Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Why Study at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics is one of China’s premier learning and research institutions which now develops into a comprehensive university especially featured with Aerospace Engineering. Ever since it was established in 1952, we have strived to conduct world-level research and education system. Nearly 60 years’ history witnesses its unremitting efforts and remarkable achievements. 

1.  History 

1952 - Opening of NUAA

1956 - Aviation Department of 2nd Ministry of Machine-Building Industry

1962 - Recruiting Postgraduates

1978 - National Key University

1981 - One of the First Universities Awarding Ph.D Degrees

1996 - National “211” Project University

2000 - Establishing “School of Graduate”

2002 - Entering the Process of Becoming Research-Oriented University

2003 - 1st Ministry of Machine-Building Industry

2004 - Committee of Science and Technology for National Defense

2008 - 2nd Ministry of Machine-Building Industry

2014 - 3rd Ministry of Machine-Building Industry

2. Discipline and programs 

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics enjoys a well-balanced development of multiple disciplines in engineering and technology, management sciences, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences with the characteristics of aeronautics, astronautics and civil aviation. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics  consists of 15 colleges, e. g. College of Aerospace Engineering, College of Energy & Power Engineering, College of Mechanical Engineering, and College of Civil Aviation. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics  has set up 98 research institutes, such as unmanned aircraft vehicle research institute and helicopter technology research institute, and 51 laboratories including 1 National Key Laboratory, 12 Ministerial Key Laboratories, 2 National Engineering Teaching Bases and 3 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, providing the first class facilities and conditions for teaching and research. NUAA offers a wide range of programs including 52 undergraduate programs, 199 master programs, 80 doctoral programs and 12 postdoctoral programs. There are two first grade disciplines including Navigation Guidance & Control, Power Electronics and Power Drives and nine second grade disciplines including Aircraft Design, Engineering Mechanics, and Mechanical Manufacture & Automation that are all honored as national key disciplines. There are key 15 disciplines with the characteristics of national defense and 5 key disciplines that are recognized as key disciplines of Jiangsu Province. 

3. Academic facilities and scientific research 

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics  has a faculty with significant academic prestige and educational experience. The full-time staff number more than 3075, including more than 1330 professors and associate professors, 406 Ph.D. supervisors, 10 CAS academicians, 3 members of Academic Degree Committee under the State Council, 13"Changjiang Scholar Award" professors, 19 professors with national or provincial recognition for their outstanding contributions, as well as 135 experts who enjoy special government allowance. 

4. Great achievements 

During the 9th Five-Year-Project, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics  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, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics  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, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics  has always paid great attention to the quality of education and the development of its students. Since 1989, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics  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 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics  has produced more than 55,000 talents of different specialties. 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.

5. Communication and international cooperation 

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics attaches great importance to international cooperation and exchanges. It has established cooperation with more than 100 famous universities, research centers and enterprises all over the world. About 770 international students from 30 countries, e.g. France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Malaysia, Philippine, Iraq, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Kenya, etc. are studying for doctoral, master and bachelor degrees. In2009, it has been appointed by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to accept international students with Chinese Government Scholarship. 


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