Nanjing University

Name Nanjing University City NanJing
University Tier National Project 211
National Project 985
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3500 Total Student
Number (2015)
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Since China’s reform and opening-up in the late 1970s, NJU has gradually developed multi-disciplinary programs in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technological sciences, life sciences, modern engineering and management. Presently, NJU is comprised of 21 schools with 59 departments. It runs 78 undergraduate programs, 213 master’s programs, 9 professional master’s programs, 147 Ph.D. programs (under 23 primary disciplines), and 23 post-doctoral research stations. In addition, NJU has one national laboratory and six national key laboratories, 5 key laboratories of the ministry of education, 2 engineering centers of the ministry of education, 2 Jiangsu provincial key laboratories, 21 national key disciplines, 24 provincial key disciplines; It also houses 8 national bases for teaching and researching in basic sciences and applied sciences, 3 national bases for basic disciplines education and research, and 4 key bases for researching in humanities and social sciences of MOE. Among its over 2,000 faculty, there are 716 professors and 649 associate professors , including 27 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, three members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, four members of the Third-World Academy of Sciences, one member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and one fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Along the years, the NJU faculty has won various titles and awards, such as Chief Scientists in the “National Key Basic Research and Development Program” (4), Young and Middle-aged Experts with Distinguished Contributions in Science, Technology and Management (18), National Outstanding Youth Fund Award (87), Chair or Lecture Professors of "Cheung Kong Scholars Program" (50), Scholars in the “New Century Outstanding Talents Supporting Project” (74), and National distinguished Teachers (7), “Talents Cultivation Program” (9).

With its multi-disciplinary programs and distinguished faculty, NJU leads the institutions of higher learning in China. Statistics show that since 1992, the number of research papers by NJU faculty and students on the Science Citation Index (SCI) has ranked the first among universities in Mainland China for seven consecutive years. So did the number of the articles cited by international academic circles for eight years. In the past decade, NJU has won more than 800 national, ministerial and provincial awards, including over 40 National Awards of Natural Sciences, Awards of Science and Technology Progress, and Awards of Innovation. Since 2000, for instance, it has received 11 National Awards of Natural Science (one First Prize, ten Second Prizes) and two of Science and Technology Progress. From 1994 to the present, in terms of the number of the projects granted by the National Natural Sciences Fund and the National Social Sciences Fund, NJU has been among the top in the ranking of the Chinese universities.

·International Cooperation

In addition to the excellence in teaching and research work, NJU is also known for its vigorous exchanges with the outside world. Starting from 1979, it has established academic links with more than 200 universities and research institutes in around 70 countries, and hosted over 120 international conferences. Nearly 2,500 faculty members have been abroad to pursue higher degrees or conduct research work, while over 1,800 international scholars have taught or lectured and more than 18,000 international students studied on NJU campus. Nobel Prize laureates such as Chen Ning Yang, Tsung Dao Lee, Chao Chung Ting, Ilya Prigogine, Sheldon Glashow, and Robert Mandel have been conferred Honorary Doctorates or Honorary Professorship, and large numbers of world famous statesmen, scientists, and social activists (e.g., former US President George Bush, former French President Francois Mitterrant, former Australian Prime Minister Robert Hawk, etc.) have visited here. NJU never ceased its efforts to explore possible modes of cooperation and to learn from international experiences in teaching, researching and management. Such efforts resulted in the founding of the Center for Chinese and American Studies (with the Johns Hopkins University, US), the Sino-German Institute for Law Studies (with Gottingen University, Germany), and the Lab of Multi-Media Distance Teaching System (with the Japanese Ministry of Tele-Communication). Regarded as "an overseas campus on the Chinese land," the Center for Chinese and American Studies has become a successful example of educational cooperation between China and the United States, and received much attention and acclamation from governments of both countries. 

·Institute for International Students

The institute for International Students is the official institution responsible for international student enrollment at Nanjing University. It is a national test site for the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), the Test of Practical Chinese (C. Test) and the Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language (TCFL) Capability Test.

Nanjing University is one of the top 5 universities in China, and also one of the first to receive foreign students. It has hosted more than 10,000 international students from over 70 countries to date. Its graduates have gone on to become prominent politicians, businessmen and scholars, among others.

The Institute comprises the Department of Chinese Language, the Department of TCFL, the Institute of Chinese-Foreign Culture Comparison Studies, the Postgraduates Center and the Teaching Materials Center for TCFL. It has developed a comprehensive program on Chinese language and culture, and offers short term language training as well as degree programs (B.A., M.A., Ph.D). Currently, the Institute has 33 full-time faculties, 23 of which are professors or associate professors. There are also over 30 adjunct faculties. Institute teachers are all experienced in teaching Chinese to foreign students.

The Institute serves as a training site for such diverse organizations as the Chinese Department of the U. N., the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), the Chinese teaching Association of New York Area and the American National Chinese Flagship Program. It serves foreign governments, business companies, the diplomatic circle, the army, and educational institutions including primary schools, secondary schools and universities. It regularly offers programs in Chinese language and culture and HSK pre-courses; HSK test participants from the university have traditionally received high rankings on the test.

With its first-rate faculty, excellent quality of instruction, rich variety of courses, wide range of majors and abundant research opportunities, the Institute warmly welcomes students and scholars from abroad to study at Nanjing University.