Nanjing University or 南京大學 (NU) - public higher education institution in China. The history of NU can be traced back to1902 . The main building of the university proudly stands in Nanjing inside an urban campus.

University ranking. In China Nanjing University is at the top 10 universities. The university can boast a strong track record, ranking 10 in the national ranking of China. It ranks the highest in the following disciplines «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Mathematics», «Physics», «Chemistry», «Computer Science». The university is famous for its high education quality ranking in the top 200 in the international rating. High academic reputation allows the students to promptly find employment upon graduation.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The main criterion for admission is examination results. The academic year is traditionally divided into semesters. Studying bachelor’s at NU is relatively inexpensive - only 3,000 USD per year. Those who wish to get their master’s degree here should be ready to spend at least 2,766 USD per year. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. On the official website of the university ( you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.

The composition of the university. Nanjing University is classified as a large university with more than 33,000 concurrent students. Both citizens and foreigners are able to apply. NU has around 8% of foreign students. The university has more than 3 thousand teachers. The majority of academic staff at NU consists of foreign specialists.

Infrastructure of NU. There is a library on the campus. The students can live on campus if the apply for a dormitory room.
Ranking   158   7
Country China
City Nanjing
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
2,649 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
2,649 USD/year.
Living expenses $410 -827 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1902
Abbreviation NU
Teachers 3,040
Students 33,113
Foreigners 8%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Library Available
Sincerity with Aspiration, Perseverance and Integrity
• Education Department, Jiangsu Province
• Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
World ranking 158
Country ranking 7
Academic Reputation 117
Employer Reputation 204
International Faculty 346
Citations per Faculty 74
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 158
Engineering and Technology 142
Life Sciences and Medicine 279
Natural Science 70
Social Sciences and Management 228
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 151
Physics 101
Chemistry 51
Computer Science 101
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 158
QS World University Rankings 131
ARWU Academic Ranking 201
Alternative title
English Nanjing University
Russian Накинский университет
Arabic جامعة نانجينغ
German Universität_Nanjing
Spanish Universidad de Nankín
French Université de Nankin
Japanese 南京大学
Korean 남경대학
Portuguese Universidade de Nanjing
Chinese 南京大学
cy Prifysgol Nanjing
ms Universiti Nanjing
it Università di Nanchino
Ukrainian Нанкінський університет
hi नानजींग विश्वविद्यालय
ca Universitat de Nanquín
nl Universiteit van Nanking
th มหาวิทยาลัยหนานจิง
mn Наньжингийн их сургууль
tr Nankin Üniversitesi
eu Nanjingeko Unibertsitatea
fi Nanjingin yliopisto
hr Sveučilište u Nanjingu
pl Uniwersytet Nankiński
id Universitas Nanjing
sv Nanjings universitet
fa دانشگاه نانجینگ
ro Universitatea Nanjing
ga Ollscoil Nanjing
vi Đại học Nam Kinh
ml നാഞ്ചിങ് യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റി
he אוניברסיטת נאנג'ינג
el Πανεπιστήμιο Ναντσίνγκ
da Nanjing Universitet
sr Универзитет у Нанкингу
cs Nankingská univerzita
az Nankin Universiteti
be Нанкінскі ўніверсітэт
et Nanjingi Ülikool
nb Nanjinguniversitetet
ba Нанкин университеты
my နန်ကျင်း တက္ကသိုလ်
ug نەنجىڭ ئۇنىۋېرسىتېتى
tl Unibersidad ng Nanjing
am ናንጂንግ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
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Nanjing University - Official Description

Nanjing University is one of China's key comprehensive universities and it functions directly under the Ministry of Education. It is located in the ancient capital of six dynasties -- Nanjing. The University dates back to 1902 when Sanjiang Normal School was founded, and then evolved as Liangjiang Normal School, Nanjing Higher Normal School, National Southeast University, the Fourth Zhongshan University, and National Central University. On August 8, 1949, the National Central University was renamed National Nanjing University. In October 1950, as required by the Ministry of Education, the name was changed to Nanjing University. In 1952, when a nationwide readjustment of universities took place, some schools, such as the School of Engineering and the School of Agriculture, were separated from the University; meanwhile, the University merged with the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Sciences of the University of Nanking, which was founded in 1888. The new university remained Nanjing University and the campus of Nanjing University moved from Sipailou to Gulou. Today, Nanjing University consists of two campuses, one in Gulou and the other in Pukou with a total area of more than 3,600 mu (nearly 600 acres). It is one of the top universities in China,...

Description of Nanjing University

Founded in 1902, Nanjing University (NJU) was known as San Jiang Normal School. During the following decades, it evolved as Liangjiang Normal School, Nanjing Higher Normal School, National Southeast University, the Fourth Zhongshan University, and National Central University, National Nanjing University. The name was changed to Nanjing University in 1950. In1952, due to the nationwide reconstruction of colleges and universities, NJU'S some academic units such as the School of Engineering and the School of Agriculture were separated from the University. Meanwhile, it merged with the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Sciences of the University of Nanking founded in1888. Its name remained and became a comprehensive university mainly focused on fundamental teaching and research in arts and sciences. In 1994 NJU was selected among the first group of Chinese Project 211 universities, in 1999 among the first group of 9 Chinese universities selected for Project 985, and 2009 as a member of C9 (Chinese Consortium of 9 Universities). Today, there are 28 Schools containing 75 departments in NJU. Among 4800 faculty and staff, there are 2228 full-time faculty members, among whom 29 are Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 3 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 4 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences, 1 member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Currently, it has more than 30,000 full-time students, offering 86 undergraduate majors, 164 master programs, 150 doctoral programs and 28 postdoctoral research stations. NJU now homes 12 National Bases for Basic Sciences Research and Education, 4 Bases for Humanities and Social Sciences Research, 43 National Key Disciplines,1 National Laboratory of Microstructure (to be completed) and 7 State Key Laboratories of Science and Technology. NJU is very active in international cooperation and academic exchanges. So far, it has established partnership with over 260 institutions of higher learning in the world's 30 countries and regions. Annually 30% of NJU undergraduates study abroad, and over 3000 oversears students come to study in NJU, including 1,300 degree-seeking students. Up to now the university has sent more than 8,000 faculty members and staff abroad for further study and academic visits, and has also invited more than 3,000 foreign scholars and specialists to give lectures and conduct cooperative research. NJU has never ceased its efforts to explore new models of international cooperation. Such efforts resulted in the founding of the Centre for Chinese and American Studies(with the Johns Hopkins University, US), the Sino-German Institute for Law Studies (with Goettingen University, Germany), and the Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies (with University of Tokyo, Japan) among others. The Institute for International Students, founded in 1955, has graduated more than 18,000 international students from over 70 countries. Meanwhile, an International College has been established, offering joint degree or dual-degree course programs for Chinese students such as “Sino-Canadian College” and “Nanjing-New York College” jointly established with University of Waterloo and the State University of New York. The vision of NJU is to build itself as a world-class university characterized as research-intensive, comprehensive and international, and thus it will play a more prominent role in China’s rise in the 21st century.

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