Nanjing Tech University has a history of more than one hundred years as a cradle of education. It is one of the first batch of 14 universities of the Higher Education Innovative Capacity Promotion Plan ("2011 Plan" for short). It is a key institution of higher learning in Jiangsu Province, which is piloting comprehensive reforms and strategy for developing a strong faculty of talents. Nanjing Tech University is among of the first group of institutions of higher learning approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education for the training of "Excellent Engineers" and the comprehensive reform of graduate education for professional degrees.
Nanjing Tech University has 11 faculties, 28 schools and over 30,000 students, one first-rate National Key Discipline, one first-rate Jiangsu Provincial Development Base for National Key Disciplines, two Jiangsu University Development Bases for National Key Disciplines and four Jiangsu Provincial Preponderant Disciplines. It has seven postdoctoral research stations, six primary disciplinary categories that offer 38 doctoral programs in subordinate disciplines, 22 primary disciplinary categories that offer 112 Master Degree programs in subordinate disciplines and 87 undergraduate programs which comprise eight branches of learning, namely, engineering, science, management, economics, liberal arts, law, medicine and art. Nanjing Tech University is ranked 62nd in the Chinese mainland universities in ESI 2018(September) and Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Engineering and Biology & Biochemistry are among the top 1% in the world. We are ranked 31st in Chinese mainland universities in Nature Index 2018 (September), 601-800 globally in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 and 401-500 in Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018.
Nanjing Tech University has more than 2900 teaching and administrative staff among whom there are two academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, five academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, two National Outstanding Professional and Technical Talents, five chair professors of "Changjiang Scholars Program" of Ministry of Education, eight scientists-in-chief for the "973 Program", twenty-nine awardees of the "Thousand Talents Plan", seven winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, one member of the Expertise Committee for the "12th Five- Year Plan" and "863 Plan", three members of the Expertise Group for Key Subjects, two National Model Teachers, four National Excellent Teachers and one Huang Danian Teaching Team.
Nanjing Tech University always considers teaching as its central goal, endeavoring to live on quality, develop with distinctive features and foster and optimize the system of talent cultivation. It boasts two National Level Teaching Groups, one National Demonstration Center of Experimental Teaching, one National Best Textbook, twelve National Development Bases for Distinctive Programs, two Piloting Bases for Comprehensive Reforms in Professional Programs of the Ministry of Education, seven Piloting Bases for the Training of "Excellent Engineers" of the Ministry of Education. In addition, it has three National Best Courses, two National Model Courses of Bilingual Teaching, eight Jiangsu Provincial Brand Programs, ten Jiangsu Provincial Distinctive Programs, twelve Jiangsu Provincial Key Major Categories (including 30 majors), three Piloting Majors (software) of Jiangsu Provincial Training Plan for "Excellent Engineers", thirteen Jiangsu Provincial Demonstration Centers of Experimental Teaching, one National Top 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation and five nominations. In 2006, Nanjing Tech University scored A in the Undergraduate Education Assessment by Ministry of Education and passed the evaluation of MOE Undergraduate Education Assessment in 2016. Nanjing Tech University was authorized by the MOE to establish the "China-US Exchange Center for Young Makers" in 2017.
Nanjing Tech University takes pride in its enormous research strength for it boasts five national scientific research platforms which are National Engineering Research Center for Biotechnology, National Center for International Research of Flexible Electronics, National Research & Development Center for Heat Pipe Technology, State Key Laboratory of Materials- Oriented Chemical Engineering and National Engineering Research Center for Special Membrane Separation Technology, 24 research centers and 24 key laboratories of provincial and ministerial level. Since the "12th Five-Year Plan", Nanjing Tech University has won 205 awards at various levels among which there are six Second Prize of National Technological Invention Awards and three Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Awards.
Nanjing Tech University attaches great importance to the transformation of research achievements and the integration of industry, university and research. Nanjing Tech University Science Park is a national Science Park. Since the "12th Five-Year Plan", Nanjing Tech University has undertaken over 9100 scientific research projects, including those of the "973 Program", "863 Program", National Science and Technology Support Program and the National Natural Science Foundation. The research funding has reached about 2.95 billion Yuan. These researches have yielded a large quantity of high-level achievements and made great contributions to the relevant industries and the economical and social development of Jiangsu Province.
Nanjing Tech University has established partnership with more than 70 high-level universities and institutions in over 30 countries and regions in the world. Nanjing Tech University has joint research centers with top universities in the world such as Imperial College London, Moscow State University, Nanyang Technological University, two Confucius Institutes with the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and the University of Zaragoza in Spain, six 3+1 Joint Sino-Foreign Undergraduate Programs with the University of Sheffield and the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, 1+2 Joint Mater Programs with the University of Bourgogne, dozens of student mobility programs with University of California, Davis, National University of Sigapore, Nanyang Technological University, Imperial College London, and more three hundred overseas students and scores of foreign experts from different countries and regions.
In the new era, Nanjing Tech University will thoroughly study and implement President Xi Jinping's socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics and centers on the fundamental requirement of "Foster Virtues and Cultivate Talents", continue to strengthen its traditional expertise in integration with industries and synergetic innovation to enhance the ability and level of serving the national and regional economical development and set on the new journey of building high-level university and first-rate discipline.