Northwestern Polytechnical University

     Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is located in ancient capital city of Xi'an. As a university of science and technology, NPU, research-oriented, multi-disciplinary, and internationally-open, outstands in aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology home and abroad. While NPU excels at science and technology, harmoniously, it also well develops in the fields of management, humanities, economics, and law. The university is affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and is a member of "Outstanding University Alliance" in China.


     NPU was originally established in 1938 in Hanzhong, Shaanxi, as the State Northwest Polytechnic Instituteby combining Beiyang Institute of Engineering, Engineering College of Peking University, Engineering College of Northeast University, and Jiaozuo Institute of Engineering. After eight years in Hanzhong, the institute moved to Xianyang and was formally named Northwest Polytechnic Institute in 1950. On October 1957,Northwest Polytechnic Institute moved to Xi'an to merge with Xi'an Aeronautics College founded in 1952 as Huadong Aeronautics College by combining Aeronautical Department of Jiaotong University, Aeronautical Department of Zhejiang University and Aeronautical Department of Central University.Northwest Polytechnic Instituteand Xi'an Aeronautics Collegewere officially combined into Northwestern Polytechnical University. Later in 1970, the Department of Aeronautics of Harbin Engineering College joined in NPU.

     For more than 70 years, NPU has been making tremendous achievements adhering to school motto "Broadness, Honesty, Bravery, and Persistence", and the spirit of"solid foundation, earnest work, plain attitude, and innovative spirit". NPU has been well recognized as a key base for high-level talents cultivation, scientific researches and innovation, and honored the "National Role Model Unit" and the "National Labor Day Certificate of Merit". NPU is the birthplace of the first doctors in 6 disciplines, and the first SUAV,ground effect vehicle, AUV and on-board spacecraft computer in China.In 1960 it was approved as state key university; it became among the top ones of the 15 best universities in state 7th and 8th Five-year-plan. In 9th Five-year-plan it was approved into 211 Project, and 10th Five-year-plan 985 Project. NPU is one of the first universities establishing graduate school and the national university science park and now equipped with Northwest Institute of Industrial Technology and China's top UAV Research and Development Base.

     NPU covers an area of 840 acres, 198 for Youyi Campus and 642 for Changan Campus. NPU has 16 academic schools, offering 62 undergraduate programs, 122 postgraduate programs, 69 doctoral programs, and 16 postdoctoral programs...[more]