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Northwestern Polytechnical University in China
Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is located in the ancient capital city of Xi’an, the cradle of Chinese civilization. NPU was founded in 1938 and is one of the 211 and 985 project universities of China and enjoys a highly distinguished reputation. It’s a member of Excellent Nine 9 (E9) Union Universities in China.
Originally founded as an institute of science and technology, NPU has now broadened its horizons to become a research-oriented university with a multidisciplinary approach that is internationally recognized for its work in the fields of aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology. With special emphasis on science and technology, NPU also offers well developed programs in the humanities, economics, management and law. For more than 70 years, NPU has built an outstanding academic reputation encapsulated in its motto of "Loyalty, Integrity, Courage and Perseverance".
The university has 16 academic schools, offering 58 undergraduate programs, 119 post graduate programs, 70 doctoral programs, and 16 postdoctoral programs. NPU has more than 3500 faculty, including over 1700 full and associate professors, 594 PhD supervisors, 21 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS and CAE). The university has 23 Chair and lecture professors of Cheung Kung Scholars Program, 13 nominees of ‘Thousand Talents program’ and 12 winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 6 Chief Scientists of 973 Project, 7 National Experts with remarkable contributions, 4 winner of New Century Talents Project, 2 winners of Young Talents Award, 3 winners of National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, and 98 winners of New Century Excellent talents program. At present, NPU has 26783 students in total, with 3237 doctors 7653 masters, 14855 undergraduates and 1038 oversea students. Since its foundation NPU has graduated 180,000 talents, including 5,600 Doctors and 34,700 Masters.
NPU was one of the first universities to establish a graduate school and national university science park, and now hosts the Northwest Institute of Industrial Technology and China's top UAV Research and Development Base. Among its achievements are the first doctorates awarded in six academic disciplines, the first SUAV, ground effect vehicle, AUV and on-board spacecraft computer in China.
The university has undertaken over 10,000 research projects, including state key projects. Research funding has increased each year to make NPU one of the leading research universities in China with one of the highest funding per faculty member. Over 2,867 invention patents have now been authorized on the basis of NPU research, while more than 7749 articles have been published by SCIE.
NPU has established cooperation with over 150 universities, enterprises and institutes from different countries including the U.S.A, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and Japan. NPU has joined the University Association comprising universities from Finland, Spain, Belarus and Russia, and is a representative university for the “National Overseas Program for Postgraduates”, the “National Overseas Program for Outstanding Undergraduates” and the “National Government-Sponsored Programs for Postgraduates. Offering undergraduate and graduate programs, NPU has a vibrant and diverse community with over 1,000 overseas students from over 70 countries. NPU welcomes students from all corners of the world to become part of its cutting edge research culture.
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