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Ningbo University was founded in 1986 with donations from the world’s ship king, Mr. Bao Yugang. Comrade Deng Xiaoping inscribed the name of the university. It is a national "double first-class" construction university. Zhejiang Province, the Ministry of Education, and Ningbo are jointly established by the State Oceanic Administration and Ningbo. Established universities, the first batch of key universities in Zhejiang Province. General Secretary Xi Jinping instructed during his administration in Zhejiang: “I hope Ningbo University will strive to become a first-class local comprehensive university in China and make new and greater contributions to the construction of an innovative province in Zhejiang and the construction of a harmonious socialist society.”


In the course of its establishment and development, the school has received care, support, and help from all levels of party committees and governments, the "Ningbo Gang" at home and abroad, and all walks of life. At the beginning of the establishment of the school, Peking University, Fudan University, Zhejiang University, University of Science and Technology of China, and the former Hangzhou University were assisted by five counterparts. The school started from a high starting point. In 1992, it was listed as the first batch of colleges and universities in the country; 1995; Passed the first batch of undergraduate teaching qualification evaluation by the former State Education Commission in 1996; in 1996, the former Ningbo University, Ningbo Normal University, and Ningbo Branch of Zhejiang Fisheries College merged to form New Ningbo University; in 2000, it was listed as a provincial key construction university by Zhejiang Provincial Government; in 2011, it became The State Oceanic Administration and Ningbo City jointly built a university; in 2012, it became a joint university of Zhejiang Province, the Ministry of Education, and Ningbo City; in 2015, it was selected as one of the first batches of key universities in Zhejiang Province; in 2017, it was selected as a national "double first-class" construction university.


After several generations of Ning's hard work, the school has become a comprehensive teaching and research university, and its comprehensive strength ranks among the top 100 universities in the country. It has 11 disciplines including economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, and art. There are 25 colleges, 10 school-level research institutions, and 3 direct affiliates. Affiliated hospital. According to data released by ESI, six disciplines including engineering, clinical medicine, chemistry, materials science, animal and plant science, and agricultural science have entered the top 1% of academic institutions in the world. It has 7 provincial first-class A disciplines and 6 provincial first-class B disciplines. There are currently 6 first-level discipline doctoral degree authorization points, 3 post-doctoral research stations, 30 first-level discipline master degree authorization points, 22 master degree authorization categories, and 60 undergraduate enrollment majors. It has the right to recommend exemption from examinations for postgraduates, the qualification to recruit Chinese government scholarships for international students, and the qualification to recruit students from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. There are 16,856 full-time undergraduates, 8,501 postgraduates of various types, 2007 international students (including 1,739 graduate students), and 10540 continuing education students with higher education. There are 2987 faculty members (including 1996 teaching and research personnel), of which 484 are senior titles, 800 are associate senior titles, and 1,468 are Ph.D. staff. The main campus is located in the north area of Ningbo Higher Education Park. There are also several campuses such as Meishan Campus and Botanical Garden Campus, with a total area of 3,037 acres. The library has a total area of 51,000 square meters, with 2,899,600 paper books and 2,434,400 e-books. The total value of the equipment is 1.31 billion yuan.


The school fully implements the fundamental task of Lide Shuren. Vigorously build first-class undergraduate and graduate education, and cultivate high-level compound innovative and entrepreneurial talents who respect students' right to choose. Won 1 first prize and 5-second prizes of national teaching achievement. There are 31 first-class undergraduate professional construction sites in the "Double Ten Thousand Plan", 6 national characteristic majors, 3 national professional comprehensive reform projects, 2 national outstanding talent training programs, 8 domestic and international certification programs, and a national-level teaching team 1 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center, 1 National Virtual Simulation Experimental Center, 1 National Off-campus Practice Base for University Students, 1 Experimental Zone for Talent Training Model Reform of the Ministry of Education, 1 Experimental Zone for Talent Training Model Innovation of the Ministry of Education There are 1 national university student cultural quality education base, 10 non-directly affiliated hospitals, and 10 clinical teaching hospitals. There are 5 national undergraduate first-class courses, 4 national premium online open courses, 4 national premium resource sharing courses, 1 national premium video open course, 3 national bilingual teaching demonstration courses, and the Ministry of Education comes to China to study in China. One brand-name course taught in English, and one comprehensive reform project for industry-university cooperation majors of the Ministry of Education. The quality of postgraduate education ranks among the top 100 in the country. There are 5 joint training bases for postgraduates in Zhejiang Province, 3 first prizes of the Provincial Education Association Teaching Achievement Award, 3 provincial excellent demonstration courses, and 20 provincial graduate excellent practice achievements. 35 outstanding postgraduate teaching cases.


The school vigorously promotes innovation and entrepreneurship education. Won the "Advanced Collective Award of Colleges and Universities" in the China "Internet+" College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for 5 consecutive years (only 5 in the country), and won 5 golds and 3 silvers in the 6th China International "Internet +" College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, The gold medal ranks second in the country, and the previous six competitions have won 11 golds, 17 silvers, and 1 bronze. In the national "Challenge Cup" and "Creating Youth" series of competitions for 8 consecutive years, he has won the "Winning Cup" and ranked among the top 20 in the country. The employment rate of students ranks among the top universities in the province. The school is listed as the National University Student Independent Entrepreneurship Teaching Model Innovation Experimental Area, the National University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Program Project Unit, the first batch of national demonstration universities for deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform, the National University Practice Education Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base, the National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Model Experience University, The top 50 universities in the country for employment work, the model entrepreneurial colleges of ordinary universities in Zhejiang Province, and the demonstration base for mass entrepreneurship and innovation in Zhejiang Province.


The school comprehensively promotes the strategy of strengthening the school with talents. Among the teachers are 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 1 foreign academician), 1 academician of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 1 academician of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 1 academician of the Third World Academy of Sciences, and 1 academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Engineering. 29 national-level outstanding talents, 1 member of the State Council Disciplinary Evaluation Group, 9 national candidates for the National Talent Project, 3 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, 15 recipients of the State Council Special Allowance, and winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund 6 people, 3 young people selected by the Ministry of Science and Technology Innovative Talent Promotion Program, 14 people selected for the New Century Excellent Talents Support Program of the Ministry of Education, 2 provincial special experts, 14 national and provincial outstanding contribution experts, and 37 provincial special talents, 15 Qianjiang Scholars Distinguished Professors.


The school vigorously promotes scientific research innovation and local services. In recent years, it has won the 1-second prize of the National Natural Science Award, 1-second prize of the National Technical Invention Award, and 2-second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, achieving a comprehensive breakthrough in the three major national science and technology awards. Humanities and social science research ranks among the top 3 universities in the province and the top 70 national universities, and won 6 awards for the 8th University Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award (currently the highest level of scientific research awards in the field of humanities and social sciences in China) by the Ministry of Education The total number and the number of second prize winners are tied for the first place in the provincial universities.


The school has 1 national key laboratory cultivation base, 1 national and local joint engineering laboratory, 1 national university science park (lead unit), 1 international science and technology cooperation base of the Ministry of Science and Technology, 1 national achievement promotion organization, education 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 1 joint international cooperation laboratory of the Ministry of Education, 1 Engineering Technology Center of the Ministry of Education, 1 collaborative innovation center jointly established by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Education, 2 subject innovation bases "111 Plan", Zhejiang 1 collaborative innovation public service platform for efficient and healthy marine aquaculture, 1 scientific and technological novelty search workstation of the Ministry of Education, 1 university intellectual property information service center jointly awarded by the State Intellectual Property Office and the Ministry of Education, and 1 social science key research base of the State Sports General Administration There are 9 key laboratories in Zhejiang Province, 3 international scientific and technological cooperation bases in Zhejiang Province, 1 "Belt and Road" joint laboratory in Zhejiang Province, 1 key research base of philosophy and social sciences in Zhejiang Province, 2 key professional think tanks in Zhejiang Province, 4 Zhejiang "2011 Collaborative Innovation Centers", 3 new-type think tanks in Zhejiang colleges and universities, 1 research base of the China United Front Theory Research Association, 1 support think tank for promoting the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta in Zhejiang Province, national and regional national committees 1 research center, Ningbo branch of Zhejiang Higher Education Digital Resource Center. Co-build 3 local research institutes with governments at all levels, 9 school-enterprise research institutes with leading enterprises, and 133 school-enterprise (local) scientific research cooperation platforms with local governments, enterprises, and institutions, achieving patents of more than ten million 1 item was transferred and 2 items were evaluated for investment. It was rated as one of the top ten outstanding cases of industry-university-research cooperation in Chinese universities, and for four consecutive years won the country’s only highest honor for the combination of government-industry-university-research funds and 7 "China Industry-University-Research Cooperation Innovation and Promotion Awards", Won the “Golden Bridge Award”, the highest award in the technical market in the country, for outstanding contributions and one first prize, and won the University Entrepreneurship World Cup global final championship, achieving a zero breakthrough for the Chinese participating teams in this event.


The school vigorously promotes international cooperation in running schools. The school has established cooperative and exchange relations with more than 170 foreign universities and research institutions and has vigorously promoted the internationalization of teachers and courses. There is 1 Sino-foreign cooperative education institution (Ningbo University Angers University Joint College), 4 Sino-foreign cooperative education projects (Sino-French Clinical Medicine Double Doctoral Program, Sino-Australian MBA Program, Sino-US Actuarial Undergraduate Program, Sino-Canada Humber Program). Confucius Institute of Northern Lights in Iceland and Confucius Institute of Tamatave University in Madagascar are established. In recent years, the number of students going abroad for exchange and study has increased significantly, and the number of international students with a degree in China ranks first among provincial universities. The school ranks 69th in the "2019 University International Rankings" published by Southwest Jiaotong University, and ranks 13th in the country in the list of top 100 international students in the 2020 China University Rankings published by "Software", ranking in Zhejiang The province tops the list.


The school vigorously promotes exchanges and cooperation between Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. It has carried out intercollegiate academic and educational exchanges and cooperation with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University and signed intercollegiate academic exchange and cooperation agreements with 34 Taiwanese universities such as the Ocean University of Taiwan, Tamkang University of Taiwan, and the Soochow University of Taiwan. In 1993, it was the first time that university students from both sides of the Taiwan Strait exchanged visits. There were 25 exchanges of visits by university students from Ningbo and Taiwan. The exchange of visits and study activities for college students in Ningbo and Hong Kong carried out with the Chinese University of Hong Kong was listed as an expert project of the Ministry of Education.


Standing at a new historical starting point, Ningbo University is adhering to the school motto of “seeking truth from facts, applying the world’s knowledge for practical use” and the Ning University spirit of “inclusiveness, continuous improvement, pragmatic innovation, and keeping pace with the times”, and implement the high-quality connotative development strategy in a down-to-earth manner. Promote the construction of "double first-class", and strive to move towards the goal of a comprehensive research university with distinctive characteristics.

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