Nanchang University is a world-class discipline construction university under the national "double first-class" plan, a university jointly established by the Ministry of Education and Jiangxi provinces, a national "211 Project" key construction university, and a high-level university in Jiangxi Province as a whole construction university.
The school is located in the "Hero City" Nanchang City, with 4 campuses including Qianhu, Qingshan Lake, Donghu, and Poyang Lake. The main campus of Qianhu covers an area of 4321 acres and the school building area is 1.5 million square meters.
The school started with the Jiangxi Public Medical College established in 1921 and the National Chung Cheng University established in 1940. In 1993, Jiangxi University and Jiangxi University of Technology merged to form Nanchang University, setting a precedent for the reform of the national higher education system. In 2005, Nanchang University and Jiangxi Medical College merged to form New Nanchang University, which opened a new page in the reform and development of the school. The party and state leaders, the Ministry of Education, the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee, and the Provincial Government attach great importance to the construction and development of schools. In October 2008, when Comrade Xi Jinping inspected the school, he sent a fond message "Nanchang University has unlimited prospects." In February 2016, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited the school again, delivered an important speech on scientific research innovation and talent training in universities, and encouraged the school to take the path of innovation and development. He hoped that contemporary college students would cherish their youth, pave the way for youth, and extend their ideals.
The school now has the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, Department of Science and Engineering, Department of Science and Engineering, and Department of Medicine. It has 131 undergraduate majors in 12 disciplines, 3 national key (cultivation) disciplines, and 15 doctoral degree authorized first-level disciplines, 47 There are 1 master degree authorized first-level disciplines, 1 doctoral professional degree authorization category, 28 master professional degree authorization categories, and 11 post-doctoral research mobile stations. The school has 5 directly affiliated hospitals and a total of 9 national key clinical specialties. The school’s 8 disciplines including chemistry, clinical medicine, agricultural science (mainly food science and engineering), engineering, materials science, pharmacology and toxicology, biology and biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics entered the ESI world rankings Among the top 1%, agricultural science (mainly food science and engineering) entered the top 1.15‰ of the ESI world ranking, clinical medicine entered the top 2.56‰ of the ESI world ranking, and chemistry entered the top 3.29‰ of the ESI world ranking. In the fourth round of national discipline evaluation, the food science and engineering discipline evaluation grade is A, ranking third in the country.
The school has 4,454 faculty members (including 2639 full-time teachers and 1501 full-time professors), including 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4 "double-employed" academicians, 1 academician of the International Academy of Food Sciences, and 78 national-level talents. 1 national excellent doctoral dissertation advisor, 1 member of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 1 national-level teaching team. In 2020, the National General Undergraduate College Teachers' Teaching Development Index ranked 62nd. The school always adheres to the training of talents and implements the fundamental mission of Lide to foster people. In recent years, the "National Advanced Collective of Education System" National Silicon-based LED Engineering Technology Research Center, "National Worker Pioneer" Engineering Mechanics Experimental Center; International Nursing Zou Defeng, the winner of the "Nightingale Medal", the highest honor in the world, Jiang Fengyi, a national outstanding Communist Party member, and Wang Yu, a "model teacher in Jiangxi Province", represented a group of model teachers who love their jobs and are dedicated to their jobs and foster morality.
The school headquarters currently has 34,404 full-time undergraduate students, 14,850 various postgraduate students, and 1,268 foreign students. The school actively promotes the reform of the talent training model and has formed a top-notch innovative talent training model characterized by "three systems and three modernizations", an applied talent training model represented by the training of outstanding talents, and a dual degree and major and minor training model. Compound talent training model. Selected as one of the "Excellent Projects of Ideological and Political Work in Universities". Selected as the "100 Model Party Branches for Postgraduates" in National Universities and "Pacesetters for 100 Postgraduate Party Members" in National Universities. It was awarded 1 "National Party Building Work Benchmarking Department", 2 "National Party Building Work Model Branches", and 1 National University "Dual Leader" Teacher Party Branch Secretary Studio. Since its establishment, the school has trained more than 500,000 outstanding talents, making important contributions to national and local economic and social development.
The school revolves around the fundamental task of cultivating talents and firmly establishes the central position of talent training, the basic position of education and teaching, and the priority of undergraduate teaching. In connection with the "Double Ten Thousand" plan of the Ministry of Education, 39 national-level first-class undergraduate professional construction sites and 39 provincial-level first-class undergraduate professional construction sites have been approved. Thirty courses were selected as national "first-class courses", ranking first in the total number of universities jointly built by the ministry and province, and 37th in the country. He has won 5-second prizes of national teaching achievement for two consecutive sessions. The school is the first batch of demonstration universities in the country to deepen the reform of innovation and entrepreneurship education. It is the main node unit of China Education and Research Network (CERNET) Jiangxi of the Ministry of Education. It is the only university in Jiangxi to participate in the construction of China's next-generation Internet demonstration project CNGI.
The school has 1 national key laboratory, 1 national engineering technology research center, 2 national and local joint engineering research centers, 1 national demonstration international science and technology cooperation base, and 1 China-Canada joint food science and technology laboratory ( Nanchang), two collaborative innovation centers jointly established by the Ministry of Education, 1 humanities and social sciences key research base of the Ministry of Education, 1 university scientific and technological achievements transformation and technology transfer base of the Ministry of Education, 1 university national intellectual property information service center, 1 A national red tourism innovation and development research base, a national university ideological and political work team training and research center, 2 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 3 engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, 1 national university science and technology park, 2 national virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Center, 5 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, 2 National Off-campus Practice Education Bases for University Students, 4 National Engineering Practice Education Centers, 9 Jiangxi Collaborative Innovation Centers, 3 "5511" Major Technological Innovation Cultivation Platform, 92 provincial and ministerial science and technology platforms, 19 provincial key research bases of philosophy and social sciences. In 2020, the school has been approved by the National Natural Science Foundation of China for 298 projects, of which 3 key fund projects have been approved.
The school's collaborative innovation capabilities have been continuously enhanced, and several original, iconic, and distinctive scientific research results have been achieved. The project of Professor Jiang Fengyi’s team "High-luminous-efficiency GaN-based blue light-emitting diodes on silicon substrates" won the first prize of the only national technology invention in 2015. This is the first prize won by a local university since the establishment of the National Science and Technology Award. Promote Jiangxi to build "Nanchang Optics Valley". In 2019, according to the appraisal by the national authority, among the 5 achievements of high-efficiency yellow LED technology, 4 are internationally advanced and 1 is internationally advanced. A total of 4 golds, 10 silvers, and 16 bronzes were won in the 6th "Internet+" University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. Ranked 34th in the 2016-2020 National College Student Competition Ranking (Undergraduate) announced by the China Higher Education Association, and 14th in 2020. The school's high-level scientific research papers have made breakthroughs and have been published in high-quality journals such as Science and Nature. "The History of the Development of Chinese Characters and Forms" was selected into the "Compilation of Selection and Introduction of Outstanding Achievements of the National Social Science Fund Project". The school has also carried out all-around and multi-level cooperation with the government, enterprises, and institutions to promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements and promote the close integration of government, industry, university, research, and application. In 2019 and 2020, the school was awarded the "Advanced Collective" by the third-party evaluation of the effectiveness of the national precision poverty alleviation work for two consecutive years. The "Rice Fishing Project" team served the rural revitalization strategy and won the "Chinese Youth May Fourth Medal Collective".
The school has joined the "China-Central and Eastern Europe Association of Universities", "One Belt, One Road, and BRICS Skills Development International Alliance". It is one of the founding universities of the "South Asia-Southeast Asia University Alliance" and the "Eurasia-Pacific Alliance" and "China-Thailand Higher Education The member unit of the "Cooperative Alliance" "Yangtze River-Volga University Alliance" is the executive director unit of the China Education Exchange Association, the demonstration base of the Ministry of Education for studying in China, the study abroad training base of the Ministry of Education Service Center for overseas study, and the advanced test site for the national HSK Internet test of Chinese proficiency. It is the only university in Jiangxi Province that has been approved to simplify the procedures for going abroad on business. The school attaches great importance to international education and has established exchanges and cooperation with more than 170 universities and scientific research institutions in more than 40 countries (regions). The school has established the Sino-German Research Institute, the China-Canada Food Science and Technology Joint Laboratory (Nanchang), the International Food Safety Science and Technology Cooperation Base, the International Food Innovation Research Institute, and the International Material Innovation Research Institute. A Russian language center. The school-running efficiency and social impact of the cooperative education project with the Queen Mary University of London, UK have been continuously improved. The school has established 4 Confucius Institutes and 2 Confucius Classrooms in France, Spain, and Indonesia, and a Chinese language research center in Russia. Broaden the channels for students’ international exchanges. In recent years, more than 5,000 students have gone abroad (border) for exchange and study.
Entering the new era, Nanchang University adheres to the principle of cultivating people by virtue, and actively implements the three strategies of “strengthening the school with talents, innovation with characteristics, and integration of industry and education”, and follows the principle of “education-oriented, innovative leadership, joint construction drive, reform, and hard work”. Promote the school and strive for first-class" development thinking, seek truth and be pragmatic, pioneer and innovate, and move forward courageously towards the grand goal of becoming a "world-class university" as soon as possible!