Commenced enrolling doctoral students. Established the first doctoral program in gemology
Successfully held 29th International Gemological Conference
College focuses on undergraduate education in gommological direction since 1994 and then become to be the first institution to have independent under graduate course, master, doctor in jewelry professional disciplines, building to the complete jewelry degree education that train various kinds of high-level jewelry professionals. At present, the college set up two undergraduate professional-Gemology and Material Technology(National characteristic specialty ) and Products Design(Jewelry Direction); four master degree course -Gommology, Materials Engineering(Gem material), Design and Art design; one PHD course for Gommology. The Design is the key subject in Hubei Province and the jewelry inheritance and innovation center is key research base of humanities and social science in Hubei Province.
College attaches great importance to an international school, with the international mainstream of jewelry from the founding institutions to set up and maintain close teaching and research cooperation and exchanges. At present, college established a joint training students, teachers, exchange of visits between education, science and technology cooperation and academic exchange relations of cooperation with School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University(BIAD), university of London's creative Arts (UCA), the British Psyche of France's High School (INSEEC), Ryan business school (ESC), National Institute of Gem (ING), at the University of Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Art and Design (RIT), the American College of Gem (GIA) and other famous institution of jewelry education.