Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

Name Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology City NanJing
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Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), founded in 1960 and renamed from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology in 2004, was designated in 1978 as one of the key institutions of higher learning inChina. NUIST is a national-level key university co-constructed by the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the China Meteorological Administration (CMA). It is also co-established by the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government and the State Oceanic Administration (SOA). NUIST has a complete higher education system with undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral programs as well as post-doctoral research centers. The discipline of Atmospheric Science ranks No. 1 in the national discipline evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education of China. The disciplines of Geosciences, Engineering and Computer Science enter top 1% in ESI subject areas. Its Earth and Environmental Sciences ranks 34th in Nature Index 2017 Tables.

Over time NUIST’s core values have been defined by the traditions of “hard-working and plain-living, diligence and truth-seeking” and the motto of “promotion of virtue, investigation of nature, cultivation of self and construction of society”. About 80,000 students have so far graduated from the university. Many alumni have become well-known scientists, scholars and senior management staff home and abroad. Among them, there are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Canadian Royal Academy of Sciences, high-ranking leaders in the government and senior officers of WMO. Currently, NUIST has over 30,000 undergraduates and more than 1,500 full-time teachers. There are more than 60 talents including Academicians, Distinguished Young Scholars, experts of the “One Thousand Talent Project” and “National Talents Project”, Distinguished Professors of Jiangsu Province, Individual Experts of Programs of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Jiangsu Province, as well as 10 outstanding teams including the National Teaching Team, the Innovation Team of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Expert Teams of Program of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Jiangsu Province, etc. Almost 78% of the full-time teachers have doctor’s degrees and 60% of them have experiences of studying or working abroad. NUIST consists of 23 schools and colleges, i.e. School of Atmospheric Science, School of Applied Meteorology, School of Remote Sensing, School of Atmospheric Physics, School of Hydrometeorology, School of Marine Science, School of Information and Control, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Computer and Software, School of Mathematics and Statistics, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, School of Public Administration, School of Marxism, School of Economics and Management, School of Languages and Cultures, School of Media and Art, Binjiang College, College of International Students, Reading Academy, School of Continuing Education, School of Vocational Technical Education and Department of Sports as well as over 20 provincial and ministerial scientific research institutions including the Collaborative Innovation Center on Forecast and Evaluation of Meteorological Disasters, the Collaborative Innovation Center on Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology, the first batch of international joint laboratory approved by MOE, i.e. the International Joint Laboratory on Climate and Environmental Change, Key Laboratory of Meteorological Disasters of MOE, the Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment Meteorological Disaster of the CMA, China Institute of Manufacturing Industry Development as well as the Academic Institute of Climate Change and Public Policy, etc.

NUIST has a batch of key disciplines in both state and provincial levels and some brand and characteristic majors in China and Jiangsu Province. There are now 53 undergraduate majors covering the 8 main subject categories, namely science, engineering, management, literature, economics, law, agriculture and art. The master and doctor degree programs almost cover all the undergraduate majors. The university pays much attention to innovation education. It boasts 27 experimental teaching centers and 2 of them are listed as the national demonstrations of experimental teaching centers, i.e. the Experimental Teaching Center of Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Meteorology and Virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Center of Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Information. NUIST won the First Prize in National Teaching Achievements Award with its project of “Establishment and Practice of Cultivation Mode of Macro Meteorology Talents under the Joint Construction System”. NUIST students won the Gold Award of the First National Internet+ Contest of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for College Students, the only Special Award in National Mathematical Modeling Contest--“Higher Education Press Cup”, the First Prize in National University Students “Challenge Cup” Competition, the First Prize in the National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest, the Grand Prize of National Robot Competition, etc. NUIST Male Volleyball Team won the Champion in the 2015-2016 Volleyball League of Chinese Universities.

NUIST attaches great importance to scientific and technological innovation. During the recent five years, NUIST has been actively taking part in more than 2900 national programs including National 973 Project, National 863 Project, National Science-Technology Support Plan Project, Public Welfare Profession Science Project, Projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the National Social Science Foundation of China, etc. Besides, NUIST has more than 1800 authorized patents. In 2016, NUIST was granted 121 projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and obtained science and technology funds of 478 million CNY. In recent years, NUIST has vigorously promoted the transformation and industrialization of scientific technological achievements and constructed several engineering centers, such as National Technology Transfer Center and Jiangsu Engineering Center of Meteorological Sensor Network Technology. Hundreds of scientific and technological rewards both on national and provincial levels have been awarded to the university teachers, including international rewards like Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, Holton Junior Scientist Award of American Geophysical Union and You Bring Charm to the World Award, etc. A number of research papers have been published in the top ranked journals like Nature, Science, etc.

NUIST has established cooperative relationship with 48 famous overseas universities and colleges from 15 different countries including the Yale University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Hawaii, Florida State University, Michigan State University and the University of Oklahoma in US, the University of Manchester and the University of Reading in UK, the University of Toronto in Canada, the University of Hamburg in Germany. NUIST set up the Confucius Institute at the College of the Bahamas and was admitted to the programs of Chinese Government Scholarship, the Confucius Institute Scholarship, Jasmine Jiangsu Provincial Government Scholarship and Nanjing Municipal Government Scholarship. In 2016, there were 1422 international students from 111 countries studying at NUIST. To date, the WMO Regional Training Centre Nanjing at NUIST has trained over 3300 senior meteorological technical and managerial personnel for 154 countries and regions and become the world’s largest training center with a top quality of WMO.