Xidian University is a national key university with the coordinated development of engineering, science, management, and liberal arts as its main subject of information and electronics. It is directly under the Ministry of Education. It is a key construction of the national "innovative platform for superior disciplines" and "Project 211". One of the universities, one of the national demonstration bases for innovation and innovation, the first batch of 35 demonstrative software colleges, the first batch of 9 demonstrative microelectronic colleges, the first batch of 9 approved to establish integrated circuit talent training bases, and the first batch of first-class cybersecurity colleges One of the universities to build a demonstration project. In 2017, the school's information and communication engineering, computer science, and technology were selected as the national "double first-class" construction discipline.
The predecessor of the school was the Radio School of the Central Military Commission, which was born in Ruijin, Jiangxi in 1931. It was the first engineering school created by Mao Zedong and other revolutionaries of the older generation. In 1958, the school moved to Xi'an, and in 1966 it was transformed into a local organization. In 1988, it became its current name.
Over the past 90 years since its establishment, the school has always been highly valued by the party and the state. It is one of the key construction projects of my country's "First Five-Year Plan" and one of the 20 key universities in the country approved by the central government in 1959. In the 1960s, the school became famous at home and abroad as the "Western Military Electric". Comrade Mao Zedong wrote inscriptions for the school twice: "Serving the people wholeheartedly" and "hardship and simplicity".
The school currently has two campuses in the north and south, with a total area of about 270 hectares and a school building area of more than 1.3 million square meters. The library has about 18.17 million volumes of documents, including about 3.04 million volumes of paper documents and 15.13 million volumes of electronic documents, covering all disciplines or majors of the school.
As of the end of November 2020, the school has a total of 36,543 full-time students, including 22,439 undergraduates, 11,448 masters, and 2,407 doctoral students; there are 43,207 undergraduates enrolled in online and correspondence education, and 53,959 online and correspondence education junior college students. . There is a graduate school. There are School of Communication Engineering, School of Electronic Engineering, School of Computer Science and Technology (Exemplary Software School), School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, School of Economics and Management, School of Mathematics and Statistics, School of Humanities, School of Foreign Languages, and Microelectronics There are 17 colleges including the College, the College of Life Science and Technology, the College of Space Science and Technology, the College of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, the College of Network and Information Security, the College of Marxism, the College of Artificial Intelligence, and the College of Network and Continuing Education.
The school is one of the earliest universeities in China to establish information theory, information system engineering, radar, microwave antenna, electronic machinery, electronic countermeasures, and other majors. It has opened up a precedent for IT disciplines in my country and formed distinct characteristics and advantages of electronics and information disciplines. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, the school was approved for 8 national defense disciplines. The school has two national "double first-class" key construction discipline groups (including information and communication engineering, electronic science and technology, computer science and technology, cyberspace security, control science, and engineering five first-level disciplines), two national one First-level key disciplines (covering 6 second-level disciplines), 1 national second-level key discipline, 34 provincial and ministerial key disciplines, 14 first-level disciplines authorized for a doctoral degree, 26 first-level disciplines authorized for master's degree, and 10 post-doctoral research Mobile station, 65 undergraduate majors. In the fourth round of national first-level discipline evaluation results, 3 disciplines were rated A: the electronic science and technology discipline evaluation result was A+, ranking first in the country; the information and communication engineering discipline was in the A file; the computer science and technology discipline evaluation The result is A-file, and the school's electronic information disciplines continue to maintain the domestic leading level. According to data released by ESI, the school's engineering and computer science are both ranked in the top 1‰ of the world.
The school has established the concept of being people-oriented and that teachers are the core competitiveness of the university, and forged a team of teachers with a reasonable structure and innovative spirit. There are more than 2,300 full-time teachers, including more than 700 doctoral supervisors and more than 1,500 master supervisors. The school has 3 academicians, 28 selected for the "Ten Thousand Talents Program", 36 Changjiang Scholars, 2 National Natural Science Foundation of China's innovative research groups, 5 key innovation teams from the Ministry of Science and Technology, 6 innovative teams from the Ministry of Education, and national-level teaching teachers 4 people, 6 national-level teaching teams, 3 chief scientists of the 973 project, 51 new century outstanding talents of the Ministry of Education, 4 winners of the "He Liang He Li" Science and Technology Award, 19 members of the Teaching Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, enjoy the government Special allowance for 165 people.
The school continues to innovate educational concepts, deepen the reform of teaching content, curriculum system, and practical teaching, and vigorously promote quality education and has achieved remarkable results. There are 14 national characteristic majors, 13 national quality courses, 11 national quality resource sharing courses, 3 national video open courses, 9 national quality online open courses, and 13 national first-class undergraduate courses. There are 3 national talent training and teaching bases, 6 national experimental teaching demonstration centers, 3 national virtual simulation experiment centers, and 3 national talent training model innovation experimental areas. The talent training of the school has always formed a "brand" in colleges and universities across the country with the characteristics of a solid theoretical foundation, outstanding engineering practice ability, and a strong sense of innovation. The school adheres to the educational philosophy of "Teaching students by their aptitude and classified training", and actively explores and implements a series of innovative talent training model reforms such as the "Excellent Engineer Education and Training Program", "Qian Xuesen Space Science Experimental Class" and "Science and Education Integration Cooperative Education Action Plan". In the past five years, the popularity of undergraduates participating in extracurricular scientific and technological activities has been high, and they have won more than 3,600 awards in various provincial and national disciplines and scientific and technological competitions. The overall employment rate of graduates and undergraduates has remained above 96%, ranking among the top universities in the country. In 2006, the school successfully passed the undergraduate teaching level evaluation of the Ministry of Education and was awarded "Excellent"; in 2020, the school won the "Best Employment Model Award" from Chinese universities.
Over the years, the school has been committed to system development, scientific research, and engineering research and development in the field of electronic information technology, and has created several firsts in the field of electronics and information technology in my country, including the first weather radar and the first set of meteor trail communication systems. , The first programmable radar signal processor, the first-millimeter wave communication machine, and the first "cord telegraph interchanger" and the first "tower tube cavity oscillator" in the history of our military's communication equipment, The first set of "three-coordinate phased array radar" has made important contributions to my country's informatization and national defense modernization. The school has 9 national science and technology innovation bases, 1 science and technology innovation base of the Bureau of Science and Technology, 10 science and technology innovation bases of the Ministry of Education, and 29 science and technology innovation bases of Shaanxi Province. In 2013, it was selected as a national innovation talent training demonstration base. It has successively taken the lead in undertaking major and key projects such as "973", "863", major special projects, national key research and development plans, national natural science major projects, and national major scientific research instrument development projects, and produced several landmark research results. Since 2013, the school’s scientific research indicators have steadily improved, and fruitful results have been achieved in cognitive radar, mobile communications, network information security, high-power microwave integrated devices, intelligent computing, and electromechanical coupling of large antennas. Since 2012, the school has won the National Science and Technology Award. 21 awards. In 2014, the “Information Perception Technology Collaborative Innovation Center” led by the school was recognized by the national “2011 Plan” and ranked first in the industry category, further establishing the school’s prominent position in national defense research features among colleges and universities across the country.
The school vigorously strengthens the integration of production, education, and research, and continuously enhances its scientific and technological innovation capabilities. It has built a military-civilian integration innovation valley in western China, Xi’an Electronics Valley, Shaanxi Industrial Research Institute, and National University Science and Technology Park. At the same time, it has established joint-stock companies with large domestic well-known enterprises and institutions, established strategic alliances, established enterprise funds, established joint laboratories and graduate students The practice base has effectively promoted the transformation of scientific and technological achievements. The school actively carries out international and domestic exchanges and cooperation to expand external development space. The school has established friendly relations with 155 universities and research institutions in 35 countries and regions, with more than 10 research institutes, research centers, business groups to establish a long-term strategic partnership with Xi'an, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Chongqing, and other local governments Carry out in-depth cooperation, jointly build research institutes, research centers, and new-type R&D institutions, and establish 66 joint laboratories with multinational companies, basically forming a multi-faceted, multi-level, and wide-ranging foreign cooperation and innovation development pattern.
Over the past 90 years since its establishment, the school has delivered more than 310,000 senior talents in the field of electronic information to the country, produced more than 120 PLA generals, and grew up 24 academicians (20 academicians and alumni after the resumption of the college entrance examination in 1977, ranking nationally) Foremost), more than 10 national deputy ministerial level and above leaders, trained Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi, international GSM award winner Li Mofang, European Academy of Sciences academician, famous nanotechnology expert Wang Zhonglin, "Tiangong-1" target aircraft chief designer Yang A large number of IT industry leaders and technical backbones, directors of scientific research institutes and university presidents, such as Hong, have made important contributions to national construction and social progress.
In the new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way, Xidian University will continue to adhere to the path of connotative development, adhere to the school mission of "serving the people wholeheartedly", and insist on "basing a foothold in the west, cultivating people and talents, strengthening the army, expanding the people, and serving the people." Lead, unite and work hard”, adhere to the fundamental task of cultivating people, comprehensively improve the quality of education, and make unremitting efforts to build the school into a first-class university with distinctive electronic information characteristics!