Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, which is included in China's Double First Class Project for building world-class disciplines, has made remarkable contributions to the founding and development of the People’s Republic of China. Its predecessor was the Wartime Postal Administration Cadre Training Class of Shandong Anti-Japanese Base, which was established in 1942 and one of the earliest schools of the CPC and its army for training proper telecommunication talents. In 1958, she was converted into Nanjing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications upon the approval of the State Council. In April 2005, she was renamed as Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Once a key university under direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (now the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology), the institute was in February 2000 turned over to the co-administration by the Jiangsu Government and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, with the former assuming main responsibilities. NJUPT is on theprovince’s listof universities for prior development. In October 2013, NJUPT incorporated Nanjing College for Population Program Management, according to the official documents issued by the Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Government. NJUPT adheres to thespirit of “Reaching out to the world while strivingpersistentlyfor perfection”, holdsthe ethos of “diligence, practicality, progression and innovation”, and lives out the motto of “morality, persistence, practicality and sincerity”. NJUPT is engineering-oriented with a focus on information technology, integrating such disciplines as science, engineering, economics, management, literature, education, art and law, and offers educational programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees. The university is located in Nanjing, a historically and culturally rich city, and owns four campuses: Xianlin campus, Sanpailou campus, Suojincun campus and Jiangning campus.
NJUPT has 21 schools (departments, research centers, etc) as well as an independent college (Tongda College of NJUPT).
NJUPT now runs three post-doctoral stations, three first-level discipline doctorate programs, 14 second-level discipline doctorate programs, ten first-level discipline master’s degree programs, 34 second-level discipline master’s degree programs, 13 profession-oriented master’s degree programs (fields), and 53 undergraduate programs. Three programs of the university are among the world’s top 1% onthe ranking by ESI.NJUPT is home to one National Key Discipline (in incubation), seven National Special Major Trial Programs, one Trial Program of National Comprehensive Degree Program Reform, four majors accredited by the National Engineering Education Professional Certification, and eight National Excellence Initiative Programs. NJUPT is also a major participator in two National 2011 Collaborative Innovation Centers, and plays a leading role in two provincial 2011 Project Collaborative Innovation Centers.
Offering education to around a total of 30000 students, NJUPT has altogether 2300 faculty members, including 718 supervisors to doctorate and master’s degree candidates. Among them, 59.68% have advanced/higher professional titles, and 93.41% possess doctoral and master’s degrees. NJUPT boasts no lack of high-end talents on its faculty team: five (including part-timers) members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); three specially appointed professors who are “Chang Jiang Scholars” of the Ministry of Education; one “Chang Jiang Scholars” Chair Professor of the Ministry of Education; one “Young Chang Jiang Scholar”; three recipients of the “Outstanding Youth of China Fund”; three Scholars of the “New Century National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project”; ten “One Thousand Talents Program” Scholars; two “One Thousand Young Talents ” Scholars; three Leading Scholars of the Ten Thousand Talents Plan; threeOutstanding Young Scholars of the “Ten Thousand Talents Program”; sixrecipients of the “Outstanding Youth Science Fund”; one Scholar of “CAS One Hundred Talents Program”; one National Teaching Master; one National Excellent Teacher; 49 recipients of Special Government Funds; two Young and Middle-aged Experts of Outstanding Contributions; 11 Scholars of “New Century Excellent Talent Support Project” of the MoE; one Nobel Laureate (the first to have been brought into a Province-administered university in Jiangsu; two members of foreign academies of sciences; and four IEEE Fellows. The university also has one National Innovative Team in Key Research Areas and one team of “MoE Chang Jiang Scholars and Innovation Team Development Program”. Quite a number of faculty members are also directors, committee members and specialists in such academic institutions as the MoE Advisory Committee of Higher Education Institutions, International Telecommunications Union, China Institute of Communications, Chinese Institute of Electronics, China Computer Federation, Chinese Association of Automation and China Statistical Association.
NJUPT is well equipped with teaching and research facilities. Presently, it has one State-Local Joint Engineering Research Center;one State-Local Joint Engineering Lab;one State Key Lab Incubation Base jointly sponsored by Jiangsu Province and the MoE; one Key Lab jointly sponsored by Jiangsu Province and the MoE; two Engineering Research Centers of the MoE; two National Demonstration Center for Experiment Teaching; three National Virtual Simulation Experiment Teaching Centers; one National Engineering Practice Education Center; one National Off-Campus Practice Education Center; one National Science and Technology Entrepreneurial Practice Base for College Students; 11 Key Labs of the former Ministry of Information Industry; and 76 Central Government Specially Funded Labs (including the ones co-sponsored by the Central and Jiangsu Governments). NJUPT Library owns a collection of about2,200,000 paperback books, a good proportion of which concern such fields as information, telecommunications and electronics.
NJUPT has made proud achievements in producing talents. The undergraduate education of the university has been rated first-class by the MoE. Over the years, NJUPT has been persistent in strengthening its education system in an effort to turn out graduates with solid basics, all-round qualities and competitive skills. In recent years, the university has raked in bounteous prizes of various calibers in this regard: one First Prize and one Second Prize of National Teaching Achievements; one National Quality Course; one National Demonstration Bilingual Course; one National Quality Course as Shared Resources; one MoE-Intel Quality Course; 9 I-Course MOOC courses; two National Quality Textbooks; eight National “12th Five-year Plan” Textbooks; and oneFirst Prize of MoE University Campus Culture Construction Awards. Since the beginning of the “12th Five-year Plan”, the undergraduates of NJUPT have brought home a total of 3158 prizes at the provincial or ministerial level and above, including the “Sony Cup”, the top prize of the National Electronic Designing Competition for Undergraduates and Post-graduates;the Renesas Cup, the top prize in the National Electronic Design Contest for College Students; the SIAM award, the top prize in US Mathematical Contest in Modeling for College Students; the First Prize of China Mathematical Contest in Modeling for College Students, the First Prize of “Challenge Cup”National Extracurricular Academic, Scientific and Technological Work Competition for University Students,and the First Prize of China Robot Competition and Robocup Open. NJUPT has throughout its 70-year history trained and delivered over 150,000 elite engineers as well as managerial professionals for both home and abroad, particularly in IT and demography-related fields, earning itself the reputation of the “Cradle of China’s IT Talents”.
NJUPT has been a strong contributor in scientific and technological innovation and social services. Revolving around an innovation system that incorporates information material, information device, information network, information system and information application, the university has demonstrated particular competitiveness in such areas as New Generation Mobile Communication, Internet of Things, Mobile Network, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Organic Electronics and Information Display, Integrated Circuits and Microassembly, Smart Grids, Optical Communications, Intelligent Manufacturing, Modern Postal Services, and Demography. In the past three years, NJUPT has undertaken a total of 406science and research projects at different levels, including National Major Science Research Projects for Special Purposes, National 973 Projects, National Major Equipment Research and Manufacturing Projects, National Key Natural Sciences Funds, National Social Science Funds, etc., and won 48 provincial and ministerial and higher-level prizes, including the Second Prize of the National Natural Science Awards, the Second Prize of the National Technological Invention Awards, the First and Second Prize of Natural Science Research Achievements Awards for Institutions of Higher Education, the Second Prize of Social Science Research Achievements Awards, as well as the Top Ten Scientific Achievements in Chinese Universities Award. The university has published more than 14000 research papers, about 5900 of which have been indexed by SCI, EI and CPCI-S. NJUPT has also strengthened her cooperation with local governments and corporations by establishing six research institutes with the former and 41 innovation platforms with the latter. Building around its strong disciplines such as Telecommunication and IoT, NJUPT is fulfilling her duties of cultivating professionals, boosting scientific researches, and serving the society in the area of IoT.For the same purpose, the university has built a National University Science Park, aNational Model Agency for Technological Transfer, a National Popular Science Education Base, and a National Mass Innovation Space.
NJUPT actively promotes international exchange and cooperation. The university has been included in the Nation's 2017 University Innovation and Talent Recruitment Plan (briefly as 111 Plan). Around 300 overseas students from Russia, Ghana and many other countries are studying here for the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees. Around 1000 international experts and scholars have visited and given lectures at NJUPT. There are around 30 international student exchange programs. The university is cooperating with New York Institute of Technology to offer four joint undergraduate programs. NJUPT also takes active participation in ITU-sponsored conferences, organizes training for APT (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity) in China, and plays a role in formulating international communication standards.
NJUPT, with a down-to-earth attitude and pioneering spirit, has identified a unique strategy for development, one that focuses on specialization in the field of telecommunications while reaching out to more sectors in an increasingly informatized society. The 18th Central Committee of the CPC required that efforts be taken to ensure that “universities focus on respective strengths and strive for building first-class higher education institutions”. China is actively promoting the “InternetPlus”action plan, which gives NJUPT more space for development. Now the university is taking opportunity to realize the five visions, namely “strong feature, high level, multiple disciplines, teaching research, and internationalization”, and carrying out the four strategies of “improve the university with quality, talent, features, and innovation”. NJUPT aims to be better known to the world, and, given time, rank her discipline of electronic information science and engineering among the best in the world.