Northwestern Polytechnical University
Introduction to Northwestern Polytechnical University
Located in the historic city of Xi’an, cradle of Chinese civilization and terminus of the ancient Silk Road, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is the only multidisciplinary and research-oriented in China that is simultaneously developing education and research programs in the fields of aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology engineering. It is now affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), NPU has always been one of the nation’s key universities. In 1960 it was approved as a state key university by the State Council. It ranked among China’s top 15 universities in the state’s 7th and 8th Five-Year plans; and NPU is one of the first 22 universities to have established a graduate school. It was one of the first universities to enter into the 211 Project in 1995 and the 985 Project in 2001. Northwestern Polytechnical University is a member of the “Outstanding University Alliance” program and is honored as a National Role Model Unit, a National Pioneer for Optimal Advanced Basic-level Party Organization and a Model University for Graduate Employment etc. NPU adheres to the motto ” Loyalty, Integrity, Courage and Perseverance” while carrying forward the spirit of ” Strong Preparation, Diligent EffortPractical Attitude, and Creative Innovation”. Northwestern Polytechnical University has put its roots down in the west; dedicated itself to national defense and written several “firsts” into the history of the PRC. Now NPU will continue to pioneer new pathways into the future in the process of building a world first-class university and world first-class disciplines.
Northwestern Polytechnical University is a university seeking for global partnership. We welcome students and facdlty from any country around the world. With more than 1300 international students (updated 31 Oct,2017), more than 800 students participating international programs, 54 joint research lab, 1 joint education institute—NPU-QMdl Engineering School, and more than 150 international partners, NPU is accumdlating its international identity.
Student-Oriented, Education-Directed, Scholar-Centered, Academic-Crucial, and Responsibility-Aimed is the educational philosophy of NPU, in order to reach the goal of first class university in the world, Northwestern Polytechnical University has set mdltiple scholarships to sponsor high-level academic communication, international conferences, students international activities and other exchange programs. We believe that with excellent scholars and students with international horizon, the university itself will be outstanding.
Known as a member of 985, 211 project and newly named Double First Class university, as well as a research university especially in aerospace, marine science and technology, engineering and science, NPU takes its responsibility to educate students, advance scientific knowledge and boost human exploration in the space and the sea.