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Northwestern Polytechnical University is located in Xi’an, Shaanxi. It is a multidisciplinary, research-oriented, and open university featuring the development of personnel training and scientific research in the fields of aviation, aerospace, and navigation (three aviation). "First-class universities" construction universities (A category), subordinate to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The school was designated as a national key university by the State Council in 1960, and was listed as one of the 15 universities in the country under the State Council’s “Seventh Five-Year Plan” and “Eighth Five-Year Plan”. In 1995, it entered the “211 Project” and entered the “985 Project” in 2001", is a member university of the "Excellence University Alliance", and has successively won the "National Civilized Unit", "National Civilized Campus", "National Graduate Employment Model College", "National National Unity and Progressive Activity Model School", and "National Innovation and Striving Priority to Enter the Grassroots" "Party Organization" and other honorary titles and commendations. Adhering to the school motto of "Fairness, Courage, and Perseverance", the school promotes the school spirit of "Three Reals and One New" (solid foundation, pragmatic work, simple style, pioneering and innovative) school spirit, and has determined the "five principles", rooted in the west and dedicated to national defense, it has written many "firsts" in the history of New China. Today, it continues to write new ones in the creation of first-class universities and first-class disciplines. 


NWPU is rich in resources for running a school and has distinctive subject characteristics

There are more than 31,000 students and more than 4,200 faculty members. It covers an area of more than 3.1 million square meters. It has 26 colleges including the School of Aviation, Aerospace, Navigation, and International Education, the School of Education Experiment, and the School of Engineering, Queen Mary University of London, Northwestern Polytechnical University. It has 71 undergraduate majors, 37 first-level authorized disciplines for master's degree, and 23 first-level authorized disciplines for the doctoral degree. Five subject groups including materials science, engineering, chemistry, computer science, and physics have entered the top 1% of the ESI international subject rankings. Among them, materials science and engineering have entered the top 1‰, forming the leading three aviation subject groups, 3M The coordinated development of disciplines (materials, electromechanics, mechanics), 3C (computers, communications, control) disciplines, sciences and humanities, and social sciences has laid a good foundation for the construction of world-class disciplines.


NWPU insists on establishing morality and fostering people and has achieved remarkable results in education

Adhere to the "three-in-one" talent training concept of value shaping, ability training, and knowledge transfer, and focus on cultivating leading talents who have the feelings of family and country, pursue excellence, and lead the future. In history, the first doctor of engineering in the country in 6 disciplines including foundry, aerospace manufacturing engineering, flight mechanics, aero-engine, underwater weapons, and rocket engine was cultivated by our school. According to incomplete statistics, among the more than 200,000 alumni of our school for the development of national defense science and technology and the construction of the national economy, there are 48 leaders and 65 generals at or above the provincial and ministerial level, 48 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 6 Chinese alumni. Ten outstanding young people. In the aviation field, more than half of the major model chiefs and deputy chiefs are alumni of our school. The 60th anniversary of the founding of the Aviation Industry of China commemorated 10 "Special Gold Award for Aviation Reporting to the Country", and 6 alumni of the Xi'an University of Technology received this honor. Of the 14 aerospace laurel award winners from 2005 to the present, 23 have studied and worked at Xi'an University of Technology. In the field of aerospace, from Zhang Qingwei and Lei Fanpei in the early "three marshals of aerospace" to Wu Weiren, the chief designer of China's lunar exploration project, a large number of outstanding alumni of the West University of Technology served as a party and government leaders in group companies, institutes, and enterprises He has made outstanding contributions to the rapid development of China’s aerospace industry. There are also a large number of outstanding alumni active in the shipbuilding industry and underwater weapons industry in important management positions and core technical positions. enumerate. A large number of Western Institutes of Technology have become industry elites and pillars of the country, forming a unique "Western Institute of Technology Phenomenon" in the field of talent training.


NWPU pays attention to both introduction and training, with strong teachers

Adhere to the strategy of “strengthening the school with talents”, adhere to the first standard of teacher ethics and style, and build a high-level faculty team that adapts to the development of world-class universities. Promote the reform of the personnel system with the prospective appointment system as a breakthrough, and mobilize and stimulate the vitality of the team. Set up a talent special zone to attract and nurture platforms to gather high-end talents. Implement the "Soaring Talent Project" from young teachers to outstanding academic leaders, build a support system for the growth of young teachers, and build a talent echelon with a reasonable level. Optimize and improve the talent evaluation system, highlight morality, ability, and performance orientation, and gradually establish an evaluation and evaluation mechanism that is divided into categories, levels, positions, and disciplines. Create high-quality basic education, create a good development environment, and solve the worries of talents. The school has gathered a team of high-quality teachers with a moderate scale, reasonable structure, excellent quality, and distinctive characteristics, with more than 300 national high-level talents as the backbone. There are 36 academicians (including external hires) of the two academies, 41 Changjiang Scholars, 19 talents in the Ten Thousand Talents Program, 23 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, 4 winners of the National Teaching Teacher Award, and 26 national-level teams. There are 21 post-doctoral mobile stations.


NWPU has strengthened educational research, and the teaching results have been fruitful

In the National Teaching Achievement Awards, which is selected every four years and represents the highest honor in education and teaching in the country, the school has repeatedly won excellent results: in 2014, it won 2 first prizes and 4-second prizes for national teaching achievements; in 2018, it was the first The completion unit won 2 first prizes and 4-second prizes of the National Teaching Achievement Award. As a participating unit, it won 1 first prize and 1-second prize. There are 4 national-level experimental teaching demonstration centers, 2 national-level virtual simulation experimental teaching centers, and 3 national-level talent training model innovation experimental areas. Our school is the only initiator of the European Union’s QB50 project (European Union Atmospheric Sounding Program) and the overall coordinating unit of the Asian region. The school promotes innovation and entrepreneurship education and is among the first batch of demonstration universities in the country to deepen innovation and entrepreneurship education reform and the country’s typical experience universities for deepening innovation and entrepreneurship education reform. Feitian Maker Space is selected as a national professional makers' space. Since the "13th Five-Year Plan", our school students have won more than 2,200 awards in several domestic and foreign competitions. In 2016, Soaring Satellite won the national championship of the 2nd China "Internet +" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. In 2018, the "Creating Youth" National College Student Entrepreneurship Competition won 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, 3 bronze medals, 1 gold medal in the MBA special competition (the only university in the western region to win this award), and won the competition "school-level outstanding organization award". In 2019, he won the "Challenge Cup" National University Students Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Competition, and won 1 special prize, 1 special first prize (both are the only universities in Shaanxi that have won this award), and won the national special prize of the National University Student Engineering Training Comprehensive Ability Competition 1 item. In 2020, he won one of the "Best Creative Projects" of the National College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference. At the same time, the school ranks at the forefront in many competitions such as the China Robotics Competition, the National Smart Car Competition for College Students, the China University Computer Competition, and the China Graduate Innovative Practice Series Competition.


NWPU has strengthened scientific research and innovation and made outstanding contributions to science and technology

Giving full play to the characteristic advantages of the "three routes", focusing on national strategic needs and the frontiers of world science and technology, has made significant contributions to the development of my country's national defense science and technology and the construction of the national economy. In history, the country's first small drone, the first ground-effect aircraft, the first 50 kg-class underwater unmanned intelligent vehicles, and the first aviation airborne computer were all born in our school. There are 8 national key laboratories, 2 national engineering research centers, 4 national international science and technology cooperation bases, 1 national defense science and technology innovation center, 5 national and local joint innovation platforms, and 124 provincial and ministerial scientific research platforms. The school has mainly participated in the demonstration and scientific research of 10 major national special projects such as large aircraft, manned spaceflight, and lunar exploration. It has deeply participated in the special demonstration of two aircraft and the development of the Shenzhou series of spacecraft. It is a "contributor to China's first manned space flight. "One of the two universities. The school is a pioneer in the development of UAVs in my country, achieving the export of my country’s first complete UAV system, the first UAV production line, etc, and has my country’s only UAV special technology national key laboratory and UAV system The National Engineering Center is currently preparing to build my country's first professional UAV testing center, with independent unrestricted airspace on the ground, and comprehensively promoting UAV scientific research and industrial development. During the parade on the 60th anniversary of the National Day, the entire UAV team was independently developed and produced by our school; during the 90th anniversary of the founding of the army, the UAV of our school entered the military parade with the entire team for the second time, and was reviewed by the party and the people; During the military parade on the 70th anniversary of the National Day, our school's drones once again passed through Tiananmen Square for inspection. Since the "13th Five-Year Plan", the school has won 15 national three awards and 41 provincial and ministerial first prizes. The total amount of scientific research funding has exceeded 12 billion yuan, ranking among the top universities in the country.


NWPU accelerates the transformation of achievements and strengthens its ability to serve society

While encouraging dedicated research and learning, and focusing on teaching and educating people, the government, industry, academia, and research will be integrated and developed based on the strategic needs of the country. The school focuses on major national strategic deployments, aims at development opportunities such as the development of the western region, the new era of Shaanxi to catch up and surpass the new chapter, the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta region, and the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It has developed in-depth cooperation with local governments and initiated the establishment of Shaanxi Kongtian Power Research Institute, Shaanxi Network Innovation Research Institute, Xi’an Flexible Electronics Research Institute, and other innovation institutions coordinated to promote the construction of "Aoxiang Town" and Huaxi University of Technology Innovation Belt, and steadily promote Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Ningbo, Taicang and other remote places The construction of innovative institutions. The school actively promotes the transformation of scientific and technological achievements and has been approved as the first batch of scientific and technological achievements transformation and technology transfer bases for colleges and universities. A group of high-tech enterprises such as Blite, Xinyao, and other high-tech enterprises cultivated by the innovative achievements of superior disciplines has achieved fruitful results in the fields of ceramic composite materials, additive manufacturing (3D printing), high-end equipment manufacturing, and intelligent underwater vehicles, becoming a local economy. The backbone of transformation and upgrading and the source of innovation for regional economic development has gradually formed an effective "Western Industry-University Model" for the transformation and industrialization of scientific and technological achievements.


NWPU promotes global cooperation and improves its international status

Adhere to the urgent need of serving the country and the construction of "double first-class", and build an international cooperation network of world-class universities that focuses on Europe, expands Russia and Ukraine, and radiates the world. The school has established close cooperative relations with more than 280 overseas universities, enterprises, and scientific research institutes, and 58 cooperative universities are ranked TOP200 in the world. The rankings of the four major universities in the world, including QS, THE, USNews, and ARWU, have risen significantly. In 2014, under the witness of President Xi Jinping and the Prime Minister of Belgium, the school signed the most important partnership agreement with the Free University of Brussels (VUB) in Belgium; in 2016, the Faculty of Engineering of Queen Mary University of London, Northwestern Polytechnical University was officially approved and became Northwestern China. The first Chinese-foreign cooperatively-run school, and will be approved for postgraduate-level Chinese-foreign cooperative education in 2020. The school has 13 national-level international cooperation platforms, including 8 national colleges and universities subject innovation and talent introduction bases, 4 national-level international science and technology cooperation bases, and 1 national-level talent introduction demonstration base, as well as 67 university-level Sino-foreign joint research mechanisms. 180 internationally renowned experts and scholars including Nobel Prize winners were awarded honorary professors and other honorary titles by the school. Among them, 11 foreign experts won the "National Friendship Award". The number of award winners ranks among the top universities in the country, ranking among the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Shaanxi universities. first place. The school initiated the establishment of multilateral international exchange and cooperation platforms such as the "Belt and Road" Space Innovation Alliance, the China-Australia University of Technology Alliance, and the "Belt and Road" Cultural Heritage International Cooperation Alliance. The school actively expands cooperation with international organizations, cooperates with the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization to establish a space innovation talent training base, and cooperates with the Asia-Pacific Engineering Organization Federation to establish the "Belt and Road" engineering education and training center.


On the new Long March to create a world-class university and first-class discipline, Northwestern Polytechnical University will strive to take root in China, focus on improving the ability to serve the defense technology industry, serve the country’s major strategic needs, serve the country’s modernization and promote the world’s scientific and technological progress, and stick to its mission. Reform and innovation, focus on cohesion, the pursuit of excellence, with a broader vision, a more vigorous attitude, a more open mind, and more solid work, we will write a new chapter for the early establishment of a world-class university with Chinese characteristics!

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