Northwest Polytechnical University

Northwest Polytechnical University
Established 1938
Type Public
President Wang Jinsong
Academic staff 3600
Undergraduates 14395
Postgraduates 13736
Location Xian, Shaanxi, china
Campus ·         Youyi campus

·         Chang’an campus

motto  Loyality,Intergrity,courage,and perseverance

Northwestern Polytechnical University (also known as NPU or NWPU; Chinese: 西北工业大学; pinyin: Xīběi Gōngyè Dàxué; Russian: Северо-западный политехнический университет) is a National Key University, directed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, located in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. The university emphasizes on the education and research in aeronautical, astronautical and marine engineering. As of 2012, NPU has 13,736 graduate students (3,063 full-time doctorate candidates, 7,087 master candidates, 3,586 professional degree candidates) and 14,395 undergraduate students. The University is a member of Project 985

Briefly introduction
NPU is classed as a key university in China’s 985 and 211 Projects, and is affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. It is also a member of the “Excellent Union 9 (E9)” in China.
Originally founded as the State Northwest Polytechnic Institute in 1938, NPU has developed into an open and research-oriented University by bringing its founding spirit of inquiry and innovation into a wide-ranging curriculum that now includes the Humanities, Law, Management and Foreign Languages. And by incorporating three of China’s leading engineering schools, NPU has gained international recognition for its work in the fields of aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology.
Over more than 70 years NPU has built an outstanding academic reputation encapsulated in its motto of “Loyalty, Integrity, Courage and Perseverance”.
NPU is located in Xi’an, the cradle of Chinese civilization, and starting point of the ancient Silk Road. Xi’an is a living tapestry of Chinese history renowned above all for the Terracotta Warriors dating from the Qin Dynasty (221 – 206 BC). During the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) the city, then known as Chang’an, flourished thru trade with the West along the Silk Road, thus earning its place alongside Athens, Cairo and Rome as one of the four major centers of world civilization.

Undergraduate programs
NPU has a strong research capacity in engineering. It was confirmed as one of the National Key Universities by the State Council in 1960. In the 7th and 8th Five-year plan, NPU was listed as one of the 15 National Key Developing Universities. In the 9th Five-year plan, NPU joined the Project 211. And, in the 10th Five-year plan, NPU joined the Project 985
Since its establishment, NPU has educated more than 150,000 high level technicians and researchers for China’s defense industry and national economy development

International Education
Aiming to be the internationally known research university, NPU has been chasing the chance to find collaboration and partnership worldwide. We are now a member of the Technological Universities Association comprising universities from Finland, Spain, Belarus and Russia. We are also the member of Excellence 9 in China and has established cooperation with over 150 universities, enterprises and institutes from different countries including the U.S.A, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and Japan. Besides, NPU is also one of the representative university for the “National Overseas Program for Postgraduates”, the “National Overseas Program for Outstanding Undergraduates” and the “National Government-Sponsored Programs for Postgraduates”. Students will get financial support from Chinese Scholarship Council, which to a great extent stimulated the international mobility of our students.

•    State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing
•    State engineering research center
•    National demonstration base for international technology cooperation
•    International journal of plant Engineering