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Nanjing University is located in the ancient capital of Jinling, a city with a magnificent spirit and a tiger stalking a dragon. It is a century-old school with a long history and an outstanding reputation. Its predecessor was Sanjiang Normal School, founded in 1902. Since then, it has gone through historical periods such as Liangjiang Normal School, Nanjing Higher Normal School, National Southeast University, National Fourth Sun Yat-sen University, National Central University, National Nanjing University, and was renamed Nanjing in 1950. the University. In 1952, during the adjustment of colleges and departments across the country, Nanjing University adjusted its engineering, agronomy, and teacher training departments and merged with the Jinling University School of Liberal Arts and Sciences founded in 1888, and it was still named Nanjing University. The school site was moved from Sipailou to the original site of Gulou Jinda.


In the course of running a school for more than a century, Nanjing University and its predecessor have breathed with the times and shared the destiny with the nation, seeking the prosperity of the country, seeking scientific progress, and making important contributions to the prosperity of the country and the revitalization of the nation. Especially since the reform and opening up, as a key comprehensive university directly under the Ministry of Education, Nanjing University has radiated new vitality in new historical opportunities, maintaining a good development trend in various fields such as teaching, scientific research, and social services. Both indicators and comprehensive strength rank among the top universities in the country. In 1994, Nanjing University was identified as a key university supported by the national "Project 211"; in 1999, Nanjing University entered the first batch of high-level universities in the national "Project 985"; in 2006, the Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Province signed a key agreement again Agreement on the joint construction of Nanjing University; in 2011, the Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Province signed an agreement to continue to focus on the joint construction of Nanjing University; in 2016, Nanjing University was selected as the first batch of national demonstration bases for innovation and innovation; in 2017, Nanjing University was selected as a world-class university of category A The list of construction universities, 15 disciplines were selected into the list of world-class discipline construction.


Nanjing University currently has four campuses in Xianlin, Gulou, Pukou, and Suzhou. There are 31 directly affiliated colleges and departments, with 13,196 undergraduates, 16072 postgraduates, 7,693 doctoral students, and 1,415 international students. There are 8 first-level national key disciplines, 13 second-level national key disciplines, 15 "double first-class" construction disciplines, 19 disciplines approved for the third phase of the superior discipline construction project of Jiangsu universities, and 18 first-level key disciplines of Jiangsu Province There are 88 undergraduate majors, 40 first-level disciplines authorized for a doctoral degree, 1 second-level discipline authorized for doctoral degree (excluding first-level discipline coverage points), 3 professional doctoral authorization points, and first-level discipline authorized for master's degree 4 sites, 28 professional master's degree authorization sites, 38 post-doctoral mobile stations, 12 national basic discipline talent training bases, and 1 national life science and technology talent training base. There are 1 national laboratory (under preparation), 7 national key laboratories, 1 national engineering technology research center, 1 national science and technology resource sharing service platform, 1 national applied mathematics center, and national and local joint engineering research of the National Development and Reform Commission 1 center, 9 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education, 1 joint international cooperation laboratory of the Ministry of Education, 2 field scientific observation and research stations of the Ministry of Education, 3 Engineering Research Centers of the Ministry of Education, 1 Engineering Technology Research Center of the Ministry of Environmental Protection , 10 Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratories, 12 Jiangsu Engineering Research Centers (Engineering Laboratories), 1 Key Subject Laboratory of the Bureau of Science and Technology, 1 Key Laboratory of the National Bureau of Surveying, Mapping and Geographic Information, 2 National 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center There are 5 collaborative innovation centers in Jiangsu universities, 4 key research bases for humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education, 1 national high-end think tank construction and cultivation unit, and 2 key high-end think tanks in Jiangsu Province.


Nanjing University has a high-quality faculty, including 29 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 4 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 13 academicians elected internationally or in other countries, and specially recruited by the Ministry of Education "Changjiang Scholars Award Program" 104 professors, 24 "Young Yangtze River Scholars", 147 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, 105 winners of outstanding youth science fund projects, major national science and technology projects, "973 plan", "863 plan", national key research and development plan, etc. 103 chief scientists for major projects, 22 members of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 26 leading talents in science and technology innovation of the "Ten Thousand Talents Program", 7 leading talents in philosophy and social sciences, 2 leading talents in tens of millions of projects, 4 leading teachers in teaching , 27 young top-notch talents, 11 national-level teaching teachers, 36 national-level candidates for the "Hundred, Thousand, Thousand Talents Project" , and 22 young and middle-aged experts with outstanding national contributions.


Spring weather turns to rain, peaches and plums are fragrant. In the past more than a century, Nanjing University has always adhered to the principle of educating people and has cultivated and brought up many Chinese talents in various historical stages. They have made contributions and made outstanding achievements in their respective fields. Since the reform and opening up, Nanjing University has carried out many explorations in the reform of education and teaching, and formed many important educational thoughts and teaching concepts, which have had an important influence on the higher education circles at home and abroad. At present, Nanjing University has put forward the goal of "providing China's best undergraduate education", insisting on "discipline construction and undergraduate teaching, general education and personalized training, broadening the foundation and strengthening practice integration, learning to learn and learning to be a human being. "The concept of talent training" continuously deepens the reform of the innovative talent training mechanism, and actively cultivates future leading talents and top-notch innovative talents with an innovative spirit, practical ability, and an international vision for all walks of life in the society.


The predecessor of Nanjing University is "Famous for Science". The scientific spirit and tradition of learning from things and pursuing truth have always run through the development history of Nanjing University and become the most important feature of Nanjing University. Generations of Nantah people have been diligently seeking, climbing high and struggling, winning glory for the country, and benefiting the people, and a large number of outstanding scientific research results have emerged, and they are well-known in academic circles at home and abroad. Today Nanjing University takes "strengthening application, focusing on the foundation, developing the marginal, and promoting alliance" as its policy, "basic research-oriented to the frontiers of international academics, applied research-oriented to national strategic needs and the main battlefield of national economic construction, and is committed to solving major theories related to the national economy and the people's livelihood." "Harmony with practical problems" is the guiding ideology, adjust the layout of scientific research, strengthen scientific research organization, and improve the ability and level of original scientific research as a whole, and make Nanjing University an important scientific research center in my country.


Since its establishment at the beginning of the last century, Nanjing University has always been one of the most active Chinese universities in international exchanges and cooperation and has established close cooperative relations with many first-class universities and high-level scientific research institutions in the world. Among them, the Nanjing University-Hopkins University Sino-American Cultural Research Center, which was founded in the 1980s, has been successfully held for more than 30 years. It is the earliest long-term project of international cooperation in higher education implemented after China’s reform and opening up. The American cultural exchange business has cultivated many key talents and has had a huge impact at home and abroad. At present, Nantah University is vigorously promoting various wide-ranging and multi-channel international exchanges and cooperation under the new historical situation and comprehensively improving the international level of running schools.


At present, the school-running career of Nanjing University has opened a new century-long chapter. All Nantah people will always maintain a vigorous spirit and a plain work style, thoroughly implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s instructions on "the first Nantah", focus on the development of connotation, highlight the characteristics of Nantah, and make Nanjing University into the world as soon as possible. First-class universities work hard and make greater contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!


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