Ningbo University

Why Study at Ningbo University, China

Ningbo University is a dynamic, young and comprehensive university with a wide range of disciplines: economics, law, education, liberal arts, history, science, engineering, agronomy, medicine and management. It is one of the key institutions of higher learning of Zhejiang Province. The University is located in the historical and cultural city of Ningbo of Zhejiang Province, bordering on the East China Sea. The University has five campuses, covering an area of over 160 hectares, with a floor space totaling 560,000 square meters. The main campus, adjacent to Ningzhen Road in the north and Yongjiang River in the south, offers wide space for study and research with magnificent buildings and pleasant lawns and greenery.

(1) History

Ningbo University, founded in 1986, has been upheld by considerable donations and generous support from patriotic overseas Chinese such as Sir Yue-kong Pao, Sir Run-run Shaw, Sir Chao An Chung, Sir Hans Tang, Sir Yue-shu Pao, Sir Cao Guangbiao, Sir Li Dashan, and Deng Xiaoping autographed the name of Ningbo University. At the beginning of its establishment, by the support of Zhejiang University, Fudan University, University of science and technology of China, Peking University, Hangzhou University, Ningbo University began the education in a high level. In 1996, Ningbo University, Ningbo normal college and Zhejiang Fisheries College, Ningbo branch with three schools, the formation of the new Ningbo University. In 1996, Ningbo normal college and Zhejiang Fisheries College of Ningbo merge into Ningbo University to be a new Ningbo University. 

(2) Discipline and programs 

Ningbo University consisting of 19 faculties and colleges offers 65 bachelor programs and 56 master programs in science, engineering, liberal arts, law, economics, management, medicine, business, and other aspect. The number of its full-time undergraduate students amounts to 23,000 with 700 in-residency postgraduates. The number of the teaching and administrative staff reaches 2,400 of which 1300 are teachers, with 6 academicians, 1005 professors. Many international students come to Ningbo University for studying bachelor and master degree. Until now, there are more than 2377 international students studying here.

(3) Academic facilities and scientific research

Ningbo University supplies a complete set of facilities and services for teaching, and research. Its libraries now have a CNKI Network Administrative Service Center, and a collection of approximately 1,400,000 books. The university has also made great advancements in scientific studies and social services. It has 2 provincial key laboratories, 12 municipal key laboratories, and 77 institutes. It has jointly established, with the local enterprises, 3 provincial and municipal engineering and technology centers. The academic periodical of the university is the Journal of Ningbo University, which consists of editions of Natural Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Education.

(4) Great achievements 

The university is featured by its emphasis on the development of academic disciplines. Centering on the local economic and social development, the university has adjusted and optimized the structure of disciplines, and this has resulted in its 13 provincial key academic disciplines and key assisted academic disciplines, 11 municipal key academic disciplines and key assisted academic disciplines, which bear distinct regional characteristics. The university won 5 second-class awards of national scientific and technological, and the first class award of the Ministry of Education Science and technology. There are about 12 awards of first class awards of Zhejiang province science and technology, and the first prize for outstanding achievement award of Zhejiang Province in the university. In 2012,Ningbo University won the second class award of National Natural Science. Pursuing the tradition of "seeking truth from facts and applying knowledge to the service of the nation" as its mission, the university aims to carry out systems of credits, combination of major subjects with minor subjects and flexible study programs, and to implement the course structure with the first block of general education and the second block of specialty study, to bring about quality students with broad adaptability, good knowledge, and strong capacity.

(5) Communication and international cooperation

Ningbo University maintains close links and intercollegiate cooperation with 47 well-known institutions of higher learning in Canada, Germany, France, Britain, USA, Sweden, Japan, South Korea and Australia. The success of the international exchanges can be exemplified by its successful China-Canada joint-educational program and its other programs for international students from Japan and other foreign countries. It also has successful cooperation and exchanges with institutions of higher learning and educational agencies in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Up to now it has signed cooperative agreements with The Chinese Culture University of Taiwan, Chaoyang University of Technology, Chihlee Institute of Commerce, and Taiwan Marine University, etc.


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