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Nanchang University

Updated: Apr 9, 2018 english.ncu.edu.cn Print

Nanchang University is a  national university situated in Nanchang, the provincial capital city of  Jiangxi province, which is located on the south of the Yangtze River.  Jiangxi is famous as the home of porcelain (china). Nanchang university  dates from Jiangxi Public Medical College and National Chung-cheng  University, which were founded in 1921 and 1940 respectively. Later  on,Jiangxi University merged with Jiangxi Industrial University to set  up Nanchang University in 1993, which created a precedent for the reform  of the national higher education system. In 1997,Nanchang University  was listed as one of the national key universities of the "211 project",  which is a joint cooperation project of the People's Governmement of  Jiangxi Province and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic  of China. In 2005, Nanchang University and Jiangxi Medical College  merged to form the new Nanchang University, unveiling a new page in  school reform and development. Therefore, the new Nanchang University  continued its tradition of higher education began in 1921 in the 21st century.

Over the years, the central Government, the Ministry of Education, and Jiangxi Provincial  Party Committee and the Provincial Government have attached great important to the construction and development of Nanchang University. Several national leaders, such as the former President of China Jiang Zemin, and the current President of China Xi Jinping have successively visited Nanchang University. When President Xi Jinping inspected the university, he was deeply affectionate and said "Nanchang University has unlimited prospects." Also, State Councilor Liu Yandong expects Nanchang University to be a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.

Nanchang University  consists of five campuses: Qian-Hu Main campus; Qingshan-Hu; Dong-Hu;  Poyang-Hu and Fuzhou campus. And it has the whole area of more than 534  hectares.
 Its main campus is  located at Qian-Hu, Nanchang and it occupies an area of 300 hectares and  is the campus where all the undergraduate student, the majority of  graduate students, most research institutes and labs and most faculty  and staff are based. The other campus are situated around Jiangxi  province.

With a first-class  infrastructure and teaching conditions, NCU is the main node of CERNET  in Jiangxi Province and the only modeling net university which has been  upgraded to IPV6 in all areas and linked to CNGI. NCU has 13 affiliated  hospitals of different ranks and categories, among which there are 6  national top tertiary general hospitals and one top tertiary stomatological hospital.

NCU has a disciplinary system featured by coordinated development of art, science, medicine and  engineering. It, currently, runs 100 undergraduate programs covering 12  disciplines, 8 disciplines and 64 sub-disciplines which confer Ph.D.  degrees, 45 disciplines which confer master degrees, 8 post-doctoral  research stations, 8 academic doctoral degree disciplines of  first-level, 1 professional doctoral program, 15 professional master  programs and equivalent master programs for part-time postgraduates. In  addition, NCU boasts 1 national key laboratory, 1 national engineering  technology research center, 2 national key disciplines, 1 national key  discipline under cultivation, 2 key laboratories of Ministry of  Education, 2 engineering centers of Ministry of Education, 1 key  humanity and social science research base of Ministry of Education, 3  innovation teams of Ministry of Education, 1 national clinical  pharmacology base, 5 national clinical specialty, 1 branch of National  Stem Cell Engineering Technology Research Center. It boasts 3 state  experiment teaching modeling centers, 9 featured specialties, 1 teaching  group,  2 quality curriculums, 1 modeling bilingual teaching  curriculum, 5 provincial high-standard disciplines and 2 high-standard  laboratories, 1 high-standard engineering (technology) research center,  16 provincial key disciplines and 6 modeling master programs of the  twelfth five-year plan.

NCU has a total faculty  of 4624, among which 1556(occupies approximately 45.68%) are professors  and associate professors, 853 (approximately 25.58%)have Ph. D degrees, 2105(approximately 70.7%) have master or above degrees, 214 are  part-time doctors of high-level domestic and overseas universities or  research institutions. NCU currently has 4 Dual-Employed Academicians, 1  foreign academician, 4 recipients of the National Science Fund for  Distinguished Young Scholars, 5 members of Yangtze Scholars Scheme, 1  member of Discipline Evaluation Group of the Academic Degrees Committee  of the State Council, 5 National Young and Middle-aged Experts with  Outstanding Contributions, 1 outstanding expert selected by Ministry of  Health, 1 National Prominent Teacher, 2 winners of Bethune Award, 5  members of first and second level of the National Hundred, Thousand and  Ten Thousand Talents Project, 3 persons listed in the National Thousand  Talents Project, 10 members of New Century Excellent Talents Support  Project, 4 exclusively employed members of Jinggang Scholars Project, 93  recipients of special allowances provided by State Council and  provincial government.

NCU adheres to the  concept of depending on talents cultivation, integrating education and  research, absorbing all resources and pursuing the supreme good to  promote practice. It sticks to the education philosophy of admiration of  morality and competence and integration of knowledge and practice. NCU  has formed an initial diversified talents cultivation system which is based on promoting quality education and all-round development of  students, seeking a cultivation mode of pioneering, innovative talents  with cross-disciplinary backgrounds. NCU boasts 11,573 postgraduates of  all kinds and 67,503 full-time undergraduate and 3-year students (with  the main campus accommodating 37,328 undergraduates). NCU is among the first universities of College Innovation Experiments Project and the  first experimental universities of Excellent Engineers Cultivation  Project.

NCU earnestly promotes  international exchange and cooperation. It has maintained stable  exchanges and cooperative relationships with about 60 universities and  institutions in over 30 countries and regions. The Confucius Institute  constructed by NCU was selected as excellent institute by Confucius  Institute Headquarters for three consecutive years. NCU plays leading role in promoting regional culture and has made great efforts to push  forward brand-culture construction and innovation. NCU has established  art associations like Nanchang Philharmonic Orchestra and Jiangxi Opera  Art Research Center. NCU was contracted to hold the 29th International  Music Education Conference and creatively developed campus cultural  series with Qianhu cultural brand as the main part.

In the new period of  historical development, NCU has set the scientific outlook on  development as its theme, Poyang Eco-economic Zone as its opportunity  for development, reform and innovation as its driving force, quality  improvement as its core, and is based on the 90 years' development as  its foundation. NCU practices its Splendid Century Construction,  advances its content construction and enhances its education competence.  Rooted in Jiangxi, NCU takes a broad view of the country and the world.  With a united heart and concerted efforts, NCU is following a  scientific approach to development, keeping pace with top universities  and striving for a high-level comprehensive university and a prosperous and harmonious Jiangxi!  

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