Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University are ahead of HUST. And HUST ranked the 24th worldwide.

Digital PET Imaging Lab

Digital PET Imaging Lab, the main organizer of Summer School, is dedicated to the scientific research and application demonstration of Positron Emission Tomography (PET). It is the headstream of digital PET and one of the world leading groups in PET research. Founded in 2001, PETLab@HUST is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to “Visualize the invisible, Envision the future”. Focusing on digital PET instrumentation, 4 professors from China and Europe, 3 postdoctoral scholars, 33 graduate students, and around 10 college students are working on physics, information technologies, optoelectronics device technologies and engineering for PET, PET/CT, and PET/MRI imaging.
We have developed the world's first:
All Digital Small Animal PET (2010),
All Digital Clinical PET (2015),
All Digital Brain PET (2018).
We are developing novel PET systems such as:
Digital PET Proton Therapy Monitoring System,
Transformable Super Long Axis Digital PET.


Wuhan has an old history and rich cultural traditions. It began to prosper as a commercial town about two thousand years ago, when it was called Yingwuzhou (Parrot beach). From the first century to the beginning of the third century, the towns of Hanyang and Wuchang began to take shape. During the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the area became one of the most prosperous commercial centers along the Yangtze River. By the end of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Hankou had become one of the four most famous cities in China. Today, Wuhan is the political, economic, and cultural center of Central China.


Hubei was one of the Chinese forefather "Empire Shengnong" and the cradle of Chu Culture. Hubei was one of the important places of the Three Kingdoms Culture and the starting place of Xinhai Revolution. Hubei enjoys the beauty of the magnificent Three Gorges and the reputation of "Green Treature House" of Shennongjia Forest Region with many rare animals and plants. The mysterious and exquisite group of ancient buildings on the Wudang Mountain and the tomb of Empire Xian are listed among the world heritages.