“Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering” was renamed as “School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering”. Meanwhile, Inorganic Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry and Physics were named as the key discipline of Hubei province while the Experimental Training Center of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering was recognized as the key experimental teaching demonstration center of Hubei province.

Also, Hubei Key Laboratory of Bioinorganic Chemistry & Medicines passed the acceptance check, and was awarded as the excellent center.