With a long history, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics ( NUAA ) was established in October 1952. At present, it has two campuses, including Minggugong Campus (situated on the remains of the ancient Ming Palace) and Jiangjunlu Campus (situated in Jiangning Economic and Technological Development Zone), covering an area of 173 hectares with a building floor space of 650,000 square meters.
Currently, the total number of registered students in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics has reached 24,500. Among them 14,800 are undergraduates, 3,700 are postgraduates, 111 are overseas students and 5,900 are part-time students. The university has a staff of 2,478, among whom 1,400 are faculty members and researchers. There are 196 professors, 510 associate professors, 5 CAS and CAE academicians, 117 Ph.D. supervisors, 3 members of academic Degree Committee under the State Council, 3 "Cheungkong" professors and 26 professors with national or provincial recognition for their outstanding contribution.
The whole university is made up of the following Colleges and Departments: College of Aerospace Engineering, College of Energy & Power Engineering, College of Automation Engineering, College of Information Science & Technology, College of Mechanical and Mechanical Electrical Engineering, College of Material Science & Technology, College of Civil Aviation, College of Flight, College of Science, College of Economics & Management, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Arts, Jincheng college, Department of Physical Education, College of Continuing Education and College of Advanced Vocational Education. Up to now it has set up 50 research institutes and 58 laboratories including 1 National Key Laboratory, 7 ministerial Key Laboratory, 1 National Teaching Base for Electrical Engineering and Electronics, providing first class facilities and conditions for teaching and researching.
What’s more, NUAA offers a wide range of programs including 37 undergraduate programs and 21 doctor programs. There are 3 national key disciplines: Aircraft Design, Mechanical Engineering & Automation, and Engineering Mechanics; 8 ministerial key disciplines: Fluid Mechanics, Tele-Communication & Information systems, Technology of Micro Air Vehicles, etc; 5 provincial key disciplines: Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Aerospace Propulsion Theory & Engineering, Navigation Guidance & Control, Power Electronics & Power Transmission, Computer Technology & Application. Besides, NUAA has set up 4 postdoctoral programs, i.e. Aerospace Science & Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, and Control Science & Engineering.
NUAA has attached great importance to scientific research and shown great advantages in the research of basic sciences, the application of high-tech and the development of national defense technology. During the 9th Five-Year-Project, NUAA has taken on 600 projects science and technology development including the "863 Project" and some national defense projects. Many have been successfully applied. Since 1978, NUAA has received 917 provincial awards and 49 national awards for scientific research. It has remained one of the top 10 universities in China since 1991 in terms of the total number of achievements and awards in science and technology research and development.
At the same time, NUAA has always paid great attention to the quality of education and the development of its students. Since 1989, NUAA has won a total of 63 Teaching awards at provincial levels, 18 of which are of national distinction. Students from NUAA have done good jobs in the National competition of Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling for undergraduates. So far NUAA has produced more than 55,000 talents of different specialties.
Why choose Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics?
As one of the most famous universities in Nanjing city, it has attracted more and more international students for its excellent study environment and conditions in recent years, and it also takes great advantages in some key courses, including Flight Vehicle Design and Engineering, Computer Software Design and Internal Economics & Trade and so on. Among all the specialties in the College, Flight Vehicle Design is a national key specialty.