FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1902
2,127 Faculty Staff
Founded in 1902, Nanjing University (NJU) is a century -old university and enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad. The historical development of the university has been closely connected with the mission of the nation and the needs of society. The vision of NJU is to build itself into a world-class comprehensive, research-intensive and internationalized higher learning institution oriented towards "high-caliber faculty, top-notch students and cutting-edge research". Now NJU consists of three beautiful campuses, Gulou, Xianlin, and Pukou.
NJU is one of the leading comprehensive universities in China in different national and international rankings in terms of various indexes and comprehensive strength. According to the Essential Science Indicators, 16 academic disciplines at NJU are ranked in the top 1%worldwide. According to the 2018 QS world university ranking, Nanjing University ranks 114th in the world. Nanjing University has been selected as among 36 Category A universities under National Double First Class Initiative, while 15 subject areas of NJU are on the same list. According to Nature Index 2017, Nanjing University ranks the 17th among all research institutions and 12th among all universities in the world, 3rd among research institutions and universities in Asia and Pacific region, and 2nd among all Chinese universities.
Presently, NJU has over 32,999 full-time students, among whom about 13,583 are undergraduate students, 10,865 master students and 5335 doctoral students, and 3,216 international students. NJU has 31 schools and runs 8 national key disciplines in the primary disciplinary categories. Nanjing University was selected by the General Office of the State Council as one of the first group of National Demonstration Bases for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
As a member of the China 9 League (C9), NJU boasts a strong team of faculty in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine and engineering. Among 2127 faculty members, there are 29 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 3 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. In addition, there are 124 Chair Professors and Distinguished Visiting Professors of the "Chang Jiang Scholars Program", 117 winners of "National Distinguished Young Scientists Award", 37 overseas scholars under the "National Thousand Talents Plan", and 129 awardees of the "National Youth Thousand Talents Plan". In recent years, Nanjing University has launched reform of its undergraduate education by building the "Double Three Model". The Ministry of Education awarded Nanjing University 1 Top Prize of the 7th National Evaluation of Higher Education Achievements for the reform.
NJU houses a good number of national innovative research bases. Now it has 1 National Laboratory focused on Microstructures, 7 State Key Laboratories, 1 National Engineering Technology Research Center, 1 National and Local Joint Engineering Research Center, 1 National Resource Center for Mutant Mice, 2 National Collaborative Innovation Centers for South China Sea Studies and Advanced Microstructures, and 35 provincial-level and ministerial-level key labs and engineering centers.
NJU is also among the first group of Chinese universities reaching out for international exchanges and collaborations. Now NJU has been working with over 280 overseas universities from around 30 countries and regions. With the launching of the initiative of Strategic Partners for International Cooperation, partnerships with world-class universities including Yale University, Johns-Hopkins University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Tokyo, the University of Melbourne and other important partners will be upgraded.