Northwestern Polytechnical University
Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is located in ancient capital city of Xi'an. NPU is a research-oriented, multi-disciplinary, and international university of science and technology, which simultaneously excels at aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology. NPU is the key university in the national 985 Project and 211 Project. The university is affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and is a member of "Outstanding University Alliance" in China.
For more than 70 years, NPU has been making tremendous achievements adhering to school motto "Broadness, Honesty, Bravery, and Persistence", and the spirit of "solid foundation, earnest work, plain attitude, and innovative spirit". NPU has been well recognized as a key base for high-level talents cultivation, scientific researches and innovation, and rewarded "the National Civilized Unit" and "the National Labor medal". NPU is the birthplace of the first doctors in 6 disciplines, and the first SUAV, ground effect vehicle, AUV and on-board spacecraft computer in China. NPU is one of the first universities establishing graduate school and the national university science park and now equipped with Northwest Institute of Industrial Technology and China's top UAV Research and Development Base.
NPU covers an area of 5100 acres, 1200 for Youyi Campus and 3900 for Chang’an Campus. NPU has 16 academic schools, offering 58 undergraduate programs, 119 postgraduate programs, 70 doctoral programs, and 16 postdoctoral programs. At present, NPU has 26783 students in total, with 3237 doctors, 7653 masters, 14855 undergraduates and 1300 oversea students. NPU has more than 3,500 faculties, including over 1,700 full and associate professors, 594 PhD supervisors. Presently NPU has 7 National Teaching Team and 7 National Innovative Research Team, 2 NSFC Innovative Research Team, 8 National Defense Innovative Team and 1 Outstanding National Defense Innovative Team.
NPU has established cooperation with over 100 universities, enterprises and institutes from more than 30 different countries like U.S.A, UK, Germany, France, Russia and Japan, etc. NPU has joined in the University Association with Finland, Spain, Belarus and Russia, and is a representative university for "National Overseas Program for Postgraduates", "National Overseas Program for Outstanding Undergraduates" and "National Government-Sponsored Programs for Postgraduates". NPU has launched cooperation programs with INSA-Lyon in France, VUB in Belgium, University of Leicester in England, New Mexico State University and University of Michigan in the US, and Braunschweig Technical University in German, etc. Since 1996, the university started enrolling overseas students, with the independent recruitment qualification for "the Chinese Government Special Scholarship for University Graduate Students" and the number has exceeded one thousand in 2014. NPU has 3 National Institutional Discipline Innovation Bases, 1 State International Software Talents Training Base, and 42 Sino-foreign research institutions. It has invited over 200 well-known international experts, scholars and professors as honorary professors or visiting professors for NPU, including Nobel Prize Winners Tsung Dao Lee and Harold Walter Kroto, among whom 7 foreign experts won National Friendship Award.
Adhering to "student-oriented, academics-directed, scholar-focused, and responsibility-aimed", NPU spares no effort in training and development of excellent talents with solid foundation of knowledge, high quality capability, and with social responsibility and international horizon. NPU makes great contribution in nurturing all-round top quality innovative talents to fulfill her duty in social service for state strategic needs, national defense science and technology, state modernization and world technology development. NPU will continue taking up its mission, pursuing excellence and striving for the world well-known advanced research university.