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Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), founded in 1960 and renamed from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology in 2004, was chosen in 1978 as one of the key institutions of higher learning in China. Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology ( NUIST) is a key university co- created by the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the China Meteorological Administration ( CMA). NUIST has a complete higher education system with undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral programs as well as post- doctoral research centers. Its 51 undergraduate majors cover eight subject categories, namely science, engineering, management, literature, economics, law, agriculture and art.
2016 Fact Sheet:
- 16,000 undergraduates
- 3,200 postgraduates
- 1,422 international students from 111 countries
- 1,500 full-time teachers
Occupying an area of 140 hectares, NUIST now has a floor area of almost 679,000 square meters for various uses. With a total collection of 2.11 million paper documents and 40 databases as well as 1.68 million e-books in Chinese and foreign languages, the library of NUIST has the most complete literature on atmospheric sciences among all the universities in China.
Many alumni have become well-known scientists, scholars and senior management staff home and abroad. Among them, there are academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Canadian Royal Academy of Sciences, high-ranking leaders in the government.
NUIST attaches great importance to scientific and technological innovation. During the recent five years, NUIST has been actively taking part in more than 2900 national programs including National 973 Project, National 863 Project, National Science-Technology Support Plan Project, Public Welfare Profession Science Project, Projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the National Social Science Foundation of China, etc. Besides, NUIST has more than 1800 authorized patents. In 2015, NUIST was granted 131 projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and obtained science and technology funds of 433 million CNY.
NUIST has established cooperative relationship with 48 famous overseas universities and colleges from 15 different countries including the Yale University, the University of Manchester in UK, the University of Toronto in Canada, the University of Hamburg in Germany. In 2016, there were 1422 international students from 111 countries studying at NUIST.
As one of the four famous ancient capitals in China, Nanjing is reputed as the “capital of six dynasties” and “metropolis of ten dynasties” with a long history and profound culture. It is one of the vital birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Located in the Yangtze River Delta as an important comprehensive industrial base, with rapid and convenient transportation around the nation, Nanjing has developed into an industrial pattern featuring harmonious development of advanced manufacturing industry and modern service industry with electronic information, petrochemical industry, automobile manufacture and steel industry as its pillar, supported by rising economy such as software and service outsourcing, smart grid, wind and photovoltaic energy and rail transit, etc.
Nanjing ranks No. 5 among top 50 cities in China in terms of comprehensive economic strength, and it is recognized internationally as one of the cities in the Asia-Pacific region with best developing foreground in 21st century. Nanjing is a modern city with vitality, charms and full potentials.
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