Introduction to NCU
Nanchang University is a national university situated in central
China in Jiangxi province in the Provincial capital of Nanchang which is south
of the Yangtze River. Jiangxi is famous as the home of porcelain (china).
Nanchang university has it origins way back in 1921 with the beginning of the
Jiangxi Public Medical School it furthered evolved in 1940 under the National
Chung-cheng University and later on in it’s development Nanchang University was
amalgamation of Jiangxi University and Jiangxi Industrial University into
Nanchang university in 1993, in 2005 the Jiangxi Medical college merged with
Nanchang university and so in the 21st century Nanchang university is
continuing the tradition of tertiary education which it began way back in 1921.
In 1997 Nanchang University was listed as one of the Top Key 100 hundred
national universities of the 2011 Project which is a joint co-operation
development project between the People’s government of Jiangxi province and the
central ministry of Education of the Chinese central government.
the years, the central Government, the Ministry of Education, and the Jiangxi Provincial
government have paid great attention to its expansion and further development.
Several national leaders such as the former President of China Jiang Zemin and
Xi Jingping Fist secretary and 8th vice President of China believe that Nanchang University will have ‘a promising future’ and State councilor Liu
Yandong expects Nanchang University to be a world-class university with Chinese
Nanchang University consists of five
campuses: Qian-Hu Main campus; Qingshan-Hu; Dong-Hu; Poyang-Hu and Fuzhou campus.
main campus is located at Qian-Hu, Nanchang and it occupies an area of 300
hectares and is the campus where all the undergraduate student, the majority of
graduate students, most research institutes and labs and most faculty and staff
are based. The other campus are situated around Jiangxi province.
a first-class infrastructure and teaching conditions, NCU is the main node of
CERNET in Jiangxi Province and the only modeling net university which has been
upgraded to IPV6 in all areas and linked to CNGI. NCU has 12 affiliated hospitals of different ranks and categories, among which there are 6 national top
tertiary general hospitals and one top tertiary stomatological hospital.
has a disciplinary system featured by coordinated development of art, science,
medicine and engineering. It, currently, runs 100 undergraduate programs
covering 12 disciplines, 8 disciplines and 64 sub-disciplines which confer Ph.D.
degrees, 45 disciplines which confer master degrees, 5 post-doctoral research
stations, 1 professional doctoral program, 15 professional master programs and
equivalent master programs for part-time postgraduates. In addition, NCU boasts
1 national key laboratory, 1 national engineering technology research center, 2
national key disciplines, 1 national key discipline under cultivation, 2 key
laboratories of Ministry of Education, 2 engineering centers of Ministry of
Education, 1 key humanity and social science research base of Ministry of
Education, 3 innovation teams of Ministry of Education, 1 national clinical
pharmacology base, 5 national clinical specialty, 1 branch of National Stem
Cell Engineering Technology Research Center. It boasts 3 state experiment
teaching modeling centers, 9 featured specialties, 1 teaching group, 2 quality
curriculums, 1 modeling bilingual teaching curriculum, 5 provincial
high-standard disciplines and 2 high-standard laboratories, 1 high-standard
engineering (technology) research center, 16 provincial key disciplines and 6
modeling master programs of the twelfth five-year plan.
has a total faculty of 4638, among which 1556（occupies approximately 45.68%） are professors and associate
professors, 853 （approximately
25.58%）have Ph. D degrees, 2105（approximately 70.7%） have master or above degrees, 214
are part-time doctors of high-level domestic and overseas universities or
research institutions. NCU currently has 4 Dual-Employed Academicians, 1
foreign academician, 2 recipients of the National Science Fund for Distinguished
Young Scholars, 5 members of Yangtze Scholars Scheme, 1 member of Discipline
Evaluation Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, 5 National
Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions, 1 outstanding
expert selected by Ministry of Health, 1 National Prominent Teacher, 2 winners
of Bethune Award,
7 members of first and second level of the National Hundred, Thousand and Ten
Thousand Talents Project, 3 persons listed in the National Thousand Talents
Project, 8 members of New Century Excellent Talents Support Project, 5
exclusively employed members of Jinggang Scholars Project, 88 recipients of
special allowances provided by State Council and provincial government.
adheres to the concept of depending on talents cultivation, integrating
education and research, absorbing all resources and pursuing the supreme good
to promote practice. It sticks to the education philosophy of admiration of
morality and competence and integration of knowledge and practice. NCU has
formed an initial diversified talents cultivation system which is based on
promoting quality education and all-round development of students, seeking a
cultivation mode of pioneering, innovative talents with cross-disciplinary
backgrounds. NCU boasts 11,573 postgraduates of all kinds and 67,503 full-time
undergraduate and 3-year students (with the main campus accommodating 37,328
undergraduates). NCU is among the first universities of College Innovation
Experiments Project and the first experimental universities of Excellent
Engineers Cultivation Project.
earnestly promotes international exchange and cooperation. It has maintained
stable exchanges and cooperative relationships with about 60 universities and institutions
in over 30 countries and regions. The Confucius Institute constructed by NCU
was selected as excellent institute by Confucius Institute Headquarters for
three consecutive years. NCU plays leading role in promoting regional culture
and has made great efforts to push forward brand-culture construction and
innovation. NCU has established art associations like Nanchang Philharmonic
Orchestra and Jiangxi Opera Art Research Center. NCU was contracted to hold the
29th International Music Education Conference and creatively
developed campus cultural series with Qianhu cultural brand as the main part.
the new period of historical development, NCU has set the scientific outlook on
development as its theme, Poyang Eco-economic Zone as its opportunity for
development, reform and innovation as its driving force, quality improvement as
its core, and is based on the 90 years’ development as its foundation. NCU
practices its Splendid Century Construction, advances its content construction
and enhances its education competence. Rooted in Jiangxi, NCU takes a broad
view of the country and the world. With a united heart and concerted efforts,
NCU is following a scientific approach to development, keeping pace with top
universities and striving for a high-level comprehensive university and a
prosperous and harmonious Jiangxi and Planet Earth!